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The Southern Weddings ladies are enjoying some rest and relaxation with our families at the moment, but we wanted to take the next few days to highlight some of our absolute favorite details and moments from 2012 real weddings. To begin, bouquets!

Colorful bloom with a striped ribbon bouquet by Peplum Events and Design: photo by Michelle March from Mariangelix + Steven’s wedding.

Blush peony and garden rose bouquet by Rose Golden Flowers: photo by 509 Photo from Kelsey + Evan’s wedding.

Peony, rose, and satin ribbon bouquets by Meade Wenzel: photo by Magnolia Pair from Caroline + John’s wedding.

“Mini daisy” bouquet by Amaryllis: photo by Jacqueline Campbell from Katie + Mike’s wedding.

Rose, dahlia, Queen Anne’s lace, and winterberry bouquet: photo by Caroline Joy from Audrey + Jordan’s wedding.

Sweetpea, lisianthus, stock, rose, and Queen Anne’s lace bouquet with burlap wrap: photo by White Rabbit Studios from Elizabeth + Michael’s wedding.

Pink peony and rose bouquet with a rhinestone cuff by Dana’s Floral Design: photo by Kim Box from Crystal + Trip’s wedding.

Cotton bolls, freesia, stephanotis, and roses bouquet: photo by Stephen DeVries from Turner + Forrest’s wedding.

Garden roses, ranunculus, tulip, and gilded greenery bouquet by Sweet Sunday Events: photo by Christina Carroll from Austin + Steven’s wedding.

Peonies, Queen Anne’s lace, astilbe, vine, and berry bouquet by Aria Florals and photo by Angela Cox from Liz + Josh’s wedding.

Michelle March and Caroline Joy are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    The first bouquet with the striped ribbon is my hands-down favorite

  2. avatar Dee Shore reply

    Pink peony’s have become one of my favorite flowers along with Plumerias and Hibiscus. They are just beautiful and romantic.

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We have signed off for the holidays and are relishing some quiet time with our families, and we hope y’all are doing the same! Here’s what we’ll all be up to over the next few days…

Haley Sheffield

Nicole: This Christmas, I’m down in Charlotte, spending time with my sister, brother-in-law-to-be, dad, mom and step dad. My mom has graciously saved all of the Christmas baking for my arrival, so a large amount of my time has been in the kitchen rolling out dough. Of course, we’re also taking breaks by drinking copious amounts of sparkling grape juice and chocolate and watching The Family Stone. I’m also really excited to be reunited with my two best friends, who are also home for Christmas, and with my puggy nephew. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s festivities, watching my dad’s face when he opens his gifts and spending time with my mom on Christmas Day. It’s her favorite holiday and it makes her so happy to have her kids together (brother-in-law-to-be and furry friends included).

Ryan Ray, styled by Lavender Joy Weddings, via Wedding Chicks

Lara: Ari, Grace, and I will be headed to my hometown of Pensacola, Florida, to spend the holiday with my parents, Grandma Bunny and my brother, Stephen, who just finished his master’s degree… so we will spend lots of time calling him “Master Stephen” this Christmas. He is already enjoying this new title. This is an unexpected change of plans for us, so my parent’s house will need some holiday decorating (they were originally planning to come here to Chapel Hill). So, I may stuff a suitcase with tinsel and all the tree trimmings! I am very much looking forward to hugging my family — I could care less about anything under a tree this year, I just want some bear hugs. OK, and some turkey and sweet potatoes.

Michelle March via Southern Weddings

Marissa: This year, BDK and I will be spending Christmas with my side of our family. We’ll be in South Florida, wearing Jack Rogers and sundresses (well, I will be, not BDK!). Even though it’s a little crazy to celebrate Christmas when it’s 80 degrees out, I’ll be thankful to see my family. Christmas Eve will be spent trying to stay up late enough to make it through midnight mass, and then on Christmas Day my mama will make a delicious linner (lunch + dinner) complete with homemade pumpkin cheesecake and her famous green bean casserole. Oh, and A Christmas Story will be on the television ALL day long. It’s a BDK tradition that I’ve grown to love!

