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Anyone who know our Kristin Winchester knows how much she LOVES marriage. It is truly her heart of hearts, and she is always encouraging the rest of us to keep the importance of marriage at the forefront of our minds as we work on Southern Weddings. I was curious to know what her very favorite thing about marriage is, and was delighted when she shared her answer for V7!

Kristie Lea Photography

I love being married because it allows me the freedom to be exactly who I am, and to be loved unconditionally as is–without reason or expectation. This means that I have someone who loves my good, my bad, and my quirky. In return, it allows me the opportunity to offer KPW the same safe space to be loved and known–no strings attached. It allows me the the chance to not be afraid to be the one who loves the most, because I know that Kyle abides by the same philosophy.

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Catherine Benner reply

    Lovely. You express my similar sentiments on marriage.

  2. avatar Marissa reply

    I absolutely love you girls! I read your blogs to keep in the loving spirit, esp since I’m ready to be there myself! Thank you for all the love you share, its soooo inspiring!

  3. avatar Bonnie reply

    I love your philosophy Kristin! It’s true, our hubbies are the ones who get to experience it all. I’m comforted that my hubby knows all sides of me and loves me anyway!

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Ever since our team retreat, we have been antsy with excitement about unveiling one of the biggest plans we made. For weeks now, we’ve been dreaming up a way to embrace all of the best things about summer in the South, cultivating our relationships with our beaus, families, friends, and communities all the while. Be sure to check in first thing on Monday to learn all about it, and find out how you can get involved, too!

See more from this engagement session by Landon Hendrick on our Facebook page!

In case you missed it this week…

We unveiled the newly renovated Southern Weddings office here and on Style Me Pretty Living!
Our friend and Blue Ribbon Vendor, Jacin, shared her favorite thing about marriage with us.
We shared our favorite fabric and ribbon sources on Southern Weddings TV.
We’re looking for reader models in Richmond, Virginia! Find more info here.

Stefanie and Kevin‘s wedding included so many meaningful military wedding traditions.
Ellie and Nick focused on showing hospitality to their guests at their Florida wedding.
Monica and Jerrod‘s wedding combined bright, feminine details with an industrial space.
Lina and Mario loved the venue they chose for their romantic, rustic wedding.

Sponsor Corner

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Have a wonderful weekend!

lisa Written with love by Lisa

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Summer is practically here, which means ’tis the season for weddings, showers, barbecues, al fresco dinners with friends, and more! Every Southern belle knows better than to show up to a wedding or a party empty-handed, which is why we love sharing our favorite places to find sweet, unique gifts with y’all. Tabula Tua is a Chicago-based company that’s new on our radar, and we were delighted to discover their elegant, stylish offerings!

Tabula Tua carries everything from fine china to home accessories to linens, and even though they have a sizable selection, it’s immediately evident that they’ve curated it well–every item is beautiful and heirloom-worthy. I especially love the unique pieces in their Tabletop Accessories collection–can’t you envision them in a Southern Newlywed home so easily?

If you’re looking for the perfect wedding or hostess gift to bring to a special event this summer, you’re in luck, because Tabula Tua is generously offering a $100 gift card to a lucky Southern Weddings reader! Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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This post is brought to you by Tabula Tua – thanks for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
  1. avatar Chloe reply

    Cool. I like the third one.

  2. avatar Sierra Ariel Kalain reply

    Love the elegant touch and clean features of these products! Love Southern Weddings even more!!!

  3. avatar Erin B. reply

    Definitely the Berry & Thread Mixing Bowls Set by Juliska! So pretty!

  4. avatar Caitlin reply

    Love these beautiful gift ideas!

  5. avatar Leah Beth reply

    I would buy the Michael Aram pastry dome xoxo

  6. avatar Erica reply

    The flip flop platter is fantastic! So great for summer

  7. avatar Kelly e. reply

    I LOVE the deviled egg plate. I would also look into some of their serving platters. I especially love the simplicity of the Mud Australia pieces.

  8. avatar Ashley Hirst reply

    I would love to get beautiful serving platters or bowls with the gift card :)

  9. avatar Stephanie reply

    I love it all! So gorgeous!

