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The lovely Ashley Baber of {Ashley Baber Weddings} is fabulous.  Not only was she one of the many Atlanta planners that helped us plan the {Southern Weddings Premiere Party}, she also planned this stunning Highlands, North Carolina, wedding.  The ceremony and reception took place at the {Inn at Half-Mile Farm} with catering and floral design by {Epting Events}.  All paper items were created by {Paces Papers}.  Dress by {Jenny Lee Bridal}.  Bridesmaids dresses by {Jenny Yoo}.  Photography by {Christine Gallagher Photography}.  Check out Christine’s coverage of Liz + Chris on her blog {Post I}, {Post II}, {Post III}, {Post IV} and {Post V}.  Happy Monday, y’all!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met through a mutual friend, Sarah, who is married to Chris’s cousin Cam. Sarah had been telling us for a long time that we should meet, and finally we did.
The weather on our wedding day was: Beautiful, spring day, 74 degrees. We were worried it would rain, but it didn’t until the next morning even though weather reports called for it! That is why we ended up using a tent during the ceremony. We were later glad we did because it provided shade!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Wanted a beautiful, springy, not – too –formal, but still sophisticated feel.
Favorite design element of your big day: I loved all the yellow and white flowers and details, I also loved my wedding dress, and the yellow I chose for the bridesmaids. I liked letting each bridesmaid select her own style dress. They all used the same fabric, color, and length, but were free to choose which style they liked.

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: It was the first dress I tried on! Though I looked at others to be sure. The designer was Jenny Lee, and I found it at Kelly’s Closet in Atlanta.
Describe your wedding flowers: Yellow, white and green – spring and not too formal. The pictures probably tell it best.

Describe your wedding cake: Very casual, chocolate and vanilla cake with chocolate icing and fresh yellow flowers on top.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The beautiful setting in the mountains.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Trying to plan a wedding from out of town and working at the same time!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The band, Bobby and the Aristocats, were incredible and got the party started early!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: FUN, FUN, and FUN! Beautiful, relaxed, and FUN!
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? Find pictures of design elements you love, then take the aspects you like the best and incorporate them. Make it your own.
Other details you want us to know about your wedding: We wanted the wedding in a beautiful setting that would reflect our style. Highlands, in the mountains of NC, was perfect for that. It was a beautiful place to spend a weekend and was in between Atlanta, where Chris is from, and Eastern North Carolina, where I am from.


Congratulations Liz + Chris! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Emily @ Peach and Pearl reply

    Those moss balls are tres chic!

  2. avatar Genna reply

    Does anyone know where in Eastern NC this couple is from? I’m planning a wedding in the Louisburg area, and I am hoping to have a similar relaxed and rustic vibe at my wedding. These photos are fabulous, and I hope there are more to come! Thanks for posting!

  3. avatar Jenny reply

    Please, can someone let me know who made those shoes? They are so pretty, and would really go with my dress!

  4. avatar Genna reply

    Jenny, they look to me like they are Jimmy Choo, but I’m not sure!

  5. avatar Maui Wedding reply

    Its a nice blog.Thanks.

  6. avatar Pat reply

    I love the idea of leaving under a tunnel of sparklers that just looks so cool… :-)

  7. avatar Henry reply

    Can I just say, you feature the most beautiful real weddings.That said, I love the shade of yellow used in this wedding. Very relaxed yet sophisticated. I also like the muted colors in the bridesmaids’ posies. Also, I love how they used moss-covered pots for the table-top floral arrangements.I wish there was a photo of the cake. It sounded yummy when Liz described it.Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

  8. avatar The Bride reply

    The shoes were indeed Jimmy Choo! And the bride is from Greenville, NC. ;-)

  9. avatar Genna reply

    Awesome girl! I am from Rocky Mount…got to love the ENC! Your wedding looks INCREDIBLE>…hope mine in Louisburg can be remotely as gorgeous!

  10. avatar 2009 Bride reply

    I love those shoes too! What is the style name of the shoe and where did you get it?

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WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!  Wow! What can we say?  Our {Flippin Out for Flip} was our most successful contest yet.  Thank you to the over 700 readers that voted!  Big thanks to the thirty-one participants that emailed us their photos.  And the winners are….

