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Y’all, I have to say: as I combed through our 2017 archives to pull our favorites from the year, I was amazed at the beauty and goodness of the real weddings we’ve featured in the last few months. We feel so honored that each of these couples would choose to share the details of their most precious days with us, and behind each of these photos of gorgeous dresses and breathtaking bouquets, there are funny, sweet, and thoughtful stories about why our brides made the decisions they did. If there’s a detail that catches your eye, I encourage you to click through and read more about it in the original post!

I hope these favorites from 2017 will inspire you as you plan your own wedding in the months to come!

OUR TEN FAVORITE WEDDING DRESSES

Allison’s lace Sarah Seven dress (photo by Landon Jacob)

Anna’s vintage-inspired Alexandra Grecco and Jenny Lee combo (photo by Jennifer Stuart)

Sarah Ann’s bow-bedecked Rosa Clara gown (photo by Graham Terhune)

Jennifer’s tiered lace dress by Paloma Blanca (photo by Olivia Griffin)

Lilly’s lace Modern Trousseau dress (photo by Rach Loves Troy)

Lynnsey’s dramatic Martina Liana gown (photo by Mark Williams Studio)

Mary’s classic scoop-neck gown by Modern Trousseau (photo by Lang Thomas)

Sonia’s glam gown, redesigned from her grandmother’s with help from Donna Beth Creations (photo by On a Whim)

Shelby’s voluminous Monique Lhuiller gown (photo by Sara Bee)

Whitney’s tulle-wrapped Vera Wang gown (photo by Callie Davis for Nancy Ray Photography)

OUR TEN FAVORITE BOUQUETS

Courtney’s green bouquet by Floressence Flowers (photo by Cheyenne Schultz)

Ellie’s dahlia and beach rose bouquet by Mallory Joyce (photo by Elisa Bricker)

Emily’s peony, clematis, and lilac bouquet by Colonial House Flowers (photo by Anna Shackleford)

Lilly’s peach bouquet by Tiger Lily (photo by Rach Loves Troy)

Maiya’s dark, moody bouquet by Porter & Ives (photo by Robert Chicoine)

Stephanie’s dogwood bouquet by Serendipity Designs (photo by Ally & Bobby)

Jennifer’s classic magnolia and peony bouquet by Greg Foster (photo by Olivia Griffin)

Alex’s tropical-inspired bouquet by Fern Studio (photo by Landon Jacob)

Ashley’s coral charm peony bouquet by Sprout (photo by Feather & Twine)

Marci’s dahlia and ranunculus bouquet by Enemies of the Average (photo by Taylor Dane)

Anagram Photo, On a Whim, Elisa Bricker, Ally & Bobby, Anna Shackleford, Nancy Ray, and Serendipity Designs are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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    I’ve never been known to make an understatement, so when I started trying on wedding gowns, it was no surprise that I just wanted all the beautiful elements in one dress. Put me in an elegant satin number, and I would ask if I could add tulle. Hand me a gorgeous trumpet of lace, and I was missing the satin. I’ll always swoon over another bride in a strikingly simple gown, but for myself, more was more!

    Elsie

    I know I’m not the only one who couldn’t let go of the satin, the lace, the sparkle, the row of buttons up the back, OR the tulle. If you’re a feminine Southern gal raising your hand right now, I say embrace it! The good news is that with the right gown, you really can have it all without it being too much.

    Elsie

    All this may explain why Casablanca Bridal’s Spring 2018 collection, Villa del Sol, immediately brought joy to my showstopper-loving heart. If you’re with me, you have to see the Elsie, Gracie, and Tegan!

    Marley

    Need another way to have it all? I hear you. Sometimes you put on a gown that gets really close to your dream dress, but you can just picture it with a small change that would seal the deal. That’s why Casablanca Bridal offers customization options that range from tweaking the length of a train to an entirely different skirt shape with the same bodice!

    With all these options, the hardest part for a bride after my own heart may just be trying not to get carried away! (Thankfully, I realized before it was too late that my gown really didn’t need that huge satin bow in the back I tried to add to it. That actually might have been too much.)

    With 23 very different gowns and sizing options including plus and petite in Casablanca’s Spring 2018 collection, there really is something for everyone. Go take a peek at the new collection for yourself!

    This post is sponsored by Casablanca Bridal. Thank you for your support of the brands who make Southern Weddings possible!

    Written with love by Catherine
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    1. avatar Janna Toruno reply

      This makes me so excited for wedding dress shopping in January! I keep bouncing between the simple but elegant Christos “Lainee” look to a gorgeous scalloped neck lace dress I’ve seen as well for our October 2018 barn wedding in Georgia!

      • avatar Catherine reply

        That’s so great to hear, Janna! Dress shopping was one of my favorite parts of the planning process, and a barn wedding in October will be magical!

    2. avatar Dara Nee reply

      Wow, those are really stunning dresses! When we were looking for my sister’s dress for her wedding last year, we had a hard time finding anything in a store, she was kinda old fashioned and didn’t wanna order anything online without seeing and fitting the dress first. I got tired of going with her to all the bridal appointments however and she eventually relented and looked online. We eventually found her dress online from this global wedding marketplace https://ibride.com/ and it was at the style and material she wants and the price she was willing to pay. In hindsight, I should have insisted we look online first rather than hitting the pavement.

    3. avatar Savannah reply

      What stunning wedding dresses! I cannot wait until I find the perfect dress. I was really specific on what photographer I wanted to once I secured him, I feel like I can now focus on me! I love the first dress! so stunning

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      Great article.

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    It’s been so fun to introduce y’all to some of the newest wedding dresses from our favorite designers over the past few weeks! We love peeking at their new collections, and figured y’all would love a first look at them, too.

    Today we’re all about the beauties coming out of Maggie Sottero. Maggie’s dresses tend to be lightweight, feminine, and romantic, making them perfect for destination weddings! The materials and shapes are almost always easily packable, needing just a light steaming once you reach your destination to be aisle-ready. Which is great, because if you’re having a destination wedding, you want to make sure that you have as much time as possible to ski the slopes or lounge by the beach with the dear ones who’ve joined you!

    A perfect example Reynold, the dress we’re sharing today. It features a removable jacket for a customized look; illusion off-the-shoulder sleeves for an elegant and current feel; and a unique illusion double-lace train.

    Like Reynold, Maggie Sottero’s Avery Collection features a variety of dreamy silhouettes and shimmering embellishments. Scalloped hemlines and heirloom lace were two of our favorite details. Each was inspired by the magic of a timeless wedding and today’s romantic bride, which sounds just about perfect for us at Southern Weddings :)

    Head here to see the full Spring 2017 Collection by Maggie Sottero, and here to find your closest store. I’d love to hear: are you having a destination wedding? And if so, where?

    All photos by Sposto Photography. This post is brought to you by Maggie Sottero Designs. Thank you for your support of the brands who make Southern Weddings possible!

    emily Written with love by Emily
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    1. avatar Cebu Wedding Photographer reply

      Loving the simplicity. Awesome styling and photography!

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