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It’s about high time that we make someone’s day and announce the winner of our recent giveaways, don’t you agree? With prizes ranging from delectable to delightful, there’s plenty of goodness to go around!

We asked you what you loved most about summer for the chance to win Amy Atlas’ Sweet Designs book.

Congratulations to Sandryte who said, “Good weather – that’s why I love summer! And then comes my balcony with flowers, outdoor furniture, afternoon tea and icecream, watermelons. A camping trip and a few picnics are a must for the year!” and Laura who said, “My favorite thing about summer is going on vacation!!! I live in NC, so I visit the beach AND the mountains during the summer!”

We are just gaga for Plum Pretty Sugar’s new Castelbel & Trumpet collection. We asked you to tell us what you’re doing the morning of your wedding for the chance to win one!

Winner, Virgina said, “The morning of my wedding I plan to first, wake up and have a cup of coffee with my mom and dad to cherish those last minutes of being only theirs before everything gets started. Afterward, I want to have all my bridesmaids over for a morning devotional and then give them their bridesmaids gifts. So looking forward to it!!”

Who doesn’t love cornhole?? We were thrilled when SC Cornhole wanted to give away three sets, but now as an extra bonus, TWO MORE WINNERS will also get a set! Yahoo!! Biggest thanks go out to the SC Cornhole team!

Big congrats go out to our winners:

Lerissa said, “I think it would be awesome to give the girls and guys a couple pints of paint (in pre-selected colors) and let them each have a board to customize, hen have the girls sign theirs and the guys sign their own. To stick with the theme of the wedding, I will go back and add burlap-knitted lace with gold accents along the outer sides and modge-podge the boards to preserve the creativity and the fun times we had preparing for our wedding. All of our closest friends will have partial ownership in its creation and will be excited to see them when we bring the boards out when we get together.”

Kathryn, who said, “My boy and I both love our monograms, so I’d do one of each. Mine might be light blue and white for UNC and his purple and gold for ECU. I could also do light pink and white for my sorority colors and light blue and white for his board, with a quatrefoil shape behind our monograms (my sorority’s badge shape) – his idea, I love it!”

Emily, who said, “Monograms would be cute – but I’d totally make it “ours” by having a bowtie on “his” board and a champagne glass on “my” board.”

Eva, who said, “We would love a cornhole set for our wedding! We would customize by painting them turquoise and then painting the state shapes of Georgia (groom’s home state) on one board and Virginia (bride’s home state) on the other board!”

And Brianna, who said, “I’d love to Monogram this with my new last name and blue and yellow Chevron print!(wedding colors).”

Wahoo! Winners, be on the lookout for an email from me.

Didn’t win this time? That’s okay, we’ve got plenty more giveaway coming up!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole

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In putting together this post, I’ve grown very jealous of all of you who can enter this giveaway. The Southern Weddings ladies have long been admirers of Plum Pretty Sugar’s colorful robes. In the dozens of times that I’ve changed my mind about what my future wedding will look like, the one thing that has stayed the same is that all of my bridesmaids and I will be wearing Plum Pretty Sugar robes. (Okay, that and the string lights.)

Plum Pretty Sugar’s new Castelbel & Trumpet collection is like the cherry on top of an already wonderful collection of loungerie, as the ladies at PPS call it! These ultra-feminine robes are made to compliment the wearer with scoop back silhouettes, gathered seams and luxe sashes. The pretty pastel colors make the collection even more romantic, with each pattern differing slightly from the others.

If you’re getting excited just thinking about wearing these beauties on the morning of your wedding, then you’ll be pleased to know we’re giving away one of these lovely robes!

To Enter: There are two ways to enter!
1. Leave a comment below telling us what you’re doing the morning of your wedding.
2. Tweet “I just entered the @plumprettysugar giveaway on @iloveswmag!” Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did so!

Win: One robe from Plum Pretty Sugar’s Castelbel & Trumpet collection!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Amy Yarbrough reply

    My ladies and I rented a beach house for the weekend of the wedding! On the morning of Novemeber 18, we will walk on the beach and relax with mimosas while getting our hair and make-up done(hopefully wearing a Plum Pretty Sugar robe)!

  2. avatar Kelly E. reply

    I’d like to say it will be a calm, relaxing morning, but alas, I think I’ll be spending the morning trying to calm my nerves! These robes are so beautiful. I thought they were dresses!

