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What are everyone’s thoughts on Labor Day weekend? I’m a little torn between loving the long weekend and dreading the end of summer. The good news is that in the South, summer seems to last a lot longer.

We always love starting off our week with a Southern Delicacy. Marissa told us all about cheese straws — the ideal snack for a hostess to have on hand.

We can’t do a Summer in the South without thinking about our gents! Darren from Well Groomed popped in to give us his men’s summer essentials.

August’s Southern Bride of the Month, Rachel, told us all about the details of her wedding — just days before she says “I do!” We adore their state pride and sweet proposal.

We can’t say goodbye to National Peach Month without one last shout-out to our favorite summer fruit. Read all about peaches here.

We couldn’t resist sharing this adorable styled shoot with you. This idea for a pre-wedding waffle brunch with your sweetie doesn’t get any better!

Real Weddings put a smile on our faces

Melanie + Joe know how to celebrate — with glitter, that is. We just love how their sweet “I do’s” turned into a glamorous celebration. See it here.

Kelsey + Evan’s wedding was full of sweet Southern style staged in a lovely and modern space. See it here.

Katie + Mike’s seaside wedding turned our favorite wedding colors into a poppy and preppy soiree! See it here.

We’re sending out giant hugs to those belles and beaus who are saying “I do” this weekend, including our Southern Bride Blogger, Whitney and our Southern Bride of the Month, Rachel! Congratulations y’all!

Finally, we wanted to leave you with a beautiful wedding photo from one of our readers, Kori. We love using this space to share photos and stories from y’all, from our community. Today’s is a little different, however. Kori and her husband Matt were married in June 2012. Tragically, Matt was struck and killed by a car while riding his bicycle just a month and a half after their wedding day. All of the Southern Weddings ladies have been thinking so much about Kori and her family lately, who remind us to be grateful for everything and every day we have, and we wanted to invite you to join us in sending good thoughts and prayers her way.

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Cathleya reply

    It is just starting to warm up here in San Francisco (we have cold summers, and then warm September-October) so it’s kind of the start of summer here! If you’re feeling blue about fall, come visit me! I love my SWMag ladies! xxx

  2. avatar Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony reply

    Thanks for the fun round-up! Summer in NYC is still going for now, but the weather could drop any minute, you never know. And I’m so sorry about what Kori has experienced.

  3. avatar Lauren reply

    That is so tragic. Kori and her late husband Matt are definitely in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. avatar Rosa reply

    Such i beautiful pictures! I want my wedding to be at least the half of yours Nicole! Congratulations

  5. avatar Michael and Carina reply

    Love the peaches post!!

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Y’all, last night I wrapped the gifts for my bridesmaids, our readers, and our greeters, and John picked up his groomsmen gifts from the embroidery shop! (Yep, they’re monogrammed!) We’re so excited to have checked off “bridal party gifts” from the to do list! Not only because it’s another item down, but because these ladies and gents are so special to us, and the least we can do is offer them a small, carefully chosen token of our gratitude. I’m sure you all feel the same way.

It took us a while to land on the perfect gifts for our guys and gals, and I know that bridal party gift suggestions are something we field tons of questions about. That’s why I’m so happy to introduce today’s sponsor, MyGroomsmenGifts.com!

MyGroomsmenGifts.com has hundreds of gifts to choose from — most of which can be personalized, and which range in style from outdoorsy to business-y. Their prices are super reasonable, and they’ll match any price found on the web for an identical item. Awesome! They’re also running a Facebook promotion right now — just “like” them, and you’ll get a 20% off coupon for use on anything with no minimum.

Tell me, friends: What did your fiance or husband gift his groomsmen? Let’s share ideas in the comments!

1. Personalized Key Chain Bottle Opener | 2. Gunmetal Mug | 3. Personalized Edward Cuff Links | 4. Embroidered Hankies | 5. Bridal Party Golf Ball Set | 6. Engraved Leather Dopp Bag

P.S. Photo above by Rylee Hitchner from this wedding!

emily Written with love by Emily
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    Hi friends! It’s been a particularly beautiful week here on Southern Weddings, hasn’t it? So many pretty real weddings! We’ll very rarely break up the weddings with a styled shoot, but this one… well, I couldn’t resist. The field setting is absolutely picturesque, and the idea of a quiet brunch for two is downright dreamy!

    Ready to dream a bit? Let’s start with the gold + sparkly invitations by Taylor Rae.

    Wow wow wow! Wouldn’t it be amazing to meet up with your fiance at a spot like this on the morning of your wedding? It could be such a special time to calm each other down (and get excited!), maybe exchange presents or letters, and have something to eat. Kind of like this breakfast surprise!

    All of these beautiful pink, peach, and gold details were brought together by Anna of A.Styled Event. Didn’t she do an amazing job? The loose + natural florals are by Evolutions in Design.

    Now hold up a minute. How adorable is this couple?? I adore her short dress, peachy necklace, and little birdcage veil by Jaxie. Better yet? These two are married lovebirds in real life! Anna served as both stylist AND model for this shoot!

    Perfection! Thank you SO much to Kelsy + Butch of The McCartneys for sharing their exquisite (seriously, exquisite!) photos of this happy occasion with us!

    emily Written with love by Emily
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    1. avatar McKinley reply

      Love this post, do you know where her dress is from?

    2. avatar Kelsy McCartney reply

      Oh my goodness!! We are SO excited & grateful to see our images featured from this cute shoot with A.Styled Event featured! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :)

    3. avatar Amy reply

      I love everything about this, especially all the peachy goodness. As a Georgia girl, I just can’t get enough of it. Congrats to the happy couple!

    4. avatar Marissa reply

      One of my favorite styled shoots we’ve featured! Gorgeous job, Butch, Kelsey and Anna!

    5. avatar jennifer blair reply

      these are absolutely precious!!!

    6. avatar Desiree reply

      Any chance we can find out what color/brand her lipstick is!? le sigh!!!!

      • avatar Emily reply

        As a matter of fact, yes! Her lipstick is J.Crew’s “Poppy KIng”! So awesome!

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    14. avatar Virginia Wedding Photographers reply

      Love the simplicity of this session. The McCartney’s did an amazing job with their team bringing this vision to fruition! So beautiful.

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