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By now, hopefully most of you have your copy of our new issue, Southern Weddings V8, in your hot little hands! If not, make a trip out to your nearest Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Walgreens, Harris Teeter, or miscellaneous grocery store/pharmacy and get yourself one! (And if you can’t find it on shelves, you can always order from our shop!) We’re so excited to be sharing a bit from each of our editorials over the next few weeks – there’s always more that we couldn’t fit in our pages, and we love that sharing these beauties online makes them easy to pin :)

At the heart of each of our editorials is a couple we dreamed up. We designed the details of each shoot around their story, in the hopes that y’all would be inspired to do the same for yours! In Fore the Love, we imagined a couple who met as kids while on vacation with their families. They grew up to love golfing, and invited their guests to celebrate with them over a long weekend of group tee-off times and peach ice cream sandwiches. We tucked lots of fun Southern golf culture references throughout, too!

Big hugs to Katie Stoops, who took these photographs, and Blue Ribbon Vendor Jacin Fitzgerald Events, who planned everything to perfection!

For such a colorful and clever shoot, my first thought for a paper partner was Cheree Berry. She knocked it out of the park – check out all of the “Easter egg” details below!

Nothing could be more appropriate for this editorial than for the gents to start off the wedding morning with a group round of golf. And did you notice our groom’s green jacket? (How could you not?) It was, of course, inspired by the famous one at Augusta!

The ladies had their own colorful accessories, including floral clutches from FabByCab and vibrant nails!

How’s that for a bouquet?? Jacin used pink peonies, coral charm peonies, gardenias, yellow ranunculus, and magnolias, many from Brannan Street Wholesale, for this beauty.

Our lovely ‘maids were equally as colorful as the blooms. We love the idea of choosing a patterned dress for your maid of honor and having your other gals in a coordinating solid!

Real-life married couple Tim and Sarah shone as our bride and groom!

With so many famous golf course signature drinks, we knew we needed to come up with something fun for the drink station at cocktail hour! This golf cart bar was a bit of a handful to rig up, but we were all pleased with how it turned out.

Southern Fried Paper made the most adorable signage and seating chart to complement our scheme. And though an actual course might object to guests practicing their putting during cocktail hour, there’s nothing to stop you from setting up a little green wherever your guests are mingling!

On a golf course, the clubhouse is often affectionately called the 19th hole. We ran with this idea and made it the staging area for dinner. Guests grabbed chic paper bags filled with gourmet BLTs and egg salad – two staples at the Masters, where they are sold for impressively low prices! Cru Catering did a spectacular job jazzing up these sandwiches.

A trellis and floral wedding cake by Ashley Bakery and peach ice cream sandwiches were a sweet ending to the evening – followed by a golf cart getaway!

For more from this feature, snag your copy of V8 right here! Huge hugs to all of the talented vendors who brought this feature to life:

Photographer: Katie Stoops | Film processing: Richard Photo Lab | Planner, stylist, and florals: Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Flower wholesaler: Brannan Street Wholesale Florist | Venue: Patriot’s Point | Prep location: The Cottages on Charleston Harbor | Caterer: Cru Catering | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Hair stylist: Ash and Co. | Makeup artist: Dannon K. Collard | Invitation suite: Cheree Berry Paper | Signage, packaging, and drink stirrers: Southern Fried Paper | Wax paper: Pink Lemonade Party Shop | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rentals: EventHaus Rentals | Vintage glassware and china: The Festive Frog | Bride’s gown: “Zinnia” by Anne Barge | Bride’s getaway dress: “McLeod” by Kate McDonald Bridal | Bride’s clutch: FabByCab | Maid of honor’s dress: “Laura” by Donna Morgan | Bridesmaid dresses: “Lilly” by Camilyn Beth | Monogrammed hats: Marley Lilly | Green jacket: Country Club Prep

Jacin Fitzgerald, Dannon K. Collard, Southern Fried Paper, and Kate McDonald Bridal are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory and EventHaus Rentals is a delightful sponsor!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Jacin reply

    What a fun shoot this was – thank you again for including me :)

  2. avatar Erin Phillips reply

    This was by far my favorite editorial that you guys did in V8! It even had my husband drooling with the green jacket and the golf references scattered throughout. So. Much. Fun!

  3. avatar Dana reply

    This is so fun! I’m obsessed with the flowers, the maid of honor dress, and the bride’s getaway dress!

  4. avatar Malou reply

    Not my preferred colors but nice styling!

  5. avatar Jehnel Oboza-Davison reply

    I love how this just screams the 1950s. The colors, the style, the sleek and modern lines; love it all!

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One of the number one questions we’re asked at Southern Weddings is “What should I give my bridesmaids?” We LOVE that question, because it means that y’all are practicing graciousness–a quality we believe is so important, especially in a bride! So many people come together to love and support you during wedding planning, and it’s always worth the time and effort to make sure these people know how much you appreciate them. We teamed up with Zales to share some of our favorite gift ideas for not only your bridesmaids, but the groomsmen and your parents as well!