  3. avatar Kelly E. reply

    I tweeted the giveaway:

  4. avatar Kelly reply

    The morning of our wedding I intend to wake up early in anticipation (I do it for client’s weddings, so I can’t imagine how I wouldn’t do it for my own! :), enjoy some coffee and toast on our screened-in porch (gazing out at the fields on my family’s farm), and eagerly wait as all of my six bridesmaids arrive to get prettified upstairs, drink mimosas , and listen to the Wedding Day Playlist I’ve been compiling for months! I took every song that mentions “I’m gonna get married!” Or “I met the man I’m gonna marry!”, lots of songs from the Father of the Bride Soundtrack, and staple songs we’re incorporating in our ceremony and reception. I made one for my best friend for her wedding June 24th, too!

  5. avatar Amy Yarbrough reply

    I tweeted!!

  6. avatar Kelly reply

    Just tweeted! :) @kellystack

  7. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Can married people enter this contest?! :)

  8. avatar Sarah reply

    I’m spending the morning of my wedding with all my favorite women — my bridesmaids, mother, and future mother-in-law (and hopefully we will all be decked out in these gorgeous robes)!!

    But, before we finish getting gussied up, we are arranging a quick run over to the wedding guest luncheon, to grab a couple ham biscuits before the main event! Even if we have to blindfold the groom, you couldn’t make me miss out on a biscuit on my big day!

  9. avatar Erin reply

    The morning of my wedding I’m waking up and going down to the hotel’s gym for a “wog” (part walk, part jog…I try!) and then walking to the nearest Starbucks for a treat :) After that it’ll be makeup and hair and photos with the wedding party before the ceremony begins!

  10. avatar Bre reply

    The morning of my wedding is going to be busy! We’re getting married at 2 pm, so we’ll have to start getting ready early. Not that I’ll be able to sleep anyways :) Mimosas, fresh fruit, girls hanging out and having fun!

  11. avatar Diana reply

    The morning of my wedding, I plan on having a big breakfast with my family! And just try and enjoy the morning and soak it in. And spend a little time in prayer together before the whole day starts.

  12. avatar Alice Newman reply

    I just tweeted “I just entered the @plumprettysugar giveaway on @iloveswmag!”
    My twitter name is @aliceenewman

  13. avatar Jessica McCormick reply

    The morning of the wedding I am going to want to press slow motion! But being a wedding planner myself I am sure someone will have to make me leave the sites/decorating/last minute touches so I can WEAR THIS BEAUTIFUL ROBE, relax with my girls over mimosas and think about how the rest of my life is about to unfold in front of me! Sounds perfect don’t ya’ll think?? ahhhhh

  14. avatar Lauren Townes reply

    The morning of my wedding we will get ready at my family’s house! I cannot think of a better place to get ready then the home I grew up in. In addition to my bridesmaids, my mother and aunt will be there, making sure everything is running smoothly. We’ll be playing Motown music in the background, sharing stories and giving advice as we all get dolled up. I see getting ready as a daytime slumber party! :-)

  15. avatar Alexandra reply

    We’re getting married on the beach, but on a Sunday. So I’m planning to go to church with my fiance and then spend the day getting ready with my bridesmaids!

  16. avatar Jessica McCormick reply

    Also just scooted on over to Twitter and tweeted for ya’lls contest! @Jessimccormick

  17. avatar Alexandra reply

    I tweeted! @alexandrac19

  18. avatar Victoria C reply

    The morning of my wedding’s details are still being finalized but I do know I am going to spend time with my sister, future sister-in-law, my mom, and my future mother-in-law. We will have brunch, get ready together, and sip on a bottle of champagne to ease my nerves. I then plan on doing a first look with my Dad! And then getting pictures taken with my pretty sisters/bridesmaids!

  19. avatar Victoria C reply

    I just tweeted! @picatoria

  20. avatar Meghan reply

    The morning of my wedding I plan to go to the beach with my dogs…the best way to relax!!

  21. avatar virginia reply

    the morning of my wedding i plan to first, wake up and have a cup of coffee with my mom and dad to cherish those last minutes of being only their’s before everything gets started. afterwards i want to have all my bridesmaids over for a morning devotional and then give them their bridesmaids gifts. so looking forward to it!!

  22. avatar Dana Laymon reply

    The morning I got married I was running around putting together a great breakfast for all my bridesmaids and *trying* to relax!