  10. avatar Daniela reply

    I absolutely love the new Sertodo Copper Tableware! I would definitely want to get one of those pieces with the giftcard. :)

  11. avatar Janna reply

    Those silver platters would be wonderful for hosting friends for dinner!

  12. avatar Erin reply

    I LOVE the optical gold champagne glass and water glasses found under “wedding gifts.” The champagne flutes would be perfect for my fiancé and I to toast with at our upcoming wedding in August!

  13. avatar Lesley reply

    I would choose the “Believe” Tray by Mariposa and the “Home Sweet Home” Lg. Oval Tray.

  14. avatar Kristin Davis reply

    I have so much to be grateful for, and my wonderful friends and family deserve a special token of appreciation for all they have done for me leading up to my wedding day. I would love to spoil my hostesses with the ‘define bottle’… what a fun and unique gift it would be for healthy girls on the go :)

  15. avatar Paige reply

    I would use the gift card to purchase the Crystal Cake Stand. I am in need of a cake stand for my wedding, and the simple elegance of this classic piece would be the perfect one!

  16. avatar Kate Reiss reply

    Love that teapot! It’s so cute!

  17. avatar Jessica K reply

    I love the bee hive cheese pick set! And the geography pillows!

  18. avatar Lorelei reply

    Swooning over the Teapot by Match Pewter.

  19. avatar Kristy reply

    The serving pieces are great!

  20. avatar Madison Grisham reply

    What is silver, gold and ceramic and has my name all over it? Love you ladies. Thank you for spreading love through your warm hearts and great taste.

  21. avatar Melissa reply

    These pieces are gorgeous!!! I have already saved a few pieces from their websites as future birthday and Christmas presents for family and friends…and myself. :)

  22. avatar C.L. reply

    I would put the gift card toward a beautiful Juliska platter! I love the Jardins du Monde medium platter.

  23. avatar Allyson Hemric reply

    If I were to win, I would probably buy the cookbook holder or the new leaves sago palm bread plate. Love them both!!!!

  24. avatar Kristin t reply

    the iPad/book holder!

  25. avatar Kelly reply

    I would LOVE some new crystal stemware to host parties with!!

  26. avatar Alex reply

    I love the Isabella Bedside Carafe!

  27. avatar Julie reply

    I love the place settings

  28. avatar Rachel Kane reply

    I would buy two of thegorgeous stemless wine glasses!

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  30. avatar heather reply

    “Believe” Tray by Mariposa

  31. avatar stephen gordon reply

    “Believe” Tray by Mariposa and the “Home Sweet Home”

  32. avatar amanda reply

    what unique gift ideas! perfect for wedding season!

  33. avatar julie murphy reply

    I would get the Surrey Picnic Basket For Two

  34. avatar Ashley C reply

    I love the Pine Cone Oil Candle!

  35. avatar Mary reply

    I would totally get a state pillow!

  36. avatar Kristina reply

    I love all the pieces you featured here – especially the beaded platter! These would all make beautiful, classic gifts that a couple would treasure for years to come :)

  37. avatar Jessica mcfarlin reply

    The Chicago keep dish is my favorite!

  38. avatar steph reply

    What beautiful gift ideas!!!!!

  39. avatar Michele P reply

    I’d get the Berry & Thread Large Cake Plate by JULISKA! Would be great to use for the wedding and then still practical for home use when I bake!

  40. avatar Heather B. reply

    the fig leaf salt and pepper set are just so cute and perfect for our table!

  41. avatar Laura reply

    I would definitely get a Cat Studio pillow, I’ve had my eye on one of those for years. But I don’t know whether I would get the NC pillow or the Outer Banks pillow!

  42. avatar myranda reply

    Love all of these items so much!

  43. avatar Paieg reply

    Would love to get the Geography Pillows!!

  44. avatar Liz reply

    I love the Simply Anna teapot!

  45. avatar Valerie reply

    LOVE these! please please please!

  46. avatar Amy M reply

    Love the state/city pillows!

  47. avatar Brittany Koelmel reply

    I would use it to get bridesmaids gifts for my lovely bridesmaids!:)

  48. avatar Rachael O’Quinn reply

    Love weddings!

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  50. avatar Stewart reply

    I would certainly want a Mariposa serving tray!

  51. avatar Elyse G. reply

    I love the DC Cat Studios pillow. *fingers crossed*

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