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Howdy, y’all! We’ve been serving up a bunch of new features lately and I’m really excited to share this one, a collection of fab finds that will color you inspired! A Southern gal is stylish and savvy in every way — not just when it comes to planning and creating her wedding. We came up with a few items that would look lovely at a bridal luncheon, on your honeymoon, or in your new home with your new husband!

This color palette reminds me of afternoon tea on the well-manicured lawn of your grandfather’s estate. Slip on some pearls and take a look at my favorite steel gray, green and ivory things!

A. Slip into the Ribbon Mirabelle dress by Kate Spade for tea with your ladies.

B. Take in the scenes around you with these Coach Summer sunglasses.

C. Every Southern girl loves her pearls. We love this Pave Pearl Necklace from Ann Taylor.

D. Keep your table linens organized and adorable with these Fleur de Lys napkin rings from Sur La Table.

E. Keep the sun off your face and look like a movie star in this floppy brimmed hat.

F. This chevron-striped clutch would look fab against your outfit.

G. Dress up your tables with the Belle Boulevard China collection from Kate Spade.

H. Fill up your glass with this Drink Dispenser from Pier 1 Imports.

I. Cheers with this gem-colored champagne flute from Anthropologie.

J. This rose stationery from Minted will look lovely on your writing desk.

K. Cut off a sliver of this floral and vanilla Beekman 1803 soap for your powder room.

L. Line the steps to your front door with these mini boxwood trees.

What do you think of our finds? Tell us in the comments below and be on the lookout for more inspiration!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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Though Katharine + Kyle’s wedding might have been short(er) on the details we’re used to seeing on blogs and in magazines, it was full of the most important stuff: LOVE. Kyle’s two brothers and Katharine’s sister and best friend gave fabulous (hilarious) toasts, and there was not a dry eye in the house during Katharine’s heartfelt toast to her Dad and subsequent father-daughter dance.

There were a few details, though! The baby’s breath centerpieces Lara artfully arranged (with blooms from Fifty Flowers), and the candelabra and linens from Festive Occasions were all that were needed to set the Harvard Club of Boston off to its best advantage. Programs, escort cards, and table numbers were put together (for a great rate!) by 2bSquared on Etsy.

Love, details… but what about fun? Yep, there was PLENTY of that. Seven months later, my boyfriend is still talking about the insane dancing that went down at K + K’s reception. I’m sure guests are still talking about the funfetti-esque cake, too, a special request from the groom that was masterfully executed by Montilio’s Bakery. But my most memorable moment? Singing along to “American Pie” at the tail end of the reception, ringed in a circle around Katharine + Kyle with the rest of the guests. Magical? Yes, indeed.

Huge thanks to A Bryan Photo for these fabulous photos that truly capture all of the emotion. Check back tomorrow for a post from Katharine with a few things she learned from her wedding!

P.S. New reader? Check out this post for links to all the posts Katharine and I co-authored during her engagement!

A few last words from Mr. Gibler, the groom:

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? My high school friends singing our St. Xavier alma mater. (We went to an all-boys high school. Don’t judge us.)
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase/verse/or line? Yes, we did write our own vows… some sooner than others. Rumor has it Katharine started working on her vows several months before the wedding. I hashed mine out a few minutes before the ceremony. She cried, so it was all good.
What was Southern about your wedding? The bride. And her Southern lawyer father.
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? In the (censored) words of Ludacris: “Move. Get out [of] the way.” Translation: let the bride plan everything, and do whatever she says.
Who was your most honored guest at the wedding? My ninety-four-year-old Grandma Busam. (Just don’t tell Grandma Gibler!)
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Eight months later, I’m looking forward to finally taking my wife on our honeymoon, which we had to delay because of my med school schedule. I’ve planned a trip to the Western Caribbean… and gotten Kat plenty of seasickness medication.

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar megan beth reply

    Amazing wedding. Loving all the details from this elegant wedding…and I just adore that image of her singing to her father!

  2. avatar Natalie Norton reply

    Timeless. Beautiful. Joyful. Love it!

  3. avatar Kate reply

    I just have to say….best real wedding interview ever. Thanks, Kyle! And the wedding was beautiful, of course.

    • avatar Katharine reply

      You are so sweet, Kate! Kyle is going to be happy to hear at least someone was pleased his interview… :) He’s a ham! Hope to see you again soon, Mrs. Seely.

  4. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar reply

    This wedding looks so classy and elegant!

    xo

  5. avatar So Long, Farewell: Katharine Says Goodbye « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] And then there was that time I got married. As much as I dreaded the planning process and prided myself on being an atypical bride, I have to admit my wedding day was, in fact, the best day of my life. See our official posts on the wedding here, here and here. […]

  6. avatar Meredith reply

    Oh, my! So dreamy- what a lovely day!

  7. avatar Mackenzie reply

    I love her dress! Does anyone know who the designer is?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Mackenzie! Katharine wore the gorgeous (and perfect for her!) “Blakely” by Amsale.

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Katharine + Kyle’s ceremony was traditional, but also very personal. They used the age-old vows, but also wrote individual (tear-inducing) “promises” to each other, exchanged right before. They chose scripture from The Bible, but also a variety of readings with intense personal meaning, read by their closest friends and relatives. The ceremony was the part of her wedding Katharine planned most carefully and was most looking forward to, and I think it lived up to her expectations.

As for the details? Our happy pair were married at The Memorial Church of Harvard University. The Boston String Quartet provided gorgeous music throughout the service. Wiregrass Weddings printed the simple, classic programs, emblazoned with Harvard’s seal. Katharine added a custom lace cathedral-length veil made by Chaviano Couture to her Amsale ensemble for the ceremony. And those gorgeous photos (especially those portraits at the end)? All by the talented Bryan Johnson, of course!

The details from Kyle, the groom…

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The weather. 75 and sunny. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. I also loved going back to Harvard for the wedding. We got married five years to the day after we first met, and even had our “first look” back at the freshman dorm where we played that fateful “Never Have I Ever” game.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Her dress didn’t have a turtleneck or sleeves (which I was legitimately worried about since she likes both), so I was fine. Also, it wasn’t beige.
Describe your wedding flowers: There were flowers? Kat tells me they were white….
Describe your wedding cake: As the lead designer of our wedding cake, I chose a funfetti cake, inspired by a birthday tradition my mom started when I was three. I dare anyone to tell me it wasn’t delicious.
Were there any wedding traditions or new ideas you included in the wedding? After my wedding, I’m pretty sure all my high school friends will adopt the tradition of singing our high school alma mater at the reception. Also, I think the wedding started (or perhaps continued?) our new family tradition of letting my wife make every major life decision. And so it begins…

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar michelle reply

    WOW. That bouquet tossing picture is JAW DROPPING. Oh, and her veil, I want to wrap myself up in it. Lovely.

    • avatar Katharine reply

      Michelle, Annette does the best custom work! My veil was one of my very favorite parts of the entire wedding. (And Bryan Johnson does do some jaw-dropping work, huh?)

  2. avatar So Long, Farewell: Katharine Says Goodbye « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] my wedding day was, in fact, the best day of my life. See our official posts on the wedding here, here and […]

  3. avatar Paulina reply

    Beautiful couple and wedding! I would live to know where she got her veil it is gorgeous!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Paulina! Katharine’s veil was a custom creation by Annette of Chaviano Couture (http://www.chavianocouture.com/). It’s truly gorgeous, isn’t it?

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