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Good morning, belles + beaus! For those of you not getting married today (whee!), might I recommend you start your day with this lovely wedding film from The Reason?

And in case you missed them, be sure to check out Melanie + Cale’s wedding photos (and full list of vendors) right here!

P.S. Ready for more? We think you’ll love these past films, too:
A fun + casual Arkansas wedding film
A glamorous Charleston wedding film
A Southern winter wedding film

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar dvd folios by Lush reply

    Great wedding film, it made the day look so amazing. The Reason have done a really good job editing it so well. Congrats to Mel and Cale on a fabulous day.

  2. avatar Today, I Learned How to Golf | Simply Jessica Marie reply

    […] Finally, I’ll end with a video from Southern Weddings that also celebrates loving new things. It’s a video, filmed by The Reason, of Melanie and Cale’s precious wedding ceremony and reception. The entire thing just seems so full of love, enjoyment, and celebration of this couple’s new beginning. I can’t seem to figure out how to get the actual video on this post, so feel free to check it out here! […]

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Happy June! Are y’all excited for this month? I’m ready for summer to officially arrive, weekends at the pool, cookouts and ice cream. Basically, everything we did over Memorial Day weekend.

Y’all might remember our excited tweets last week when Emily traveled up to New York for our very first SWV5 shoot! I was dying to see the results. Lucky for us, she posted a sneak peek!

May’s Southern Bride of the Month, Mignon and I share a love for UNC (go Heels!) and for the color orange. Her museum reception sounds divine!

Emily’s crazy week (as we affectionately call it) encompassed the one and only National Stationery Show. We were glued to our Twitter accounts as Emily posted updates on the goodies. See her recaps here, here and here.

Curious about what goes on behind the scenes with the Southern Weddings ladies? We recapped May just for y’all with our favorite Instagram photos.

Real Weddings make us smile

Lindsay + Chris military wedding was full of the traditions that make the South so special. We love that Chris surprised his bride with a sword arch! See it here.

Melanie + Cale’s outdoor wedding made our hearts melt. We were blown away by her crocheted dress and unique ceremony setup. See it here.

Good news for the weekend

Want a little more behind-the-scenes? Ashley Brooke Designs featured Emily’s desk on her blog this week!

If you’re an active member of the US military or a veteran of the past 11 years, enter to win a free wedding from Musket Ridge Golf Club! The second Love & Liberty Wedding Giveaway will provide one couple who serves our community and country a free wedding at Catoctin Hall on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Enter here.

Before you go, we wanted to share a little something lovely from one of our Southern Brides of the Month, Ali. Ali + Eric were married in Florida last month! Big thanks to Anna Kirby for sharing their photos with us! See more from their wedding on her blog.

We also wanted to give a little shout-out and many well wishes to our Southern Bride Bloggers who are getting married this weekend! Congratulations to Jeannine, Ashlee, Dori and Alli, and ALL of you lovely beaus + belles whose big day has finally arrived!!

Happy weekend, lovelies!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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One thing we haven’t discussed yet in the “Emily Plans a Wedding” series is our honeymoon! That’s kind of surprising, actually, because as travel bugs, John and I love to discuss our next trip, and our honeymoon is kind of an exciting one :)

We’re actually going to be taking a minimoon directly following our wedding – we’ll drive back down South from Connecticut, stopping in Washington, DC, Charlottesville, VA, and Lynchburg, VA along the way. For our big adventure, we’re thinking a longer stay in France in June of next year. Oh la la!

Of course, just because we’ve already mapped out our trips doesn’t mean we’ve stopped daydreaming, and today’s sponsor, Wanderable, is the perfect accomplice. I love that Wanderable, a honeymoon registry, is also an online community where you can discover new places and experiences, and be inspired by the trips other members are planning (or dreaming about!).

If you have all the household goods you could ever want, registering for experiences instead of just accumulating more stuff is a fantastic option. A honeymoon registry works just like a traditional registry, except guests can gift you a horseback ride in the Texas backcountry, a fly fishing lesson in Montana, or breakfast in bed at a boutique hotel in Paris… instead of more plates. Yes, please!

If you’re ready to sign up, you can go with the free registry option (ad-free, too!), or you can upgrade and choose one of 28 designer themes with customizable colors. Whichever you choose, rest assured that the design will be simple and beautiful.

Tell me: If you were registering for a honeymoon on Wanderable, what would you register for? I’m dying to stay at Blackberry Farm or Paws Up, so one of those would be at the top of my list :)

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Erin reply

    I love the idea of a honeymoon registry! I made one recently (after I felt exhausted by my Amazon.com wedding registry and me and the groom finally picked a honeymoon spot!) and I’m really excited. It gave me insight into what we’re getting ourselves into down there (Key West!), ideas about the local area, and my mom assured me the older guests would probably love to buy us “experiences” rather than just items. Can you say couples massage or yoga on the beach??

    • avatar Emily reply

      Love it, Erin! I actually just bought a gift for my good friends off of their honeymoon registry, and I loved the experience! It was so fun to picture them enjoying their present :)

  2. avatar Lauren reply

    Thanks for sharing this! My fiance and I are definitely doing a honeymoon registry (we’ve been living together for a year so we don’t need to register for much) but I wasn’t sure who to use! We love the idea that our friends can feel like they’re a part of our trip, and that we can send photos of those activities with our thank yous!

  3. avatar Meredith reply

    YAY Charlottesville! That’s where I live! Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Cville to the max :-) Awesome restaurants: Zocalo, Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar, Maya, The Local, MAS Tapas, and Duner’s. This is a foodie town and you will not be disappointed at any of those. Things to do: Visit Monticello and nearby vineyards; Jefferson, Blenheim, Castle Hill Cider, and Keswick. Check out a show at the Paramount Theater or Jefferson Theater on the Downtown mall. Go hiking to Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit nearby vineyards; King Family, Pollak, and Veritas (there are also a few breweries out that way). Stop by Greenwood Gourmet Grocery on your way to Humpback and pick up a fantastic sandwich or bread and cheese for a picnic. On your way to Lynchburg stop by Pippin Hill Vineyards and enjoy their breathtaking views. Sorry for writing a book… what can I say, I LOVE this town!

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