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Ali + Robert are about as cute as a pup in a little red wagon. Their September “I do’s” were full of details that sound beautiful, but came easily to the couple who just wanted to be themselves on their wedding day. Cowboy boots? You bet Ali and her dad wore them down the aisle, just because they wanted to be comfortable. Of course, it ain’t a proper celebration without good eats! Ali + Robert served delicious Southern fare and treated their guests to a bourbon tasting bar complete with personalized old fashioned glasses. We love seeing bourbon bars pop up at weddings, but we love that it’s extra special to the newlyweds since they bonded over bourbon when they first met!

Big hugs to Courtney Dox for sharing this lovely day with us!

My bouquet was a French mound style bouquet in varying shades of pinks using flowers such as watermelon ranunculus, garden roses, and dahlias. Lissa used geranium leaves as greenery in between the garden roses and geraniums — it smelled divine wrapped! The bouquet was wrapped in charcoal gray velvet to coordinate with the groom and then was embellished with a broach.

Reading about one of Ali’s most memorable moments (aside from her brother dancing with all of the bridesmaids at the reception) definitely adds another element to the next few photos!

We all still get a laugh out of the momentwhen my bridesmaid, Katie got attacked by one of the horses during pictures.  We were all lined up against the fence, when one of the horses came up from behind and gave her a huge lick up the middle of her back. It scared her to death! The horse then began to start munching on her hair! The candid photos of this are priceless!

Describe the proposal. (From the groom) I was on a work trip to Detroit, and I had planned to propose to Ali as soon as I came home and walked in the door.  On the way home, I bought two bouquets of flowers and I attached the ring to one bouquet. I brought the flowers in and presented them to her with a big smile on my face (happy to see her and hoping she would see the ring), however Ali just put them down on the counter and started asking me about my trip and saying I needed to play with Boog (her Pekingese). For about 15 minutes we talked about my trip while the flowers (and the ring!) sat on the counter.  It was excruciating trying to hold back my excitement. Finally, I got her to start arranging the flowers in the vase and, of course, she starts with the bouquet that doesn’t have the ring on it. During this time I am standing behind her waiting for her to see the ring so I can kneel down and I ask her to marry me.  I see the ring dangling there and I am sure she has seen it, so I kneel down waiting for her to turn around.  She then asks me a question and I answer her from below, at which point she turns around to see me kneeling. Not understanding what is going on, I point to the ring dangling there and asked her to marry me. Of course, she said YES!!!

What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? Robert and I had saved cards that we had given each other over the years for holidays and “just because” occasions. We decided to have my cousin, Katie, do a reading from one of our favorite cards, which was a promise to be each other’s best friend and to love each other unconditionally. We thought it would add a little bit of “us” by doing so.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: As part of our ceremony, we chose to include a “Love Letter and Wine Box” ceremony.  Robert and I included a bottle of our favorite wine (that will age well) and of course, two cards in place of the love letters. We love the idea of adding a new card to the box every year on our anniversary, then having these cards to look back on and to commemorate our love for one another.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. For our processional, we played Darius Rucker’s “History In The Making.” For the recessional, we played The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.” Our first dance was to Railroad Earth’s “Right In Tune.”

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration?  What was Southern about your wedding? My father and I decided to wear cowboy boots for the big day! We wanted to be comfortable, and it seemed fitting. As part of their gift, I gave each bridesmaid a natural linen clutch with a lace flower that was each lined with different color seersucker and was personalized with their name. We wanted cocktail hour to be fun and a good way for people to meet and mingle. We decided to make it interactive, so we had a bourbon tasting bar as well as two signature cocktails using Firefly Sweet Tea and Firefly lemonade vodka from the distillery outside of Charleston, SC. For wedding favors, we etched double old fashioned glasses with the initial of each guest’s first name to use with the bourbon bar.  We thought it would be a nice token for each person to take home with them. We had a biscuit bar, complete with local butters, jams, and pimento cheese.  We also decided to have games such as corn hole and horseshoes — two great Southern traditions! As far as décor for the reception goes, we included black-eyed peas in the base of the centerpieces and used burlap overlays for an added “Southern” touch.  Also, each table was named after a different Southern city, which was displayed by using vintage postcards. This was actually Robert’s great idea! Our food was mainly comfort food such as mini meatloaves in mason jars, pecan-crusted chicken fingers, collards, BBQ, fried green tomatoes, grits, and mini tomato pies. We also had a plated heirloom tomato stack salad with buttermilk and bacon dressing. For our exit, we repurposed cotton bolls from the ceremony décor for guests to toss.

