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My inbox has been flooded with pictures of dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits! We asked you to tell us why your pet is perfect for a chance to win a beautiful horseshoe charm necklace from Hazel & Harlow and there are a ton of adorable pets out there! Pierre the pug and I spent hours debating which pet deserved the honor of the title of “perfect” pet.

Pierre kept picking the pretty girl dogs and had an obvious bias against the cats. I decided that the only way that we were going to come to a consensus was to randomly select a winner. Pierre the pug agreed to this condition, and we selected Snackington Von Nibblesbert III and his owner Alexis as our winners.

“My pet rabbit, Snackington von Nibblebert III (aka “Snacks”), is perfect. Although he may look like a sweet, innocent bunny in pictures, he is really a very feisty creature, all full of mischief and mayhem. Although rabbits aren’t supposed to make noise, Snacks grunts all the time. He grunts when you give him a treat, try to pet him, or when he gets in trouble. He grunts when he is happy and when he is mad. Snacks spends most of his day sleeping in his hay box or cuddling up to his stuffed animal girlfriend, Snackita. He also likes to snuggle with me and my fiance on our couch.”

Congratulations, Snacks and Alexis. Snacks, enjoy your new status as SW’s most perfect pet! Alexis, enjoy your new Hazel & Harlow necklace!

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  1. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    i heart abbbyy kittyyyy pannttssss!

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I hope y’all ate a lot of turkey and are ready for some shopping!  We’ve collected a few of the best Black Friday deals we could find to make your gift search just a bit easier.  Without further ado…


Laura only does one sale per year, and that sale is this weekend!  From Nov. 27 until Nov. 30, all bow ties in her shop will be marked down to $25 (from their usual price of $36).  She’ll also be offering free worldwise shipping!

Customized Wedding Creations

Through Nov. 30, all orders over $100 will be 25% off at Cherin’s shop!  This is a great chance to order her lovely handpainted aisle runners, parasols, and more before the holiday rush!  Start shopping here.


All baskets 40% off; Bead Gallery Collection 50% off; Cricut cartridges 60% off; Yudu Personal Screenprinting System ($199.99 on Saturday); 20% off your entire purchase, including sale items (Saturday).  See more here.


Dress shirts – various brands and styles — 75% off; Mens’ suits and topcoats 20% off; KitchenAid Classic 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer $179.99 after rebates.  See more here.


Select Cricut cartridges $30; KitchenAid Classic White 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer $139.  See more here.

JoAnn Fabrics

All jewelry making supplies 40% off; Glass containers 30% off; 20% off your entire purchase.  See more here.

Know of any other great sales?  Leave a comment here and let us know!  For more info and up-to-the-minute deals, check out and  Happy shopping!

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  1. avatar Cherin Szul – Customized Wedding Creations reply

    Thanks, ladies! You are all just so awesome! Oh, can you add in the coupon code is THANKYOU? Thanks!!

  2. avatar Marni Gold-Creative Custom Card Boxes reply

    At Creative Custom Card Boxes we are so thankful this holiday season for our friends, family and wonderful customers. For a limited time, we are offering 10% off your entire order when you enter THANKFUL in the PayPal comments section. Check the link below for more info. Support Hand-Made!

  3. avatar Ashley @ Bride on a Budget reply

    I got me a Kitchenaid mixer.

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The leaves have changed here in North Carolina, signaling holidays around the bend.  We have a lot to be thankful for.  A whole lot.  What better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy every day?  A short list…


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It combines all of my favorite pastimes–spending time with my family, watching parades, and eating. I could fill a book with all of the things I am grateful for. I am so blessed to have such an amazing family who supports all that I do. My mom is one of my closest friends and I am so happy to have that relationship with her. I also am thankful for my little brother, Alec. At fourteen years old, he might just be the funniest person on this planet. He is absolutely brilliant and can always make me smile. I’m still daddy’s little girl and I always will be. He has been begging me to ride his Harley with him forever. Maybe someday I will. I have five fabulous girlfriends that brighten my days. Megan, Elizabeth, Lindsey, Ilana, and Alyssa are all such amazing women and I know that I can rely on them in any situation. I am grateful for all of the opportunities that I have been given and I am also thankful that I will have plenty of delicious left-overs to consume this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!


I am thankful for my family, for the fact that they always remind me who I am and who I want to be.  I am thankful for John, for his love and security.  I am thankful for my safety and my health, and the health and safety of all those I love.  I am thankful for food and shelter (and especially for the comparably low cost of living in North Carolina — beats the Northeast any day!).  I am thankful to live in America, a country of awe-inspiring freedom, bounty, and possibility.  And, of course, I am thankful for so many smaller things in life, including but not limited to Kraft macaroni and cheese, J. Crew and Target, government action movies, Duke basketball, and Martha Stewart.  And lastly, I am abundantly thankful to earn a living doing what I love, and to do it alongside talented and kind women. 


I’m thankful (and beyond thrilled!) to be back in the South and living the life I’ve always dreamed alongside some truly amazing women.  I’m proud to be a Virginia girl and am fortunate to remember that my roots are and always will be in the Commonwealth.  I’m grateful for my imperfections (short temper, freckles, bad eating habits and all), as well as for the people who love me not in spite of but because of them.  I’m thankful for the strong women who have come into my life and helped me grow up:  Grandma W., Mrs. Gibler, Mrs. Donovan and Molly – I can’t thank you enough.  I’m thankful for my siblings, Avery III, Christian and Bissy, who have confronted life’s most difficult challenges with me and emerged as better, stronger people.  I’m grateful for Kyle, my best friend and love, without whom my life wouldn’t be nearly as fun.  I’m so thankful I met you and love knowing I get to spend tomorrow with you.  And, as always, I’m especially thankful for my father, and for what he has done and sacrificed for me.  Most of all, I’m grateful I still want to be just like Daddy when I grow up.


