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Happy Saturday! Anyone have fun plans for Memorial Day weekend? Early summer is one of the best times of year to really get out and enjoy the South, and between all the SW gals, we’ll be spending the weekend gardening (Lara), sitting on the beach in a monogrammed swimsuit (Kristin), traveling (Emily, Marissa, and Morgan), cooking out (Nicole), and hosting friends (me). It’s gearing up to be a great weekend for all! We’d love to hear about what you’re up to too, but first, let’s take a look back at the week on Southern Weddings.

See more from this engagement session by Emily March Photography on our Facebook page!

In case you missed it this week…

Gina Zeidler shared her sweet marriage advice with us on Sweet Tea Sunday.
We congratulated a handful of newly-engaged SW readers!
We introduced some of our newest Blue Ribbon Vendors.
We’re looking for reader models in Nashville! Info for applying here.
Caroline of Caroline Joy Photography gave us a tour of her and her husband’s Austin apartment.

Laura and Grayson‘s wedding included a sentimental ceremony and lots of sweet treats!
Whitney and Benjamin had the sweetest first look at their nautical pastel Maryland wedding.
We’re so honored to share Caroline and Will‘s North Carolina wedding, full of military traditions.
Amy and Kenny were inspired by Southern summer picnics at their patriotic wedding.

On Southern Living

We shared our favorite wedding guest etiquette advice for after the wedding.
We rounded up some of our favorite purple bridesmaid dresses.

Sponsor Corner

There is no shortage of errands when it comes to wedding planning! Whether you’re strolling through the flea market in search of the perfect antique silver vases, carrying your past issues of Southern Weddings to a meeting with your planner, or packing up swimsuits for a bachelorette getaway weekend, a roomy, versatile tote is about as necessary to a bride as something old/new/borrowed/blue. That’s why we’re thrilled that Vera Bradley is giving away one of their new extra-large Laser Cut Totes to an SW reader! This chic black and white bag includes a small pocket inside, and at 19 ½” x 13 ¼” x 6 ½”, it has plenty of room to fit everything you could possibly need for vendor meetings, crafting sessions, and everything in between. Enter below!

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Have a great weekend! Please remember to keep our troops and their families in your thoughts in prayers this Memorial Day, and congratulations to anyone getting married this weekend!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
31 Comments
  1. avatar Lindy reply

    Great post! Love the bags!! Lots of cute styles!

  2. avatar Ashley reply

    that would be so perfect to carry my computer around to my last minute vendor meetings – getting married in two weeks!

  3. avatar Brittnee reply

    I think I just fell in love with a new website!

  4. avatar Karrie Millheim reply

    I would use this gorgeous tote to carry my water bottles, books and ipad

  5. avatar Elizabeth reply

    LOVE that tote!!!

  6. avatar katelyn reply

    I would love to carry this beautiful Vera tote to all of my wedding appointments this year!

  7. avatar Ludovica reply

    I would use this amazing bag to carry with me everything I could need while I’m planning my at home wedding!! :-D

  8. avatar paula reply

    would love to have this bag!

  9. avatar Kristina reply

    omg that tote is TDF! perfect for my “wedding day” bag and overnight bag after the reception! also perf beach bag for the honeymoon!

  10. avatar Jamie reply

    Love the purple bridesmaid dresses! My bridesmaids will be wearing purple in July!

  11. avatar Jessica Sangabriel reply

    I would love to use this! I can carry my wedding planner, my calender notebook, this magazine with bookmarked pages for ideas/examples, and maybe another magazine also with bookmarks! Also, my checkbook, list of needed things to get done!

  12. avatar Lacey Garland reply

    I would love to carry this tote to work!

  13. avatar Jessica K reply

    Love the tote!

  14. avatar Heather B. reply

    I would bring it with me on all my summer adventures to the beach! Love that big enough to keep absolutely everything in when travelling but also easy to dress up for a night out :)

  15. avatar cherin benoit reply

    This tote is really cute. I would use it to carry my wedding binder along with assorted materials that I am using for my wedding crafts.

  16. avatar Dana Laymon reply

    what a cute bag!! totally adorable and so unique!

  17. avatar Laura reply

    Currently planning my wedding which will be in my hometown, about 3 hours from where I live now. Would absolutely use this tote in my travels back and forth, and it would fit right in with all my other Vera bags!

  18. avatar Jennifer reply

    I love this tote and think it could be perfect for meetings with clients (I’m a calligrapher)… to packing baby items in for a stylish on-the-go day :-)

  19. avatar Courtney reply

    This tote would be perfect for carrying all the little necessities to the church on the big day!

  20. avatar Waverly reply

    I would love to use this for all my wedding events leading up to my special day June 21st!

  21. avatar Erin reply

    Such a cute tote! It would be perfect as a carry all.

  22. avatar Alexandria Wilson reply

    A beautiful bag for weekend trips, planning and travels!

  23. avatar Danielle O’Malley reply

    I love this bag! As a loyal customer of Vera Bradley (I own so many weekenders, duffles and smaller totes) this bag is way closer to my neutral style! In planning my destination wedding in Charleston, SC I would use the bag to hold all my important wedding details as we visit the city. throughout the next year.

  24. avatar Melanie reply

    I would love to use this Vera Bag for not only my company for carrying my samples around to friends, but to take to girls night out, the beach, and so much more!

  25. avatar Stewart reply

    What a super-cute and yet simple tote!

  26. avatar Ann reply

    I would use it for my weekend getaways with my boyfriend.

  27. avatar Julie reply

    This would totally be my new chic business bag.

  28. avatar Donna reply

    I would give this to my daughter so that she could enjoy it.

  29. avatar Linda reply

    I would use this tote for school!

  30. avatar Prasert reply

    i would only use it for special occassions

  31. avatar Jamie reply

    I would use this tote for everything! It’s too gorgeous not to.

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