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You know how in the Sweet Tea Society we say that we believe beautiful things have value simply because they make the world a more lovely place? Well, this next V5 editorial is the perfect example of that — it’s just so lovely. Easton Events deserves major kudos for pulling the details together; Eric Kelley photographed everything to perfection. Spring in the South? It doesn’t get much more beautiful than that, friends.

And how beautiful is Charleston?? No wonder it’s such a popular place to vacation and get married.

Sideshow Press designed and printed these gorgeous invitations, with calligraphy by If So Inklined. I think the modern vintage envelope liner is my favorite part!

The flowers throughout this shoot blow me away. Springtime in the South offers plenty of gorgeous blooms, to be sure, but the combinations the gals at Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs came up with take them to another level! All the lilac must have smelled heavenly.

Oh hi, gorgeous bride. Lora Kelley did an impeccable job on the makeup, while Wedding Hair by Charlotte rocked the updos. If I had to guess, I’d say this romantic, classic, natural look is exactly what most Southern brides hope to look like on their wedding days!

Gals down South know that even planning a spring wedding doesn’t guarantee comfortable temps, so we love this popsicle escort card idea! I’d set up the ice tubs at the back of the ceremony space so guests could grab their pops for a refreshing treat on the walk to the reception!

Hand-painted napkins! Also, I seriously adore these creative table numbers — one of my favorite details in the issue, actually. Just stencil on a number with white paint, or use a sticker, and encourage a lucky guest from each table to take home the jar of preserves at the end of the evening!

We were lucky enough to have some fabulous Peter Callahan mini food flown down especially for this shoot! Y’all know I love anything mini, and Peter is the king of that realm!

Dessert measured up, as well, with a towering crepe cake from the Charleston Crepe Company and mini berry pies.

The only way to end this gorgeous affair at Lowndes Grove? A classic getaway car and a fancy picnic basket packed with to-go nibbles for the road.

Be sure to pick up your copy of V5 to see all the details! You can find your copy in stores across the Southeast, or pick one up right here. AND, in celebration of Cyber Monday, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on boxes of ten magazines! See all the details here!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Kelly reply

    Ahhh, so excited to Charleston featured! There isn’t a better place for a wedding OR a better place to live<3 Stay tuned for my Charleston wedding, Spring 2014!


  2. avatar Anna ( reply

    That crepe cake is absolutely stunning. I love the little pies, too! The food in general is my favorite part of this shoot.

  3. avatar A Sweet Southern Luncheon – Southern Weddings Magazine | Eric Kelley Photography Inc. reply

    […] Rentals: Festive Fare / Ceremony Benches: Snyder Event Rental / Table and Chairs: FermobUSA / Cake Baker: Charleston Crepe Company /Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid […]

  4. avatar Eric Kelley reply

    Thank you so much!! : )

  5. avatar Katie reply

    Love the hand painted napkins, those are gorgeous! I’m getting married in my hometown in VA, but I always tell my fiance (when I get stressed) that we should have just gone to Charleston and eloped. It’s definitely a beautiful place to have a wedding.

  6. avatar Southern Weddings Editorial – Love in Bloom – V5 + Give-away! | Eric Kelley Photography Inc. reply

    […] Rentals: Festive Fare / Ceremony Benches: Snyder Event Rental / Table and Chairs: FermobUSA / Cake Baker: Charleston Crepe Company /Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid […]

  7. avatar A Sweet Southern Luncheon by Easton Events and Eric Kelley – Lora Elaine reply

    […] Rentals: Festive Fare / Ceremony Benches: Snyder Event Rental / Table and Chairs: FermobUSA / Cake Baker: Charleston Crepe Company /Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid […]

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  10. avatar SHEA BETHUNE reply

    Where can i buy the above bridesmaid dresses?

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  23. avatar Jessica reply

    Hi Emily…this is an amazing article. My sister is getting married in June and she is also having blush colors be their theme. Do you know or is there a way to find out where they bought those bridesmaid dresses at? I am going to be in her wedding and would love to wear that dress! :) thank you!