  23. avatar virginia reply

    also i just tweeted!! :) @virginiabowenkd

  24. avatar kfloveinme reply

    We’re having a destination wedding in Los Cabos. So the morning of the wedding my fabulous girls and I are going to have breakfast and massages and mani/pedi on the beach. They don’t know about this yet cause its my surprise to them. Shhhhhhh :)

  25. avatar kfloveinme reply

    I tweeted @mskenyaf

  26. avatar Lauren P reply

    The morning of my wedding, I plan to savor the day day, relax, sip champagne, get pampered, and anticipate happily ever after with the most important women in my life- my mom, my grandmother, my godmother, my bridesmaids, and my aunts.

  27. avatar Savannah Blackburn reply

    I just tweeted on twitter! @hannavas57

  28. avatar Natasha reply

    The morning of the wedding I plan on spending it with my bridal party and my grandmother, I want to have all the women who mean the most to me there getting ready with me, just like old times. I think we will have some muffins, fruit and juice and maybe some mimosas as we pamper ourselves and get dolled up for the day. I am sooo excited!!! I can’t wait, and I would absolutely love to have one of these beauties to get ready in!!! :)

  29. avatar Brittany Graham reply

    I just tweeted that I entered the @prettyplumsugar giveaway on @iloveswmag! :) I love the robes!

  30. avatar Savannah Blackburn reply

    The morning of our wedding I will wake up in my amazing George Strait suite, at Tapatio Springs. I will lay in the huge king size bed and probably pinch myself that the day has finally come that I will marry the most southern man I have ever met and he is my best friend. Then I will quickly get out of bed and do my song and dance, because my life is a musical. Then i will have coffee, breakfast, mimosas with my girls and a lot of laughs (trying to hold back the tears) I am almost crying just thinking about it… how will I ever hold them back??

  31. avatar Megan reply

    Currently the plan is to get ready with all of my girls at my future-in-laws house that overlooks the river. Wake up early, sit on the back porch, drink some coffee, eat some breakfast, and try not to get too emotional/nervous! :)

  32. avatar Rebecca reply

    I’ll be getting ready with my 9 bridesmaids (all decked out in Plum Pretty Sugar robes :) at the fabulous 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, KY. This robe will be the perfect compliment to my bridesmaids while we sip hot tea and mimosa’s- prepping for my walk down the aisle!

  33. avatar Madi reply

    I am actually very excited about the morning of our wedding…I anticipate a lot of butterflies in my stomach! That morning will be spent relaxing and prepping with the women standing by my side on that evening. My hope is the feeling of our morning is relaxed, joyful and fun…”how you start your day determines your day!” I plan to spend much time in prayer to keep my focus on the covenant made and the marriage that follows! Ahh butterflies are beginning just thinking about it!

  34. avatar Madi reply

    Just tweeted! :) @madi_reid

  35. avatar Rebecca reply

    I just tweeted about this fab giveaway :) @rlmay2

  36. avatar Cecilia reply

    My bridesmaids, flower girl, women of the family and I will have breakfast in the home I grew up in then head to the salon to get our hair and nails done! Then I will get to marry my best friend!

  37. avatar Gretchen reply

    I’ll be up early for breakfast, hair, and makeup with my bridesmaids, Mom, and Aunts. And trying to stay calm! We have a 1:30 ceremony, so I won’t have a whole lot of time to get ready (or nervous).

  38. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    The morning of our wedding, I plan I waking up super early with anticipation- and I am not in any sense of the word, a morning person! – waiting for my bridesmaids to meet at momma’s house so we can all get our makeup and hair done together! Bellinis, bagels, and bluberry muffins (yummm), and hopefully everyone donning their Pretty Plum Sugar robes :-)

