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Southern Weddings Magazine

Author: Marissa

Y’all all know I love anything and everything monogrammed! So, today’s prize is one of my favorites of our whole 12 Days of Southern Weddings Christmas! The very sweet McKay from Oatmeal Lace will be generously giving one lucky reader a set of five (5) monogrammed bouquet ribbons! You may recognize these adorable personalized gifts from page 39 of V6 where we featured them in our Surcees section.

Whether you’re married your not, these ribbon can adorn anything from a bridesmaids’ bouquet to the neck of a pencil holder (as mine it!). Or in the spirit of giving, gift these cuties to five of your girlfriends!

Win: Five (5) Oatmeal Lace monogrammed bouquet ribbons

Number of winners: One!

Ways to enter:*
1. Scamper over to Oatmeal Lace, then leave a comment here telling us what color ribbon and monogram you’d choose.
2. Leave a comment here telling us who you’d gift your ribbons to.
3. Follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram then leave a comment telling us you did so.

*You can enter as many or as few ways as you’d like, but you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry! We use a random number generator to choose a number and then match it to the corresponding comment, so it’s definitely in your favor to do so!

Be sure to enter our other giveaways!
Day 1: Dixieland Monogram
Day 2: Z Create Design

marissa Written with love by Marissa
227 Comments
  1. avatar Anna reply

    Following them on Instagram

  2. avatar Anna reply

    Love the script monogram – custom color — green

  3. avatar Anna reply

    My cousin is getting married in June- she would love this

  4. avatar Carly reply

    So darling! I think I would go with the pink or the ivory!

  5. avatar Carly reply

    We happen to have five weddings on the books for 2014, one of which is my own, 3 of which are siblings and the fifth a friend. I think the math speaks for itself! I’d gift four to my fellow 2014 brides and keep one for myself :)

  6. avatar Lindy reply

    Script monograms on navy ribbons if I’m choosing! LOVE!! But I think I’d actually give these away to my best friend who just got engaged (YAY!) so whatever goes with her color scheme for a fall wedding!!!

  7. avatar Jillian reply

    So cute! Ivory and circular

  8. avatar Janna Toruno reply

    I love the look of a navy ribbon with white monogram! So classic looking!

  9. avatar Janna Toruno reply

    I would gift the ribbons to- my two sisters, my wonderful sister in law and my sweet momma- and save one for myself :)

  10. avatar Janna Toruno reply

    I have now liked them on instagram! Yay for pretties on my instagram!

  11. avatar Ashlynn Biel reply

    I would choose white with Script Navy monograms for all 5. I am getting married May 3rd and would love to have these for my bridesmaids bouqets and myself (I have 4 bridesmaids and me so 5 is perfect!) I already follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram (love her stuff!)

  12. avatar Sara Gahagan reply

    I am getting married in August and I am in love with the idea of having these on the bridesmaids bouquets, so I would gift them to my lovely bridesmaids!

  13. avatar Kylee reply

    I would do navy with white script monogram!

  14. avatar Kylee reply

    I would give one to my mom, future mother in law, grandmother, and future grandma in law as tokens to remember the day!

  15. avatar Samantha reply

    I would definitely choose a yellow ribbon with script font!!

  16. avatar Samantha reply

    I’m getting married in May and I KNOW my bridesmaids would love these! So I would give these to them.

  17. avatar Samantha reply

    Liked Oatmeallace on Instagram! :)

  18. avatar Aly L reply

    I would give the ribbon to my maid of honor and the girls who I want to have in my wedding but can’t necessarily afford to have them in it. So Melissa, Alex, Krystal, Erin, Lauren

  19. avatar Alison reply

    I love the navy blue ribbons with the script monogram!!

  20. avatar Alison reply

    I would gift these ribbons in bachelorette party gift bags to my friend who is getting married and my co-bridesmaids!!

  21. avatar Lauren reply

    I would choose a custom navy and white striped with a script monogram! I would like one for myself, my mom, my future mother in law, my fiancés grandma, my grandma! for my nautical August 31,14 beach wedding! Also I’m following oatmeal and lace on Instagram!

  22. avatar Lauren reply

    Following oatmeal and lace on Instagram!

  23. avatar Lauren reply

    Custom navy and white striped with a script monogram, perfect for a nautical beach wedding!

  24. avatar Alysa reply

    My sister-in-law is planning her wedding and I just know that she would adore these monogrammed bouquet ribbons in navy with white letters. They would be the PERFECT gift for her bridal party!

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  25. avatar Lauren Muth reply

    I would get a pink color ribbon with script monogram for my bouquet!

  26. avatar Lauren Muth reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my bridesmaids for their weddings!

  27. avatar Aly L reply

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram

  28. avatar Aly L reply

    I would have the script monogram and have the ribbon be a deep wine red color

  29. avatar Shannon reply

    I followed Oatmeal Lace on instagram!

  30. avatar Shannon reply

    For me – I’d do navy + white/ivory. And for my bridesmaids white/ivory + navy lettering. And the lettering in script! swoon!

  31. avatar Shannon reply

    I’d give them to my beautiful bridesmaids for their bouquets!!!

  32. avatar Kathryn reply

    I love these! I would gift them to my friend who is getting married next summer!

  33. avatar Kathryn reply

    Followed Oatmeal Lace on instagram

  34. avatar Kathryn reply

    I love the script monogram in white with a navy ribbon!

  35. avatar Allyson W. reply

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  36. avatar Allyson W. reply

    If I win these gorgeous monogrammed ribbons then I’m going to gift them to my brides getting married in 2014, who I know would love this surprise on their wedding day!

  37. avatar Kayla reply

    I LOVE, LOVE these.. They are beyond adorable! I am getting married in an old, rustic Southern church in VA in June 2014 and these would be PERFECT! I would give these to my bridesmaids (his sister and my sister) and to our mothers! What a perfect gift???? I love the ivory and script! :)

  38. avatar Katie Minnick reply

    I have so many dear friends who are getting married next year. Would love to gift them to them! ‘Tis the season of giving!

  39. avatar Katie Minnick reply

    I am following them on Instagram

  40. avatar Katie Minnick reply

    I would definitely choose the script monogram in the pale pink on white

  41. avatar Hannah M reply

    I would love sashes in ivory (or gold if they have it) with blush pink monograms! Perfect for my summer 2014 wedding!

  42. avatar Hannah M reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my wonderful bridesmaids!

  43. avatar Hannah M reply

    I followed on Instagram!

  44. avatar Kathleen reply

    I would love to do a green ribbon with white, script monogram.

  45. avatar Kathleen reply

    I would gift them to my friend who is getting married or keep them for my own wedding :)

  46. avatar Kathleen reply

    I am following on instagram!