Don’t feel like you need to get the same gift for all of your gals–these are your BFFs, so show them how well you know them! Since people can be picky about necklace lengths and styles, bracelets or earrings are often a safer bet to guarantee you’ll choose something everyone loves. Choose pieces in each girl’s birthstone or favorite color for an extra dose of personalization.

Clockwise from top left: Lab-Created Blue and White Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver, Oval Lab-Created Ruby Tennis Bracelet in Sterling Silver, 6.0mm Peridot Crown Earrings in Sterling Silver, Pear-Shaped Tanzanite Line Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Gents are notoriously hard to shop for, don’t you think? My go-to is something that is classic and useful, but that he wouldn’t necessarily splurge on himself. A monogrammed money clip is a great option, and any groomsman would appreciate a dapper pair of cuff links to wear on the big day.

Clockwise from top left: Men’s Engraved Money Clip in Sterling Silver, Men’s Polished Oval Monogram Stainless Steel Cuff Links, Gun Metal Engraved Money Clip, Men’s Round Mother-of-Pearl and Onyx Cuff Links in Sterling Silver

As well as your bridal party, your wedding is the perfect opportunity to thank your parents for all they have done leading up to that day, long before you had a ring on your finger. Classic and lovely pearls are our go-to for mama (and your groom’s mama, too!), while a watch or wallet with a sweet engraving is a favorite for dad.

Left to right: Men’s Citizen Eco-Drive™ Watch with Black Dial, Men’s Citizen Eco-Drive™ Watch with Silver Dial, Blue Lagoon® by Mikimoto 5.5-6.0mm Cultured Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings in 14K Gold with Diamond Accents, Blue Lagoon® by Mikimoto 5.0mm Cultured Akoya Pearl Bracelet in 14K White Gold

We’d love to know, did you give gifts to your bridal party and parents? What did you choose?

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

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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    The week of your wedding, chances are, you probably won’t want to worry about much other than the main event. While this may make the idea of throwing a bridesmaid luncheon less than appealing, with a little bit of forethought and a few easy tricks up your sleeves, a bridesmaid luncheon can become one of the wedding week memories you’ll cherish most. It’s the perfect opportunity to step away from last minute to-dos and focus on being grateful for the way your bridesmaids have loved and supported you, and since graciousness is always a do in our book, we teamed up with Freixenet to share some of our best tips for throwing a sweet and stress-free celebration!

    1. Choose a few special details: You don’t need to go all out for this more low-key celebration–instead, choose a color scheme and stick to a handful of thoughtfully selected decor pieces and accents. A spring-inspired floral arrangement, striking black mini bottles of Freixenet, and a mix of pastel striped straws were all we needed on our bar cart to make this luncheon feel like an extra special occasion.

    2. Get everyone involved: The bridesmaid luncheon is the perfect time to do a cake pull! Originating in the Victorian era and most popular in New Orleans, this tradition has become widespread across the South, and it is one of our very favorites. Silver charms attached to ribbons are placed under the cake, and the charm each gal pulls reveals her “fortune,” for things like a life of adventure, good luck, or even being the next to tie the knot!

    3. Give a gift: Take a little bit of pressure off of the rehearsal dinner and wedding morning by giving your bridesmaids their gifts at the luncheon, where they’ll have time to open and enjoy whatever you’ve selected to thank them. Along with fun surprises, we love this idea of including a few practical items as well, to help get them through the wedding day. This cute gift box included a mini bottle of Freixenet, healthy snacks, a water bottle, bobby pins, a nail file, Band Aids, and a cocktail ring!

    We would love to know, are you throwing a bridesmaid luncheon before your wedding? What did you include to make it special?

    P.S. Looking for more inspiration? Take a peek at the Freixenet wedding board on Pinterest, and follow along with the hashtag #AllLoveSparkles on Instagram and Twitter!

    Photography: Emily March Photography / Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne / Florals: Eclectic Sage / Cake: Sugar Euphoria

    Sugar Euphoria is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory. This post is brought to you by Freixenet – thanks for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible!

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Freixenet. The opinions and text are mine.

    lisa Written with love by Lisa
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    2. avatar Dana reply

      darling!!

    3. avatar Elizabeth reply

      I am definitely throwing a bridesmaid luncheon! Many people think I shouldn’t throw it myself and that it should be thrown in honor of my bridesmaids and me by a cousin or family friend. What is the etiquette here?

      • avatar Lisa reply

        Hi Elizabeth! Traditionally, a bridesmaid luncheon is hosted by the bride as a sweet way to thank her bridesmaids for their love and support, so you can certainly host it yourself :)

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