1. Photo 19: Greetings from Texas  from beautiful brides, Chelsea and Ashley!  Congrats, Ladies!

2. Photo 11 {Catie}

3. Photo 4 from {Ebone}

4. Photo 23B from {Leila}

5. Photo 31 from {Tiffiney}

Our Special Staff Pick: Photo 12: Reading Southern Weddings Magazine all over Camp Speicher Iraq  from Sade

Congratulations to our winners!  Chelsea and Ashley are the winners of the Flip.  Catie will get a $25 Gift Card to iTunes.  Ebone, Leila, Tiffiney and our staff pick, Sade, will be getting special SW gift boxes in the mail filled with secret goodies!  Ladies, please send me your mailing addresses {laura_e at iloveswmag dot com}. 

The other 26 participants, please send your contact info as well! (y’all know we love surprises!)  We want to send you a little something too.

Have a great weekend y’all and thanks for such a fun contest!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar GrayPhotography – Nashville Wedding Photography reply

    Lol. So cute! What a great idea :)

  2. avatar Brittney reply

    I wasn’t chosen (I was #30) and would love to get a little something :) Where/who should I send my contact info too? thanks!

  3. avatar Emie reply

    Really? :) We all get a lil’ something! That is so very kind of you ladies!!!! My photo was #3 (me with the last 2 copies in Target)! p.s.-I’ve already read the mag front to back at least 4 times!!!

  4. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Hi Ladies! Send your info to Laura (laura_e at iloveswmag dot com) and she will get your prizes to you! : ) CONGRATS and happy weekend!

  5. avatar Lyn reply

    OMGosh! I love that she’s in Iraq reading your magazine. :)

  6. avatar Jess reply

    Hi! I am from Mississippi but living in Scotland, planning my wedding to be in Mississippi, and I really want to get my hands on the SW magazine. Is it still available in stores? Is anyone aware of a way I can order it and get it shipped to Scotland?

  7. avatar Sade reply

    I will like to say thanks to Chelsea and Ashley for giving up their flip for me #12!!! Nothing like some southern hospitality!! Thank you again!!! I really enjoyed the contest!

  8. avatar Ms. Smiley reply

    It’s taken me 4 days, but thank you so much! I am excited to have won something! :)–Eboné

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See y’all at WPPI!

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Hey y’all! Kirstin and I are coming to WPPI in beautiful Las Vegas and we want to meet you! I’ll be there starting on February 12th with my hubby to celebrate Valentine’s Day (we got married in Vegas and are coming up on our 3 yr wedding anniversary!) and Kirstin joins me on Sunday.  So, follow us on Twitter (Kirstin and Lara), leave a comment, or shoot us an email and let’s get connected. We were honored to be asked to cover the event and very grateful to WPPI for inviting us. Thanks, y’all! So, who’s coming?

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar millie holloman reply

    We’ll be there and would love to meet up. If we can’t meet in NC, then we’ll fly to Vegas to meet. Weird how life works, isn’t it?!

  2. avatar Chris | 6 of Four reply

    Katie and I will be there! Hopefully we will see you then!

  3. avatar Bryan Johnson reply

    Yes!Can’t wait to hang out!Bj

  4. avatar Danielle Patton reply

    I wish I was going to WPPI. I had everything read to go, but finances needed to be moved and what not. SO no more Vegas for me. My two friends are going though & I have already saved the money for next yr. Have Fun!Danielle Patton

  5. avatar jesse chamberlin reply

    bells on.

  6. avatar Candice K reply

    I’ll be there! Can’t wait… hope to see you there :D

  7. avatar cristen + w. scott chester reply

    whistles on.

  8. avatar Meg reply

    Would love to meet up with you gals!

  9. avatar Melanie Watson reply

    Hooray… I can’t wait to see you girls out there! Its going to be fantastic! Safe travels to you both and see you in just a few days now! :)

  10. avatar Ashley Brockinton reply

    Sam and I will be there. Can’t wait to meet you all.

  11. avatar The Unbride reply

    I’ll be there and I’m co-hosting a cocktail party at MGM on Tuesday night so stop by the Simply Canvas booth for tickets! :)Justine

  12. avatar whitney chamberlin reply

    Balls on !

  13. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    par-tay hats on!

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