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Goodness gracious, V5 is coming in 14 days!

Hey y’all! It’s Alexia again, here with another bow tie giveaway! V5 is being printed as we speak, and we just can’t wait for you to see it! To celebrate its release we’re giving away two ties this week! Congratulations to last week’s winners, Laura and Missy. Don’t miss your opportunity to win one of these dapper ties, y’all!

To Enter: Leave a comment below naming your favorite bow tie.

Win: Two winners will each receive the bow tie of their choosing!

Good luck, y’all!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Sarah reply

    I love the navy blue seer sucker!

  2. avatar Lindsey reply

    Red polka dot on top right!

  3. avatar Nichole Leigh reply

    Oh boy, How to choose! I love the grey bow tie at the bottom of the right hand side! I’m so traditional I just can’t help picking a standard color with fantastic texture!

  4. avatar Jenny reply

    I love the red gingham!

  5. avatar Sara reply

    I love the second tie from the top on the left side, and the last tie on the left side. They are too cute and would go great with our blue/mint color scheme.

  6. avatar Roman reply

    The baby blue one, all the way!

  7. avatar Christine reply

    Loving the damask pink and white bowtie! Would love to see my man sportin it this Spring!

  8. avatar Martha Michael reply

    I grew up recognizing that the only way to dress nice was to dress nice, starting with my grandfather. Besides storytelling and cooking, my grandpa was always a sharply dressed man. He would silently make a statement with his freshly-shined shoes to his perfectly-matching bow tie. Seeing this picture immediately reminded me of him. The second bow tie from the top on the left, the light green seersucker, was just like one he wore every Easter. Seeing it filled me with memories and delight; I would love to be able to give a similar bow tie to my husband, who I believe shares my grandfather’s knack for dressing well. Bow ties are the focus of any sharply-dressed man’s outfit; there’s never too many to have! Love!

  9. avatar Natalie reply

    LOVING the orange and pink plaid on the right, completely adorable!

  10. avatar Lerissa reply

    8th from the bottom left! the blue diagonal stripes!

  11. avatar Sandryte reply

    I’d love to win 8th from the bottom on the left :)

  12. avatar Katie reply

    So excited that the all red plaid print (6 down on right) is still up for grabs!!! i know my hubby will be the best dressed man at his company holiday party with this little gem.

  13. avatar Marie Keefe reply

    I love the top right red. It would go great for a Christmas wedding my boyfriend and I are attending in December. Plus perfect for UGA football season!

  14. avatar ZRJ reply

    Still have my eye on the green bow tie with the cotton on it! ( 6 down from the left)

  15. avatar Taylor J reply

    The light green with the navy stripe (3 down from left!) LOVE it – would look great on my mister!

  16. avatar Melissa V reply

    Green seersucker!!

  17. avatar Anne reply

    The green check on the left. for sure.

  18. avatar Jessica M reply

    I love third one down on the left hand side. The light green with the navy and white pinstripes going across it diagonally. So handsome and so southern! It would look so wonderful on my mister with me beside him in a navy dress and pearls! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  19. avatar Kayla Blake reply

    I love the pistachio/ light green colored one with really tiny stripes!! It is the second one down on the left! :)

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It’s been a few days since Kat Harris’ work graced our blog in the form of Bridal Market goodness, and that’s just too long for our taste! We’re happy to have her back and sharing a little Southern Meets New York City shoot she and Jackie from Merci New York whipped up to share with y’all. We hear from lots of gals who grew up down South, moved away later in life, and find themselves planning a wedding that blends their past and present (and looking for ideas), so we hope these details will provide a bit of inspiration for any ladies who find themselves in this pickle!

To start, I couldn’t resist including a few behind the scenes photos – you know how we feel about those, and Kat does such a lovely job with them!

Love the neutrals + bright red pops these ‘maids are sporting perfect for a fresh fall feeling!