Ryan Ray, styled by Love & Splendor, via Style Me Pretty

Kristin: Once again, we will be crisscrossing the state of NC – spending a few days with my family in eastern North Carolina at my ‘Nama’s house before heading back west to spend time with Kyle’s family. It will be a bit of a different Christmas this year, as it will be my first Christmas Eve spent without my parents and baby sister. This is a definite challenge of getting married, but I am excited to finally get a chance to experience KPW’s family traditions for this holiday. Not to worry – my family’s annual Christmas Cookie Competition is still taking place, and I have my recipe and apron ready. I am hoping to snag the crown back this year, after finishing in second place last year.

Haley Sheffield via Ruffled

Emily: Like Kristin, my first married Christmas is coming with some “firsts”… and a whole heap of travel. For the first time in my 25 years I will be spending Christmas morning somewhere other than my childhood home. My family (mom, dad, two sisters, and one brother in law) are traveling South to spend Christmas with John and me. Then everyone but John (he has to stay home and work — boo!) will fly north to Maine to celebrate with my Mom’s family. Then — wait for it — we’ll all drive down to Connecticut on the 28th to celebrate with my Dad’s family (lunch) and our best family friends (dinner). THEN, late that night, I’ll pick John up at the airport, and he and I will spend the weekend with his family (mom, dad, sisters, brother in law, and boyfriend) before flying back to NC on Sunday. Whew!! It might be crazy, but I’m looking forward to it all :)

We hope those of you who are celebrating have a very merry time with your loved ones. I know I’ll be giving mine an extra squeeze this year!

As for the blog, we’ll be quiet tomorrow but back with our highlights from 2012 starting on the 26th and continuing through next week!

P.S. I hope you love these little bits of Christmas inspiration! All sans snow, as we do it in the South :)

Michelle March, Haley Sheffield, and Lavender Joy Weddings are all fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Merry Christmas to all of you lovely ladies!! Wishing you and your families peace, love, joy, and many blessings! xoxo

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The Southern Weddings gals are all working from home today as we prep to celebrate the holidays with our families. Our hearts and prayers are still with everyone in Connecticut and those affected by Sandy Hook. It makes us want to pack up our cars and hug our parents, siblings and kids all the sooner. The office has been quite festive with our packed tree full of ornaments from our swap, getting us in the mood for December 25 celebrations.

P.S. Because we’ll be out of the office and spending time with our families, all orders from the Southern Weddings shop will ship when we get back on January 3.

We finished off our 12 Days of Southern Weddings Christmas giveaways this week. Did you enter all of them? Be sure you do before December 25 when they close!

Day 1: Perch Paper Company
Day 2: Monogram Works
Day 3: 1 Canoe 2
Day 4: Design Darling
Day 5: Moon and Lola
Day 6: Shop Memento
Day 7: Durango Boots
Day 8: Embellish My Day
Day 9: Bella Bridesmaid
Day 10: Tipsy Skipper
Day 11: Lilly Pulitzer
Day 12: Southern Fried Paper

We adore this holiday inspiration shoot — perfect for translating holiday motifs into Southern charm, snow or no snow.

Big thanks to all y’all who came out to our Gingerbread Barn Building competition a couple of weeks ago! It was a huge success and we were blown away by some of the barns y’all created. See the full recap here.

Real Weddings make our hearts happy

Caroline + Ben’s Southern garden wedding was a classic soiree that relied on the love and talents of friends and family. See it here.

Eva + Neil’s wedding seamlessly married their backgrounds with their Southern style. See it here.

Planning your honeymoon and a big fan of Nordstrom like we are? Take a look at Nordstrom Weddings’ new Pinterest Contest. You could win a $4,000 Nordstrom gift card and a five-night honeymoon at any JW Marriott resort. Check out this site for details.

Before y’all head out to eat gingerbread cookies and drink eggnog, be sure to check out today’s Facebook Friday! Lucy O Photo shares a sweet engagement session with us.

Have a lovely Christmas weekend, y’all!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Dee Shore reply

    Wonderful week belles! Did I win everything from the 12 days of Awesome Stuff? lol Wishful thinking in my part.

  2. avatar Lucy Taylor reply

    Aww yay! Thank you for the lovely feature! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

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  4. avatar Isabelle W. reply

    Festive ornaments, what are those cool looking drinks?

  5. avatar Zelle reply

    I absolutely love your website/magazine! Can’t get enough.



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