Y’all, I love The Bachelorette. I think my TV watching habits are of a quality generally accepted in most circles, but The Bachelorette is my one weakness. I won’t go so far as to say I watch it religiously or intensely… but, I kind of do. In fact, my future sisters and brothers in law (so, all the kids and significant others on John’s side of the family) actually run a pool for each season, where “players” are drafted and points are totaled after each episode. Yes, this really happens.
And of all the bachelors and bachelorettes I have watched go on this show? Emily Maynard, the bachelorette for the season that ended on Sunday, is by far my favorite. She’s a Southern gal, and she just seems so sweet, strong, and determined to make good decisions for herself and her family. I am thrilled that she chose Jef (love him!), and am now crossing my fingers and toes that they’ll get married in Charleston (as they hinted at on Sunday!) and that their wedding will be featured in a future issue of Southern Weddings.
Besides my love for Emily and Jef, there was one other reason I was excited to watch the finale. Our friends at Love Ophelia tipped us off that Emily would be wearing their coral robe and nightie, so I kept an eye out for it the entire episode. And sure enough, Emily was sporting this beauty on the balcony before the final rose ceremony (there’s always a balcony scene, friends!). When your delicates are approved by the South’s most fashionable Bachelorette, you know you’ve got a good thing going.
Of course, there’s a lot to love about Love Ophelia besides their recent cameo on ABC. Their line of ultra-girly, boho delicates is inspired by romantic vintage pieces, and are perfect for brides to relax and get ready in. They also make a wonderful gift for bridesmaids! Even the colors sound delightful – coral, mint, rose, lemon…
I also love how thoughtful and personal this company is. Their lace collection was inspired by the wedding of one of Love Ophelia’s owners, Candice, and they donate a portion of every sale to a charity or cause that moves them. They even invite their customers to introduce them to causes with which they might not be familiar. As they say, it’s all about love.
Best news of the day? You lovelies have a chance to win one of these beautiful creations! Just comment below answering one of the following (or, if you’re feeling inspired, both of the following!):
A. Whether you were on Team Jef or Arie
B. Which color from the Serendipity collection is your favorite
We’ll pick a winner from the comments next week, and she’ll win a “something blue” — the Serendipity robe in dusty blue!