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Friends!! We are so very, very excited to welcome you to our new home on the web! Isn’t she pretty??

One of our 2013 company goals was to launch an updated website that reflected our Southern core and greatly enhanced the experience of our users (y’all!). After many months of brainstorming and many weeks of manually reformatting six years of content (mercy), we’re so proud to debut our new design.

A few things to note as you take a stroll around our new digs:

Our newest friends now have a one-stop shop to get acquainted with all things SW. Our Newly Engaged page points you to the most popular parts of our site as well as links to some of our most helpful advice posts.

The Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory has been COMPLETELY revamped. It’s now much easier to sort and search for vendors — yippee!! I also love that each vendor’s listing now includes a few sentences on why, exactly, the SW gals love him or her, as well as links to any past posts featuring their work on our blog.

The Weddings section has also undergone a complete overhaul! With so many hundreds of gorgeous celebrations under our belts, it was a shame they weren’t more easily searchable. Well, no more! We’ve added improved color and season filters, and my personal favorite — the Southern Thang filter!! You’ll just have to go explore than one yourself to see what it’s all about :)

The Honey List is now infinitely more user-friendly — simply refine by state to find magical destinations, then click on the photo to go straight to our original posts with the full scoop.

I’ve saved the best for last — the Editorial section has undergone a complete reinvention. Our former editorial galleries were, unfortunately, pretty much a waste of space. They did nothing to show off the gorgeous work of so many talented folks! Now, though, I could not be more proud of them. In addition to showing off the images, they do an amazing job of telling the story of each editorial — from inspiration board through to completion. You can also sort by color and volume to find just what you’re looking for. If you only explore one part of the new site, make it this one!!

And holy smokes, y’all! I haven’t even mentioned our new LOGO! Many thanks to the talented Jess of Magpie Paper Works for that beauty!

With this revamp, our goal was to make everything about the site simpler, easier, and, gosh darn it, just a little bit more Southern and adorable. Thanks to the help of the talented team at Flosites, we think we succeeded. And we VERY much hope y’all enjoy the changes.

We’re still working out bugs here and there, but be sure to let us know if you see something wonky! And stay tuned — our brand new mobile version is coming soon! For now, tell us — what’s your favorite part of the new site?? We’d love to hear!!

emily Written with love by Emily
19 Comments
  1. avatar Angela reply

    Oh my stars I absolutely adore the re-design! Loving the clean yet playful /southern aesthetic, the adorable gingham comment button, easy to navigate for inspiration, the vendor picture layouts, the list goes on! Congrats ladies!

  2. avatar Marilisa Schachinger reply

    Oh my stars my jaw has hit the floor. The new website is GORGEOUS, SEAMLESS and all around CHARMING! I can only imagine the labor of love this has been so cheers to your team for working so hard to make this an even more enjoyable online experience!

  3. avatar jenn reply

    I love the new site! I especially love the newly engaged section. I just went through tons of helpful links you have on that page. Nice work!!

  4. avatar Lucy Taylor reply

    CONGRATS LADIES! What a beautiful site update. I’m so proud of all of your hardwork and your commitment to making marriages more beautiful than our weddings! Congrats! Celebrating with you today!!

  5. avatar Kat reply

    LOVE IT ladies!!! The playful, southern details, the “top” peach… it’s all so great!! Congrats!!!!

  6. avatar Carly reply

    I love the new site’s clean and bright design. I also love your “Hi Y’all!” page. It’s such a unique idea to be able to roll over your gorgeous image to be able to learn more about each editor. Congrats, ladies!!

  7. avatar Blythe K reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the updates!!! :)

  8. avatar Lara Casey reply

    AHH!!! I know it’s weird to comment on our own post, but I’m SO excited! Thank you everyone for all of the kind words. HOORAY for our new web home!

  9. avatar Kelly Scarborough Watson reply

    IT”S GORGEOUS LADIES!

  10. avatar Stephanie Creekmur reply

    Congratulations, ladies! The entire thing is fabulous! <3 I have to be honest when I kept seeing the new logo pop up I thought you were going to announce that Emily was behind it but Jess did a beautiful job! I love it!!

  11. avatar Harmony reply

    Loving the new clean design

  12. avatar Christina L. Frederick reply

    BEAUTIFUL! I love the new site, the new logo and our brand new BRV profile! I love that your heart has gone into every page! Congratulations on your launch ladies!
    xo Christina

  13. avatar Jess reply

    Oh my stars, Ladies, the new site looks absolutely gorgeous!!! We’ve been waylaid by a winter storm so I’m exploring everything a day late & loving EVERY page. Wow wow wow!!

  14. avatar Bridget reply

    I love the new design of the Editorial section – it really showcases the beautiful wedding shoots y’all have featured.

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