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Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on the first V5 editorial we debuted! I was going to say that that one has a special place in our hearts (and it does!), but truly, we feel similarly about every shoot we produced for this issue! This one, photographed by Melissa Schollaert, is no different.

This shoot was inspired by two very Southern elements: honey and pecans. As we did more research into these two humbles components, we got more and more inspired. Because, you see, the word pecan comes from an Algonquian word meaning “the nut that requires a stone to crack.” That toughness and durability, paired with the sweetness of honey, seemed to us like the perfect recipe for a strong marriage.

Of course, we had great fun coming up with creative ways to incorporate winks to honey and pecans throughout the shoot. One of my very favorites is the honeycomb wrap on the stationery suite designed by Erica Loesing, and printed beautifully by Alee & Press.

And don’t you love how our beautiful bride’s veil resembles a honeycomb, as well?

That bouquet looks like quite a handful, doesn’t it? I think that’s the only way Amy Osaba makes them :) I also adore the bee “pin” we attached to the bouquet ribbons – it’s actually an earring!

Speaking of beautiful people, we were lucky enough to draw all of our “models” from our Atlanta reader pool! Erin and her husband Taylor were our bride and groom. From left to right below, we have Emily, Madelynne, Laura, and Brittany standing in as bridesmaids. Aren’t they the sweetest??

Stay tuned, because you’ll have a chance to win some of those fabulous sparkly headbands soon!

A honey themed shoot wouldn’t be complete without a honey tasting, now would it? Something like this could be fun to arrange at cocktail hour!

All the glistening gold goodness comes to a point in the table, I think, beautifully arranged by Lindsay Pitt of TOAST. I adore that blown-open magnolia in the centerpiece, and the pecan pies at each place setting are too much! Talk about Southern hospitality…

Southerners are known for their sense of humor AND for their love of beautiful things, and I adore how those two traits are represented perfectly in our moonshine bar! Mason jars have never looked so glam. And should you wish to set up your own moonshine bar, make sure you check out Ole Smoky – they have lots of flavors! Just sayin’.

Last but certainly not least, we have this masterpiece of a wedding cake by Sweet Sensations. I adore how Sharon took our pecan inspiration and ran with it! The gorgeous linens from I Do Linens and the flowing fabric backdrop by Michelle Edgemont set it off perfectly.

Huge hugs to all the folks that made this shoot happen! Pick up your copy to see even more Georgia goodness!

Melissa Schollaert and TOAST are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
18 Comments
  1. avatar Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) reply

    This is a gorgeous shoot…every detail is absolutely stunning!

  2. avatar Lauren reply

    Gorgeous shoot! The very talented Maria from the Amy Osaba team is doing all the floral for my wedding, absolutely love the lushness of it! And we’ll be visiting Ole Smoky this weekend on my bachelorette weekend in Gatlinburg :)

  3. avatar Laura reply

    Both of the features from V5 so far are absolutely stunning! Such unique and Southern themes!

  4. avatar Diana reply

    I ABSOLUTELY am in love with this wedding!!

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This weekend is Earth Day, belles! And with all the stunning natural beauty that surrounds us in the South, we thought it would behoove us to pause and take a minute to appreciate the majestic Lowcountry marshes, the romantic Spanish moss dripping from live oaks, and the endless fields of blue bonnets, to name just a few distinctly Southern gems.

We also have this eco-conscious bridal shower inspiration with which to celebrate! Photographer Sarah DeShaw partnered with Kendra from One Love Organics to put together this pretty inspiration. Wouldn’t something like this be perfect not just for a bridal shower, but for a low-key bachelorette or pre-wedding pampering session, too?

Love the idea of wrapping gifts in burlap – and of pairing the burlap with shiny satin ribbon to add a feminine touch!

If you’re ready for some Southern-style relaxation, we’ve got just the thing for you – a sweet tea pedicure!

Yum, don’t you think?

Sources:

Design and Photo Stylist: Sarah DeShaw // Photography: Sarah DeShaw and Brent DeShaw // Venue: Hampton Island // Flowers: Holley Jaakkola // Clothing: Go Fish // Products: One Love Organics // Hair & Makeup: Katherine Taylor // Paper Goods: A Darling Day

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    So darling! The fact that it’s eco-friendly makes it even prettier :)

  2. avatar kim reply

    Super cute! I love the vintage feel to it all and the honey cocktails are genius!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  3. avatar laurie reply

    i am swooning over here!!! this is a must! what a cute idea with perfect details!! :)

  4. avatar Elizabeth reply

    All sweet ideas! Love the sweet tea pedicure! I think it would be fun to incorporate that into a girls’ night :)

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  11. avatar Paige reply

    Love your honey martini’s. Amazing photography.