  47. avatar Sara reply

    I would do a pink ribbon with white script monograms

  48. avatar Hannah Mallalieu reply

    I would love the cream ribbon with purple script font for my August 2014 wedding!!

  49. avatar Hannah Mallalieu reply

    Followed on Instagram!

  50. avatar Jessica reply

    I would love to gift these ribbons to my 5 wonderful bridesmaids for my May 2, 2015 wedding!

  51. avatar Jessica reply

    The pink or ivory ribbons with a script monogram would go perfectly with my bridesmaids’ bouquets for my sage, ivory, and blush spring wedding!

  52. avatar Jessica reply

    Following on Instagram!

  53. avatar Hollis Harmon reply

    I would go with the scripted and get white ribbon with my girls’s color on their ribbon! 8 bridesmaids- each in a different color!

    • avatar Jenna Lea Fore reply

      ahh … look at you switching roles, from maid of honor to bride!! yay for you and Neal

  54. avatar Hollis Harmon reply

    Would totally give these to my bridesmaids- and I would have to order more! Super cute!

  55. avatar Hollis Harmon reply

    Followed on Instagram!

  56. avatar Alex S. reply

    So excited to now follow @outmeallace on instagram!

  57. avatar Alex S. reply

    I absolutely adore a simple ivory script on a black ribbon. These beauties would go to my five grandmothers. I am so fortunate to have all of them, plus a bonus!, still with me today. We have long bonded over ribbons and all things monogrammed, so I know they would be touched.

  58. avatar Mariel reply

    I would do black ribbon with a white script monogram for my best friend’s black & white wedding!

  59. avatar Mariel reply

    I would gift them to my bestie so she could use them in her upcoming wedding at the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC

  60. avatar Mariel reply

    I’m following in IG!

  61. avatar MaryMichael Cummings reply

    I love these ribbons! My photographer gave me your magazine and while I obsessively read it cover to cover, I knew I had to have these ribbons! If I won, I would pick either ivory or a mint color, to match my bridesmaids dresses!

  62. avatar Noelle reply

    Ivory and script which will match my gown!

  63. avatar Alex Titelman reply

    I liked them on instagram!!!

  64. avatar Alex Titelman reply

    I would give the ribbons to my best friend, Lesley, my sisters Jenny & Katie, my almost sister in law, Tori & my cousin, Gina!

  65. avatar Alex Titelman reply

    I would choose the script monogram on a light pink ribbon :)

  66. avatar Alex Titelman reply

    I liked on instagram!!! I would choose a light pink ribbon in the script font :)

  67. avatar Kendal Ann Smith reply

    White Ribbon with Script Monogram

  68. avatar Kendal Ann Smith reply

    I am following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  69. avatar Caitlin reply

    Id gift them to my boyfriend’s brother’s fiance! lol thats a long title but shes getting married in October and these would be great!

  70. avatar Kallie Walberg reply

    I’d gift this to myself! I’m getting married on 11 Oct 2014 in Colorado!

  71. avatar Samantha Brooke reply

    I would choose the blue ribbon with a script monogram. I would gift the other ribbons to my bridesmaids and a few friends who are getting married. Thank you for this opportuniy!

  72. avatar Brittney Papke reply

    I absolutely adore these custom ribbons! I’m getting married in September in central Virginia and they would go perfectly with our “rustic chic” theme. I would give them to my bridesmaids who are best friends from different stages of my life. Three are friends I met while in Grad School at Virginia Tech, one is the wife of my fiancé’s Best Man, and the last is the girl that helped me get through a year long deployment in Iraq. I don’t know how well either one of us would have done over there without each other. She’s a blessing!

    I would choose the pale pink ribbon with the white script monogram. They are so elegant and classy and just perfect!

  73. avatar Elyse G. reply

    Love the ivory ribbons! *fingers crossed*

  74. avatar Elyse G. reply

    I would gift the ribbons to my sister & my niece. *fingers crossed*

  75. avatar Samantha Brooke reply

    I would choose the blue ribbon with a script monogram.

  76. avatar Samantha Brooke reply

    I followed them on IG.

  77. avatar Sarah Brooke reply

    LOVE! I’d choose navy ribbon and script monograms!

  78. avatar Sarah Brooke reply

    I’d gift the ribbons to 5 of my darling bridesmaids – and buy 3 more for the others!

  79. avatar Larissa M reply

    The navy ribbon with white monogram would be perfect for a new little baby boy!

  80. avatar Sarah Brooke reply

    I follow on instagram – @sarahbkane

  81. avatar Teresa T reply

    I love the pink ribbon with navy script monograms!

  82. avatar Carolina reply

    Getting married in 303 days in our beautiful home town of Lakeland FL. My TEN bridesmaids love everything monogrammed and I would LOVE to surprise them with these cute ribbons !

  83. avatar Maeci reply

    I would choose the script monogram in pink or navy!

  84. avatar Maeci reply

    I’m following on Instagram!

  85. avatar Maeci reply

    I would use these in my upcoming June wedding as gifts to my bridesmaids!

  86. avatar Maeci reply

    I would choose the script monogram and pink or navy ribbon!

  87. avatar Katie reply

    I would gift the ribbons to the girls in my wedding. What a great personal touch!

  88. avatar Jenna Lea Fore reply

    Following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram

  89. avatar Jenna Lea Fore reply

    I would gift these to the daughters of my friends for their “something old” to use one day

  90. avatar Ashley Schooley reply

    I would gift my bridesmaids the white ribbons with the gold script monogram for my wedding in April! Then I would buy one for myself, of course! I think I would get a coral colored ribbon with gold script. So pretty!

  91. avatar Ashley Schooley reply

    Following McKay on Instagram! :) And her Etsy shop!

  92. avatar Leigh Ann reply

    I’d love these in ivory with gray monograms!

  93. avatar Leigh Ann reply

    These would be perfect- I have 5 bridesmaids!

  94. avatar Rebecca reply

    Script! Pink Ribbon with Black font.

  95. avatar Rebecca reply

    LIKED n instagram!

  96. avatar Justyne M reply

    I would get ivory ribbons with script monograms

  97. avatar Justyne M reply

    These would be perfect for my 5 bridesmaids!

  98. avatar Justyne M reply

    I (bridejem) follow Oatmeal Lace on instgram

  99. avatar Meredith reply

    I already have these pinned for my wedding in April! I would get an ivory ribbon with light blue script monogram for my bouquet, and gift the other 5 to my beautiful bridesmaids. I would give them navy ribbons with ivory script monograms :-)

  100. avatar Meredith reply

    I just followed Oatmeal Lace on IG!

  101. avatar Meredith reply

    Oops, I just saw the giveaway is for 5 ribbons. In that case, I would gift all 5 to my bridesmaids (navy ribbon with ivory script monogram)! (And buy an additional one for myself ;-) )

  102. avatar ASHLYNN BIEL reply

    I would choose ivory with Script Navy monograms for all 5. I am getting married May 3rd and would love to have these for my bridesmaids bouqets and myself (I have 4 bridesmaids and me so 5 is perfect!) I already follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram (love her stuff!)