What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? It’s definitely a tie between our food and having a live band.  Food and music are two things that can make or break the feel of a wedding! We wanted to make sure that none of our guests went home hungry and that everyone got out on the dance floor!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: We decided to have a pie bar instead of a traditional wedding cake. We both LOVE pies, so we thought it would be a nice touch that would fit with the theme of our wedding!  We did however, have a NC State groom’s cake, which was red velvet with cream cheese frosting (Robert’s favorite!).

How did the two of you meet?  Tell us your story.  Robert and I met through my best friend, Rhi and her now husband, Dave.  Robert and Dave were good friends from Graduate School at Clemson. I had tagged along with Rhi on a weekend trip to Greenville to visit Dave.  The first night in town, Dave had a group of people over to his house. I kept noticing the quiet guy with the kind eyes. Robert and I bonded over beer pong and bourbon (classy, I know!) and have been together ever since!  Now, three years later, what’s better than two best friends marrying best friends?!
In what month did you get married? September
How many guests attended your wedding? 130
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I had actually been “eyeing” my dress for over a year, after seeing it online.   We made the special trip to J. Major’s since they were the closest boutique that carried it.  I was so nervous about trying it on since I had been in love with it for so long, but wasn’t sure how it would actually look on me! It was the first dress I tried on, and knew it was “the one.”  I tried on several other styles, but nothing compared!
Did you decide to do a “first look”? We decided to not do a first look! Robert was actually more adamant about this than I was and wanted to stick to “tradition.” He didn’t ask for much during the wedding planning process, so I definitely wanted to honor this request since he didn’t have many!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Since we were doing personalized double old fashioned glasses for our guests as well as table assignments, we needed an exact head count and names of the people attending the wedding.  Trying to organize those two details was hectic, to say the least!
What range did your wedding budget fall into?  $25,000-$50,000
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Make sure to focus on the details that are most important to you and your fiancé. It’s your wedding, so you need to do what makes you both happy! Also, just take a minute to step back and breathe when it all seems to get a little stressful!
What’s next for you as a couple?  What are you looking forward to in the future?  Robert and I are taking our honeymoon to Italy in March, which we’re really looking forward to! We’re also now proud parents of a petite goldendoodle, Pearl, who is such a joy.  Though Boog is still trying to adjust to being a big brother!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar shelby reply

    I love the bourbon tasting bar! such an awesome idea!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    I love those dahlia bouquets, and the photo of the groomsmen with the horse cracks me up!

  3. avatar Shafonne @ Pretty Pear Bride reply

    Love the bride and absolutely love the bourbon tasting bar! Need to do that for our vow renewal.

  4. avatar Jessica reply

    Wow! Love that tree awning!

  5. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    1. They have the cutest dog ever
    2. Mini meatloafs? I die!
    3. The groomsmen + the horse = amazing!

    Love this wedding so much!

  6. avatar Lisa reply

    Wow! Absolutely loving the bouquets, all the sweet and funny animal pictures, and that gorgeous bourbon bar!

  7. avatar Jennie reply

    The cowgirl boots are beautiful… Would love to know where they are from?

  8. avatar Margaret reply

    I absolutely love your wedding! Your details are lovely. Do you recall where you found the burlap table toppers? Its such fine burlap…


  9. avatar April reply

    Congratulations! So happy to come across this. Looks like a great time, GREAT wedding ideas, beautiful pictures and happy couple! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. avatar Alicia reply

    Who designed the flowers? They are gorgeous!

