Welcome to wedding planning, land of ten thousand decisions to be made. When they get overwhelming, we have one tried an true tip: look to past generations. Southern mamas and grandmothers are a wealth of knowledge; they’re also blessed with an amazing ability to cut through the fluff (because they seem to have no trouble remembering that tradition reins, heirlooms are better than something new and family is what truly matters). So look to them for advice, yes, but don’t forget to mine the shelves and closets of generations past for wedding details, too. Through three beautiful generations, this story offers some inspiration for doing just that. And while you read, make sure to have your phone handy — we know this shoot will have you calling your mama (and grandmother) in no time!