  103. avatar Kelsey B reply

    I would do ivory ribbons with peach/blush or gold colored monograms in the script type!

  104. avatar Kelsey B reply

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram! @kelseyballance

  105. avatar Kelsey B reply

    I would give these to my bridesmaids for their bouquets in our upcoming April wedding!

  106. avatar britany m reply

    1. for my own bouquet I would do an ivory ribbon color with a light pink. bridesmaids in the opposite.
    2. my bridesmaids and then one for my friend whos getting married December 28! ;)
    3. done

  107. avatar Whitney reply

    I would pick the ivory ribbon with a navy script monogram!

  108. avatar Whitney reply

    I would give them to my 5 bridemaids after they adorn the bouquets of course! :)

  109. avatar Whitney reply

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram

  110. avatar Ally Simmons reply

    Hey y’all! I just love Oatmeal Lace! Thanks for introducing me to them. I would have to pick the classic ivory ribbon with the script monogram in mint green. Hope to see these in my wedding next April!!

  111. avatar Ally Simmons reply

    Hey y’all! I’m getting married in April, and I would have to give them to my bridesmaids!! They’re all my sisters or his sisters, and my college roommate! They would absolutely love these!!

  112. avatar Ally Simmons reply

    So happy to be following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram! They’re wonderful!

  113. avatar Waverly Tucker reply

    I would absolutely love my bridesmaids to carry the off-white with navy script monogram ribbons around their bouquets! This is such a perfect touch to my southern monogram plantation wedding!

  114. avatar Waverly Tucker reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my 5 beautiful bridesmaids and maid of honor! They are the most special people in my life who are just as excited about my wedding as I am! I know I’m blessed to be surround by my best friends on my special day

  115. avatar Waverly Tucker reply

    Followed on instagram, such a precious account! (my account: @waveat)

  116. avatar Amber reply

    I would love to have white ribbons with light pink script monogramming

  117. avatar Amber reply

    I’d gift them to my bridesmaids for my March wedding!

  118. avatar Kelly Hughes reply

    Grey ribbon with yellow monogrom

  119. avatar Kelly Hughes reply

    I’d use them in my wedding!

  120. avatar Kelly Hughes reply

    I follow on instagram

  121. avatar Lee Anne Jackson reply

    Navy ribbons with white monograms! Love these.

  122. avatar Lee Anne Jackson reply

    I follow McKay on Instagram!

  123. avatar Kelly Robinson reply

    The white ribbons with pink monograms would be perfect for our wedding!

  124. avatar Kelly Robinson reply

    They would be great for my maid of honor and four bridesmaids!

  125. avatar Jennifer reply

    I would get them in ivory!

  126. avatar Jennifer reply

    I would gift them to my bridesmaids for my March 15th wedding!

  127. avatar Jennifer reply

    I follow on instagram!

  128. avatar Alaina reply

    Definitely white ribbon with mint script monogram.

  129. avatar Alaina reply

    Check- Following on Instagram.

  130. avatar Heather Rider reply

    White ribbon with the script monogram in my wedding color – granny smith green – perfect for spring!

  131. avatar Heather reply

    I would gift three of them to my bridesmaids for my April wedding, and make an extra one for one of my bridesmaids getting married in September with her new last name!

  132. avatar LINDSAY reply

    Just got engaged Saturday so one would definitely have to be for me. If the others weren’t gifted to my bridesmaids, they’d have to be gifted to my future sister-in-law who is also newly engaged and our other 2014 family & friends brides!

  133. avatar Heather reply

    Following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  134. avatar Jordan Ray reply

    I would gift these to my sister who is also engaged! It’s always a good idea to gift something you would love to get! :)

  135. avatar Margaret reply

    I love the pink ribbon with a white script monogram. I also love the white ribbon with a neutral color script monogram!

  136. avatar Margaret reply

    Followed Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  137. avatar Margaret reply

    I would love to give these to my bridesmaids and tie them around their bouquets in my wedding next July! Such a fun way to personalize for each bridesmaid!

  138. avatar Ashley Ratliff reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my best friend Sarah Tandy because she just got engaged! She helped me so much for my wedding and I’m looking to return the favor!

  139. avatar Ashley Ratliff reply

    I followed Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  140. avatar Elise reply

    I would like the white ribbon with the circle navy monogram!

  141. avatar Elise reply

    I would give mine to my bridesmaids!

  142. avatar Elise reply

    I followed them on instagram!

  143. avatar Lauren reply

    Love these ribbons! They are so personal and give the perfect touch to flowers :) I would gift them to my 7 bridesmaids!!

  144. avatar courtney reply

    i would choose white

  145. avatar Janice tucker reply

    Script monogram in off whit ribbon in navy writing for my daughter brides maids for my June 2014 wedding. So beautiful for a charleston wedding

  146. avatar Janice tucker reply

    I follow @beechlilly on Instagram

  147. avatar McKenzie Brown reply

    I would choose a navy ribbon with a white monogram! Perfect with my wedding colors. I would gift my ribbons to my bridesmaids to use on my special day {may 26th!!!}

    and I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  148. avatar Britt taylor reply

    I would love to give these to my 3 bridesmaids for them to tie around their bouquets in my wedding in Charleston this May! The ivory with script monograms are just the cutest. Such a sweet and personal touch for each girl.

  149. avatar Erin reply

    ivory and pink :)

  150. avatar erin reply

    all my 5 sweet bridesmaids!

  151. avatar Erin reply

    Of course I follow them on IG!

  152. avatar Kathryn reply

    I really like the navy ribbon with white script monogram.

  153. avatar Kathryn reply

    I’d give ribbons to my mom, sister in law, and best friends.

  154. avatar Stephanie Wilborn reply

    Following on Instagram!

  155. avatar Stephanie Wilborn reply

    Love the ivory with the scripted monogram choice! I am definitely doing this for my wedding!

  156. avatar Stephanie Wilborn reply

    I’d give these to my bridesmaids!

  157. avatar Kate reply

    The navy with white lettering is my favorite!

  158. avatar Diana Schmitmeyer reply

    My sister-in-law is getting married soon so I would gift the ribbons to her and all of us bridesmaids!

  159. avatar Diana Schmitmeyer reply

    I would choose ivory ribbon with the script monogram!

  160. avatar Diana Schmitmeyer reply

    Following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!!!

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  162. avatar Rebecca H reply

    I would pick an ivory ribbon with green thread. My favorite font style is script.

  163. avatar Rebecca H reply

    I’m getting married in May, so I would gift my ribbons to my bridesmaids

  164. avatar Chloe Calhoun reply

    I would choose the ivory ribbon with a black script monogram.

