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We love introducing y’all to a new set of Blue Ribbon Vendors each month, because I just know any one of them would be a joy if you choose to work together! This time around, we’re introducing you to a few of them through their answers to some of our favorite BRV interview questions. Click through to their listings to find out more about them!

Name: Aaron Lane Entertainment
Where you call home: Lafayette, LA
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The attitude of brides in the South can’t be beat. They know what they want, and they want their friends and families to experience that vision.

Name: Big Events Inc.
Where you call home: Nashville
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? Southern brides appreciate tradition, but love to try new twists on old ideas.

Name: Christine Zeiler, declare photography
Where you call home: Fort Worth, TX
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? I love that Southern weddings are meaningful celebrations where family and friends come together, where friends are the musicians, where grandmother’s veil is passed down, where couples write their own vows, and homemade pies often adorn the reception. It’s pretty special not only to document one of the most significant days in my couples’ lives, but to hear the stories behind the thoughtful details.

Name: James Bryan, Eventful Furniture
Where you call home: Wilmington, NC
How I got into weddings: We started out renting a few cool items as photo props and for trade show public spaces. We quickly realized the market and look of weddings was going through a huge transition and that no one offered modern, design-driven furniture.

Name: Rhiannon Bosse, Hey Gorgeous Events
Where you call home: Michigan (but she’s traveled all over the South for weddings!)
Favorite part of a wedding day? Arriving to the venue in the wee hours of the morning to a blank slate about to be completely transformed, handing over a bouquet of blooms that I spent hours working on to my sweet and excited bride, high-fiving my hard working staff when we send our bride off down the aisle so seamlessly, lighting that final candle before eager guests tumble into the tent, wrapping my couples up in sweaty, happy and totally tear-filled emotional hugs before they head off at the end of the evening into marital bliss – it’s all the best. Truly.

Name: Jacqui Cole
Where you call home: Tampa, FL
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? My favorite thing has to be the wonderful clients and Southern mums! Having grown up my whole life in London, there’s a certain charm to Southern weddings that makes me very nostalgic and reminds me of my home across the pond.

Name: Julie Flury, Jewel Hair Design
Where you call home: Virginia
Favorite Southern city? I need to travel to more so I can have a fave! Pick me for your wedding in a Southern city, and I will love every minute of the experience!

Name: Kati Mallory
Where you call home: Little Rock, Arkansas
Favorite part of a wedding day? I honestly adore the first look. During all the chaos of a wedding day, it’s a pause to remember what it’s all about. I love being able to see in the bride and groom’s eyes how excited they are that they are about to spend the rest of their lives together.

Name: Caitlin Bristow, Lettered Life
Where you call home: Charlotte, North Carolina
Favorite part of a wedding day? When the music builds, the doors swing open, and the bride steps out with her father. It such a captivating moment as the bride and groom see each other from down the aisle. My heart melts and my eyes tear up every time!

Name: Alyssa DiCicco, Liberty Party Rental
Where you call home: Nashville, TN
Favorite part of a wedding day? We love seeing the groom’s face the first time he sees his bride walking down the aisle. What a special moment! Also, since we work in the rental business, it’s fun to see what colors and styles brides bring into their weddings. Each wedding has a unique touch that really speaks to what the couple is like.

Check out all of our favorite vendors in the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory! I also wanted to mention that we’re working particularly hard to expand some of our areas of slim pickings – namely, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. If you would like to recommend someone (or nominate yourself!) for any of these states, please email emily at!

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  1. avatar Rhiannon reply

    So happy to be a part of the Southern Weddings family :)

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We love our Blue Ribbon Vendors! They are some of the best in the best in the South, and we hope you’ll take a minute to check out their portfolios! Here, a few of our favorite new additions…

Coastal Knot Bridal is a small boutique located on the coast of NC. They love that they’re able to give personal, one-on-one attention to each bride!

Heather O’Brien Designs can take care of your wedding paper needs from save the dates to thank you notes! Her style is colorful, simple, and clean.

Jennifer Stuart grew up in the South with heartfelt hospitality and family traditions, and they are the things that inform her business values today. She is based in Greenville, SC.

The husband and wife team behind Keepsake Memories Photography love shooting weddings and natural light. They travel all around the Southeast for their couples.

This one’s especially fun, folks! Jacin from lovely little details is moving to our neck of the woods in the fall, and is ready to start meeting with lovely Southern brides! We love her preppy, colorful, stylish aesthetic.

Lu Photo specializes in modern, elegant, fine art wedding photography. They are based in Nashville, TN.

Mason Dixon Rentals has a bevy of vintage goodies for your wedding day. They are located in Huntersville, NC.

Oldfield Plantation in Okatie, SC is a venue filled with timeless, historic elegance. We particularly love the amazing live oaks!

Paige Jones is based in Atlanta, GA, and takes photos with a colorful style and unique perspective.

Last but certainly not least, The Byrd Collective creates gorgeous, unique florals with lots of texture in Atlanta.

Still on the hunt for your perfect Southern vendors? Check out our whole crop here! Vendors, if you’re interested in applying, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Thrilled to see Lovely Little Details and The Byrd Collective in this list–two of my favorites!!

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Our Blue Ribbon Vendors are turning out to be a pretty special group, which is why we take such great care when choosing them. It’s also why we’re so excited to introduce you to our ten newest members!

Amy Arrington approaches weddings by letting the day unfold naturally and documenting the real moments. She is based in Georgia.

Elaine Palladino is a Florida photographer who loves that she gets to tell stories for a living.

Kasey D Weddings is a Florida planner who believes that together you and she can create a day that is a true reflection of you and your love through a fun, organized and inspirational planning process.

KLP Photography loves helping couples feel at home in front of her camera and capturing that comfortable feeling in their images.

Megan of M. Elizabeth Events is a planner who believes every wedding should be a reflection of the bride and groom – your love for each other and your personal style. She is based in Alabama.

Natalie Franke serves Maryland, DC, and Virginia, and her goal is to capture images modern enough to grace the cover of a magazine, but timeless enough for you to cherish forever.

Priscilla of Orangerie Events’ goal is to be a voice of reason and source of guidance while planning and designing a wedding that is charming and unique to your love story.

Pen Weddings believes you have personality and your wedding film should, too.

The Relais & Chateaux Planters Inn is the perfect for an intimate and elegant Charleston wedding.

Simply Charming Socials is a full event planning and design company based out of Atlanta that offers a flawlessly executed event that is uniquely styled down to the very last detail.

To check out all of our Blue Ribbon Vendors, just click over to the full directory! You can search by category or state to find your perfect match.

Vendors, if you’re interested in getting involved, just fill out this form and Marissa will get in touch! Besides getting connected with the best brides in the world (that would be Southern brides, of course!), the benefits of Blue Ribbon Vendor membership include access to our private business blog, a resource for SW sponsors only where Lara, Emily, and the SW team share tips on submitting and branding to make your business even better, and access to our private vendor Facebook group, where kind and talented BRV members meet and collaborate! Curious? Just email Marissa and she’ll answer any questions you might have.

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