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Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up

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Happy Friday, lovelies! This week was BIG for us because we sent a full-of-wedding-awesome-and-more V4 to the printers! We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you and we’re anxiously counting down the days until we have it on shelves and in our hands. Until that day comes (mark your calendars: October 25), we’ll have to hold over with some lovely and inspiring blog features.

Monday started off with an engagement session that appeals to both our country roots and city life. This happy couple looks perfectly at ease (and in love!) in both settings. Which do you prefer?

Ain’t nothin’ more appropriate for a Southern bash than a cowboy and cowgirl cocktail! That’s why we love these etched glasses from Rolf Glass. Aren’t they great for your bridesmaids and groomsmen? We think so, too. Enter to win a set here.

You heard all about Emily and her beau, now catch up on their wedding venue, why they chose it and the funny story behind how they found it! It’s genius, I tell you.

This South Florida inspiration shoot puts a welcome twist on beach weddings by playing off the citrus fruits grown in the region. Photographer Jessica Lorren even climbed up on some trees herself to get the bright props that make this shoot special.

This week’s featured Real Wedding Gallery was Lindsey + Tyson! Remember them from V3? We’re still head over heels for their pink and peach color scheme and lush flowers.

Real Weddings make us happy:

Beverly + Curtis’s outdoor wedding had us swooning over the details. I can’t get over their pecan orchard vows and great lighting. See it all here and here.

Non + KG’s pink and green wedding pulled at our heartstrings. We love the intimate feeling and beautiful table details. See it here and here.

Good News!

Sheyna Jewelry, a design-it-yourself jewelry site with a really nifty digital sketchpad, offers a seemingly endless amount of necklace, bracelet and earring possibilities! They’ve been so kind as to offer Southern Weddings readers 20% off! Just enter the code jewelry20 at checkout.

Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! Any fun plans? Tell us in the comments below!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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Hey, y’all! Just a quick reminder before we head out for the weekend that there are only about two weeks left to get your entries in for our second Ultimate Southern Challenge! This time it’s all about mason jars.

An entry from our first Ultimate Southern Challenge — see the rest here!

You can see all the glorious details on this post. Be sure to get your photos in by October 7 — we can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Heather reply

    How do I order these adorable sweet tea escort cards for my southern themed wedding? Love these!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Heather! These adorable escort cards were masterminded by Chelsea at Southern Fried Paper. Her website is southernfriedpaper.com — I’m sure she’d LOVE to make you a set!

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I’m in love! Non + KG’s table, topped with frosted fruits in silver and glass settings, was made to look like a feast! With heavy wood underneath, pretty silver plates and white linens, it served as the perfect place to eat yummy lamb cutlets, mashed potatoes and ginger bear. The newlyweds wanted something small for dessert, and opted for pear-flavored cupcakes in lieu of a tiered cake. The frosted treats are a welcome alternative, especially since they tie in so well to the theme of the tables. Along with the bride and groom, we love these images from Rensche Mari, who captured the pink and green details beautifully.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? When I think of South Africa, I think of fruit – we have a Garden of Eden here and it’s not even expensive. South Africa is sub tropical and you can get some of the yummiest fruits over here. Even though the winter had just passed, we opted for frosted fruits on the table and it looked like a feast. We had grapes, apples, pears and oranges. Being South African, we sang Christian songs in native South African languages and we served our guests traditional South African ginger beer, which they were all pleasantly surprised to see. We had lamb cutlets and a mashed potato for the main course, which is also a very traditional meal in SA.
Describe your wedding cake: We wanted something small, so we went for pear flavored cupcakes decorated with frosted flowers.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Figuring out what sort of look and feel we wanted to go for and then putting it to action. Many hours were spent until we were happy with everything.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Definitely the photographer. Not only does she take the most beautiful pictures, but she is fun to be with as well and has a really beautiful spirit.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Kissing each other for the first time as husband and wife!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? As a couple, we really just want to spend the next two years or so getting to know each other even better and supporting each other’s studies and career aspirations because we are both very ambitious. After, we are hoping to grow our family and hope God will bless us with children.

Photographer: Rensche Mari // Planner: Nolwazi Serero (2771 222 5549) // Venue: Morrels Boutique Venue // Flowers Morrels Boutique Venue // Catering: Morrels Boutique Venue // Wedding Cake Baker: Sarah Mtetwa (2772 337 2835) // Paper Products: Canvas Stationery Boutique // Bride’s Dress: Makoti Couture (2771 222 5549) // Bride’s Hair: Khosi (2783 669 1500) // Bride’s Shoes: Juliettes // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Makoti Couture // Grooms attire: Bogart Man (2711 938 1358)

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Laurien reply

    Ah wow! I love Morrell’s!! My friend got married there and it truly is a magical place. Beautiful wedding! And yay for South Africa : )

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