  165. avatar Chloe Calhoun reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my husband!

  166. avatar Chloe Calhoun reply

    Following on instagram!

  167. avatar Carlye reply

    following oatmeal lace on instagram! PICK ME!

  168. avatar Carlye reply

    White Ribbon with Script Monogram!
    I would gift the ribbons to all my bridesmaids and matron of honor! I love them all so much! They would love this gift!

  169. avatar Meredith reply

    love these!

  170. avatar Michelle reply

    I would choose the mint green ribbon with the pink monogram

  171. avatar kai benza reply

    following oatmeal lace and hoping to win for my bridesmaids!

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  174. avatar Melissa Jones reply

    What a great idea for a Bridesmaid gift! I would love to have the ivory ribbon with the champagne script monogram!

  175. avatar Melissa Jones reply

    I would give this as a gift to my awesome Matron of Honor, My sister.

  176. avatar Melissa reply

    Followed on insta!

  177. avatar Neely reply

    I would love the ivory with pink script monogram for my bridesmaids. So cute!

  178. avatar Neely reply

    I would gift the ribbons to my amazing bridesmaids!

  179. avatar Neely reply

    Following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram.

  180. avatar Sterling Blankenship reply

    “Followed” on Instagram!

  181. avatar Sterling Blankenship reply

    I would get them for myself! That’s allowed right?!

  182. avatar Sterling Blankenship reply

    Lilac!

  183. avatar Lorelei reply

    Ivory with pink script!

  184. avatar Cait T. reply

    My girls are wearing sapphire dresses, so the white ribbons, with navy script monogram, would be perfect!

  185. avatar Cait T. reply

    These would be such a lovely addition to my bridesmaids’ gifts – I know they’d be thrilled to receive them :)

  186. avatar sara jane reply

    I love love love these! I’m doing seersucker bridesmaids dresses so I would love a sky blue or white ribbon with monogram for my 10 bridesmaids!!!

  187. avatar sara jane reply

    I follow on instagram. I would love the white or sky blue for my bridesmaids (maybe even pink) for my May wedding!

  188. avatar sara jane s. reply

    Oh and I love the script font!

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  190. avatar Kristyn Monaghan reply

    I’d choose a a custom color ribbon (light pink/blush) with a gold script monogram!

  191. avatar Kristyn Monaghan reply

    I’d gift them to my best friend who is getting married next May.

  192. avatar Kristyn Monaghan reply

    I follow Oatmeal Lace on Instagram (@kristyngrace)

  193. avatar Arielle Claude reply

    I like the ivory script ones!

  194. avatar Arielle reply

    I would gift the ribbons to my girlfriends!

  195. avatar Arielle reply

    I follow on instagram!

  196. avatar Nora K reply

    followed oatmeal lace on instagram!

  197. avatar Nora K reply

    I would gift my ribbons to my best friends!

  198. avatar Brittany Jacobson reply

    I would choose white ribbons with the script monogram!

  199. avatar Brittany Jacobson reply

    I would give these ribbons to one of my best friends who was my maid of honor in my wedding. I’m a bridesmaid in her party – getting married in June. She would adore these!

  200. avatar Brittany Jacobson reply

    I am now following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  201. avatar Narisa D reply

    I like the script monogram on the Navy and champagne ribbons.

  202. avatar Narisa reply

    I would actually gift them to my Bridesmaids and use on for myself.

  203. avatar Samantha Wright reply

    These ribbons would be perfect gifts for my bridesmaids!

  204. avatar Samantha Wright reply

    I would love to have a blush pink ribbon with a script sHw monogram in gold thread. It would be my something new since that is my future monogram! :)

  205. avatar Samantha Wright reply

    I am so happy to be following Oatmeal Lace on Instagram!

  206. avatar Larissa M reply

    Script and white!

  207. avatar Jamie reply

    I would take an ivory ribbon with a script monogram!

  208. avatar katelyn broomfield reply

    These would be excellent for custom bridesmaids gifts.

  209. avatar Katelyn Broomfield reply

    I would get a ribbon in ivory with blue monogram, what a cute “Something Blue”

  210. avatar Katelyn Broomfield reply

    I followed Oatmeal Lace on Instagram

  211. avatar Madison G reply

    Following on IG! The navy striped apron for Kate is amazing.

  212. avatar kyra reply

    I would choose the navy blue with the script monogram!

  213. avatar kyra reply

    I would gift these to my close friend Danielle, who is getting married in June, and her bridesmaids or any of my other friends who get married!

  214. avatar kyra reply

    Followed on Instagram!

  215. avatar Madison G reply

    I would order them in glacier blue with coral embroidery – like the Nora Lilly dress. And give one to each of my 5 bridesmaids. Thanks SWM for the vendor inspiration, ya’ll have the cutest ideas.

  216. avatar Tiffany reply

    I have four bridesmaids, so I’d use the ribbons for my bouquet and theirs

  217. avatar Tiffany reply

    I would choose a custom cobalt blue color and the script monogram

  218. avatar Erin reply

    I would pick a navy ribbon & the monogram would be EBK!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

  219. avatar Kelsey reply

    I would choose an ivory ribbon with a script monogram in mint!

  220. avatar Kelsey reply

    I am getting married this July, and I would gift these ribbons to my sister, my two future sister-in-laws, my best friend, & I’d save one for myself!

  221. avatar Kelsey reply

    Followed on Instagram!

  222. avatar Meghan Duke reply

    I’d choose the White ribbon with a script monogram!

  223. avatar Meghan Duke reply

    I’d gift the ribbons to my BFFs!

  224. avatar Meghan Duke reply

    Followed on Instagram!

  225. avatar Melissa reply

    I’d love to gift my bridesmaids these for my October wedding!

  226. avatar Melissa reply

    I would choose the script monogram on the ivory ribbon! So classic!

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BDK and I always say we’d love to live in Nashville someday. There’s just some kind of fun magic in that town! And I’ve got to say that same magic made it’s way to Olivia + Robert’s wedding day! While I’ll always be a classic ballroom reception fan, I can’t help but love this take on the brunch reception. Come one, how cute is the cereal station?! Not only did they have that one adorable stop, they also included a biscuit bar (an SW fave!), Café Du Monde-style beignets, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Sounds like a serious recipe for fun!

Thanks to Jen and Chris Creed for sharing such a spirited day with us!

Describe your wedding flowers. My bouquet was made of all-white peonies. Robert gave me an heirloom diamond and sapphire brooch before the ceremony, which we attached to the bouquet. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of assorted white flowers. The flowers at the reception were corals, peaches, and pinks, arranged in assorted antique vases. Geny’s did a great job!

