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Friends! We are overwhelmed and humbled with the response we’ve gotten in the wake of V5’s launch. We hoped with all of our hearts that the heart of this issue would be apparent, and we’re so happy to see its message moving and touching so many people. And, of course, the gorgeous images spreading far and wide! We wanted to take a minute to highlight a few of the kind posts that y’all have written over the past few weeks as a small way of thanking you for taking the time to write them. BIG HUGS from all of us!!

xo Lara, Emily, Marissa, Nicole, and Kristin!

Our delightful friend Jen of Green Wedding Shoes shared an early sneak peek at our Family Heirlooms shoot!

Michelle wrote the most beautiful post about how the message of V5 has affected her business. The wedding of her couple Eddie + Jordan was featured in the mag!

Jen and her team at Makeup for Your Day wrote about their experience working on our Family Heirlooms shoot!

Jen shared the exciting news that one of her images was featured in our bouquet section!

Val highlighted eight reasons why she loves SW. We’re blushing!!

Lucy O Photo shared her featured image AND her adorable baby girl. I think I see a contender in our photo contest!

Emily highlighted her featured image and a few snaps from our launch party!

Floridian Weddings mentioned us in their weekly round-up post… thanks, gals!

So did Lisa. We adore that cake, too!

Snippet & Ink kindly shared a peek at our Honey & Pecan shoot.

Faith, whose images appear in several spots throughout the magazine, wrote the sweetest post about her experience!

Our dear friend Kristy shared some behind the scene shots from the making of our launch party photobooth backdrop. She made a similar one for the Lilly feature in V5!

Leigh Pearce contributed to our ceremony tips feature, and we were so glad to have her!

100 Layer Cake shared an early peek at our Kentucky Rose shoot!

Style Unveiled loved it so much they asked to feature it, too!

Liz & Ryan shared the sweetest post about our launch party and their excitement over V5!

Our lovely friends the Wedding Chicks shared a sneak peek of our cover shoot — fun!! They also posted some yellow bridesmaid dress ideas to accompany it!

Leila and co., who helped us pull together our Lilly Pulitzer shoot, shared a few snaps!

KT Merry, the photographer, shared a few, too! We love you, KT!!

The Lilly shoot was quite a popular lady! Summer from Grey Likes shared a sneak peek on her blog early on!

Our friend Rebecca Rose wrote the NICEST post about V5 and our launch party. We were so happy to see you there, R!

And last but certainly not least, Lindsay from TOAST Events, the planner behind the Honey & Pecan shoot, shared a few spreads on her blog!

I am entirely positive that we missed some of y’all’s kind posts, so please leave the link in the comments if you’re not mentioned here! We’ll be sure to either add them to this post or save them for a second round-up!

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    So tickled pink to be included in this round up! I love seeing bits and pieces of V5 pop up all over the internet :) I can’t tell y’all enough, thank you for a beautiful magazine!!

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Hey, y’all! We’re busy bees here trying to get the new SW site up and running ASAP! While you wait, here are a few more peeks inside V3. The love just keeps on coming!

Ali, one of our real wedding brides, is a photographer herself! We were thrilled to feature her wedding.

Michelle Cross’s blog post was adorable. Michelle, your excitement is contagious!

Katherine says we succeeded with our cover mission… what do you think?

Love the glamour shoot that photographer Laura Ivanova arranged for her copy of V3 :)

A photo from our girl Brooke Schwab was featured in the blogger directory and she’s giving away a copy!

Lauren weighed in as one of our Southern honeymoon experts!

Camille Deann, one of our V3 sponsors, thinks no bride should be without a copy of SW. We agree!

The ladies at Simply Bloom contributed one of our lovely real weddings, Rachel and Phillip.

We LOVE Tanja Lippert’s work and were thrilled to feature a pair of her photographs in V3!

Christine Tremoulet is another one of our fabulous V3 sponsors. We love you and your images, Christine!

We were thrilled to feature work from Sarah Yates! Now, Sarah, you just have to come shoot a wedding in the South :)

Marie Labbancz was one of our cover finalists, and we loved her shoot so much we gave it an extended spread.

