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By now, hopefully most of you have your copy of our new issue, Southern Weddings V8, in your hot little hands! If not, make a trip out to your nearest Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Walgreens, Harris Teeter, or miscellaneous grocery store/pharmacy and get yourself one! (And if you can’t find it on shelves, you can always order from our shop!) We’re so excited to be sharing a bit from each of our editorials over the next few weeks – there’s always more that we couldn’t fit in our pages, and we love that sharing these beauties online makes them easy to pin :)

At the heart of each of our editorials is a couple we dreamed up. We designed the details of each shoot around their story, in the hopes that y’all would be inspired to do the same for yours! In Fore the Love, we imagined a couple who met as kids while on vacation with their families. They grew up to love golfing, and invited their guests to celebrate with them over a long weekend of group tee-off times and peach ice cream sandwiches. We tucked lots of fun Southern golf culture references throughout, too!

Big hugs to Katie Stoops, who took these photographs, and Blue Ribbon Vendor Jacin Fitzgerald Events, who planned everything to perfection!

For such a colorful and clever shoot, my first thought for a paper partner was Cheree Berry. She knocked it out of the park – check out all of the “Easter egg” details below!

Nothing could be more appropriate for this editorial than for the gents to start off the wedding morning with a group round of golf. And did you notice our groom’s green jacket? (How could you not?) It was, of course, inspired by the famous one at Augusta!

The ladies had their own colorful accessories, including floral clutches from FabByCab and vibrant nails!

How’s that for a bouquet?? Jacin used pink peonies, coral charm peonies, gardenias, yellow ranunculus, and magnolias, many from Brannan Street Wholesale, for this beauty.

Our lovely ‘maids were equally as colorful as the blooms. We love the idea of choosing a patterned dress for your maid of honor and having your other gals in a coordinating solid!

Real-life married couple Tim and Sarah shone as our bride and groom!

With so many famous golf course signature drinks, we knew we needed to come up with something fun for the drink station at cocktail hour! This golf cart bar was a bit of a handful to rig up, but we were all pleased with how it turned out.

Southern Fried Paper made the most adorable signage and seating chart to complement our scheme. And though an actual course might object to guests practicing their putting during cocktail hour, there’s nothing to stop you from setting up a little green wherever your guests are mingling!

On a golf course, the clubhouse is often affectionately called the 19th hole. We ran with this idea and made it the staging area for dinner. Guests grabbed chic paper bags filled with gourmet BLTs and egg salad – two staples at the Masters, where they are sold for impressively low prices! Cru Catering did a spectacular job jazzing up these sandwiches.

A trellis and floral wedding cake by Ashley Bakery and peach ice cream sandwiches were a sweet ending to the evening – followed by a golf cart getaway!

For more from this feature, snag your copy of V8 right here! Huge hugs to all of the talented vendors who brought this feature to life:

Photographer: Katie Stoops | Film processing: Richard Photo Lab | Planner, stylist, and florals: Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Flower wholesaler: Brannan Street Wholesale Florist | Venue: Patriot’s Point | Prep location: The Cottages on Charleston Harbor | Caterer: Cru Catering | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Hair stylist: Ash and Co. | Makeup artist: Dannon K. Collard | Invitation suite: Cheree Berry Paper | Signage, packaging, and drink stirrers: Southern Fried Paper | Wax paper: Pink Lemonade Party Shop | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rentals: EventHaus Rentals | Vintage glassware and china: The Festive Frog | Bride’s gown: “Zinnia” by Anne Barge | Bride’s getaway dress: “McLeod” by Kate McDonald Bridal | Bride’s clutch: FabByCab | Maid of honor’s dress: “Laura” by Donna Morgan | Bridesmaid dresses: “Lilly” by Camilyn Beth | Monogrammed hats: Marley Lilly | Green jacket: Country Club Prep

Jacin Fitzgerald, Dannon K. Collard, Southern Fried Paper, and Kate McDonald Bridal are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory and EventHaus Rentals is a delightful sponsor!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Jacin reply

    What a fun shoot this was – thank you again for including me :)

  2. avatar Erin Phillips reply

    This was by far my favorite editorial that you guys did in V8! It even had my husband drooling with the green jacket and the golf references scattered throughout. So. Much. Fun!

  3. avatar Dana reply

    This is so fun! I’m obsessed with the flowers, the maid of honor dress, and the bride’s getaway dress!

  4. avatar Malou reply

    Not my preferred colors but nice styling!

  5. avatar Jehnel Oboza-Davison reply

    I love how this just screams the 1950s. The colors, the style, the sleek and modern lines; love it all!

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I love working with new sponsors for many reasons. Sometimes it helps me discover a company I wasn’t familiar with (this one pops to mind – love them so much!), and sometimes it’s because it’s a company I already know and love, and get to introduce to y’all! That’s the happy case today, as I am a fan (and customer!) of today’s sponsor, Cuyana.