My mom, maid of honor, Kathryn, and I started the day with mimosas. We went to two boutiques in Nashville and were not having any luck finding something in my style and in our budget. As we were walking out of the second boutique, Kathryn picked up an ivory bridesmaid dress. We loved it, bought it about ten minutes later, and celebrated with more mimosas.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: My favorite detail was the funny cocktail napkins we used on the bars. I loved seeing our guests laugh at them. Robert says his favorite was when the doors opened and I walked down the aisle. I think he’s trying to one-up me–I thought he would say the bacon on the bloody mary bar.
Did you have something borrowed, something blue, and something new? If so, do tell! I borrowed a sweet friend’s beautiful veil, wore shiny electric blue shoes, and carried a dear family friend’s vintage handkerchief, which turned out to be much needed. My dress was new!

Choosing the music was my favorite part. My dad and I walked down the aisle to “Morning Has Broken” played by a cellist and classical guitarist. It was soft and beautiful, appropriate for our morning wedding. A very talented friend sang “Be Thou My Vision” during the ceremony. We walked/danced back up the aisle to a soulful rendition of “Oh Happy Day,” sung by a friend, along with her sisters and daughter. The sound system didn’t work correctly for our first dances, so after crossing the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge for our reception exit, Robert and I went to Robert’s Western World for a proper first dance. I don’t remember what song played, but we had a blast dancing at one of our favorite Nashville establishments.

I’m from Mississippi and Robert is from West Tennessee, so I would say everything about our wedding was Southern, including the Southern accents that echoed throughout the church and reception. We were married in the morning and had a brunch reception. The brunch menu included a biscuit bar, complete with pulled pork barbecue, fried chicken bites, country ham, sausage, bacon and assorted jams and jellies. Café Du Monde-style beignets were served along with mini quiches and deviled eggs. Guests enjoyed a mimosa bar, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and an assorted beer selection from Nashville’s own Yazoo Brewing Company. We used Hatch Show Print postcards for our save the dates and Spirit of Nashville postcards as a guest book for the reception. We reconvened with friends and family on the evening of our wedding at a honky-tonk in downtown Nashville.

What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The guest list! At one point, we had three different versions of it. My mom had never heard of Excel before the guest list started. I hand-addressed our wedding invitations and now have a new respect for calligraphers.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. I moved to Nashville on a whim, knowing exactly one person here. Fortunately for me, she had a great group of girl friends who have become my best friends. These girls were friends with a great group of guys who lived in the same apartment complex. Robert was one of those guys! After a group dinner at Jackson’s in Hillsboro Village, a few of us decided to continue the night at The Villager. Robert fell in love with me there. He won’t admit it, but there are witnesses. Cheers to the smokiest bar in Nashville, darts, and a spectacular jukebox!
Tell us all about the proposal! Robert lived in the Encore at the time. I walked over after a particularly bad Friday at work. We drank wine, listened to music and talked about dinner plans. I didn’t think anything of it. He called me out to his balcony as the sun set over the Nashville skyline, got on one knee, and proposed. I couldn’t stop laughing. I immediately wanted to call my parents, but he had already taken my phone away because he wanted us to have a nice dinner and enjoy the engagement before telling the world. I was so frustrated–I needed to talk to my mom! We went to dinner at Prime 108 in the Union Station Hotel. As we walked in, I saw my parents and his parents waiting on us in the lobby. That’s when the tears started. It was perfect.
When did y’all get married? May 4, 2013
How many friends, family, and loved ones attended your wedding? Around 250
Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? We decided to do a first look because we wanted to spend as much time as possible celebrating with our friends and family at our reception.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We went with traditional vows. I like the idea that our parents and grandparents promised the same things to each other and it worked out pretty well for all of them.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? A sweet friend read Colossians 3:12-17.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. A friend and coworker recently started a bakery with her husband. We loved knowing that a friend made our cake: five layers of goodness accented by fresh flowers. Robert’s dessert was assorted mini pies. They were super cute and delicious.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Definitely our photographers! We met with them twice before the wedding so that they could get a better idea of our personalities and style. They were so easy to work with during the entire process, and they were both professional and laid-back on our wedding day. They even sent us a “welcome home from the honeymoon” care package that included a cute little wedding album of pictures we hadn’t seen, and invited us to their home for dinner to preview our pictures and design the album. Most importantly, we love our wedding pictures. They really captured the spirit and joy of the day.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Don’t worry about the things you can’t change. I checked the weather forecast at least 100 times the week before our wedding. It changed from 75 and sunny to 44 and rainy. Although the latter proved to be more accurate, we had the best day celebrating with our family and friends.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Hopefully, a house, a baby or three, and lots more fun together.

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    I really love the shot of Olivia and her Dad before they walk down the aisle… and the mini pies, of course!

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Let me start by saying that one should not take the advice of today’s bride, Morgan, and listen to their first dance song, “Swept Away” by Avett Brothers. I recommend listening while reading their interview or looking at the joy that jumps right off the screen from her smile. She is right about one thing, this song will have you crying!

Somehow, Morgan + Jason’s wedding reminds me of our very own Nicole! While it may be the the colorful pennants or the romantic twinkle lights (she’s a big fan of both), I think it’s the pure sweetness of the whole day. From the amazing red front door and green shutters on Morgan’s family farm to the adorable suspender and bow tie combo on the groomsmen, the whole day feels like one big cozy (bright orange!) sweater, even through the rain!

Big thank you’s to Lang Thomas for sharing Morgan + Jason’s sweet day with us!

Obviously, the above chicken photo had to be in this post!

As a nurse, I work one weekend a month. While dating, Jason would plan dinner every Sunday night after I got off from working the weekend, since we hadn’t seen each other in a few days. He planned to pick me up as usual and take me out to eat at my favorite fancy restaurant, Jack Fry’s. We had been trying to go there for some time, so this choice didn’t cause any suspicion. Once he arrived, he waited for me at the front door (yes, he may have waited ten minutes or so). When I came downstairs, he was standing there surrounded by candles and flowers. He pulled me in close, said all the kind and amazing words that no one can ever remember, then got on one knee and proposed! I said YES! We then went and ate our fancy dinner, called our family and friends, and headed to Garage Bar to finish the night with our favorite cocktails. Once we arrived, I was surprised by our family, dear friends from college, and even his sister Melanie, who had just flown in from D.C. It was magical. Here is a link to the photos from that night (taken by our wedding photographer Lang, who also happens to be one of our best friends).

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? Originally, Jason didn’t want to do a “first look” because he wanted to see me for the first time when I was walking down the aisle. However, Jason reevaluated after watching his good friend sweat bullets and nearly pass out as his bride walked down the aisle. Jason knew it’d calm him down to see me beforehand, and we sure are glad we did it! It gave us moments together on our wedding day that we will remember forever. These moments felt slow and relaxed, allowing us to soak up that time before the wedding began. Looking back, I don’t know when we would have taken pictures if we hadn’t done a first look, since it started pouring rain right after the ceremony!