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    Hi, I recently became a fan of your magazine because my photographer, Sabrina Fields, gave me a Southern Weddings Magazine and said that she loved it because it has advice about marriage too. (I think she said she met the editor at a Christian Photography conference.) Anyways, I have a question about the Southern Weddings V5: Love in Bloom post from Nov. 2012. Do you have any idea where the bridesmaid dresses shown are from?

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    I would love to know where those bridesmaid dresses are from! Is there anyway I can get that information?

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Today’s the day, y’all! V5 officially debuts on news stands today and we couldn’t be happier to share our features on the blog. Yesterday, y’all got a sneak peek of our Family Heirlooms shoot with some behind the scenes shots. Judging from your comments, you’ll be positively giddy to see these amazing images, styled by Lora Elaine and photographed by Eric Kelley!

Though we nicknamed this shoot the “Tomato Shoot,” it means far more to us than that. Inspired by the family traditions centered around home-grown food and the history of the heirloom tomato itself, we set about creating an editorial that combined the vibrant colors of those delicious fruits with the family we associate with it.

The paper goods ranked among our favorite details from this shoot! Pitbull & Posies created pieces for us with a bit of humor and some amazing calligraphy by Lindsay Letters.

We were thrilled to see what gorgeous floral arrangements Mary Stevens at Fearrington Village created for us. The bouquets in shades of red, orange and yellow were perfectly wild and warm.

The shot below is one of Emily’s favorites from this feature. We loved the idea of creating an ombre bridal party and Emily made sure we got a gorgeous shot of it!

A fun tomato tasting station gave us the chance to highlight the tomato varieties that we adored and proved to be a crowd pleaser — how could anyone pass up those gorgeous colors? They look delicious.

We just loved the idea of boxed meals with gingham napkins and a calligraphy message inside! The food — biscuits, sweet potato wedges, tomato sandwiches and more — were equally appealing.

In lieu of traditional favors, we opted for a produce stand of sorts, letting guests pick out their favorite fresh vegetables to take home. We love how it reflects our Southern upbringings in that no guest ever leaves the house without something to eat!

Ta-da! The cherry cake that Ashley Cakes whipped up for us was beautiful. The happy rainier cherries lining each tier were too cute!

We were joined by some very special guests for our shoot. Miss Georgia 2012, Jasmyn Wilkins acted as our “bride” for the day and our good friends from around town came in to party at our “reception.” We were privileged that our local bluegrass favorite, The Bloomsbury Boys also joined us, providing music for most of the shoot!

Stay tuned for more from this shoot tomorrow!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Rachel A. reply

    This is gorgeous, Y’all!
    I cannot wait to pick up V5!

  2. avatar Leigh Pearce reply

    Holy cow!!! I am in l.o.v.e!! Can’t wait to get my hands on V5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    WELL I’LL DECLARE! This is one of the prettiest shoots y’all have ever produced. What an amazing color palette AND story. LOVE IT

  4. avatar Jessica Leigh reply

    I am blown away by this shoot! This by very far the most refreshing shoot (and/or actual wedding) I’ve seen in so long. I love the unique focus on beautiful heirloom tomatoes and produce, all the way down to coordinated shades of bridesmaid dresses. What a fun but classy “backyard” affair (boxed meals + calligraphy). Love love love it!

  5. avatar Kelly reply

    Oh my! The colors are SO lovely. I especially love those sweet box lunches and that gorgeous cake!

  6. avatar Breanna reply

    This is so stunning!

  7. avatar Anna reply

    Oh my gosh y’all – this is so neat! Everything is absolutely stunning! I’m a model :) haha

  8. avatar Lisa reply

    Y’all have outdone yourselves!! The colors, the story, the styling…everything is so fresh, unique, beautiful, and sentimental. It has been so much fun seeing previews from V5 all over the blogosphere today, but this shoot is my favorite so far!

  9. avatar invitation consultants reply

    gorgeous shoot! love the fashion!