  39. avatar Melissa Vause reply

    Just tweeted! @melvause

  40. avatar Elizabeth reply

    The morning of my wedding day, I’ll wake up early even though I will want to sleep in late so a few more hours will pass making time closer to when I’ll walk down the aisle to begin a new life with Blake, my amazing fiance. Yes, I’ll begrudgingly wake up early and then remind myself to be nice, even though it’s early and I don’t do mornings, it is after all my wedding day and I should soak it all in. By the time I eat breakfast with my bridesmaids, I won’t have to remind myself as my early-morning-monster self vanishes. Besides, I have the best kind of girls who can make me laugh at any ungodly hour! Everything will start to sink in by now, and because I am a sentimental person, this is the time I’ll feel grateful for my friends who are there with me on my wedding day and the first tears of the day will be shed as my heart will just swell with happiness. After breakfast, I’ll remember my Plum Pretty Sugar robe and dash upstairs to put it on so I can get ready for my Big Day. When I come back downstairs, my bridesmaids will ooh and ahh over how pretty it looks. I’ll smile and tell them I’m so glad they like it because I bought each of them a robe to get ready in, too! Then, I’ll give them all their bridesmaids’ gifts. Of course, we’ll take pictures in them and then turn on some music so we can start what I’m sure we’ll deem cleverly “The Getting Ready Party.” My grandmother, who is a retired hairdresser and has done my hair my whole life, will once more do my hair. I’m sure it will be a special moment for us both and I’ll want it photographed so I’ll be able to look back on that moment forever. Once we’re all ready as far as hair and make-up goes, we’ll head down to the venue, a gorgeous old cotton mill in downtown Augusta GA right next to the Augusta Canal. From there, my mom and I will discuss last minute details and have a moment to ourselves full of big smiles and tears even if that means re-doing our make-up. Now, it’s dress time! I’ll put on my gown, try not to cry this time but it will be hard not to in front of my friends and family members present. So we’ll do another touch up, no big deal! My fiance and I have decided we’ll do a first look. At first, I didn’t understand why people did them, I always wanted that special moment walking down the aisle. Someone explained it to me, though, as having that time where it’s only the two of you and no one else. The rest of the day will be full of guests congratulating, pictures, and spending time talking and dancing, so we decided we would want that quiet time before the celebrating began! From this point on, the ceremony begins and I’ll try my best to make mental pictures but I’ll only notice Blake. For the rest of my life, I’ll be the happiest woman because of him!

  41. avatar Elizabeth reply

    I just tweeted!

  42. avatar Rachel W. reply

    On Sept. 1 (morning of my wedding) I will be getting ready with all of my 11 bridesmaids at my grandmothers house. This house is very special to me and it’s where my mom got ready on her wedding day too!
    I’d love to be prancing around in one of these beautiful robes!

  43. avatar Rachel W. reply

    I just tweeted the giveaway! @rachelwould

  44. avatar Elizabeth reply

    I just tweeted! @elizzymarshall

  45. avatar Allison reply

    Not exactly sure of the wedding morning plans just yet (only engaged for 3 days!!), but I would love to be wearing a Plum Pretty Sugar robe!

  46. avatar Brandy reply

    I plan to spend the morning with my sister and future sister-in-law relaxing on a balcony overlooking the the Dominican Republic. These beautiful robes would be perfect for what I envision as a wonderful morning with the girls!

  47. avatar Afton C. reply

    The morning of my wedding, I plan to have tea with my maid of honor and do some yoga to de-stress and prepare for the most wonderful day of my life! Being able to get ready while wearing one of these amazing robes would make the morning so special. It’s all in the small things that make you feel great on that special day!

  48. avatar Ilana reply

    I’ll be dunking coffee in my new robe, watching the sunrise at the beach!

  49. avatar Ilana reply

    I’ll be sitting on the deck in my new robe and drinking coffee, watching the sun rise at the beach!

  50. avatar Christie reply

    I will be walking on the beach in Costa Rica the morning of my wedding!

  51. avatar Sandryte reply

    I’d love to start the morning with jogging, then taking a refreshing shower and indulging into the hands of masseuse for a back massage, hair-do and make up. Mozzarella salad and a glass of fresh juice would be a perfect treat :)

  52. avatar Stacy reply

    Since my wedding is in the evening, I’ll at least hope that I’m sleeping in a little in the morning! But reality is that I’ll probably be too excited and will end up playing with my cats to keep me calm!

  53. avatar Stacy reply

    I tweeted as well!

  54. avatar Nicki reply

    I will be decorating my venue… Rustic Barn. I’m having a DYI wedding!

  55. avatar Lola reply

    Since we are having a rehearsal lunch the day before, my time with my girls starts the day before the wedding! After the rehearsal lunch, we are all gathering to make the bridesmaids bouquets and share bridesmaids gifts. We’ll also have a relaxed evening bbq dinner.
    The next day, we’ll start early with breakfast and a very special bottle of champagne that was gifted to me as an engagement gift from one of the bridesmaids. We’ll get ready with hair and make up then head over to the historical estate where the wedding will be held and relax in the bridal rooms, the gardens, the greenhouses and take lots and lots of photos.

