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I wasn’t able to be at Bryant Denny last weekend, but like any good Southern girl, I still spent my Saturday wearing my team colors, texting elephant emojis, and introducing my baby belle to a good ol’ Southern tradition: college football!!! Y’all know crimson and white runs deep in my family, and y’all even knew which bouquet was mine at the SW Retreat based on my team alliance! We frequently sign our emails with college rally cries here in the Southern Weddings office, so with a new game day on the horizon, we thought it would be the perfect time to share how these SEC-loving couples incorporated their allegiances into their wedding days! Roll Tide, y’all!

Want more SEC inspiration? Be sure to check out last year’s post here.

Reese Moore via Southern Weddings, Sara & Rocky via Southern Weddings, Gracie Blue, Aimee Reynolds, via M. Elizabeth Events

University of Alabama
Nickname: The Crimson Tide
Mascot: Big Al, an elephant
Colors: Crimson and white
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Joined the SEC: Original member (1932)

Unknown, Kourtney Allyse, Taylor Howard

University of Arkansas
Nickname: The Razorbacks
Mascot: Tusk the Razorback
Colors: Cardinal red and white
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Joined the SEC: 1991

Cassidy Carson via Snippet and Ink, Simple Color, The Studio B Photography, Stephen DeVries, Alisha Crossley, Spindle Photography

Auburn University
Nickname: The Tigers
Mascot: Aubie the Tiger. Since 1930, Auburn has also kept an actual eagle as a live, flying mascot at athletic events. War Eagle VII, a golden eagle named Nova, along with Spirit, a bald eagle, perform the “War Eagle Flight” before all Auburn home games at Jordan Hare Stadium!
Colors: Burnt orange and navy
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Joined SEC: Original member

Caroline Lima and Marissa Moss

University of Florida
Nickname: The Gators
Mascot: Albert and Alberta (alligators, of course)
Colors: Orange and blue
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Joined the SEC: Original member

Melissa Schollaert via Southern Weddings, A Bryan Photo, and Brita Photography

University of Georgia
Nickname: The Bulldogs
Mascot: Hairy Dawg, a costumed bulldog, and Uga, a real bulldog (currently the ninth bulldog from the same lineage to hold the role)
Colors: Black and red
Location: Athens, Georgia
Joined the SEC: Original member

Alexis Sweet and Alisha Crossley

University of Kentucky
Nickname: The Wildcats
Mascot: The Wildcat, a wildcat, and Scratch, a more child-friendly wildcat :)
Colors: Kentucky blue and white
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Joined the SEC: Original member

Mark Eric Photography, Rachel Erin Photography, unknown

Louisiana State University
Nickname: The Tigers
Mascot: Mike the Tiger
Colors: Gold and purple
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Joined SEC: Original member

Aislinn Kate Photography and April + Paul Photography

Mississippi State University
Nickname: The Bulldogs
Mascot: Bully, a bulldog
Colors: Maroon and white
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Joined the SEC: Original member

Danny K Photography, The Reason, Courtney Dellafiora via Southern Weddings, unknown, Lovely Union, Paul Johnson

University of Mississippi
Nickname: The Rebels
Mascot: Rebel, a black bear
Colors: Crimson and blue
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Joined SEC: Original member

Austin Gros and Courtney Tompson

University of Missouri
Nickname: The Tigers
Mascot: Truman the tiger
Colors: Black and MU gold
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Joined the SEC: 2012

All by JoPhoto except for third photo by Ramblin Rose

University of Tennessee
Nickname: The Volunteers, or Vols
Mascot: Smokey X, a Bluetick Coonhound (The current Smokey is the tenth since live mascots were adopted in 1953! He is cared for by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity on campus.)
Colors: White and orange
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Joined the SEC: Original member

Jessica D’Onofrio, Sunglow Photography via Southern Weddings, Krystle Akin via Southern Weddings

Texas A&M
Nickname: The Aggies
Mascot: Reveille, a collie
Colors: Maroon and white
Location: College Station, Texas
Joined SEC: July 1, 2012

Anna & Spencer, unknown

Vanderbilt University
Nickname: The Commodores
Mascot: Mr. Commodore
Colors: Black and gold
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Joined the SEC: Original member

Corey Potter, unknown, unknown

University of South Carolina
Nickname: The Gamecocks
Mascot: Cocky the gamecock
Colors: Garnet and black
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Joined the SEC: 1991

Tell me: Where does your alliance lie? Have you been to or will you be representing your alma mater at your wedding? We’ll be covering the ACC next week, so be sure to send in any good photos you might have to share!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Lauren Taylor reply

    What a fun round up of photos! I’m a UGA Bulldog living in the Triangle now, so its nice to see some red & black in the middle of all this Carolina blue! My husband’s groom’s cake was a GA Bulldog with a Duke hat (since we were heading up to Durham for him to start Law School this fall), and everyone loved it!

  2. avatar Loverly reply

    The little football chocolate covered strawberries… TOO cute!!

  3. avatar Annie reply

    What about University of South Carolina Gamecocks?!

  4. avatar Football Wedding Round-Up: The ACC – Southern Weddings Magazine reply

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  5. avatar J reply

    Next year can you include a USC wedding in the SEC roundup?!

  6. avatar Mary reply

    Woohoo Aggies! Have you ever seen the popular groom’s cake modeled after Kyle field? Those are my favorite!

  7. avatar Jennifer reply

    I love the navy koozie with gold wheat/wreath & initials . Do you know where I can get this design?

  8. avatar Holli reply

    LOVE seeing my South Carolina Grooms cake photo on your webpage!

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