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It’s here! It’s here, y’all!! Today, the Southern Weddings office is in proud possession of the very first printed (though not bound) copy of V5, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!! As you can see, there’s a good reason we wanted to show you a photo of an actual copy instead of the PDF we’ve been staring at for the past few weeks…

Yes, that’s gold foil! Shiny, happy, metallic gold in honor of our fifth anniversary issue and all of the true, treasured love stories we’ve been privileged to share. It’s just delightful in person, y’all. Can’t wait for you to see for yourself!!

Because guys and gals? We could not be more excited about this cover! Those beaming smiles just jump off the page at you, don’t they?! So much joy and life! AND, none of those ladies had modeled a day in their life before Ryan Ray pointed a camera at them, which is pretty awesome in our book. We love celebrating real love, and nothing embodies that better than these lovely ladies.

So yes, huge hugs, high fives, and hearty congratulations are in order for Mr. Ryan Ray, because we are so delighted and grateful to have his work gracing our cover! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more talented guy. And of course, major air kisses are being blown to his Texas partner in crime, Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings, who styled and coordinated the cover and corresponding editorial! (Can’t WAIT for you to see THAT, by the way!) The last of our cover accolades goes to the exquisitely talented Lindsay Sherbondy of Lindsay Letters, who penned our fifth anniversary seal. We are so thankful to have her work gracing this issue!

As for what happens next? After a slight delay due to Superstorm Sandy, thousands upon thousands of sunny yellow magazines will be winging their way across the South to arrive on newsstands on Tuesday, November 13! Our office pallet is expected to arrive on Saturday or Monday, and we’ll be turning around the mountains of pre-orders just as quickly as we can.

In the meantime, though, let us know what you think!! After weeks of staring at this beauty, we’re tickled pink to finally be sharing it with y’all! I don’t know about you, but I literally still squeal every time I see it :)

P.S. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can of course still do that here!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar jessica reply

    absolutely gorgeous! can’t wait to see it in person! well done ladies:)

  2. avatar Trent reply

    WHAT a BEAUTIFUL cover shot by the talented Ryan Ray. Congrats SW Ladies!!!

  3. avatar adam barnes reply

    looks amazing ladies. excited to see you all so very soon! cannot wait to see the entire mag…!!

  4. avatar Michelle Edgemont reply

    My caps lock isn’t big enough to express the excitement I’m feeling for a magazine with a foiled gold cover. YESSSSSSSS.

  5. avatar whitney reply

    LOVE IT!!! Way to go , ladies! Can’t wait for them to ship.

  6. avatar Lora Kelley reply

    Oh my gosh!! Ladies.. it is so perfect!!! Can’t wait to see the whole thing! yay!! xoxo

  7. avatar Laura reply

    LOVE! Gold foil and that beautiful yellow? What more can you ask for?

  8. avatar Joanna Bailey reply

    Gorgeous ladies!! Congratulations!

  9. avatar Samantha reply

    Ah! It is so beautiful! We are so excited to celebrate with you all :)

  10. avatar Laurie Chapman reply

    YAY!!! The cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t WAIT for my copies to arrive!!! So excited!

  11. avatar Courtney Porter {Dogwood Events} reply

    Amazing! It looks so bright and cheerful! I can’t wait to see all of the prettiness inside. Great work ladies!

  12. avatar Allyson L. reply

    Ladies you have once again outdone yourselves! Love the cover! Can’t wait to see it in person!

  13. avatar Lisa reply

    A picture by Ryan Ray, gold foil, a Texas photo shoot, AND a hand calligraphed seal?! Y’all are spoiling us with this cover!! It is PERFECT and I can hardly wait to get my copy in the mail!!

  14. avatar Katie Saeger reply

    LOVE IT!! And am seriously loving the gold foil header!!! Congrats to Ryan and Stef and the entire team that put together the amazing shoot! I can’t wait to dive into the issue to see the rest of their work!