  56. avatar Lola reply

    i just tweeted! @borapan.

  57. avatar Victoria reply

    I will be spending the morning of my wedding embracing waking up after my last ever girly sleepover! I so look forward to spending time with my closest friends & all the excited butterflies that are sure to be in my stomach! :)

  58. avatar Lauren reply

    I will be spending the wedding morning with my closest friends, my bridesmaids. I am sure the morning will be filled with lots of laughter over our fun memories, praying together, and assuredly dancing around to music in our robes!

  59. avatar Jenna reply

    I am getting married on August 18, 2012 and all my bridesmaids are getting ready at my home in Tampa, Florida!

  60. avatar Jenna reply

    Just tweeted about the giveaway!

  61. avatar Taylor J reply

    What a fantastic giveaway! On the morning of our wedding, we will have a big brunch for my bridesmaids and the mothers. We will then start the process of getting ready! it sure would be nice to get ready in a gorgeous Plum Pretty Sugar robes!! Woohoo!! Thanks ladies!

  62. avatar Taylor J reply

    Tweeted! @taykatelyn

  63. avatar Megan R. reply

    I will be getting my hair and makeup done with my wedding party at a hotel on the beach.

  64. avatar Jennifer reply

    Hanging out, relaxing, and getting all dolled up with my favorite women the last day I’m single!

  65. avatar Jessica of My Baking Heart reply

    The morning of my wedding will be spent relaxing with my bridesmaids and getting pampered, while noshing on homemade goodies and having our pretty pictures taken! :)

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  67. avatar Eleanor reply

    Definitely will be taking a bath to try and calm my nerves! These robes look awesome!

  68. avatar Ashley reply

    the morning of our wedding on May 4 my bridesmaids, mom and I will be having a lovely brunch complete with mimosas in our suite on Pensacola Beach! We will lounge around in gorgeous robes getting our hair and makeup done before heading to the ceremony!

  69. avatar Jessica reply

    I will be relaxing with my girls in a cabin at the venue sipping mimosas and getting dolled up!

  70. avatar Lindsey reply

    The morning of my wedding my bridesmaids and I will be getting our hair and makeup done at my parents’ house while enjoying mimosas! :)

  71. avatar KristinD reply

    We’ll be getting ready for the day at the nicest hotel in town thanks to a family friend setting it up for us. Hoping it’s nice and calm!!

  72. avatar Chelsea reply

    On March 16, 2013 I will be waking up in Coconut Grove, FL with what I imagine to be the largest butterflies I have ever had. I will be surrounded with six of my closest friends and we will enjoy a delicious brunch while we get our hair and makeup done.

  73. avatar Sara M. reply

    What a great idea to look and feel beautiful while getting ready during the day. Stuning!

  74. avatar Katie reply

    Have loved these so long! Entering for a girlfriend’s upcoming wedding. Looks like we’ll be at a vineyard for the big day so I’ve got a couple things in mind for the morning of: wine and more wine!

  75. avatar Jenny reply

    I will enjoy time with my girlfriends, eat breakfast, and get ready for the big day!

  76. avatar Jessica reply

    I tweeted too! @msjessicalynne

  77. avatar allie reply

    I’m sure I will wake up super early with butterflies in my stomach in anticipation! I’m sure the morning will involve a (small :)) mimosa and lots of laughs with my MOH. So exciting to think about it!

  78. avatar Stacy Z reply

    Hair and nails, brunch with the gals — and trying to remain calm, cool and collected. These robes are absolutely adorable!

  79. avatar Sara reply

    Since I am not getting married until 6:30 p.m., my uncle rented my bridesmaids and I a suite at a historic house. I plan on enjoying mimosas (sparkling grapejuice for my sister-in-law who is giving us the greatest gift of another niece or nephew), having a relaxing prewedding dance session, and saying some prayers before the big day.

  80. avatar Sara reply

    I tweeted :)

  81. avatar Julie reply

    The morning of my wedding I will be spending time getting ready with my bridesmaids. I know I will be anxiously awaiting the moment when I can see my groom!

  82. avatar Stephanie reply

    The morning of my wedding, I would like to think I’ll have everything finished and all the loose ends tied up, but knowing me, I’ll be running around trying to paint my toenails, find my underwear, track down that lost aisle runner…all I can hope for is a few moments of peace to take a breath and really soak in the day!

