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Sponsor Love: V3 Print

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Since we’ve had several inquiries about print advertisements for V4, we wanted to take a moment to look back at our fabulous crop of full-page sponsors that debuted in V3. We take a HUGE amount of care in placing our advertisements (and working with vendors on their ad designs), and we want to show you how fabulous they look in the pages of the magazine! Unlike most wedding magazines, we pride ourselves on NOT being a thick stack of ads, and we believe that makes y’all pay more attention to the ads we do print. From the feedback we’ve gotten from vendors and brides, this seems to be a win-win solution all around.

Intros aside, let’s take a look at a few VIP members of our V3 family!

First up: Storkie! See those beautiful teals, pinks, and blues? All perfectly within our color palette for this issue, making us pleased as punch to have the fine folks at Storkie on the inside front cover. Storkie.com is home to a wide array of stationery designs, ranging from the classic to the fun. You can see a few of my favorites here, here, and here!

Next we have photographer Camille Deann. We thought Camille’s elegant and refined style (and elegant and refined ad!) was a perfect match for my etiquette column. Camille is based just outside of Atlanta, but is happy to travel to wherever your wedding might be located. She also wrote a sweet post about her ad on her blog here. :)

Mike Steelman is a great example of the collaborative process we go through with our sponsors. We went back and forth for days, trying to decide on, between our office and Mike’s, the perfect image to set off his brand. We finally settled on this stunning tree, and I have to say, I think it was a great choice — everyone who sees Mike’s ad is wowed. Mike is based in California but is looking forward to booking some Southern weddings!

Next we have J. Malahy Photography. Josh chose to run the same image as he did in V2, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled! Doesn’t it look perfect sandwiched in between the pages of our color story? Josh is based in Memphis and Atlanta but happy to travel to wherever your wedding might take him! You can check out his site here and blog here.

The darker colors of Cunningham Photo Artists’ ad fit right in next to the opening page of our “Sweet Love” feature. Drea and Casey are based in Charlotte but, as they say, “have camera, will travel!” You can visit their site here and their blog here!

We chose to put photographer Christine Tremoulet’s ad across from the opening page of our “Rockabilly Romance” feature for two main reasons: the bright red of the vintage truck in our shoot perfectly complemented the vintage car in Christine’s photograph, and both Christine and our shoot are based in Texas! Christine is a fabulous destination wedding and boudoir photographer, and you can view her work here and here.

Perez Photography is another one of our dynamite Texas sponsors. We love love love husband and wife team Cesar and Tanya and know you will, too. Check out their site here and blog here, and keep your eyes peeled for their big branding overhaul reveal soon!

It’s a very close call, but I have to say, Paul and Mecheal Johnson might win for my personal favorite ad in V3. It’s just so dreamy, and perfectly reflects their soft, love-and-light-filled style. Plus, it looks so fabulous next to the “Choose Your Own Southern Wedding” spread! The Johnsons are based in Florida but have traveled around the country shooting weddings. You can view their site here and blog here!

Kelly Hornberger’s ad is another that’s striking in its simplicity. LOVE the photo she chose, and love her graphic signature in the bright citron. Clean and modern but warm, just like her photography style. You can see more of her work on her site here and blog here!

Rounding out our photography sponsors, we have Tiffany of Lucky Photography. If you’re looking for a true Southern talent, Tiffany’s your girl! She works throughout Alabama and also shoots child and family portraits. (Just thought I’d toss that out there for those readers who’ve stuck around after the wedding!) You can view her site here and blog here.

Last but certainly not least, we have Rae and Wes Leytham. A husband and wife photography duo based in Florida, they might have the honor of being SW’s longest-running supporters. We love them for that, and also because of their fabulous talent behind the lens. View their site here and their blog here! I must add, also, that their ad looks like it was made to follow Kristin and Kincaid’s wedding. Gorgeous!

If you can believe it, we’ve already had more than a few of our ad slots snapped up for the next issue, even though it isn’t slated to drop until next fall! We’re not kidding about limiting the number of ads we take, so if you think you’d like to join us now that you’ve seen what care we take in management and placement of our sponsors, just email Whitney and she’ll talk things through with you. We’d love to have you! Once again, a huge “thanks, y’all!” to ALL of our sponsors from the SW ladies!

emily Written with love by Emily
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A few more lovelies to send you off into the weekend!

Farm girls, I’ve got your photographer! Erica Velasco admits in her bio that vintage and rustic weddings are her very favorites to shoot, and it shows in her images. Erica is conveniently local to both Phoenix and McAllen, Texas but happy to travel the world! Check out more of her work on her site and her blog, including more photos from the dreamy shoot above.

Our next sponsor, Brenda, is amassing a small village of helpful wedding businesses! There’s her blog, where she hosts giveaways (like this one for a PreOwned Wedding Dresses gift card, which closes on Tuesday!), her Sweet Treats Directory, which helps you find a talented baker, and her Etsy store, where she sells darling cake and cupcake toppers and garlands – all handmade by Brenda herself. It takes a village, I guess!

You may recognize our last sponsor, Origin Crafts, since they’ve been popping up in our Get the Look series (here, most recently!). With good reason, too — their buying team is all over trends, which means their store is almost guaranteed to have the perfect decor or accent item to complete your reception. Some of our favorites? This chalkboard, these apothecary jars, this hanging votive, and this mercury glass votive lookalike. See their whole stock here!

We’re always looking for fabulous new vendors to add to our Resource Directory, so if you’re a wedding vendor interested in that section or any other in our magazine or site, just email Katharine!

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We’ve got another trio of lovely sponsors to introduce you to this fine Friday!

Ryan Ray is an editorial-style photographer based out of Dallas. Luckily for those of you who don’t live in Dallas, he loves to travel! I think one of the best indications of the talent of a photographer is what they can do with the dreaded rainy day wedding, which is why I particularly love this Florida celebration Ryan recently featured on his blog — beautiful! Check out more of Ryan’s work here!

Some of you may have heard of The Pretty Blog since we recently featured its founder’s ridiculously adorable wedding (see here, here, and here!)! TPB is based out of South Africa, but the inspiration they provide — from “doable DIYs” to helpful hints, real weddings, free downloads, and more — spans the world over. Check them out here!

InTandem Photography is a husband-and-wife team that does some fabulous things with texture, shadow, and composition. Seriously — check out their blog! (I particularly enjoyed this bridal session.) They are based in Austin, and their site is here. Also, can we all agree that their branding is the cutest?!

Venues, photographers, makeup artists, cake bakers, dress designers, and everyone else awesome under the Southern wedding sun — want to join the party? Just email Katharine for a media kit!

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    Yay, this is my wedding! Ryan Ray was a wonderful photographer; seriously, the rain made his photos even more amazing. He used the unpredictable weather to his advantage, and each image turned out beautifully.

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