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Author: Nicole

When we started making V5 last year, we turned to our Sweet Tea Society manifesto to bring us back to our roots. The theme of the issue, Love Never Fails, is one that we now frequently say in and out of the office. It’s our motto for life, which is why we love and appreciate the reminders we get that it rings true. When Jeremy & Kristin sent over Beth + Brody’s sixth-month anniversary session, we were impressed not just by the gorgeous photos, but how they translate B + B’s love story on camera — one that has endured so much faith, courage and love in just their first few months of marriage.

Beth was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after their Texas wedding, giving the newlyweds an obstacle to conquer that many couples have never faced. We love that Jeremy & Kristin saw their anniversary session as an opportunity to show everyone that this season of life is beautiful and that love conquers all.

How sweet are the two photos below? I love these sweet moments Jeremy & Kristin captured.

From Jeremy & Kristin:

Beth and Brody met at summer camp. They were both counselors, and had a passion for teaching kids. The thing was, they were going to be there all summer and they weren’t allowed to date in front of the campers, so they wrote letters. Though they saw each other every day, their relationship began with summer camp letters. They got to know each other and soon they were rearranging their schedules so that they could have the same day off.

Beth and Brody are two of the sweetest, most genuine, and down to earth people we have ever met. The kind of people you feel you have known all your life after meeting them just once. They have learned that love is strong, and that they are stronger together. They are walking this path with courage and faith.

Photographer: Jeremy & Kristin / Event Designer: Jen Rios Design / Flowers & Decor: Rlove Designs / Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta / Makeup Artist: Beauty&theBlush Makeup Artistry / Bride’s Jewelry: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge
nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Jordan reply

    Wow, this is so beautiful!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    Beautiful in every way. Also, it has to be said, her gown is gorgeous :)

  3. avatar Marissa reply

    Stunning! These pictures speak of true beauty, strength, and courage. Absolutely gorgeous.

  4. avatar Jeremy reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Beth & Brody’s story! We are forever grateful!

  5. avatar Anna reply

    My heart is so full! These images leave me speechless.

  6. avatar Marissa reply

    Such an incredible shoot. So much strength and courage, and the best example that love never fails!

  7. avatar Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake reply

    This is so sweet! All the pictures are so precious. Thankful they are walking in faith! :)

  8. avatar Kristin reply

    In tears over this powerful and beautiful expression of love. I agree M!! What an amazing testimony to the idea that Love Never Fails!

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  10. avatar Jen Rios reply

    Beth & Brody are such an inspiration. Thank you for telling their sweet story!

  11. avatar Abby reply

    Absolutely a tear jerker! I love how much joy is exuded in these photos! Incredibly touching as well as beautiful.

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  13. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar reply

    Thank you for sharing all this love! So lovely!

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Good morning, my dears! Emily and Marissa have had their turn sharing a little more of their style with our Dream Southern Summer Wedding series (here and here), so I’m excited to share mine with you! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the rest of the SW gals’ dreamy ideas.

Summer is my very favorite season, so there’s no doubt I’ve been (secretly until now) dreaming up a wedding soiree based around my love for all citrus-colored things. In my mind, it looks like this:

Clockwise, from top left: Orange daiquiris via Pottery Barn, floral china photo by Emily Delamater, bouquet photo by Jose Villa, fabric favors photo by Melissa Jill Photography via Ruffled, bridesmaids dresses photo by Erik Ekroth via Style Me Pretty, oranges centerpiece photo by The Nichols via Southern Weddings, pinwheel photo by Tanja Lippert via Southern Weddings, ceremony photo by The Nichols via Southern Weddings.

The feel: Warm, vibrant and fun with a spin — think picnic meets black tie. We’ll say our vows by the lake and move in to the lawn for the reception. Though picnic blankets will be laid out across the lawn in lieu of tables, string lights, a black and white checkered dance floor and formal attire will dress the shindig up. The whole event will glow from the sunset.

The place: On the lawn by the water, so the light breeze blows through the ceremony and keeps everyone cool.

The time: 6:00 pm in early September, just in time for us to turn on the string lights as the reception begins and the sun goes down.

The style: Though I’ve yet to decide what I’m going to wear, I know my bridesmaids will be donning multicolored dresses, with my maid of honor in a pretty floral pattern, like the photo from my color inspiration. Though a laid-back picnic reception follows the ceremony, I plan to outfit the bridal party in formal floor length gowns (in breathable fabric, I promise!) and sharp grey suits with red suspenders.

The food: I have a much-warranted love for food trucks, so I’d have a selection of three lined up near the picnic area for guests to take their pick from. Of course, there will be classic North Carolina BBQ, savory pies and seafood. For dessert, my beau and I will cut into a cake for everyone to pair with the flavor of their choice from the ice cream truck!

The music: I loved how festive but relaxed the jazz bands were when I was in New Orleans, so I think a live jazz band with some soulful brass notes would be the perfect touch for this outdoor wedding. Of course, we’ll all dance under string lights!

The flowers: A happy mix of poppies and garden roses. My bouquet will be a slightly wild arrangement, with jasmine vine (my favorite!) sprouting from the sides. At the reception, small glass vases will hold single garden roses with a little bit of greenery to decorate the guest book table, the drinks station and the bourbon bar.

What do you think, ladies? What would YOUR dream Southern summer wedding look like?

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Lara reply

    I love this soooo much! Once you have your dream wedding here, I’ll happily step in and do a vow renewal with all the same stuff after! : )

  2. avatar Emily reply

    Love those earrings! Everything looks so bright + happy!!

  3. avatar Alexia reply

    Obsession… I want to attend this wedding! Looks like so much fun :)

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The end of summer and beginning of fall are the busiest seasons here at Southern Weddings. We’re humming around like bees making V6 even bigger and better than V5! Yes, there have been plenty of late nights in the office before, and we’re all planning on a few more coming up. There’s a lot of time that goes into making a magazine, y’all! As excited as we get about our upcoming launch, we still need to remind ourselves that there are relationships to tend to at home. It’s why I love one our newest products, our Love Note Notepads so much.

I think these cute little guys are the perfect way to leave thoughtful messages behind for your sweetie! These notes are printed on thick paper and letterpressed in gold foil for an extra special touch. But don’t worry, my dears! You won’t hesitate to use these cuties. There are 30 sheets per notepad, and each easily tears off so you can stick them in lunches, in the car dashboard, or on the nightstand. Emily and I agree — the paper texture is a dream to write on, too. They’re even perfectly sized to fit in a 4Bar envelope, just in case your mama or best friend needs a little love or encouragement. Head on over to the Southern Weddings Shop to take a look!

Where do you leave surprise love notes? I like to put them in clothes pockets, so my boyfriend finds them throughout the month :)

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Lara reply

    I love these so much! Makes Ari feel so special.

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