For those of y’all that follow me on Twitter or Tumblr or Facebook or my Personal Blog, you know I’ve been all over the place this month! The Making Things Happen Tour – (preceded by travel to Salt Lake City, Palm Beach, New York, St. Lucia, Atlanta, Barbados, Trinidad, and Miami) took my good friends Emily Ley, Gina Zeidler and I from Raleigh to Houston to Phoenix to San Francisco to Los Angeles to Maui and back again. I met so many wonderful wedding pros along the way! A little about our journey…
We would be remiss to end this week without publicly thanking the scores of friends and fans that have posted about the new issue on their blogs. First, though, I suppose we should apologize for jamming up the airwaves on Twitter. According to our good friend Nate…
Nah, we won’t apologize — we’re too excited! Without further ado, a few of the lovelies who’ve given us a shout-out over the last week:
Our good buddy Jonathan Canlas made us blush.
We will forever be indebted to Brooke and the Curious + Company team for their work on the “Choose Your Own Southern Wedding” feature.
Kiley + Tim’s wedding by Paul Johnson was the last wedding we accepted for V3 and we’re so happy we did!
Jose, Jose, Jose… we can’t sing his praises highly enough.
Gina Zeidler wowed us with her Texas brunch cover concept.
Sweet Southern gal Emily Ley was invaluable in helping us with some of the trickier graphic design elements.
Our girl Jen from Green Wedding Shoes came up with the most stunning concept for her “Southern by Design” shoot. We love you, Jen!
Her co-conspirators Carissa of JL Designs…
and photographer Stephanie Williams also had lovely things to say.
The ladies of 100 Layer Cake wowed us with their Great Gatsby concept.
We tapped one of our favorite bloggers, Kathryn of Snippet & Ink, to contribute to our Southern honeymoon story.
Kelly Hornberger was one of our fabulous sponsors, and she’s giving away a few copies on her blog!
Jill Thomas was responsible for one of the most beautiful real weddings we featured, Ali + Matt.
Bow ties and gorgeous pocket squares, oh my! The Cordial Churchman made us swoon with thier dapper creations featured in V3.
Lauren, from Every Last Detail, gave us her Southern insight on page 10!
Kirstie lent us a few photographs for the groom’s gallery and blogger directory.
We were THRILLED to have the chance to feature an A Bryan Photo wedding…
…and the work of SW fave Calder Clark.
Kate Headley was the talent behind another one of our real weddings (and perhaps my personal favorite!).
Yet another real wedding was shot by Anne Marie Photography. We loved the bold yellows!
We were thrilled to feature menus from Minted in one of our editorial spreads. They do amazing work and are so easy to collaborate with!
Lauren Larsen came through in the clutch with the perfect imagery to pair with an article that was in dire need of some beautiful photos. Thank you, Lauren!!
We couldn’t have dreamed up a better end story than Ruth & Jerry. Thanks to Donnan Photo for sending the two lovebirds our way!
Amelia Lyon was behind the camera for a stunning editorial spread!
And So Happi Together was the genius behind the details of the same spread!
To round out the all-star team from Amelia’s shoot, we were thrilled to find this post from The Loveliest Day who did event design and styling!
Last but DEFINITELY not least, Joey + Jessica were the photo geniuses behind our beautiful cover. We love you guys!!!
Thank you, again, to all of these lovely friends! If you wrote a post about the new SW on your blog, share it with us in the comments and we’ll make sure to include you in this post or a future one!
Want your own copy of V3? WIN ONE here, or take a pic with V3 and win one here, or order here OR find it on newstands all over the US (heavy in the South of course, but we’re in every state somewhere!) at select Barnes and Noble, Borders, Piggly Wiggly (YEEHAW!!), Walmart, Target, and major retailers. We’re waiting on our complete store list to come in, so if you find your copy, tweet us where you found it or leave a comment here so we can let other folks know. Thank y’all again so much for the love!