    Paige

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The next finalist in our Ultimate Southern Escort Card Challenge is the fine folks at Beeology. They teamed up with photographer Jill Higgins to put together another delicious-sounding escort card idea. In their words, they are “totally Southern and sweet as honey.”

From the Beeology team:

“Wedding guests pick up their escort cards along with a tube of tasting honey from Beeology101. Once seated at their table, they get to taste the honey. Beeology101’s tasting tubes are labeled with batch numbers that can be looked up online to find information about the honey, the beekeeper who produced it, and other fun details. The tasting tubes were simply inserted into chicken wire so that they were standing upright.”

Thank you so much Brian and Jill! Readers, if you love this idea, be sure to let us know in the comments! And remember, you’re welcome to give a vote of support to more than one concept.

emily Written with love by Emily
41 Comments
  1. avatar cyn reply

    How awesome! Such a cute idea!!

  2. avatar Jill Higgins reply

    Woohoo…excited! Thanks!

  3. avatar Bunny reply

    This one is my fave!!

  4. avatar Maria Norcia Santillanes reply

    What a “sweet” idea! I love when weddings get creative. What better way to celebrate the start of a sweet life than with fresh sweet honey.

  5. avatar Dara reply

    LOVE this……very creative!!!

  6. avatar Lynn Lewis reply

    “BEE”utiful idea!!!

  7. avatar Jessica reply

    too cute! and totally southern!

  8. avatar June Taliaferro reply

    Very creative, Jill and Brian. Good job!

  9. avatar Randy reply

    I like the “natural” approach to this ….good job!!

  10. avatar Ann S. McCrickard reply

    A++! Original, creative…..and tasty – what a combo!

  11. avatar Brenna reply

    L.O.V.E. this idea!!

  12. avatar Emily reply

    Love anything the Beeology folks do!!!

  13. avatar Barbara reply

    Love this! Great idea Jill & Brian!

  14. avatar Angie reply

    Such a cute idea!

  15. avatar Marian reply

    What a great idea and usefull too. All good Southern ideas are elegant and serve a purpose. Has to be the best idea yet.

  16. avatar Erica reply

    Love this idea!!!

  17. avatar Dee reply

    I love this idea. I’d have it at my wedding! ;)

  18. avatar Steve McGee reply

    This is an awesome idea promoting the absolute most delicious, natural and healthy treat in the world. The new age needs to re-learn the values and benefits of honey!

  19. avatar Molly reply

    What a creative idea! Love it!

  20. avatar Pear Tree Greetings reply

    This is such a lovely idea for a wedding, and would be great for a dinner party or baby shower as well! Love it! -Steph

  21. avatar Jim Jenkins reply

    This is a great idea promoting a natural product! I’ve never seen honey marketed in a tube such as this. awesome!

  22. avatar Becky Smith reply

    This is such an amazing idea. I have a cousin getting married at my house in May, and I can’t wait to show her this!!

  23. avatar Rebecca hogg reply

    Love this!

  24. avatar Tonja reply

    This idea will make your wedding day one to remember for your “sweet” guests! What a super creative and original idea!

  25. avatar Brian reply

    Super clean presentation and an amazing idea that is sure to generate some conversation around the wedding table.

  26. avatar Barb reply

    What a sweet idea – love it!

  27. avatar Tricia hastinga reply

    Love this idea! Very unique and fun!

  28. avatar Annie Lou reply

    What a wonderful and creative idea. I love honey!

  29. avatar Alison Wider reply

    Great concept. Love the display, and what a treat for the guests!

  30. avatar nancy romine reply

    Sooo sweet! I love it!

  31. avatar Rhonda reply

    What a neat idea ! The Idea is so clever and photography is great !

  32. avatar Beth reply

    Such a cute idea! Awesome photos!

  33. avatar Lynn reply

    What a neat idea!

  34. avatar Crystal reply

    What an absolutely adorable idea! I completely love it- an escort card and favor in one!

  35. avatar Tracy Autem reply

    Sweet & cute!

  36. avatar Vesna reply

    I love the strips and the fonts! What a great idea for a wedding theme and a great gift for guests! Go Beeology!

  37. avatar Vesna reply

    Great idea and theme for a wedding! Love the photos too!

  38. avatar Justin reply

    We wish we would have thought of this for our wedding!

  39. avatar Amy reply

    Love this one. The chicken wire was inspired! It provides a nice contrast to the sophisticated cards but keeps with the honeycomb theme and feels so Southern too!

  40. avatar Terri reply

    I really like this idea – so original!

  41. avatar Bob Scott reply

    Love this idea. We didn’t even think of having honey at our wedding -wish we did!

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