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I love summer weekends. There’s something magical about warm weather, free time and good company coming together that makes you feel so grateful for life in the South. I can’t wait to start the weekend, but we can’t do that without the Weekly Round-Up!

I’ve been planning the toasts that I’ll give at my sister’s and my best friends’ weddings for quite some time. (It’s always good to be prepared, right?) There’s a lot of pressure riding on a great toast, so I’ll be taking Emily’s Ten Tips for Toasting to heart.

The paper treats from the National Stationery Show were too much for one week! This week, we took a few more looks at the new products from some of our old and new friends. See them here, here and here.

Y’all know how much we love drink styling! We love these stainless steel straws from Essential Safe Products. They’ll add a bit of glam to your signature drinks and are kind to the environment at the same time. Enter to win them here.

Ever since we heard Emily and her sweetie, John had their engagement photos taken, we’ve been dying to see them! Catch up on her experience and see the gorgeous images here.

We just love taking a look back at our Real Weddings! May flew by, but that gives us the excuse to round up our favorite details. Check out our May Monthly Round-Up here.

Real Weddings are the bees knees!

Hillary + Kyle’s classically Southern wedding stole our hearts with its romance and elegance. See it here.

Are you a member of our Sweet Tea Society yet? If so, make sure you grab your badge!

Fun news to start a fun weekend:

Engaged with a small budget and a love of surprises? Apply to be on “Don’t Tell the Bride!” Without input from the bride, the groom gets two weeks and $20,000 to make your big day perfect! Apply by emailing [email protected] by July 6.

Rising country music star, Sarah Kirkland is celebrating one of the value of friendship through her new single, “Bachelorette” and her “Ultimate Vegas Getaway” Sweepstakes! Win a Las Vegas getaway with three friends for an unforgettable bachelorette weekend! Head to Sarah’s Facebook page for details.

Before you go, let’s take a look at this sweet photo of photographer Stephen DeVries and his lovely wife Annie from their wedding a few months ago. Stephen is one of our wonderful Blue Ribbon Vendors, and we couldn’t be happier for him! Head to his blog to see more!

Let’s also give a giant hug and well-wishes to our Southern Bride Blogger who is getting married this weekend! Congratulations to Caitlin Marie and ALL of you lovely ladies and gents whose big day is finally here!

Happy weekend, y’all!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole

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