Our “Definition of a Southern Gentleman” feature from V5 has a special place in our hearts. Yes, because Ginny Au, Stephen DeVries and company put together a gorgeous cast of characters with a hearty love story, but also because it helps remind us of what we love about our own Southern gents. You know them, gals, they love their mamas and their dogs, can change a tire while donning a bow tie, and are full of heart.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, pick up a copy of V5 (or get it online here) to read Marissa’s introduction to this feature. We love how she perfectly described what a true Southern gent is, marked by his sweet-as-sugar Southern soul.
How beautiful is this invitation suite from Holly Hollon? I love the mixture of pretty calligraphy with rustic details, like that impressive equestrian envelope liner.
We love the way this bride looks — not too perfect hair, a gorgeous bouquet in her hands, and completely at ease.
Wardrobe Stylist Megan LaRussa of Southern Femme took a different spin on the traditional bridal party attire. Their casual outfits are perfect for a laid back open field wedding in the fall and a fun change from the traditional dresses we usually see.
This is how I imagine any Southern gent would like to spend the hours before he says “I do,” relaxing with his best friends over good food and drink. We love the idea of fresh-shucked oysters (from a recent fishing trip, perhaps?).
Oh, how I love this table! The chalkboard menu propped against its side and the simple springs of herbs at each setting makes the meal a beautiful presentation. Plus, do you spy what I spy? Little piggy place card holders! You know that detail wins me over!
This is kind of how I envision my own wedding — a group of friends gathered to celebrate over delicious food and conversation.
Look at these tots! I think Marissa was the first to say that V5 is full of the cutest kiddos ever.