Just like y’all, our office is pretty much constantly pin, pin, pinning. You might say we’re a bit addicted, but with all the prettiness that ensues, who would ever want to be cured? I’ve been rounding up delightful desserts, Lara’s got a whole board devoted to gorgeous blooms, Whitney’s been collecting some pretty serious bling, Nicole (a paper lover like me!) has curated some amazing stationery sweetness, Sierra’s found a bow tie for every groom, and Marissa has an enviable collection of monograms going. And that’s just in our personal accounts!! There’s more Southern goodness on the Big Momma SW account, too.
Anyway, we thought it was high-time to involve y’all in the fun, too, which is how the idea for our first ever Pinterest contest came about! We’re challenging you to design a board based on your dream Southern wedding. Here are all the details:
To enter, create a new board, title it “My Dream Southern Wedding,” and add a little description of your aesthetic at the top. Make sure your board contains each of the 12 pins listed above, in no particular order. In each pin’s caption, include the number and name the image corresponds to for our contest, as well as the #wedding hashtag. When your board is perfect, share it with us by posting a comment with a link to your board on the original contest announcement pin, which will be found on our “Pinterest Contests” board.
A few more nitty gritty details:
— You must follow @iloveswmag on Pinterest to enter.
— Please only pin one image per number.
— Only one board (entry) per person.
— SIX of your twelve pins must be pinned from the Southern Weddings site (feel free to repin from our account to find pins that are eligible!).
— Winner(s) will be based on creativity, cohesiveness, and Southern style.
— This contest will run through the end of the month (March 2012), and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter!
We can’t wait to see your dream weddings!
Yay for pinterest!!!! What’s the prize?
Hi Emily! The prize for this contest is really neat! We’re going to pick an item from the winner’s Pinterest board (or an item that coordinates with the winner’s board), and that will be their prize!
Helllo! When will you be announcing the winners? I’m beyond excited!
I’m so excited about this contest! I heard about it through my photographer, check them out! http://www.elizabethryanblog.com/
I have a question: can the board only contain 12 pins? What if I want to pin a picture of my venue, or colors, or something else to help set the mood/tone (but it’s not one of the 12 you’re looking for)?
Hi Jennifer! So glad you’re excited about the contest! This time, we’re asking you to stick with just the 12 pins. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I know I havent followed the instructions by labeling the pins with the corresponding number entries on the list (I’m about to leave for a meeting! Work is interrupting my life hahaha) but I couldnt help but get excited bc my first ever board on Pinterest in all about my DREAM SOUTHERN wedding! It’s even entitled “Southern State of Mind” I am positive each of those categories is pinned more than once! Feel free to check it out, it is def. my favorite! LOVE YOU Southern Weddings Mag!!! (lots of my pins=from ya’ll!)
Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm!! You have plenty of time to make sure your board fits within our requirements (this contest runs until the end of March!), and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Emily: Thanks! I need to do it! Hopefully that didnt post 100 times I kept hitting post yesterday but my computer froze up! I’ll work on the boards asap! Thanks again love yall!
Ok I have now created a board following the contest rules! Great contest that was so much fun! Check out My Dream Southern Wedding here:
So excited to submit my entry! http://pinterest.com/madi_reid/madi-s-southern-necessities/
Can we submit more than one board? This was too much fun!
Hi Madi! Wonderful! For this contest, we are limiting it to one board per person :)
This was so much fun!! I loved making my board! I hope you have more of these interest contests in the future.
You can find my board at: http://pinterest.com/eewood/my-dream-southern-wedding/
When will you choose a winner??
Hi Andi! We will announce our finalists next week! :)
Emily: Will you announce the finalists on the blog?
Hi Alex! Thank you so much for your patience! Yes, we will announce the finalists on the blog on 4/19. It’s taken us a little longer than we expected to round up the prizes! :)
Emily: Thank you for the update! We are all eagerly awaiting the results, as you can see :)
Emily: Agreed! The countdown is on! :)
Emily: Can’t wait for tomorrow! I’m excited to check out all of the awesome inspiration on the finalists boards!
Emily: Am I missing something? Has the winner been announced yet?
Hi Kelly! We announced the finalists this week: http://iloveswmag.com/2012/04/18/southern-weddings-pinterest-contest-finalists/