While searching for a new leather tote bag a few years ago, I stumbled upon Cuyana, and I don’t think there’s ever been a company that has so immediately and completely resonated with me. I know that many of y’all will feel the same way. I have to share this excerpt from their website, even if it’s kind of lengthy:

We believe in both beauty and intentional buying. We love the joy of finding treasures and the pride of spending wisely. Cuyana means “to love” in Quechua, a language of the Andean regions of South America, and every piece we design is imbued with our love for quality, timelessness, and beauty. We want to love every item in our closets. We want to revel in the tactile beauty of the world’s finest materials and marvel at consummate craftsmanship. We believe in style, not fashion; in quality, not quantity. We celebrate fewer, better things and strive to live a life of inspired simplicity.

WOW! Isn’t that amazing? I just love it so, so much, and feel like it applies to so much more than just clothes or accessories. Even to wedding planning!

Cuyana offers a curated line of attainable, luxurious essentials — things like the perfect silk tee, the quintessential weekender, and the can’t-live-without-it scarf. Many items, like their travel case sets, make fantastic bridesmaid gifts, and monogramming is available on most leather and canvas pieces for an additional $10-$15, depending on the item.

Some of their larger pieces, like their weekender bags, overnight bags, or totes, would be the perfect start to your collection of married monogram pieces. I love the idea of starting your married life together with beautiful, simple, quality pieces that are designed to last a lifetime.

For those of you who’ve been married for a few years already, consider Cuyana for your third anniversary gift destination! I’m coming up on mine, and they have so many lovely leather pieces from which to choose!

Ready to explore more and shop better? You can browse the entire Cuyana collection at their site here. I hope you love this special company as much as I do!

This post is brought to you by Cuyana. Thank you for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar European Wedding Venues reply

    Nice gift ideas ! this black dress is cute

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With holiday shopping season in full swing, we thought there was no better time to share this year’s Surcees feature! In case you’re not familiar, “surcee” is a Southern term for a little gift given unexpectedly, and we have so much fun rounding up products from across the South and beyond to include in each issue. Our V7 surcees, photographed by Brett & Jessica, are made up of our favorite things for people in four different categories: newlyweds, brides and grooms, ladies (such as bridesmaids, moms, and hostesses), and foodies. We hope they help you check the last few people off of your list for the holidays, as well as get your wheels turning for gifting ideas throughout your engagement. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of these goodies for yourself, too!

First up, a few sunny finds for newlyweds! We love these as housewarming gifts, wedding presents, or a special little something you treat yourself to post-honeymoon.

Clockwise from top left: Mr. & Mrs. Mug Set ($38, Lindsay Letters), custom canning labels ($25 for 20, Felix Doolittle), custom family crest ($175, Juliet Grace Design), camellia napkin ring ($19, Oxford Exchange), 9 oz. “tomato” soy candle ($24, Produce Candles), embroidered pineapple cocktail napkins ($42 for set of 4, Lettermade), North Carolina state plate ($78, Corbe Company), hostess square soap set ($39, Mark and Graham), “how to pray for your husband” bookmark ($3, Gather and Dwell)

From bouquet ribbons to bow ties, we loved rounding up these special details for your big day!

Clockwise from top left: pink and navy plaid bow tie ($38, The Belle and the Beau), lace plates ($25-48, Food52), state ring bearer pillow ($25, Emily Steffen), polka dot bow tie ($55, Collared Greens), Diamond Monogrammed Sandal ($168, Jack Rogers), velvet ring boxes ($75, The Mrs. Box), sixpence necklace ($49, Crow Steals Fire), linen stripe bow tie ($60, Southern Proper), hand-dyed silk ribbon ($24-33 for 6 yards, Froufrou Chic), pink seersucker bow tie ($50, High Cotton Ties), velvet ribbon ($30, Sara Kate Studios), ceremonial marriage certificate ($45, Southern Weddings Shop)

A whole wagon full of gifts wouldn’t be quite enough to thank the special ladies who help us to the aisle, from our mamas to our house parties. Along with a gracious handwritten note, we think these sweet surcees are a pretty good start, though!

Clockwise from top left: 14 oz. “gardenia” soy candle ($30, Sydney Hale Co.), Sweet Tea Sugah scrub ($20, The Charleston Soap Chef), lavender and lemongrass bar soap ($7, Seychelles Soap Co.), rose daily body serum ($39, One Love Organics), monogrammed pashmina scarf ($28, Dixieland Monogram), cotton pearl initial bracelet ($98, John Wind Maximal Art), navy gingham clutch ($129, Ila Handbags), Greek charms in antique gold ($67 each, Diana Warner Studio), Southern sayin’ pencil set ($15 for set of 6, Stephanie Creekmur), 15-piece New Orleans chocolate collection ($31, Sucre), Sweet Tea print ($20, Southern Weddings Shop)

A delectable food or heirloom-worthy kitchen accessory makes a welcome gift for any occasion. We love these ideas as gifts for hostesses, neighbors, or anyone who could use a little something special!

