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We have a treat for you today, belles! Though we pride ourselves on featuring some of the prettiest weddings in the South, we of course can’t feature ALL of them – and that’s where our blogging friends come in! The gals from Style Me Pretty are here today sharing ten of their all-time favorite Southern weddings, just for y’all. Enjoy! – Emily

Hello, Southern Weddings brides-to-be! I’m Stephanie of Style Me Pretty here to share a dose of inspiration from our pretty pages to yours. At SMP, real weddings are what we truly love, and we couldn’t be more excited to share a handful of our very favorites. A mix of traditional, modern, rustic and whimsical, each one of these celebrations embodies the South in a unique way, designed top to bottom with meaningful details – the heart and soul of every Southern wedding.

Charleston Planation Wedding | I’ve never met a wedding monogram I didn’t love, but this couple took theirs to the next level. A custom designed monogram and crest were carried throughout the entire design, keeping family tradition at the forefront of this Boone Plantation wedding. Photos by Simply Sarah Photography and planning by A Charleston Bride.

Raleigh Parking Garage Wedding | Believe me when I say, you’ve never seen a parking garage wedding quite like this one. With design in the hands of Easton Events, it’s Southern elegance at it’s finest with no detail left untouched. Photos by Corbin Gurkin.

Key West, Florida Wedding | Tropical, nautical, with just a touch of preppy, this oceanside wedding is what happens with you take Southern charm to Key West, Florida. Dressed up in a color palette of muted pastels, you’ll instantly see why we can’t get enough. Photos by Jessica Lorren.

Seaside Chapel Wedding | Be prepared to meet the most charming little white chapel in this Seaside, Florida affair. Gussied up with all white blooms and the softest shades of mint blue, there’s such beauty in its timeless simplicity. Photos by Lauren Kinsey.

Chapel Hill Wedding | Oh, how we love a Southern bride who’s not afraid to make a fashion statement. With a Carolina Herrea gown for her classic black tie wedding day, this bride stole the show in a major way. Photos by Graham Terhune.

Modern Downtown Atlanta Wedding | Southern weddings are all about tradition, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take on a modern flair. This downtown Atlanta wedding pairs sleek and chic style with a cool urban setting and we adore the result. Photos by Sawyer Baird.

Fort Worth, Texas Wedding | This Texas barn wedding first graced our pages back in 2012 and it’s been an editor favorite ever since. Of course, the styling and florals are a rustic bride’s dream, but it’s the couple’s joy-filled love that jumped off the page in every last image. Photos by Ryan Ray and planning by Stefanie Miles.

South Carolina Wedding | If we had to pick one single wedding that embodies everything we love about the South, it would be this one. The white chapel ceremony, the gorgeous oak trees, the bourbon crafted cocktails, and of course, the impeccable styling are just a few of the reasons it stole our hearts. Photos by KT Merry.

Pink Duke Gardens Wedding | As an ode to the bride’s Kentucky upbringing, you’ll find no shortage of Southern-inspired details throughout this Duke Gardens wedding day. Guests sipped Mint Julep cocktails while the couple toasted to their years of love ahead. Photos by Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography and planning by Erin McLean Events.

Classic Charleston Wedding | Charleston is home to so many of our favorite Southern weddings, and it’s easy to see why. With history and charm tucked around every corner, it makes the perfect backdrop for a classic celebration just like this one. Photos by Ryan Ray and planning by A Charleston Bride.

Thanks for taking a peek inside our favorite Southern celebrations. For more daily inspiration, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook as we share the prettiest real weddings and the love stories behind them!

xoxo, Style Me Pretty

A Charleston Bride, Graham Terhune, and Nancy Ray are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
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  1. avatar Kirsti Cook reply

    Goodness Gracious! Talk about a perfect post to inspire a southern gal planning her wedding!

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    […] Candles : Michael Radford | Wedding Menu : carriekingphotographer | Bride and groom : mireiacordomi bride’s dress : bebascloset  | Monogram : Southern weddings […]

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When we decided there would be a pig involved in one of our Southern Weddings V8 shoots, it became absolutely imperative that we had behind-the-scenes photo and video footage shot to share with you all. Thanks to Olivia and Elizabeth of Nancy Ray Photography and the team at Heart Stone Films, we have so much goodness today!! Please enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at Love Preserved!

We adore this short film from Heart Stone Films!

See all of the finished photos and vendors from this shoot here!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Maureen reply

    I love watching ya’ll work your magic. So fun to see behind the scenes!

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    This day was magical. LOVE these pictures!!

  3. avatar Kristina reply

    These behind the scenes posts are so much fun! I especially love the videos ;-)

  4. avatar Marilisa reply

    Those flower girls with the pig are TOO cute! Love this, ladies!

  5. avatar Amy reply

    This shoot looked like so much fun! Looking forward to seeing it in the magazine!

  6. avatar Rhiannon reply

    The best day ever! Still can’t get over that sweet little piglet :)

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    […] I went off again to North Carolina for both my fifth time at Making Things Happen and my second Southern Weddings Magazine editorial. All in one week! If there was one theme prevalent during the first half of my year it […]

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Unsurprisingly, our very first summer theme is one that’s near and dear to our hearts. We’ve pulled inspiration from the South’s summers for many projects over the years, and with good reason – there’s nothing quite as resonant as memories created in the magically long dog days of childhood! Last year’s Fun and Fancy Free editorial immediately jumped to mind as one of those projects that we wanted to share with you again in honor of Summer Love – here’s hoping it inspires you to picnic, eat watermelon, and run through a sprinkler to your heart’s content!

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography / Videographer: Nicholas & Keaton / Venue, Styling, Florals, and Signage: Cedarwood Weddings / Coordinator, Designer, and Paper Goods: Amber Housley Weddings / Watercolor Map: Simply Jessica Marie / Catering: Poppy’s Cafe, Legato Gelato, The Peach Truck / Cakes: Patty Cakes / Hair and Makeup: Tara Thomas and Gina Putnam of Studio BBC / Fashion Stylist: Opulent Couturier / Bride’s Gown: “McCants” by LulaKate / Reception Dress: “Organza Striped” by LulaKate / Bridal Salon: The Bride Room / Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories: Beatrice Couture Designs / Ladies’ and Kids’ Accessories: Charming Charlie / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Bridesmaid Dress Salon: Bella Bridesmaids Nashville / Menswear: Street Tuxedo / Bow Tie: Otis James Nashville / Men’s and Kids’ Accessories: Land of the Thread / Kids’ Clothing: Gap Kids Green Hills Mall Nashville and Chaps Ralph Lauren

Nancy Ray, Amber Housley, and Cedarwood Weddings are all delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Andy reply

    young and restless. I love when I see happy couples :D

  2. avatar tammy reply

    Love this!

  3. avatar Stephanie Scholl reply

    This is still one of my very favorite editorials – every details is perfectly Americana and filled with all of the goodness of summertime!

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