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As some of you may know, the Southern Weddings gals moved into a new office back in May. We’re pretty well settled in at this point, but if you can believe it, we still don’t have much on our walls! That’s pretty much a travesty for visual people like us.

Last week we took the step of buying frames, but now we have to decide what goes in them… and that’s where y’all come in! We need to choose just SIX perfect images from all of the past Southern Weddings shoots and features. SIX. Talk about pressure! We’ve narrowed it down to ten, but would love your help to make the final decision. If you would, please weigh in with your top six from the ten images below — or, if you can’t choose, we’ll just take your one favorite :)

No. 1: A perfectly preppy table shot from our V4 Charleston shoot with A Bryan Photo and Calder Clark (see more here!).

No. 2: Mason jars go champagne sophisticated with help from Jose Villa and Lisa Vorce in this V4 shoot (see more here!).
No. 3: Punch for two? Yes, please! Thanks to Summer Watkins and Braedon Flynn for this beautiful image from a V4 shoot!

No. 4: An epic and oh-so-Southern portrait from a real wedding by Tanja Lippert, originally seen in V4. Look for this wedding to hit the blog soon!

No. 5: A favorite bride + bridesmaid shot from one of our V3 photoshoots with Jose Villa.

No. 6: A gorgeous anemone bouquet (by MG Floral) from one of our V4 real weddings, shot by Melissa Schollaert. See more from Natalia + Levi’s wedding here + here!
No. 7: Oh yes, the seersucker wedding gown. You didn’t think we’d get away without mentioning it, did you? Shot by Veil and Bow for a V4 editorial.

No. 8: We snuck in a little more V3 love with this pretty shot of fresh, Southern beauty from the cover editorial. Thank you, Veil and Bow! See more here.
No. 9: A gorgeous ceremony set-up from our V4 Williamsburg shoot with Katie Stoops and Courtney Spencer.

No. 10: Last but not least, this majestic hot air balloon shot by Jose Villa from a V3 editorial.

So what do you think, ladies and gents? Comment below with your top six prettiest, most Southern picks! And good luck to you — I’m guessing it will be a hard decision!!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Beth reply

    My choices – 1, 10, 5, 9, 6, 7

  2. avatar Tiffany Medrano reply

    Definitely number ten. It is whimsical and lovely. (my other favorites are 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8) Have fun decorating! :)

  3. avatar Kelly reply


  4. avatar Victoria reply

    All are great choices! My favorites are 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

  5. avatar Kelley reply

    10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 3 :)

  6. avatar Sheila @tableauevents reply

    Without a doubt #10. I love love love all the colors and inspiration you can pull from just one image! Stunning!

  7. avatar Bethany reply

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9

  8. avatar Nicole reply

    #4 has to be one of the 6! Such a calming, love filled image! Good luck choosing the rest!

  9. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh this is hard!! But my favorites are 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10. Can’t wait to hear what y’all decide on! :)

  10. avatar Jillian Nicole reply

    All beautiful images, but my favourites are 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10! You really can’t go wrong with any!:)

  11. avatar caitlin reply

    ABSOLUTE FAVORITES: 1, 4, 6, 10

    also love: 7, 2

  12. avatar Jillian Nicole reply

    They’re all so beautiful, but my favourites have to be 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10. You really can’t go wrong with any!:)

  13. avatar Katiuska reply

    #’s 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, & 10! Even I want 10!


  14. avatar Jen reply

    all lovely!! My pick 6 are 1, 5(just because that is one of my favorite colors), 4, 6, 7 and 10. Happy decorating!!

  15. avatar Laura reply

    4, 6, 9, and 10 for sure. I love the colors in 10, gorgeous.

  16. avatar Amanda reply

    3,4,7,8,9,10!! Love the couples so much and the beautiful decor from williamsburg, and that gorg gown!

  17. avatar Jessica reply

    top 6 in no particular order:
    1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 4/9

  18. avatar Heather reply

    I love 3,4,6,7,8. 3 & 4 for how intimate they are – especially how timeless 4 is. 6 is just so classic. 7… well you can’t get much more southern than seersucker! Except maybe if a bow tie was thrown in. And I love the colors using in 8 between the flower and earrings.

  19. avatar Laura reply

    1,4,6,7,9,10. My favorite is 10 though. :-)

  20. avatar Ashley reply

    1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10. Such gorgeous pictures!

  21. avatar Megan reply

    Numbers 1, 4, 6, 7, & 10 are my favorites!

  22. avatar Cassandra reply

    That was hard! 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 – 10 is amazing and I love the colors.

  23. avatar Theresa reply

    2,4,7,9 for sure!

  24. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    These aren’t necessarily my top 6 favorites of all the images, but the 6 that I think would best look displayed on a wall, TOGETHER. All important factors to think of!

    2,3,4,5,8,+ 9!

    Good luck, ladies!

  25. avatar Tasha reply

    I love 5, 6, 8 and 10

  26. avatar GiGi reply

    My vote:

  27. avatar Brit {Colure Weddings} reply

    You guys have a tough choice to make! I think 4, 8, and 10 are a must though. Good luck narrowing it down!

  28. avatar Chelsea reply


    All fantastic photos, but these are exceptional!