Clockwise from top left: spiced watermelon pickles ($9.99, Pickled Pink Foods), cast iron drop biscuit pan ($45, Food52), fried chicken rub ($14, Blackberry Farm), sweet tea concentrate ($7-12, Moonshine Sweet Tea), Wellfleet oyster, littleneck clam, and crab knives with leather wrap ($150, Food52), red velvet cake mix ($5.99, Old School)

We are so excited to give away some of the beautiful things from this feature! Just leave us a comment on this post letting us know which surcee you’d like to win (please note, the products that are up for grabs are in bold above and listed in the graphic below)!

Winners for all nine surcees will be chosen and emailed on December 15!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Cindy Young reply

    How precious are these surcees! And what wonderful gift ideas!

  2. avatar Mollie reply

    That sweet tea scrub sounds to die for! :)

  3. avatar Erin reply

    Never heard that word before, but these all look so sweet!

  4. avatar Heather B. reply

    gardenia is one of my favorite scents and I am always burning candles at home!

  5. avatar Laura reply

    Such a fun giveaway! I would LOVE to win something!

  6. avatar Tanya reply

    I love the gingham clutch :)

  7. avatar Corinna reply

    I love them all… would love to showcase these products and more in our wedding packages!

  8. avatar Meredith reply

    I learn something Southern from you guys almost every post, love the term “surcee”! I have my eye on that gingham clutch :-)

  9. avatar Shannon Melrose reply

    I would love to win the charleston soap chef bar soap and sugah scrub in sweet tea! What a fun prize to use before my 12/31/14 wedding!

  10. avatar Lindy reply

    great ideas!! I’m going to a girls night gift exchange soon and these have given me great ideas! I’d love to be entered into the giveaway for the candle. Thank you!!

  11. avatar Elizabeth DiStanislao reply

    the gardenia candle would remind me of my wedding day everyday at home!

  12. avatar Kathryn reply

    I would love the “how to pray for your husband” bookmark or the Gardenia candle!!!

  13. avatar Elisabeth reply

    Such good ideas!

  14. avatar Lauren Baker reply

    Absolutely love all of your picks! Pray for your husband bookmark and gingham clutch!

  15. avatar Caitlin reply

    I’d love the Pi Beta Phi charm for one of my (yet-to-be-asked) bridesmaids!

  16. avatar Ty reply

    The Diane Warner charm in Pi Beta Phi to tie around my bouquet!

  17. avatar Kate R. reply

    I love all of these things! Super cute!

  18. avatar Julie Mayo reply

    That sweet tea scrub! Swoon.

  19. avatar nicki reply

    I would love the Charleston soap!

  20. avatar Kyla Fetzner reply

    I really loved this feature. Y’all put together a wonderful collection of items and it’s so thoughtful of you to share the goodness! As a clutch girl through and through, I would like to win the navy gingham clutch from Ila handbags. :)

  21. avatar Jacquelyn Chambers reply

    Crow steals fire Sixpence necklace! pretty :)

  22. avatar Nicole reply

    I would LOVE to win the gingham clutch. That has my name written all over it!

  23. avatar Whitley Gaffney reply

    Ooooh that gingham clutch or the KKG charm! :)

  24. avatar Liz reply

    What wonderful ideas!!! I love all of these!

  25. avatar Lauren reply

    Oh my gosh, what fabulous gifts! Love those Mr & Mrs mugs and the how to pray for your husband bookmark. How special!

  26. avatar Sylvia reply

    The Bar Soap and Sugah Scrub sound delightful!

  27. avatar Ashley Hirst reply

    Love the gingham clutch! The “How to Pray for Your Husband” bookmark is super sweet :)

  28. avatar Gerri reply

    Such beautiful gift ideas!

  29. avatar Bianca Andrea reply

    I love these ideas, I saw them in your beautiful magazine.

  30. avatar Ariana M. reply

    Oh My Goodness! All these are to die for! #letswinthis!

  31. avatar Lauren reply

    Gardenia is my favorite smell in the world. It reminds me of everything good in this world.

  32. avatar Cassidy reply

    I love the combination of lemon + lavender. So refreshing!

  33. avatar Bethany H. reply

    The Sydney Hale Co. Gardenia candle would be lovely to receive – and right before my birthday on the 16th, too! :)

  34. avatar Abby reply

    yes please!!