What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? It’s true that no matter what happens (planned or unplanned) on that day, you are married when it’s all said and done. On our day, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the ceremony. Then as soon as we said “I do,” the flood gates opened and it poured rain during our reception. Of course, that wasn’t the ideal scenario, but it was indeed the happiest and most joy-filled day of our lives (storm included). So, keep on top of your lists, plan well, spend smart, be patient with your family and your soon-to-be-spouse, and rest in the fact that it’s going to be the happiest day with the people you love the most. Rain or shine!

What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Two passages from the Bible: 1 John 3: 1-3 and 1 John 4: 7-12. Our desire was that our wedding ceremony would show a picture of Jesus’ love for His church to our guests.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. I walked down the aisle to “All Glory be to Christ” by Kings Kaleidoscope. During the ceremony, there was a corporate hymn, “It is Well.” I walked back up the aisle to “Absent from Flesh” by Sojourn Music. We chose these songs because the wedding ceremony is a celebration, just as seeing in Jesus in heaven will be! Our first dance was to “Swept Away” by Avett Brothers. Listen to the words in this song–you’ll cry. Promise.

Isn’t that just way too much fun?! They had a bell ringing to celebrate! Love it!

I let my friend Julie take the reigns on the design. She’s super talented, I love her taste, and I was confident that she understood the vision I had for the wedding. She used the bridesmaid dresses as a springboard and added in a few funky touches (like the purple flowers in the bouquets). My bouquet was wrapped in my Grandma Anne’s handkerchief. I never met her, but my dad says I’m made out of a very similar mold.

My favorite moment of the day happened during our first dance. If you can’t tell by the photos, it began to pour during our reception. Thankfully, we had a wonderfully huge and sturdy tent to keep all our guests cozy while they ate and mingled! However, due to the rain, the band couldn’t play outside like we had originally planned, and rewiring for them to play under the tent just couldn’t happen. This led to the most amazing acoustic rendition (with the help of their iPhones) of “Swept Away” by the Avett Brothers. All 350 of our guests surrounded us in the tent and sang along as we danced. It felt like time stood still (yes, so cheesy… I know!). I just remember looking into Jason’s eyes as we danced, almost unaware of everyone else as they watched and sang along. It was perfect.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Jason and I met through his sister, Melanie, when she began to date a friend I’ve known since grade school, Alex. Melanie quickly became my close friend as she and Alex dated, got engaged, and then were married in September 2012. Throughout this process, I got to know Jason and Melanie’s friends, as I was reacquainting myself with Louisville after graduating from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. It became pretty clear to our friends that Jason and I liked each other, so the pressure was on for him to ask me out! Once he finally did, we went on a very fancy date and it was horrible on all accounts. I’m not sure if it was the pressure we were under from friends, the fact that I liked him so much, or that it was just not the “right time,” but it was the most awkward two hours of my life (and he agrees)! We quickly and mutually decided that we were “only” friends. Fast forward 8-9 months (right after Melanie and Alex wed)–Jason asked me out again, for a second first date. Let’s be honest, I never stopped liking him, so I said yes to his invitation to go out for a burger and beer. Seven months later, he proposed. three months and three weeks later, we got married. Needless to say, the SECOND first date made quite an impression!
When did y’all get married? August 31, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 350
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. Thankfully, this was a simple process. I knew exactly what I wanted: an off-white dress with straps that was completely made of lace. My mom and I only looked for one day (I only wanted to shop with my mom, since I value her opinion most). It was the sixth or seventh dress I tried on. BOOM. Found it. The following week, my sweet Nana, dad, and 11-year-old sister, Abbie, came to see it. My Nana cried!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We sure didn’t. We just went with the tried and true traditional vows.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Our wedding cake was a standard round double-layer chocolate cake with bourbon icing, served on my Nana’s vintage crystal cake stand. It was simple and delicious. I wish we had eaten more!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: How to even answer this question? I’ll say the fabric pennants strung every which way across my parent’s farm. I not only love the color they added to the wedding, but I adore all the ladies that spent hours cutting, stringing, and sewing these pennants together. It was a labor of love. I am so thankful!
Did you have something borrowed, blue, old, and new? If so, do tell! Yes! I borrowed my grandfather’s (Bumpa as we call him) handkerchief, which I actually used to wipe away tears during the ceremony. My something blue were my shoes and nails. My something old was Grandma Anne’s handkerchief around my bouquet. My something new was my wedding dress.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Our venue was at my parents and grandparents’ farm in Louisville, KY. My grandparents live at the bottom of the property and my parents live toward the back. While the houses have very different layouts, they are both painted white, with green roofs and red front doors. We took full advantage of the barn (also painted to match), where we placed all the homemade pies and cakes. They were made by close family and friends. We used our canoe as the drink/beer cooler and drove the old red tractor around by the barn as a photo backdrop. This wedding only came together because of the hard work of our family and dear friends. We were blessed by the giving of so many peoples’ time as they painted, planted flowers, hung pennants, wired and strung the lights, and landscaped. Without them, this day would not have happened.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Since our engagement was just shy of four months, we didn’t have the ease that comes with lag time between all the “big decisions” made at the beginning of an engagement (like guest list and budget, etc). Even with our timeline, I still wanted to send out save the dates, so Jason and I compiled our guest list quickly. We were shooting for around 200, however, our list topped out at 400. We made it work and it was awesome, but it would be stretching the truth if I said planning for 400 wasn’t a challenge. :)
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Lang Thomas Photography. Hands down, Lang and Kate are such a talented photography duo (as well as an amazing couple and dear friends of ours). Lang not only shot our wedding, but was also a groomsman! Kate shot the ceremony and then tag-teamed with Lang for the rest of the day. We couldn’t imagine our day without them.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? We are loving this process of learning how to do marriage. We are so content in our little apartment near downtown Louisville. Jason and I aren’t sure what’s next, but we are dreaming and saving for whatever and wherever this next season brings us. As far as what we look forward to about married life, Jason would say spending Saturdays together (making breakfast and watching college football). I would say planning our next trip together (NYC, and hopefully a backpacking trip throughout Europe next fall).

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Nicole reply

    Oh, I love this so much! Lang did such a great job capturing the sweet little moments and I just ADORE the colors and twinkle lights!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    Their bridesmaid dresses are so sweet! And I love the bell ringing, too!

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Y’all are in for a real treat! While we Southern Weddings ladies pick the confetti out of our hair and revel in the amazingness that we were able to celebrate with so many of y’all last night at the launch party, you get to enjoy this super fun wedding! Before I gush over all the goodness, I have to say that Kristin Vining, the photographer of this gorgeous soirée, and I share a common bond. Both of our darling husbands actually played on the same baseball team in Charlotte, though sadly, at different times! I’m tickled to know her!

