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After weeks and months of dreaming for us (and a few extra days… er, weeks… of waiting for you!), our new site has arrived! Isn’t she as pretty as a little red wagon full of speckled pups? We couldn’t be more enamored. Shall we take a little tour?

NEW HEADERS! Our new headers were designed by the very talented Brooke Forry of Curious & Company Creative. (The rest of our site design comes courtesy of the equally talented folks at Flosites!) We loved our old header, but because it was Flash, it made it tricky for our readers who read SW via an iPod or an iPhone… or any other fancy technological device. After seeing Brooke’s work in V3 (she illustrated the “Choose Your Own Southern Wedding” feature!), we knew she’d do a spectacular job with our header. And she did! Thank you, Brooke! We also have to give a shout-out to calligrapher Kathryn Murray, whose work graces our print editions and now, our site!

REAL WEDDING GALLERIES We’re still busy busy busy populating our real wedding galleries with our past wedding features, but we’re thrilled you can now search more easily by state and color. Access the galleries by clicking “Real Weddings” up in the top nav bar, or clicking here.

EDITORIAL FEATURES We know have a B-E-A-UTIFUL spot to house all our past and present editorial features! We love the new format and are thrilled to get to feature our print lovelies online, too! You can access the editorial galleries by clicking “Editorial” in the top nav bar, or by clicking here.

WEDDING RESOURCES Back by popular demand, our Wedding Resources Directory is also accessible by the top nav bar! If you’re holding a wedding in the South, we hope our vendor directory will be your first stop on the planning train. Have a suggestion for a photographer, baker, planner, or other wedding vendor you think deserves to be in our directory? Shoot Emily an email!

STREAMLINED NAVIGATION Vendors, all of our submission, advertising, and contact information, as well as frequently asked questions, can now be found in the drop-down tab under “Info” in the top nav bar.

HI, Y’ALL! This new tab in the nav bar is your one-stop shop for learning more about the SW ladies. See our photos, take a gander at a few of our favorite things, and maybe even find out a little bit about our dream weddings.

ENHANCED POSTS As you might have noticed, when you roll over images in the blog, you now have the option of saving, Facebooking, or tweeting each one. Try it out! You can also tweet an entire post, or like it on Facebook. In the real wedding and editorial galleries, you’ll notice extra information pops up when you scroll over images — think of it as the blog equivalent of our mini conversation blurbs in V3!

INDIVIDUAL BLOGS Lara, Katharine, and I are definitely individuals, and we definitely have three different perspectives on weddings. (And what constitutes a balanced diet, but let’s not go there!) Accordingly, we thought y’all might enjoy hearing from each of us individually. The real wedding and giveaway goodness will continue right here on the main blog, but we all also have fun ideas up our sleeves for our new mini, personalized blogs. Check them out — the links are in the sidebar, under “Sit a spell with us”! For your organizational pleasure, we’re also planning to publish a round-up of all the individual posts at the end of every week.

And that’s just about that! Before we quit taking up your time and let you go explore on your own, however, we HAVE to give a HUGE thank you to Ross, Alina, Dima, Jenny, and the entire team at Flosites. Seriously, ladies and gents, they are INSANE. Pretty much everything you see on this site is custom and made just for us. In addition, not only is it easy on the eyes, it’s easy for us, and, we hope, for you, to use! Ross, we love you forever!!!

We still have a few more tweaks to make, but there you have it! Have a question? Thrilled? See something that isn’t quite as it should be? Leave a comment below! We can’t WAIT to hear what y’all think!!!

GIVEAWAY We’re giving away a copies of the magazine as well as three wedding resource directory listings to readers and/or vendors who spread the word by tweeting, facebooking or blogging about our new site. Ends Tuesday at midnight! Just leave a comment below to tell us you did so!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Samantha reply

    The website is AMAZING! All of your hard work has definitely paid off!

  2. avatar Trevor Christensen reply

    This looks amazing! So good.

  3. avatar Kelly McWilliams reply

    It is wonderful! I love the changes. It’s pretty and organized and lovely and I might have to spend ALOT of time here.
    Congrats y’all!
    Here’s to another great BLOG!

  4. avatar Brit @ Landlocked Bride reply

    LOVE love love the new look ladies! I am so so so excited about the new design, and Brooke did a fab job!

  5. avatar Bob reply

    Hey Y’all…just came upon the mag a couple days ago doing some research and then promptly fell in love with Lara and the whole SW world/feel. i did enjoy the old site, but this one does rock upon first viewing. I have also clicked on many of your sponsors to learn more about them. Having spent time at WaterColor I can rave about them as much as you, great partners. Best of luck with all things moving forward.
    Cheers from a Southern Canadian,

  6. avatar Emily Scott reply

    Woo HOO. Gorgeous and wonderful, Just like you.