Y’all know I love me some Weddingbee! Thanks, Miss Brooch — you’re making us blush!

Adrienne Gunde practically wrote the book on how to submit the perfect bouquet shot for Southern Weddings. We love you, Adrienne!

Rae and Wes are our huge fans, and we, likewise, are huge fans of theirs! It’s a mutual lovefest :)

Last but certainly not least, we were thrilled to feature a few photographs from Larissa Cleveland.

Thanks, y’all, so, so much!! We couldn’t have put out this issue without your support. If we missed your post on V3, leave a comment here and I’ll add it in!

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We would be remiss to end this week without publicly thanking the scores of friends and fans that have posted about the new issue on their blogs. First, though, I suppose we should apologize for jamming up the airwaves on Twitter. According to our good friend Nate

Nah, we won’t apologize — we’re too excited! Without further ado, a few of the lovelies who’ve given us a shout-out over the last week:

Our good buddy Jonathan Canlas made us blush.

We will forever be indebted to Brooke and the Curious + Company team for their work on the “Choose Your Own Southern Wedding” feature.

Kiley + Tim’s wedding by Paul Johnson was the last wedding we accepted for V3 and we’re so happy we did!

Jose, Jose, Jose… we can’t sing his praises highly enough.

Gina Zeidler wowed us with her Texas brunch cover concept.

And the Vue chicks cover entry was sweet as a peach. Make sure you check out Diva Productions’ video from their shoot day!

Sweet Southern gal Emily Ley was invaluable in helping us with some of the trickier graphic design elements.

Our girl Jen from Green Wedding Shoes came up with the most stunning concept for her “Southern by Design” shoot. We love you, Jen!

Her co-conspirators Carissa of JL Designs

and photographer Stephanie Williams also had lovely things to say.

The ladies of 100 Layer Cake wowed us with their Great Gatsby concept.

We tapped one of our favorite bloggers, Kathryn of Snippet & Ink, to contribute to our Southern honeymoon story.

Kelly Hornberger was one of our fabulous sponsors, and she’s giving away a few copies on her blog!

Jill Thomas was responsible for one of the most beautiful real weddings we featured, Ali + Matt.

Bow ties and gorgeous pocket squares, oh my! The Cordial Churchman made us swoon with thier dapper creations featured in V3.

Lauren, from Every Last Detail, gave us her Southern insight on page 10!

Kirstie lent us a few photographs for the groom’s gallery and blogger directory.

We were THRILLED to have the chance to feature an A Bryan Photo wedding…

…and the work of SW fave Calder Clark.

Kate Headley was the talent behind another one of our real weddings (and perhaps my personal favorite!).

Yet another real wedding was shot by Anne Marie Photography. We loved the bold yellows!

We were thrilled to feature menus from Minted in one of our editorial spreads. They do amazing work and are so easy to collaborate with!

Lauren Larsen came through in the clutch with the perfect imagery to pair with an article that was in dire need of some beautiful photos. Thank you, Lauren!!

We couldn’t have dreamed up a better end story than Ruth & Jerry. Thanks to Donnan Photo for sending the two lovebirds our way!

Amelia Lyon was behind the camera for a stunning editorial spread!

And So Happi Together was the genius behind the details of the same spread!

To round out the all-star team from Amelia’s shoot, we were thrilled to find this post from The Loveliest Day who did event design and styling!

Last but DEFINITELY not least, Joey + Jessica were the photo geniuses behind our beautiful cover. We love you guys!!!

Thank you, again, to all of these lovely friends! If you wrote a post about the new SW on your blog, share it with us in the comments and we’ll make sure to include you in this post or a future one!

Want your own copy of V3? WIN ONE here, or take a pic with V3 and win one here, or order here OR find it on newstands all over the US (heavy in the South of course, but we’re in every state somewhere!) at select Barnes and Noble, Borders, Piggly Wiggly (YEEHAW!!), Walmart, Target, and major retailers. We’re waiting on our complete store list to come in, so if you find your copy, tweet us where you found it or leave a comment here so we can let other folks know. Thank y’all again so much for the love! 

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