Now to gush over Rachel + Zack’s day. Lisa and I kept looking at the photos and saying how fun this wedding looked! Maybe it’s R + Z’s outlook on life: “We want to live like the world is our playground, even though the farm will always be home.” Or maybe its’s that Rachel’s outlook on flowers: “go big, or go home” (my personal theory on hair and eyelashes). Either way, we can’t help but smile when we scroll through this wedding!

Big hugs to Kristin for sharing it with us!

We were so honored to have LulaKate outfit us for the Launch Party–we didn’t want to take our fun frocks off! I imagine these gals felt the same way!

For flowers, we used the concept “go big, or go home.” My bouquet was a monster, but an insanely gorgeous monster. I wanted peonies, and a whole lot of them. Our florist spared no expense at making each table feel lush, with the most beautiful flowers. My mother and my grandmother have always loved flowers, and we managed to knock even their socks off. I will never regret our flower budget.

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? Absolutely. We wanted to have some time together prior to all the craziness, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Also, we wanted to have the majority of the pictures out of the way prior to the ceremony, so were free to party with our guests after we became husband and wife.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We decided to do traditional vows, and we were very happy with that choice.

Gah, they look like they are having so much fun!

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. We walked down the aisle to “Marry Me.” I have loved this song since the day it came out and found it fitting to walk down the aisle too. We walked back up the aisle to “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered.” We wanted it to be fun and peppy (plus, we wanted to lighten the mood and start the party!).

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? My groom is Southern to the core. He was raised in tobacco fields and hog farms. While our venue was modern and I fancy myself a lover of all things city, the food was a nod to the South, with good ole shrimp and grits, chicken tenders, ham biscuits, etc.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: I would probably say the overall design. I know that encompasses a ton of details, but a good design was what made all the “itty bitty” details happen. I think having a design board to work from (courtesy of Katrina, our planner) and to provide to all the vendors was one thing that made our wedding unique. Every detail fell into our overall design. There was an “image” or “look” we were going for, and I think it was achieved in the end.

Describe your wedding cake or dessert. Why have one cake when you can have three? We had three wedding cakes, all with different flavors. The cakes were absolutely amazing and one of the focal points of the wedding.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. We met during our first year of college at North Carolina State University. One of my sorority sisters was having a party at her house and she was hoping to introduce me to one of her male friends from her hometown. Upon arriving to the party, I immediately knew that there was no connection between myself and the gentleman that she had “picked out” for me. Instead, a dark-haired, tall fellow wearing a pink polo shirt had caught my eye. We spent the night getting to know one another and exchanged numbers at the end of the evening. Zack called the next day to invite me to a movie, but I was too studious to ditch class, so I turned down his offer. Luckily, he didn’t get scared off too easily and invited me to lunch at a little Italian restaurant the next week. After a wonderful lunch and a kiss on the cheek goodbye, I called my mom and told her that he was the one. The rest is history.
Tell us all about the proposal! Zack proposed Christmas Day of 2010. After spending the day with family and friends, we were purportedly headed back to my uptown Charlotte apartment that I was living in at the time, but instead, we made a wrong turn. Before I knew what was happening, we were turning into the Ritz Carlton. Zack said we were stopping just to have a few drinks, which I didn’t think to be unusual, so I got out of the car and proceeded inside without any suspicions of what was coming. From there, I learned we were not only going to have a couple of drinks, but we were also spending the night. After checking into our room and coming back down to grab drinks, I noticed the staff to be more than attentive than usual and very chatty. I just assumed everyone was in the Christmas spirit! What I didn’t know at the time was that our suite upstairs was being turned into a candle-filled space that would become the scene of our engagement. At one point, I was so tired that I begged Zack to take me back to the room, but he kept stalling. I think he walked me around every inch of the hotel. Finally, when he allowed me to go back to the room, I opened the door to find more candles than I had ever seen in one place in my life, and out of my peripheral vision, I saw a little box on the corner of the bed. Before I had time to process what was happening, my love was down on one knee popping the question. Of course, I said a resounding YES. I should add to this story that throughout all of this, it was snowing. Yes, snowing in the South on Christmas. It was a breathtaking view looking over the candles in our room to the window of one of the top floors of the Ritz Carlton to see the snow falling outside.
When did y’all get married? April 13, 2013
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? About 200
Tell us about finding your wedding dress. Finding my wedding dress was easy, as I found it on the very first day we went dress shopping. I had seen a picture of the dress in a magazine and found a place in Charlotte, North Carolina that carried it. Upon trying it on, I knew it was the one, but allowed myself to try on a few others and go to one other bridal boutique. By the end of the same day, my mom and I were back at the first store buying my dress and the beautiful sash to go with it.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? During the wedding planning, I transitioned from law student to new lawyer. My time was so consumed with my career that I felt like the wedding was going to be put on the back burner. By hiring a wedding planner, I was able to let someone else make sure all the details were accounted for and all the i’s were dotted and t’s crossed.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $50,000-$75,000
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? There are actually three people that I could not have done without: my planner, my photographer, and my hair/make-up artist (who also did the fashion styling). They were the perfect trifecta. Together, they made my day absolute perfection (at least in my eyes).
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The one thing I will never forget is rounding the corner of the aisle and seeing Zack standing at the end with tears running down his face. It was at that moment that everyone and everything else slipped to the back of my mind and I was focused on getting to Zack and becoming his wife.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? I believe going at it alone is a HUGE mistake. I think hiring a good team is essential to having your day go seamlessly and having peace of mind that all hands are on deck to take care of the details. It is worth the extra money to have less stress in the long run.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you most looking forward to about married life? As a married couple, we want to live like the world is our playground, even though the farm will always be home. We want to sneak in as many vacations as possible prior to starting a family. We also look forward to building our very first home in Eastern North Carolina.

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Kristin Vining reply

    Eeeeekkk!! This lights up my heart and tickles me pink!!! My sweet, Marissa…love you and that little family beyond words. Thank you for sharing this amazing wedding…start to finish it was designed beautifully by Come + Together Events (Katrina Hutchins) and little Rach and Zach have imprinted on my heart forever. THANK YOU to you…AND the entire SW Team for putting together the most perfect story of this day! HUGS!!! ~ K

  2. avatar Rachel Sholar reply

    Thank you for the absolutely beautiful feature. It will forever be one of the very best days of our lives. We couldn’t be more thankful to all those that made it happen. R + Z

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    Thank you ladies so much for featuring this sweet wedding! You are the best! xo

  5. avatar Emily reply

    Love their rooftop ceremony, and of course love their mini food! :)

  6. avatar Corinna Hoffman reply

    Love how they paired gray with pink & orange.