  83. avatar Stephanie reply

    I tweeted! :)

  84. avatar Katherine Malone reply

    I am going to be having mimosas in the comfort of a hotel suite with some of my best friends and my mom while my hairdresser styles us all up!

  85. avatar Alissa reply

    On January 5th, I will surely be laying awake in the early morning hours just full of jittery excitement over walking down the aisle and grasping the hands of the one my heart loves! My momma will most likely be up too and bring me a cup of hot tea to warm my hands and heart with her sweet advice and loving words. As soon as the sun peaks through the trees I will be up and at it, checking my DIY flowers and wrapping them up in a few little bits of vintage love from my grandparents home, making sure my mismatched china is placed perfectly, and hoping that my hair will behave itself for once! Soon I will be with my seven sisters from college that will be standing beside me and the giddiness will ensue…especially after a couple shots of espresso! We will be a mess of Tiffany blue and vintage creams with a loving handful of pearls sprinkled in. And when we arrive at the old school- turned- church, my heart may just spring into a full-blown gallop of joy! I am getting married…today!! :D

  86. avatar Cerena reply

    My bridesmaids and I will be staying overnight in a historic bed and breakfast. We will wake up, have brunch, and start getting ready! I’m already excited, even though it is still a year out. I love these robes!

  87. avatar Cerena reply

    I just tweeted! @cerenaolsen

  88. avatar Kori reply

    I’m relaxing and getting ready with my bridesmaids in our hotel suite. I’m also lucky to have a bridal brunch hosted by my mom’s sweet friends for me and all my bridesmaids!

  89. avatar megan reply

    I plan to get a massage the morning of my wedding with my maids, relaxation will be the key! And I would love to be wearing this while getting ready later that day!

  90. avatar megan reply

    I retweeted the giveaway!

  91. avatar Julia Brown reply

    After spending a wonderful night with my gorgeous friends, I think a big bubble bath with some fresh raspberries and strawberries is in order, ready for my summer wedding to my best friend.

  92. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    The morning of my wedding. I’ll be dancing to my ipod (to burn off nervous energy) and hanging out with my favorite girls.

  93. avatar Marin M. reply

    I’m going to be doing yoga with my bridesmaids, then we’ll all have breakfast and get beautified together!

  94. avatar Marin M. reply

    I tweeted too!

  95. avatar Heather Jensen reply

    The morning of our wedding, I’ll wake up with my sisters and best friends in our hotel. We’ll make ourselves a nice fruit platter and enjoy that with some toast and coffee. Then I’ll have my girls help me complete my something blue: We’re going to glue on blue rhinestones on the bottom of my sunshine yellow shoes the phrase “I DO.” Which is also great because blue and yellow are our wedding colors. Then we’ll all get ready in the hotel room and head over to our venue. The venue is an old military home, and they have one of the bedrooms preserved. So when we arrive my dress will be hanging from the bedframe, waiting for me! Once I’m changed, we’ll sip champagne with raspberries and giggle nervously until I’m ready to meet my best friend down the aisle.
    Sounds perfect to me!

  96. avatar Emily reply

    The morning of my wedding, I’d like to say I’ll be sleeping in, but who are we kidding. I’ll be up bright and early to have a quiet cup of coffee with my parents, brother and sister…our last family meal before my husband-to-be joins the crew. Then its off to a local bed and breakfast to meet up with all my bridesmaids for the bridesmaid brunch. Afterwards, we will all head to an old historic home where the reception is being held. I imagine we will spend lots of girly time just hanging out getting our hair and make up done. What I am looking forward to the most is the time spent with all my family and my beautiful bridesmaids who are a mix of high school, college, and adult friends from all over the country. What an exciting time for all of us to sip champagne, catch up and listen to great pre-wedding tunes together!

  97. avatar Melissa reply

    My sister and I will be camping out in my Mom’s living room sleep over style and waking up to a yummy breakfast with the family before we all head off to get prettied-up and pampered to say, “I do.”

  98. avatar Jeneen reply

    “I just entered the @plumprettysugar giveaway on @iloveswmag!” – and I TWEETED it!

    woooooo hoooo! These are gorgeous!

  99. avatar Sarah H. reply

    I am spending the morning with my family and closest girlfriends at a beachhouse where we can all get ready together. It will be such a special morning and I cannot wait.

  100. avatar Kassi reply

    I will be relaxing and eating brunch with my bridesmaids and the moms. I love this new line from Plum Pretty Sugar!