  7. avatar Tessa Woolf reply

    The new site and blog look fantastic! Love that you included a spot for all your gorgeous editorial features on the site. Congrats!

  8. avatar Eliana @ ellyB reply

    Love love love it all! Keep up the swoon worthy content!

  9. avatar brooke @ curious & company reply

    Thanks so much for the lovely shout-out! Y’all are such a fantastic bunch and an absolute delight to work with — the pleasure was all mine. Congrats on the beautiful new site and enjoy the success that continues to come with this big landmark in the Southern Weddings story!

  10. avatar Kelly Sauer reply

    Wow, wow, wow! I’d seen a little in the media kit you sent me, but this is beyond wonderful! I already clicked in from my Reader just because I loved coming here, but now, I don’t want to close my windows and leave!

    Just one quick question – the feed for the SW blog doesn’t seem to be working? I don’t want to miss a thing!

    • avatar Southern Weddings reply

      Hi Kelly! We’re working on the feed right now so you won’t miss a beat. Thanks so much for letting us know!

  11. avatar Sally reply

    LOVE IT!!! Everything looks gorgeous – great update! :)

  12. avatar Kelly | Glamour This reply

    It’s beautiful. Congratz on the redesign. :)

  13. avatar Kerry Sorrell reply

    LOVE IT! I haven’t looked around the whole site yet, but my addiction to SWmag just got a lot worse! haha! Wonderful job ladies!

  14. avatar Emily Ley reply

    So unbelievably proud of you ladies! I know you put so much heart into this – and it SHOWS in every little corner! STUNNING. xoxo Emily

  15. avatar Jessica reply

    Everything looks wonderful! Congrats Lara, Emily, and Katharine, and Whitney!

  16. avatar Krista A. Jones reply

    This new site is fantastic! Really nice work!

  17. avatar Corinna Hoffman reply

    It’s very beautiful and charming!! Just like the ladies at SW :) Great stuff, guys!!

  18. avatar Lauren @ Every Last Detail reply

    Love love love the site!I just can’t get enough of it! :) Oh, and I tweeted about it! ;)

  19. avatar Helena @divine_events reply

    I LOVE the new site! Your hard work has paid off! I’m sending all of my brides here! I tweeted about the goodness and would love some extra issues of V3 or even better a little ad space. xoxo

  20. avatar Melissa Abeyta reply

    I think its fabulous!! Congrats! Also tweeted =)

  21. avatar Tweets that mention Gather round, y’all! It’s our NEW SITE! « Southern Weddings Magazine — reply

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Helena, Marissa Kloess, Christina Hengtgen, Southern Weddings , Lindsay Ann Corrigan and others. Lindsay Ann Corrigan said: New Southern Weddings Blog! Devour it! […]

  22. avatar [email protected] reply

    CRAZY about the new look and feel ~ so much so, that I tweeted about it repeatedly and put it on both my Fan Page and personal wall!! LOL
    Good job guys!

  23. avatar Raquel reply

    Congrats ladies! The new site is not only beautiful, but very comprehensive and well-organized. I really like the special touches, like the added feature of sharing via Facebook and/or Twitter. I’ll be sure to spread the word via twitter myself, and would absolutely L.O.V.E. to be listed in your directory. Cheers!

  24. avatar Lorretta Couvillier reply

    Sometimes I just think that people write and dont really have much to say. Not so here

  25. avatar Kiki @ My Big Small Wedding reply

    Congratulations guys on the new blogite. It looks incredible! Can’t wait to read all the fun new things you’ll add on here :)

  26. avatar Moya reply

    Is there a kitchen left? You all REALLY did some cooking and I love it! :) The site is beautiful and comprehensive!! Congrats ladies! And I tweeted too!

  27. avatar Moya Minns reply

    Wow! Is there a kitchen left??!!? You all REALLY did some cookin’!!! The site is beautiful and I love the layout! Congrats ladies! I tweeted as well. :-)

  28. avatar Marletha reply

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

    1. I love the the customized Twitter & Facebook logos!
    2. I am so in love with the Southern Phrase of the Day! The southern phrases always make me smile. My two favorites are “May your tea always be sweet” and “gooder than grits”.
    3. I love Emily’s bio! It is too cute!!

    I love just about everything on this new and improved site! Congratulations ladies! I wish y’all nothing but happiness and success! May your tea always be sweet!

  29. avatar Erin McBrier reply

    Just spread the word to our followers about the new site – really great job, you guys!

  30. avatar Laura Burke reply

    You three continue to amaze me. Love the new site. And would LOVE to be apart of the fun! xoxo

  31. avatar Laura Burke reply

    ps…it has been easy to spread the Love all over twitter and facebook!

  32. avatar Amber Moon reply

    Love it! Love you! Beautiful work! Congrats!!! I’ve been screaming about your launch from the Hollywood Hills – oh and on twitter too!