Let’s talk accessories for a minute, shall we? The monogram bracelet is by Max & Chloe, the bride’s earrings are the “Georgina” by Madame Mathilde, and her sash is the Serena cluster sash. For the bridesmaids, the dotted tights were a nice little gem of a find from Forever 21, the beaded sash is from Jannie Baltzer, and that cute little python platinum clutch can be found here.

Now on to the yummies: caramels, mini pies, hot NYC pretzels, and, of course, a liberal amount of whiskey all tied up with seersucker and striped trimming. As the gals behind this shoot said, “We realized that Southern Style and East Coast Style have quite a bit in common, including classic silhouettes, that All-American preppy flare, and delicate and elegant femininity. We also know that both East Coasters and Southerners love their whiskey, so put together a DIY Whiskey Bar for our ladies!”

Love it, y’all! Thanks again to Kat, Jackie, and Molly of Glitter and Rye for pulling everything together!

emily Written with love by Emily
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Y’all before I get started on this amazing wedding, I just have to tell you, sweet readers, that I tried octopus last night! Yes, octopus! Anyways!

Lisa + Nick’s navy and pink preppy wedding has so much goodness to report on! First, I’m completly smitten with the navy patterned tablecloths! I love how their planner, Laura, played with pattern to create a formal yet welcoming feel to their tented reception. The low pink florals make for a fun pop of color without being overpowering! Southern preppy perfection in my book! When it comes to Southern weddings, family is so important, and Lisa + Nick incorporated family into their big day by the wedding taking place at Lisa’s childhood home, and her mother playing the cello as she walked down the aisle. So sweet!

Big hugs to Tracy of Timmester Photography for sending this

I had an idea of the exact dress I wanted but when I went to Hitched to try the dress on, I found a completely different one that was absolutely perfect! Both my mom and maid of honor agreed.

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Walking down the aisle and seeing each other’s faces (Nick’s especially, since tears were in his eyes).

Describe your wedding flowers: Pink! Beautiful! I had all peonies in my bouquet. At the tables, there were different vases with all kinds of pink flowers. They were a very nice contrast against the blue linens.

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The escort card holders that we both spent hours putting together while talking, planning and getting seriously excited about the wedding.

I think I’d like to replicate this look in my living room! The clean white mixed with navy + pink has me crazy summer sunshine!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: It was the most delicious cake we have ever had! It was almond Génoise cake with fresh sliced strawberries and Grand Marnier buttercream frosting. It was a simple white cake with blue ribbon and pink and green flourishes.

Love the idea of popcorn as a fun favor to take home, and I absolutely LOVE the happiness in Lisa’s face in the photo below! That’s what it’s all about!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met in college at a house party that my friends and I were hosting. A friend said that Nick thought I was cute and that was it!
Describe the proposal. I was in Maryland for a week to visit my family and came home on a four- hour bus ride. It was midnight, and I was exhausted and had tons of luggage with me. I called from the cab and asked if Nick could come down and help with the bags, but he said no. I was very upset. I got to the apartment door and walked in to see Nick standing in his suit with our stuffed animals on the bed and a sign that said, “We love Lisa.” My favorite song was playing and he got down on one knee and popped the question. We celebrated that night by drinking champagne and eating McDonalds (our favorite). The next night, we celebrated by having dinner at Beauty and Essex, in downtown NYC.
In what month did you get married? May
How many guests attended your wedding? About 85
Did you decide to do a “first look”? No, we wanted to be very traditional and Nick did not want to see me until I walked down the aisle.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. My mom is a cellist and she and her friends played as I walked down the aisle. Our first dance song was “Your Song” by Elton John, which Nick had playing when he proposed.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The location, my childhood house, and the preppy style.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? It being over.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into $50,000-$75,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The dress and the flowers. Especially the dress – it was something I had been thinking about since I was three years old.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Enjoy every single second of it. The time between we got engaged to The Day was the most amazing time. Also, spread out the planning. We started early and everything went smoothly and perfectly, there was no stress.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are looking to purchase a house in Connecticut and start building a nest.

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