It’s here! It’s here, y’all!! Today, the Southern Weddings office is in proud possession of the very first printed (though not bound) copy of V5, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!! As you can see, there’s a good reason we wanted to show you a photo of an actual copy instead of the PDF we’ve been staring at for the past few weeks…
Yes, that’s gold foil! Shiny, happy, metallic gold in honor of our fifth anniversary issue and all of the true, treasured love stories we’ve been privileged to share. It’s just delightful in person, y’all. Can’t wait for you to see for yourself!!
Because guys and gals? We could not be more excited about this cover! Those beaming smiles just jump off the page at you, don’t they?! So much joy and life! AND, none of those ladies had modeled a day in their life before Ryan Ray pointed a camera at them, which is pretty awesome in our book. We love celebrating real love, and nothing embodies that better than these lovely ladies.
So yes, huge hugs, high fives, and hearty congratulations are in order for Mr. Ryan Ray, because we are so delighted and grateful to have his work gracing our cover! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more talented guy. And of course, major air kisses are being blown to his Texas partner in crime, Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings, who styled and coordinated the cover and corresponding editorial! (Can’t WAIT for you to see THAT, by the way!) The last of our cover accolades goes to the exquisitely talented Lindsay Sherbondy of Lindsay Letters, who penned our fifth anniversary seal. We are so thankful to have her work gracing this issue!
As for what happens next? After a slight delay due to Superstorm Sandy, thousands upon thousands of sunny yellow magazines will be winging their way across the South to arrive on newsstands on Tuesday, November 13! Our office pallet is expected to arrive on Saturday or Monday, and we’ll be turning around the mountains of pre-orders just as quickly as we can.
In the meantime, though, let us know what you think!! After weeks of staring at this beauty, we’re tickled pink to finally be sharing it with y’all! I don’t know about you, but I literally still squeal every time I see it :)
P.S. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can of course still do that here!