  33. avatar Amber Moon reply

    Love this! Love y’all! Love SWMag! My goodness! This site is the most beautiful ever! And if you haven’t heard me screaming about it from the Hollywood Hills – then I tweeted too! Sure did! Congrats!


  34. avatar K L reply

    So much easier to navigate!!!! Thanks for the re-do!

  35. avatar Saadia Me*Chel reply

    I’ve been tweeting you guys’ editorial images the last couple of days. I also just tweeted to my followers that they NEED to check you guys out! Love the design and feel of the new site. Very user friendly and of course, as a photographer, I love the way you guys display images on the site. Great job ladies! You should be so happy!

  36. avatar V3 Feature :: South Carolina Cool « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] Whew! We hope y’all had a fabulous weekend of poking around the new site. We don’t want to inundate you with even more posts when you already have so much exploring to do (though we have SO much to share!), so today, we’re just going to introduce you to one of the editorial galleries. It’s the one for 1/3 of our “Southern by Design” feature from V3, a photoshoot dreamed up by Emily and Joy at Once Wed. I thought Joy’s imagining of old engine parts as palmetto fronds was a particularly genius starting point for the design, and everything else seemed to fall into place after that. Head to the gallery to see all the details, but not before thanking Jen Curtis for the lovely images! P.S. Still confused about the new site features? Make sure to read this post! […]

  37. avatar Ellie reply

    Love it!!! Tweeted it, FB’d it, yipppppppppeee, I can even access it at work, WHOOHOO

  38. avatar Gina Leigh reply

    love, love, love the new site! y’all are amazing…congrats on a fabulous launch!

  39. avatar Gina Leigh reply

    P.S. I tweeted you!!

  40. avatar Kristin @ Kristin Goode Photography reply

    Be still my heart! I had heard rumors of this blog and am SO glad I have found you. And at the unveiling of your new blog no less. Thank you for celebrating all the little (and not so little things) that make a Southern wedding so wonderful. Thank you too for showcasing such gorgeous photography. I especially love the Southern Honeymoon editorial piece in Asheville. I must meet you fabulous ladies the next time I visit my alma mater. Best of luck on this new season of SW mag! I’ve posted the news on my facebook page.

  41. avatar Matt Keo reply

    How could I not spread the word tweet this! Absolutely love it! Tweeted and RT again and again.

  42. avatar Jenny Khachaturian reply

    You’ve made such a lovely, gorgeous website that I can’t stop looking at it. Each time I explore it, I find a beautiful new feature. I’m going to have to put myself on a time limit just so I can get some work done! I tweeted about it so all my twitter friends can share in the loveliness! Can’t wait to keep exploring!

  43. avatar Kelly Cummings :: Spindle Photography reply

    Tweeted and blogged! Congrats on the awesome new site, I looove the colors and the gorgeous heading!

  44. avatar Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] we’d had room for in V3. P.S. Still confused about the new site features? Make sure to read this post! Save Facebook it Tweet […]

  45. avatar Victoria C reply

    Hey I love the new site but I’m having a lot of trouble subscribing to it. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong? The subscribe link keeps leading me to an error. Also I can’t read the comments.

  46. avatar Coretta reply

    The new site is A-MAZING!! Great job ladies!! I’m sharing the news.

  47. avatar Weekly Round-Up « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] personal blogs for Lara, Emily and Katharine! If you need a new SW orientation, you can check out this post…or keep reading this one because we’ll be rounding up the highlights of this week! Lara […]

  48. avatar MEGA GIVEAWAY! :: Win an iPad!! « Southern Weddings Magazine reply

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Phew! This has been a long time comin’ and I’m as happy as a hog in slop that we’ve finally launched this thing! We have a little more spiffing up to do, but for now enjoy all the new lovelies. On my new blog here, I’ll be sharing a lot more of what inspires me in weddings and the inside scoop on life at Southern Weddings and making a magazine.  Are y’all ready for this or what!?  I know I am!

We have a ton of new features, including these new personal blogs and more ways for you to connect with us.  Want to know more about my own wedding and my favorite things?  Check it out!

lara Written with love by Lara Casey

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And now, belles and beaus…. (drumroll)…. the behind the scenes images from the creation of V3 that you didn’t see.  Enjoy!

Miss Emily deep in the throws of layout with cameras everywhere. We have a little video surprise coming soon, y’all!

How do we even explain this one? Emily tries to style our Southern Shop spread in V3 while Katharine takes it upon herself to get the wrinkles out of Emily? Always looking out for each other.

I flew to Panama City to deliver the magazine files and got a little too excited about the paper.

Seeing the proofs was awesome. So pretty!

OK, one more image for your viewing pleasure… When the magazine finally arrived, we had a massive post office trip. Read all us going postal HERE.

lara Written with love by Lara Casey

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