  101. avatar Maggie Teitloff reply

    I tweeted that I entered! I need a new robe and I love these!

  102. avatar Katy reply

    I can’t wait to eat bagels and drink coffee with my best friends in my hotel room the morning of my wedding. We have a room overlooking Lake Michigan in my south loop neighborhood of Chicago – I can’t wait to show off my new home to my out of town besties! Hopefully we’ll also get a run in before too, if it isn’t too icy – we’re getting married in November!

  103. avatar Alisha reply

    Champagne brunch with my bridesmaids, and other important women in my life

  104. avatar Nicole reply

    The morning of my wedding I’ll be getting ready with my bridesmaids and soaking in as much love and excitement as possible!!

  105. avatar Whitney reply

    Im hosting a brunch to honor my bridesmaids! Love my girls and these robes!

    • avatar Kristen Chesser reply

      I love PPS and would love the opportunity to give them as gifts to my girls!

  106. avatar trista reply

    Drinking some yummy wine with my ladies and getting pretty!

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  108. avatar Kier McNeil reply

    The morning of my wedding I plan prayer to be the first thing on the agenda. My wedding will begin early at 9:00 am and the brides maids and I will have a beautiful prayer together along with my mom and fiances’ mom and grandmother. We will then have a light breakfast as we sit and allow the elder women give me words of wisdom and advise as I move to the next level in my life. I look forward to this beautiful and haeartfelt moment. It’s going to be a joy listenting and taking in all the wonderful knowledge they will have to share with me.

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I know this probably sounds strange, but I have thought extensively about the morning of my wedding. As in, enough to write three separate blog posts about it. As in, my friends and family are probably sick of hearing me discuss it. Why, you ask? Good question.

I am a firm believer that the morning of your wedding sets the tone for the way the rest of the day unfolds. Are you rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off, snapping instructions at your ‘maids while frantically trying to organize escort cards and simultaneously write a loving pre-ceremony note to your fiance? Yikes, just typing that sentence gives me the hives.

How about this instead: You wake up refreshed after a good night’s sleep. You pull on something lovely and comfortable, and turn on a pre-made playlist that makes you feel calm, happy, and excited. You eat a good breakfast. You actually chat and laugh with your friends as you get your hair and makeup prettified, because you know that every “to do” has been done (and if they haven’t been crossed off at this point, they’ve been nixed entirely!).

This lovely dream of a morning is possible friends; it just takes some advance planning. Today, let’s start with what you’ll be wearing. A small detail? Yes, but one that can really put you in the right frame of mind. And we can’t think of anything more lovely to do that than a special treat from Castelbel & Trumpet, the new line from Plum Pretty Sugar.

Yes, you could wear some comfy sweats the morning of your wedding, and it’s totally fine if you go that route! But we happen to adore the beautiful prints and colors of Plum Pretty Sugar robes, and love how they look in photographs. Also, I love the idea of buying something special for the morning of your wedding, and then being reminded of that beautiful day every time you put it on for years to come.

Photo by 13:13 Photography via Southern Weddings

We’re particularly enamored with Plum Pretty Sugar’s new collection, Castelbel & Trumpet. These lovely pieces were a year in the making, and were created specifically to highlight a woman’s features. With such thoughtful attention to detail, these are truly heirloom designs! You can see all of them right here.

Tell me, ladies: How are you preparing for a joyous, calm wedding morning? Or if you’re already married, what made a difference on the morning of your wedding? Comment and let me know!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Erin reply

    I love these robes! I wanted to get them for my bridesmaids and me for the morning of! So cute!

  2. avatar Elizabeth Mock reply

    I love Pretty Plum Sugar! I’ve just placed my own order last week for these beautiful robes for the morning of my wedding! I couldn’t agree more – having something pretty, dainty, comfy, and womanly to wear the morning of my wedding is a high priority! I can’t wait to receive my order! Love love love!

    • avatar Chelsea reply

      I am trying to order the Plum Pretty Sugar robes can anyone give me advise on what size to order? I wish the pictures on there website were notes with what sizes the girls are wearing.

  3. avatar Madi reply

    “How you start the day determines the day.” – Simon T Bailey


  4. avatar Lauren Linn reply

    I am not sure you can have a perfectly calm wedding morning! I look forward to spending that morning with my closest girl friends, having a lovely morning breakfast and spending the morning laughing and praying with one another. Lord knows you can’t get any calmer than enjoying memories and laughs with your closest friends!

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