  35. avatar Sarah reply

    Love the term surcee! And I most definitely run on sweet tea :-)

  36. avatar Jennifer reply

    The Charleston Soap Shop soap and scrub are precious! I would love to win them! They would make me think of summertime even in this chilly weather :)

  37. avatar Julie reply

    As a librarian, avid reader and wife to be in 10 days, I would love the “how to pray for your husband” bookmark!

  38. avatar Hannah Rogers reply

    The Sydney Hale Co. gardenia candle would be a wonderful addition to our newlywed home! xo

  39. avatar Laura reply

    Love that clutch!

  40. avatar abby r reply

    the candle or the clutch sound amazing! you can never have too many of either one!

  41. avatar Liz reply

    I would love to win the gardenia candle!!

  42. avatar Sarah reply

    Oh mercy, a surcee! Love that clutch!

  43. avatar Jessica K reply

    I would love the sixpence necklace!

  44. avatar Kristy reply

    Soooooo cute! Would love the lavender soap!

  45. avatar Anna Crady reply

    This giveaway is amazing! I would love any of these!

  46. avatar Lisa reply

    As someone prayerfully preparing to become a wife soon, I would love to win the ‘How to Pray for Your Husband” bookmark! Love all of these gorgeous surcees (and love having a new word to add to my vocabulary!)

  47. avatar Emilee Renwick reply

    I’ve been a surcee queen and I didn’t even know it! The unexpected gifts are the most thoughful. :)

  48. avatar Lindsay Bishop reply

    I’m dying over that gingham clutch! So gorgeous!

  49. avatar Brianna reply

    That clutch is just darling, and I love the bookmark! What a great reminder to pray for my sweet husband!

  50. avatar Tiffany Ha reply

    I’d love to win the Texas ring bearer pillow!

  51. avatar jen reply

    Hello
    I’d love to win the Texas ring bearer pillow!
    Thanks !

  52. avatar Kelly reply

    Oh I love that blue pashmina! I’m a Tarheel fan come basketball season and that pashmina would be just perfect!

  53. avatar Rachel reply

    Hello! I would love to win any of these!! So cute!

  54. avatar Kirsti reply

    The Charleston Soap Chief bar soap and sugar scrub in sweet tea, please! I would love to test this out before I give as gifts!

  55. avatar Haley reply

    Love all of these wonderful sweet things! If i had to pick on it would be the dainty sixpence necklace!

  56. avatar Erin B reply

    The navy gingham clutch! All of these items are lovely!

  57. avatar Christie Barker reply

    I just ordered a gift off of these recommendations! Thank you!

  58. avatar madelynne moulton reply

    I love the gingham clutch! so cute!

  59. avatar Amanda T reply

    Those surcees are so sweet! They will make people’s holidays very happy indeed :)

  60. avatar Amanda T reply

    What sweet surcees! Sure to make anyone’s holidays happy :)

  61. avatar Jodi S reply

    lemon grass soap!1

  62. avatar Alex Stockton reply

    The gingham clutch! Its a perfect little gift for my friend to use for her BBQ rehearsal dinner!

  63. avatar Katie H reply

    How lovely. The Mrs. Box is on my Christmas wish list :)

  64. avatar Stephanie reply

    I would love to win the Gingham Clutch! It is adorable!

  65. avatar Mandy Campbell reply

    I love the cast iron drop biscuit pan!

  66. avatar Jessica Widick reply

    I would love the sixpence necklace!:)

  67. avatar Kelly E. reply

    December 15th is my birthday! I’d love to win the sweet tea sugah scrub or the gardenia candle (the best scent ever). Thank you so much for the chance to win. :)

  68. avatar Devin E reply

    love love love! Southern Weddings always comes up with the cutest things!

  69. avatar Samantha Caldwell reply

    I sure would love any of these adorable items!

  70. avatar Ashley M. reply

    All of these are lovely! I loved this post! :)

  71. avatar Amy M. reply

    I love this blog!

  72. avatar Matt reply

    I would like to win the sweet tea sugar scrub.

  73. avatar Stephanie P reply

    These are all so cute! I absolutely adore that gingham clutch!!!

  74. avatar Susan reply

    The Pi Beta Phi charm for my sister who is her chapter’s newly elected president!

  75. avatar Julie reply

    the gardenia candle!

  76. avatar Taylor reply

    I LOVE the Crow Steals Fire Sixpence necklace and want to include it in my June 2015 wedding!

  77. avatar Jill reply

    What a great selection of surcees! I would love the scrub or Kappa Charm to gift to one of my sweet bridesmaids<3

  78. avatar Madeleine B reply

    Absolutely love all of your surcee ideas! The Greek charms are perfect for bridesmaids!

  79. avatar A Look Back on 2014 » Blog | Brett & Jessica – Artistic, Honest + Sincere Wedding Photography reply

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  80. avatar Kelsey reply

    I love your site. It’s been a great source for my wedding. I love the first set with How to pray for your husband.

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