  29. avatar Jenna Stratman reply

    2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 are my favorites!! They’re all stunning photos, though. You can’t go wrong! :)

  30. avatar Kelly Cummings reply

    1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10

  31. avatar Suzette reply

    #1 Because: it’s elegant and sophisticated.
    #4 Because: he’s taking her down a country dirt road! how much more romantic could you get?
    #5 Because: who needs shoes anyway? not southern girls!
    #9 Because: it’s a beautiful outdoor wedding in Old Dominion (Virginia IS for lovers, you know)
    #10 Because: the majestic trees in the background unique to our region.

  32. avatar Patti from Perfect Match Bridal Jewelry reply

    2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, with faves being 7 and 9. Champagne in baby mason jars? Love it!

  33. avatar Melissa W reply

    My Fav are: 1,3,4,5,7 & 9 …but they are all so pretty!! I can see why ya’ll needed help deciding!! :)

  34. avatar Vanessa reply

    This is a hard one but I think I’d have to go with: 1,2,4,6,8,10! (Apparently I’m all about the even numbers!)

  35. avatar Nicole reply


  36. avatar Emily reply

    I can’t help but love 1,2,4,5,6,10

  37. avatar Sarah Tippins reply

    Please use #7 and #1!

  38. avatar Lauren reply

    1, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 get my votes! But honestly, this is like picking a favorite pup from a litter… I just want them all!

  39. avatar Coretta’s Elegant Events reply

    Number 5! The lovely bridesmaids and bride. Partly because I remember reading that they weren’t professional models and they look so real, partly because every wedding party should look so awesome and lastly because of the FAB triple strand turquoise Stella & Dot necklace on the left maid that I have and love.

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V4 Feature :: Mason Jars

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Mason jars: you either love ’em or you hate ’em. We happen to love them, no matter what anyone else says! And these clever ideas for repurposing them? They just make us love our masons even more! Jose Villa and Lisa Vorce teamed up to create this gorgeous spread, and we’re so glad they did. Let me walk you through a few of their delightful ideas!

Use the smallest-size mason jars to hold individual servings of pie or crumble.

Elicit one last “oooh” and “ahhh” from your guests with these petite jars of yogurt paired with individual bags of granola! You can find similar jars right here.

How ingenious is this?! Individual servings of raw oysters, each nestled in its own mason jar. Add ice and a single-serve bottle of Tabasco sauce, and you’ve got a jaw-dropping hors d’oeuvres!

This next idea is perfect for a summer wedding: individual servings of ice cream scooped into mason jars! The seersucker fabric tops make them three times as cute (yep, there’s some math for you!).

Anyone who says mason jars are country and rustic, period, need to take a look at this final idea. It’s my favorite of them all: a mason jar champagne tower!

There’s even more inspiration than we featured here, so hop on over to the editorial gallery!

The talented vendors who brought this shoot to life:

Design and styling: Lisa Vorce // Photography: Jose Villa // Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse // Paper details: Wiley Valentine

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Madi reply

    Absolutely adore the champagne tower! So petite and lovely.
    Also, ya’lls Christmas Logo up top is just adorable!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Yes, Madi, the champagne tower is my favorite, too! And thank you for the kudos for the Christmas logo — we’re tickled by it! :)

  2. avatar Calder Clark reply

    What a dream team, Jose and Lisa!! You just can’t go wrong. Beautiful shoot, simple and perfectly styled.

  3. avatar Lindsay Irvin reply

    Love this post. Cute ideas.

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    omgosh! Soo adorable! Makes me wanna have a summer Sunday brunch in the middle of January. So many sweet ideas!

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  22. avatar Stefanie Hälsig, Ideenkueche, Munich reply

    Emily, I just came over here from a Pinterest Link and I must say, this is AMAZING! Thanks for your lovely & very inspring article. You made my day:-) A hello from Munich, Stefanie

  23. avatar Amanda // reply

    This is absolutely adorable! The perfect mix of everything I love. macarons, champagne, and pink!

  24. avatar sandy green reply

    Love everything. Thanks . I get up early in the morning (5am) and I get on country living and its the sunshine of my day looking at all the wounderful. Crafts, recipes etc. Thanks I love ypu guys. :-D

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Let’s start this Wednesday off right with some STUNNING florals, shall we? We tasked the creative minds of designer Lisa Vorce and florist Kate Holt to put together a set of “ultimate Southern bouquets” for print. Seersucker, gingham, lemonade, sweet tea, peaches… we wanted the works. And they delivered in such a beautiful way. Enjoy Jose Villa’s dreamy images, and be sure to check out the magazine for the coordinating paper pieces put together by Amber Moon of Pitbulls & Posies!

Haven’t picked up your copy of V4 yet? You can do so here!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Madelynne Miller reply

    Man, I LOVE this yellow bouquet so much! The seersucker bouquet wrap tugs at my heartstrings!

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    wow – so beautiful!

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    This was one of my favorite spreads! I love each and every one, but the blackberry bouquet is really something special. I love the fresh berries and velvet ribbon!

  4. avatar Gina reply

    So lovely, soft and gently picked!
    Thank you for this daily inspirations!

  5. avatar Carol reply

    Just beautiful!!!

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  9. avatar Marjan Verhees reply


    My name is Marjan and I allready emailed, but I;m not sure if I’m doing it right. I live in the Netherlands and I just love the white and blue bouquet.
    Could you tell me what kind of flowers are in this bouquet?

    best regards,


    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Marjan!! The blue and white bouquet is made up of delphinium, sweet pea, nigella, ranunculus and cafe au lait dahlias :)

    • avatar Marjan reply

      Nicole: thx very much!

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