  10. avatar Eric Kelley reply

    Such an honor to work with you all! one of my favorite shoots this year! Can’t wait to see everything!!

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  12. avatar Lora Kelley reply

    Ladies!! I love this so much… it was such a tremendous treat to be there for this!! Thank you thank you!

  13. avatar Christy Carver reply

    This shoot turned out GREAT! I was so honored to take part in it. Congratulations to Southern Weddings on their 5th Anniversary!! XOXO- Christy, Owner of Bella Bridesmaid-Raleigh

  14. avatar Jennifer Buenviaje reply

    This is absolutely stunning!! We {Makeup for Your Day} loved working with all of these amazing vendors and the models were so sweet (and gorgeous)! Thanks for including us! Love this!

  15. avatar Shayla reply

    Beautiful inspiration!!

  16. avatar Lauren reply

    This shoot is sooo gorgeous. So unique! Love the colors, the kids. Miss Georgia is super beautiful too!!!

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  18. avatar Rita Miller Dorris reply

    LOVE this amazing shoot! Love the fact that vintage can be combine with color and look amazing and still elegant! The colors make me so happy! WTG!!

  19. avatar Southern Weddings Editorial – Heirloom Tomatoes + Winner Announced! | Eric Kelley Photography Inc. reply

    […] Direction and Design: Lara Casey and Emily Thomas / Photographer: Eric Kelley / Stylist: Lora Elaine / Location: Fearrington Village / Florist: Mary Stevens at Fearrington […]

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  21. avatar Jasmine reply

    What a GORGEOUS shoot!! I absolutely love it and can’t believe I missed it when it was originally posted! Apparently I need to update my blog reader to feature this one more prominently :) Great work as always, ladies!

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  23. avatar Jordan reply

    These boxed lunches are such a hit! Is there any way you can share where you got those lovely detailed kraft boxes? Gorgeous shoot. I plan on replicating details for a birthday shooting lunch.

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    There are no words to describe my love for this Tomato themed wedding!!! Every detail, every flower, every display is UNBELIEVABLE!!! I am obsessed with tomatoes and just might have to convince my husband of a vow renewal just to have this wedding! I posted this on my blog for my Favorite Things Friday today! Unreal!!! Bravo!

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  32. avatar Michaela reply

    Hi there! Beautiful shoot! I was wondering if you could tell me the color and fabric of the LK dress four rows down of the woman in the one shoulder dress holding a basket of flowers? I love it and want to use it for my bridesmaids! Thank you so much!

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  45. avatar Kristen Johnson reply

    Hello! I am a baker who specializes in locally sustainable, whole foods baking and absolutely LOVE the boxes that the lunches were boxed up in! Could you please forward me the source so I can contact them for purchase??!?!?! Thank you so much!

  46. avatar Munirah reply

    Such a beautiful job! I love this theme!

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  48. avatar Lale Cicek reply

    I absolutely love the kraft lunch boxes with the customized calligraphy. Could you please tell me where I can purchase/order these lovely boxes. I would die to use them on my wedding day next year. Thank you in advance!

  49. avatar Sandy B reply

    Love the Tomato Shoot wedding. So beautiful and a lot of creative ideas. I love the boxed meal. Would like information on where to purchase those awesome kraft boxes. They would be perfect for my daughters upcomimg wedding. Thank you in advance for your help

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  51. avatar jami reply

    This wedding is THE most incredible wedding ever! Could you PLEASE share where you purchased the boxes for the meals. Please, please!! Thank you!

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  54. avatar Jackie Tate reply

    what is the source of the boxes used for the meal?

  55. avatar Don Griffin reply

    I have been searching for the issue of your magazine that had a brief article about a Historic cherry cake recipe or article that indicated it was often used in southern weddings

  56. avatar Rita Howell reply

    I love the boxed lunches for the Southern Weddings V5: Family Heirlooms. Where did you purchase the boxes? Thanks!

  57. avatar Terri Warren reply

    Beautiful! Can you tell me where you purchased the lunch boxes please?

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