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Many of you may not know that I used to work for a country music station. A live feed of the station was played over a loudspeaker throughout our entire offices, so I may even be able to rival Miss Emily when it comes to country music trivia! One of my favorite songs became Lee Brice’s Love Like Crazy, because in the song, Lee encourages couples to “overuse ‘I love you.’” To me, those simple words are such an important aspect of marriage, sometimes being the only thing to say in a circumstance. So, when I read that Lauren + Adam’s reverend had them begin their traditional vows by just telling each other “I love you,” my heart leapt! Lauren also said that with these three simple words, all their nerves were gone. I imagine this was such a wonderful moment to witness.

Big hugs to Robyn Van Dyke, one of our darling Blue Ribbon Vendors, for sharing their big day with us!

One of my absolute favorite moments happened during the ceremony. Reverend Motley asked everyone to bow his or her head as he prayed for our marriage, and as he was ending the prayer, Adam pulled me in and kissed me on the forehead. I love that moment in particular because it felt like it was just the two of us up there together, even when there were 200 sets of eyes watching us. Another favorite moment was the time spent with my bridesmaids before the ceremony. We all wore oversized button-up shirts, which included monogrammed pockets (a DIY by my sister/MOH) and enjoyed sipping our champagne through straws and mason jars from Shop Sweet Lulu. That morning, I also received notes of encouragement and sweet wishes from all of the girls in my college sorority. These little moments brought me so much peace and joy and that I will always treasure.

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. To my surprise, finding my dress was the very first check off of our wedding to-do list. My mother and now mother-in-law decided on a whim to take me to Victorian Rose Bridals in Raleigh to try on a few dresses. Knowing it was still very early in the wedding planning process, I had little expectation of finding “the one” already, but it just so happened that the second dress I tried on was everything I wanted. It had ivory alencon lace over champagne charmeuse, an exposed back, and a sweeping train–it was perfect!

While all the grooms we feature are quite dapper, I am dying over this polka dot tie! Too much fun!

What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Genesis 2:7, 18, 21-24 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them.
The music for our ceremony was soft and elegant. We hired a violinist and kept to wedding ceremony classics. Adam and I knew from the very beginning that we wanted The Craig Woolard Band for the reception. The band is not only the perfect combination of beach music, Motown, and country, but they are also the band that entertained several of our first date nights. For our first dance, we danced to “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cook and for the daddy/daughter dance, we danced to “My Girl” by the Temptations.

Did you decide to do a “first look”? Why or why not? Adam and I decided not to do a first look, because we both liked the idea of keeping it traditional. I will never forget what an amazing feeling it was to see his reaction as I walked down the aisle!
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? Although we did not write our own vows, I loved that our Reverend had us begin our vows by just telling each other “I love you.” It took all my nerves away!

Our reception menu was Southern-inspired all the way! We served chicken and biscuits, BBQ sliders with coleslaw, green beans, sweet potato mash, sweet tea (of course!), and several other traditional Southern favorites. I also loved how our favors came out–we gave our guests navy koozies with bow ties on them–and I love that Adam wore the needlepoint belt I made for him.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Adam and I are just about as different as they come. He’s from the country; I grew up in the city. He’s the youngest of three boys; I’m the oldest of three girls. He loves being in the spotlight; I’m perfectly content standing in the back. But opposites attract, right? We first met while attending a summer camp called Camp Willow Run, where we were introduced by my counselor. We kept in touch here and there and eventually ended up going to the same college. We also both worked as summer staff at the same camp where we met as campers. Adam hardly talked to me all summer, so it completely took me by surprise when he asked me to be his date to his brother’s wedding on the last day of camp. Ironically enough, Adam’s brother was marrying the very same counselor who had originally introduced us. Small world!
Tell us all about the proposal! Adam once told me that no one expects to get engaged in the morning and he was most definitely correct. I woke up on a Thursday morning in January to a surprise breakfast delivery from Adam. Along with breakfast came a letter. As I began reading the letter, I realized that this was a little more than just the average morning date. Before I could even begin to question what was going on, he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. It was a pretty great way to start the day!
When did y’all get married? March 23, 2013
How many friends, family, and loved ones attended your wedding? 200
Describe your wedding flowers. The Sutherland’s natural beauty and rustic walled-garden inspired us to keep the ceremony simple, casual, and intimate. We selected baby’s breath, roses, and hydrangeas for floral arrangements, and kept to soft shades of ivory and blush for the décor.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert. We decided to choose a cupcake stand over a wedding cake for our dessert. The stand included a 6” spice cake on top and 18 dozen mini cupcakes in four different flavors: Simply Cinnamon, Wedding Cake, Lemon Zest, and Red Velvet. We liked the idea of giving our guests multiple flavor options while still being able to partake in the traditional couple cake cutting.
Did you have something borrowed, something blue, and something new? If so, do tell! While my mom was zipping up my gown, she showed me a piece of her wedding dress that she had sewn into mine as my something old. I love that she surprised me with that! My navy heels were my something blue. My grandmother’s wedding band was my something borrowed, and my sisters gave me a gorgeous engraved bracelet as my something new.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Figuring out how to seat 200 people in a ballroom that seats 175!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: We still laugh so hard when we look back at the pictures from our photo booth! Also, Our venue gave us a complementary ice sculpture. Typically, couples choose to have their monogram carved into the ice, but instead, Adam and I decided to use it as an opportunity to proudly display our favorite college football team, the East Carolina Pirates!
What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? Our photographer was absolutely incredible! I love that it was a husband and wife duo that could tag team during the ceremony and reception in order to capture all of the day’s festivities. I also felt really blessed to walk away from my wedding experience with pictures that so clearly depicted the emotions felt that day. Robyn was so patient and willing to go the extra mile for us, and I am extremely grateful for that!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Have fun on your wedding day!! I can honestly say that my wedding day was the best day ever, and I think every bride should feel that way about her special day.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We want to travel! I’m most excited to continue “growing up” with Adam and to experience life with him–I’m lucky to have a husband who is also my best friend and spiritual leader.

Robyn Van Dyke is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
6 Comments
  1. avatar Emily reply

    Love Lauren’s veil + love the gents’ handsome dotted ties!

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    [...] so incredibly grateful & excited to have Lauren & Adam‘s gorgeous wedding featured on Southern Weddings today!! A big, heartfelt thank you to all the lovely ladies at Southern Weddings and [...]

  3. avatar Robyn Van Dyke reply

    Thank you so much for the beautiful feature, ladies!! xoxo! We can’t wait to see y’all tomorrow!!!

  4. avatar Madi Reid Sanders reply

    Oh man… If I could wed again! (Still to my husband, of course!) I love everything about this wedding!

  5. avatar Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up | Southern Weddings reply

    [...] The pastor at Lauren and Adam’s beautiful winter wedding told them to just say “I love you” to each other before saying their vows. Our hearts just about burst over this sweet moment! See it here. [...]

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