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We’re just tickled to get to introduce y’all to a new set of Blue Ribbon Vendors, because we know any one of them would be a joy to you if you choose to work together! We’re using a few of our favorite BRV interview questions to help you get to know these lovely ladies and gents. Click through to their listings to find out more about them!!

Name: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Category: Photography
Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment just after a couple is pronounced husband and wife. It never fails, every single couple gives the biggest smiles and joy radiates from them!

Name: Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co.
Category: Invitations & Paper Goods
Where you call home: Belleville, Illinois
Favorite part of a wedding day? The cake! White on white cakes with simple details are my absolute favorite!

Name: Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy
Category: Calligraphy
Where you call home: Austin, Texas
How I got into weddings: I have always been drawn to creating beauty in whatever craft or project I decided to take on. The wedding industry is ultimately about creating beauty and joy that will be cherished in memories forever, so it was a natural fit to find myself working here. I am blessed to work with clients every day who want beautiful details to add to their big day, and it’s an honor to be able to provide that for them. I truly love it!

Name: LC Custom Vacations
Category: Honeymoon Travel
Where you call home: Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? The hospitality! I love weddings where everyone is treated like family. It is really special to see two families become one.

Name: LULA Hair & Makeup
Category: Beauty
Where you call home: Raleigh, North Carolina
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Laugh as much as possible.

Name: LulaKate
Category: Fashion
Where you call home: Charleston, South Carolina
How I got into weddings: My best friend’s sister got married early on in my career and was asked to do the bridesmaid dresses. After saying no a number of times, I was finally convinced and the rest is history! My first wedding took place in a barn in the mountains of NC. The dresses were a beautiful persimmon orange. It was a great way to get my start in the bridesmaid world!

Names: Rebecca Rose Creative
Category: Invitations and Paper Goods
Where you call home: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Favorite part of a wedding day? The moment the doors open and the bride walks down the aisle is always so special. We dare you to say you’ve never shed a tear at that moment!

Name: Southern Season
Category: Venue
Where you call home: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? All of the thoughtful details that go into the planning. And lots of flowers and lots of dressed up people!

Name: Strasburg Children
Category: Fashion
Where you call home: Nashville, Tennessee
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Always forgive. Try not to mess up big, but if you do, remember that we are all just people.

Name: Tracy Enoch Photography
Category: Photography
Where you call home: Dallas, Texas
Favorite part of a wedding day? Bride and groom portraits, when they have a bit of time to themselves and I get the opportunity to document their natural excitement!

Check out all of our favorite vendors in the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory! I also want to mention that we’re working particularly hard to expand some of our areas of slim pickings–namely Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. If you would like to recommend someone (or nominate yourself!) for any of these states, please email kristin at southernweddings.com!

kristin Written with love by Kristin
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    There is just something about this photo that makes me so very happy. Maybe its because of the adorable flower girls, or maybe its because the bride is drop dead gorgeous. Maybe it is because Paul Johnson is a fabulous photographer who caught the joy of the day perfectly in this photo. I think thats it!

    Paul Johnson is joining us again for V4 and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the Southern Weddings advertising family. What’s that? You want to take part in the most amazing issue of Southern Weddings to date? Well, lucky you. There are FOUR more days to secure your spot in Southern Weddings V4!

    It is easy as pie to inquire. Just fill out this form and I’ll get back to you in a jiffy!

    Written with love by Whitney
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      Cover Finalist :: Brooke Courtney

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      Brooke Courtney and TJ Mousetis definitely captured the “fun” part of our “fresh, fun, and fabulous” tagline with their entry into our cover contest! A shoot centered around an old orange VW bus? Yep, that sounds about right for this husband-and-wife pair. See the rest of the details and behind-the-scene shots in their gallery!

      The talented vendors involved:

      Photography: Brooke Courtney // Behind-the-scenes photography: Jeff Frandsen // Model: Kacey Buffington // Flowers: Wildflowers by Design // Hair and Makeup: Gabrielle Pfautz of Salon Synergy // Dress: Maggie Sottero // Earrings: Ann Taylor // Van: Brad White of Complete Auto Detailing // Location: The Longenecker Estate in Pennsylvania // Shoes: Aldo // Video: Taylor Courtney

      Like what you see? Pick up a copy of or see our store listings for V3 here!

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        […] in the top 12 out of thousands of entries! Whoo Hoo! Check out a few of the actual pictures here on Southern Weddings!   Just a few notes about the flowers ~ all of my favorites used, ranunculus, dahlias, parrot […]

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