I’m not sure if it’s because we finished one of our biggest shoots last week, because Nicole has started the gigantic InDesign document that will become the magazine, or because we scheduled a date to open up preorders, but this week, it has felt like the launch of V7 is right around the corner! There is still lots of work to do, of course, but this work fires us up, and seeing every page come together is one of our biggest joys. Y’all, this issue is going to be AMAZING. While we kind of want summer to last forever, we also want fall to get here soon so that we can share what we’ve been pouring our hearts into since our first brainstorming meeting back in February!
In case you missed it this week…
The cutest couple, married for 67 years, shared their wisdom in Sweet Tea Sunday.
One of our favorite Southern quotes appeared in Life and Love in the South.
We’re looking for reader models in Atlanta–see this post for details on how to apply.
I picked out bridesmaid dresses for my wedding!
We love Mattye and Woody’s Birmingham loft apartment and their thoughtful perspectives they shared on married life in Southern Newlywed.
Lindsey and Sheldon held both their rehearsal dinner and wedding at the beautiful Blackberry Farm.
Blakely and Curtis‘ love story is the only thing sweeter than their nautical backyard wedding!
Mia and Ian held their Louisiana reception on an undeniably Southern location: a porch!
Sarah and Chris expressed Southern hospitality to their wedding guests in the loveliest way.
On Southern Living:
Stephanie and Justin planned their North Carolina mountain wedding with so much joy and intention.
Booking hotel room blocks for your out-of-town wedding guests may be less glamorous than some other wedding projects, but it is even more important than welcome bags when it comes to showing your guests the utmost in Southern hospitality. Since many brides have never booked hotel blocks before, the process can be super overwhelming, making this an easy task to procrastinate on when cake tastings and dress fittings are demanding your attention as well. That’s why we were so excited to learn about Jetaport, a free (!!) online service that will organize your hotel block options in just a few clicks. Enter your wedding date, your location, and your favorite hotels near your venue, and within 48 hours, Jetaport will have deals from each of the hotels you selected organized and accessible to you through their website. This makes it super easy to compare your options and make an informed decision on what will be the right fit for your beloved guests. Best of all, a dedicated Jetaport travel advisor will be available to answer any of your questions, and then help you as you finalize your bookings. To learn more about booking a hotel room block, check out this post, and once you’re ready to cross this task off of your list, head over to Jetaport to give it a try!
Have a lovely weekend!