  15. avatar Victoria Derrick reply

    It’s simply perfect! Can not wait to get mine in the mail. :-)

  16. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Wow I LOVE the cover!!! Definitely the best yet!!! I can’t wait to get my issues – it’ll be just a few days after my birthday!! Yellow is my FAVE wedding color :)

  17. avatar Michelle March Photography reply

    Congrats, Ladies!! The cover is gorgeous and the gold foil is the truly the cherry on top. I love it! So excited to get my hands on a few copies soon. :)

  18. avatar Lauren @ Chocolate Cheese and Wine reply

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

  19. avatar Brent & Anna – Live View Studios reply

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see it :)

  20. avatar bethany perry reply

    Been pacing the floors to see this magazine! Can’t wait til Tuesday to get my hands on a copy! AND OMGEEEEE THAT IS MY JUNE 2012 BRIDE ON THE BACK COVER!!! The Carolina Inn has featured KNW???!!!!!!!! I KNOW THAT’s her!!!!!!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hey Bethany! You are correct, that is one Mrs. Kristin Winchester on the back cover! So funny – the Carolina Inn suggested that image for their ad without even knowing that she was now on staff with us! Of course, we love it! :)

  21. avatar Laura Helm reply

    I am SO excited! The sunniness of the cover will be such a bright spot for so many people next week. Myself included, of course. :)

  22. avatar MacKenzie reply

    Friends, this is brilliant! I love the colors and feel joyful just looking at it! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Well done!

  23. avatar Ashleigh reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Congrats! I cannot wait to have my copy in hand and see all the gorgeousness in real life! woohoo!

  24. avatar Lauren reply

    Well, ain’t that the berries! The gold foil is such a nice touch, and the cover is fabulous in every way. Happy fifth anniversary!

  25. avatar Shelby reply

    Yay yay Yay!!!! beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. avatar Emily reply

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to buy it. You guys are doing some great work – I enjoy frequenting your blog every week.


  27. avatar Feuza reply

    Love it and love the font on cover! cant wait to get one

  28. avatar Stefanie Miles reply

    What an incredible blessing to be a part of this!!!! We are so excited to see it on the shelves!!! Thank you for all the kind words!!! xoxo

  29. avatar Amber Housley reply

    SO RIDICULOUSLY GIDDY to have a beautiful copy in my hands next week! I will be throwing a mini party in my home studio to toast the new issue! ;)

    Looks amazing ladies, job well done!!

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  31. avatar Victoria reply

    I am truly GIDDY about this arriving at my house. I will continue to read SW after my wedding- it’s so inspirational in so many different ways!

    • avatar Emily reply

      What an amazing comment, Victoria! Thank you SO much! I can’t wait for you to get your copy, either!

  32. avatar Kelly reply

    LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE!!! The gold foil is SUCH a nice touch — just stunning! I can’t wait to get this pretty in my mailbox!!!

  33. avatar Brittany reply

    SO gorgeous!!! Just makes me happy looking at it. Congrats to you all!!!

  34. avatar Yvette Price reply

    As ya’ll Southerners might say…Heavens to Betsy! Gorgeous cover already in love, can’t wait to see/read it cover to cover!

  35. avatar Jessica Clinch reply

    Oh my goodness it’s stunning! I’m definitely a gold girl, and this gold foil is so beautiful! I also love all of the pink and coral details in the little sneak peak of the magazine you showed in the picture. I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on my pre-order :)

  36. avatar Sara Lucero reply

    Its AS BEAUTIFUL as it gets! I am so honored to be a part of this issue!! xo!!

  37. avatar Reggie reply

    The cover is gorgeous and Ryan nailed that image, bravo!!

  38. avatar Emily Alice reply

    AHHHH it’s so beautifullllllll!

  39. avatar Kelly reply

    It’s sooo pretty!! LOVE the bright yellow!


  40. avatar Robyn H. reply

    I am so excited to see the cover. Since I pre-ordered my V5 (along with a copy of V4), I have been keeping track of your count down along with staring at the date on my office calender. CONGRATULATIONS on completing all of that hard work. I cannot wait to see the issue in person.

  41. avatar Kat reply

    AHHHHH I am so very excited!!! I feel like I’ve been waiting AGES for this!! The last edition has so many stickies bookmarking pages & my crazy notes in the margins… I can’t WAIT to mark up this new one for my July wedding :) Thanks for constantly giving me amazing, unique & oh-so-southern ideas!!

  42. avatar Laura Caroline reply

    What a gorgeous cover! Congratulations, y’all!

  43. avatar Jocelyn reply

    I can’t wait to receive it! I ordered V4 as well!!

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  49. avatar Tammy J reply

    My Daughter is getting married next year 2015, I am interested in the 2nd dress that the bride’s maid is wearing. Can you tell me where to find it?? From Vol 5, The Texas wedding.

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