How did I get so blessed to spend my days with these beautiful, genius, inspiring women?  I’m so thankful for their support, vision and drive.  They’ve made me see the world of weddings and my daily life with fresh eyes.  I’m so grateful for my husband who has weathered this busy year with me and kept me laughing and feeling loved through thick and thin.  I’m thankful for parents who believe in me and truly celebrate life together, a brother who inspires the daylights out of me, and my grandma who reminds me to laugh and enjoy life’s little pleasures.  Thank you, dear readers and friends, for making our jobs so gratifying.  I’m also thankful for sleep, watching the leaves change, snow, my gym, the kindness of strangers, my blog, laughter, Abby Kitty Pants, candles, my Bible, the Alabama Christmas Album, the ocean, old hymns, the inspiring photographers that I’m honored to call my friends, my health, my many travels and all they have taught me this year, sunsets, and that my best friend, Sandi, is moving to Chapel Hill in a few short weeks!  So much to be thankful for.  God, you are SO good!

Surprise giveaway!  Tell us what you’re thankful for today and we’ll randomly pick TEN lucky readers that will win a copy of the new issue!

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  1. avatar Kathy reply

    This year,I am especially thankful for: all of my friends and family who have gone out of their way to help me while I deal with my broken arm and am unable to drive or do some of the simplest things on my own; my partners at Brides a la mode who have stepped in and managed things when I couldn’t be there and my husband for coming home from FL early to cook our family Thanksgiving dinner!

  2. avatar Shannon reply

    I’m thankful for my husband and puppy dogs. Thanks for such a great magazine and blog. I love "blog stalking" your blog–it makes my day!

  3. avatar Kawania Wooten reply

    First and foremost, I am so grateful for the grace given to me every single day. Second, I am grateful for my wonderful family, my health and the ability/opportunity to do what I love every day. I am overwhelmed with emotion often because I know what a blessing it is to be given so much.Love & Soul Always, Kay

  4. avatar Michelle reply

    I am thankful for a supportive & loving family, friends who keep me laughing and the opportunity to do what I love. God has blessed me with so much this year.

  5. avatar Laurie reply

    Thankful for family, friends, passion, and the fabulous inspiration I find each day in the world of blogs!

  6. avatar Aletha | Pearls Events reply

    I am thankful for my husband and our dog, Olive, who both make me laugh every day. Without them, life would be quite dull. And of course I’m thankful for our families, our steady income, the roof over our head, and the food on the table each night. Happy Thanksgiving, SW Ladies :)

  7. avatar Amy reply

    I am thankful for my husband because today we just have eachother after making a big move away from home and family! He is serving our country in the air force and I am especially thankful for my freedom because of the many others who are serving our country even far away from their families!

  8. avatar Robin reply

    I’m thankful for a wonderful supporting family that lets me be me and helped realize my dream of owning my own event company. I’m thankful for a guy who is actually willing to marry me. I’m thankful for great friends who are all coming over for dinner tonight…. if I can’t go home to Texas, they are the next best thing. I’m thankful for my cutie patootie pups that are sleeping on the couch as I write this. Finally, I’m thankful for AWESOME wedding bloggers (holla SW) that always keep me longing for more!!HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

  9. avatar Jenny J reply

    I am thankful for the elasticity of the heart. Always love.

  10. avatar Christina B. reply

    i’m grateful for friends and family, for the roof over our heads and food on our tables, for our health, for having known the people that passed this year and prior years (they will never be forgotten), for our pets, and most of all i’m thankful for every day. and i’m thankful for this thanksgiving dinner that will not automatically stick to my thighs {positive thinking never hurts – right?!}happy thanksgiving to all!

  11. avatar Angie reply

    I’m so thankful for my husband. It’s our first Thanksgiving together married and I can’t imagine spending it with anyone else. I’m also thankful for delicious Thanksgiving food, weddings, blogs, and things that make me smile. Happy Thanksgiving SW gals!!

  12. avatar Sarah Boutwell reply

    I’m thankful for my fabulous husband/co-photographer, family, friends, amazing clients, freedom, God’s continued blessings in our life and the support of so many as we take T2 Photography to the next level. I’m also super grateful that we found the Southern Weddings Blog. Fabulous inspiration, and so glad to see someone represent our Southern charm and style so well! Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

  13. avatar kristen reply

    I’m thankful for my hard-working husband, my sweet girls and the rest of my crazy family. I am very thankful for our church – especially our community group. I am thankful to have the most supportive friends (a true community), and the best clients I could ever ask for. I am blessed beyond measure. Good food and fine wine, cheering for Carolina, living in the city, coffee, mornings under down comforters, sweaters, chocolate… just the icing on the cake.

  14. avatar Shelagh reply

    I very thankful for my always supporting family and the strength they give me each and every day. But this year, I am most thankful for a month long trip to townships of South Africa where I was surrounded by some of the most loving, genuine, kind people of the world. I found beauty within tin walls of strong families and continually am inspired to give back someway, somehow, somewhere. Thank you Southern Weddings for inspiring me each and every day.

  15. avatar bmolavi reply

    I’m thankful for all the beautiful blessings God has provided in my life: my awesome family that i’ll be able to hug and kiss on this holidays. . .and a special mention to my adorable soon-to-be husband. . . exciting times are coming! and I’m so grateful for his presence in my life and all the beautiful things we’ll share together :)

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