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Happy first day of summer, belles + beaus! I’m not sure what it’s like where y’all are, but it’s forecasted to be 99 degrees in Richmond today, where we’re shooting an editorial for Southern Weddings V5! Send cool thoughts our way, pretty please?

We thought these oh-so-Southern images from Horace & Gertrude were the perfect way to kick off both the summer season AND our new Summer in the South column! We’ll be bringing you Southern summer goodness once a week for the next ten weeks – get excited! And if our posts are anywhere near as charming as these details from Blue-Eyed Yonder, I think we’re all in for a treat.

With everyone officially kicking off summer this weekend, I wanted to share with your our beautiful “Summer in the South” shoot. It’s beautiful inspiration for brides wanting to plan a darling, vintage-inspired Southern weekend with their best gals before the big day. Perhaps the perfect time to ask them to be bridesmaids or to enjoy a little time away from the stress of wedding planning? Dripping with gorgeous Southern details, such as homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, icy Coca-Colas, lemonade in mason jars, and homemade ice cream, I thought this shoot would be perfect for SWMAG readers.

We were inspired by memories of lazy summer days growing up in the South: warm afternoons filled with picnics and homemade ice cream, dipping your toes in the cool waters of a pond, loading up the car and hitting the road with your best buddies… if you close your eyes, I’m pretty sure you can hear the cicadas and smell a hint of jasmine in the air.

How cute are these gingham cone wrappers?? Way to go, Yours is the Earth!

As an extra-special treat, Artworks Wedding Cinema put together this short film from the afternoon. I’m kind of obsessed with it, actually!

Blue-Eyed Yonder is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Krista | Blue Eyed Yonder reply

    We had the best time shooting this series, from the hair, the suits, and all the fun details!Thanks so much for the feature! I’m looking forward to your other Southern Summer posts.

  2. avatar Stephanie Creekmur reply

    This is AMAZING! I could watch that video over and over again! Thanks for sharing! & I can’t wait to see more of your Southern Summer posts! :)

  3. avatar Nine Photography | Dallas Wedding Photographers reply

    most adorable summer shoot EVER! Those bathing suits are sooooooooooooo cute!

  4. avatar kathy reply

    I just LOVE this…I keep looking at the pics and video over and over….can’t you just feel the sweltering heat and the soft southern breeze blowing as you gracefully swat the gnats from your face!!!!

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    Such perfection!

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  8. avatar Eloïse reply

    I’m a french soutern belle, living down southern France in Montpellier where it’s hot and sunny! I loooved the video, full of grace, it really make me wanna join the ladies! Everything is perfect and delicate, and it is so pleasant to see women with real bodies, they are all gorgoeous!!Bravo!

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