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Laura’s been a long-time Southern Weddings reader, so we were thrilled when we saw that this sweet North Carolina wedding with the loveliest pops of red was hers and Geoff’s! I absolutely love how Laura + Geoff incorporated old traditions and little tributes to family (y’all must read about their cake, which Laura baked herself!). Laura’s favorite detail from the big day is one that so perfectly describes how the pretty things can be the ones closest to our hearts. “My favorite detail was being able to finally wear my mother’s pearls. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I would wear my mother’s pearl necklace on my wedding day. It is the same necklace that my grandmother had given to my mother on her wedding day 30 years ago. Now they are mine to pass on to my future daughter.”

Just thinking about that piece of family that Laura carried with her totally changes the way you’ll see this wedding. Okay, I admit it won’t change the way you react when you see how gorgeous their budget-saving flower decision turned out, but it will make your heart full and happy! Big thanks and hugs to McDorman Photography who shared this with us.

I really wanted the bouquets to have an organic autumn feel. I found a picture of a centerpiece in a magazine, showed it to Denny and Debbie at our first consultation and said that it was exactly what I wanted. My bouquet ended up more beautiful than the picture. It was absolutely gorgeous (and heavy!). I loved how the bridesmaids’ bouquets gave a great pop of color to their neutral dresses.

I have been a reader of wedding magazines and blogs for years, so by the time I actually got engaged, I had a pretty clear idea of the kind of dress I wanted: something simple, classic, and timeless. A few months before Geoff proposed, I saw a dress that I loved in a wedding magazine and it seemed like I kept seeing the same dress popping up on different blogs. I knew it was the dress for me. The weekend after we got engaged, I met my Mom at a local bridal store that carried the dress. I tried on a couple of other dresses first just to make sure that there wasn’t one I liked better, but when I finally tried on my dream dress, my Mom and I both knew that it was “the one.” It took all of 45 minutes! Other than saying yes when Geoff proposed, choosing a wedding dress was the easiest decision I had to make in the whole wedding process.

Did you decide to do a “first look”? 
Yes, we did decide to do a first look. As many other couples can attest, it really didn’t take anything away from the ceremony and seeing each other as I walked down the aisle. By seeing each other before the ceremony, we were able to relax and catch our breath before the craziness of the day began. As my wonderfully practical husband pointed out, by being able to take a majority of the pictures before the ceremony, we were able to spend more time with our guests at the reception. I’m so glad we decided to have a first look, the pictures that we took before the ceremony ended up being some of my favorites.

Did you write your own vows? We stuck with the traditional vows. Neither one of us would ever claim to be eloquent, so we knew there was no way we could do a better job at finding the words to adequately express the solemnity of the covenant that we were entering into.
What readings, if any, did you have at your ceremony? 
We were blessed to be able to have each of our mentors do a reading during the ceremony. Dave read Ephesians 2:4-9 and Mrs. Carol read Philippians 2:1-5. We really wanted to put an emphasis on grace; the grace that Christ bestowed on us and the grace that we will have to bestow on each other throughout our years of marriage.

Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. Our processional was one of my all-time favorite orchestral pieces, “Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copeland. This piece is so beautiful and has always conveyed a sense of hope and happiness to me — perfect for our wedding. In the program, I included a verse from the song that perfectly summed up how we were feeling, “’Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free ‘tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, and when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.” I also wanted to make sure that congregational singing was included in the ceremony. We chose to have “Come Thou Fount,” and then during communion, “Be Thou My Vision.” During these songs, my former piano teacher played and my brother accompanied her on the acoustic guitar. I will admit that it took us a really long time to agree on which song we were going to walk back up the aisle. A week before the wedding, we finally decided on “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor.

This next photo makes me so happy! Those cheerful pops of red throughout Lauren + Geoff’s tent are actually paper flowers!

What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Geoff says it was when I walked down the aisle. He says that the combination of the music and the doors opening dramatically and the sun streaming in — it was like something from a movie and he’ll never forget it. For me, I just remember how beautiful the day ended up being. October in North Carolina can be unpredictable. One day might be in the 80s and then the next day you could wake up with frost on the ground. We had prayed for months and months for the weather to be nice. With 10 days out, there was a 60% chance of rain. But the day ended up being gorgeous. We literally could not have asked for a more beautiful day. To God be the glory!

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? 
Family played a huge part in our wedding, from wearing my Mom’s pearls, to having a family photo table at the reception. Of course the food was definitely Southern! Gracious, we had pimento cheese sandwiches, country ham biscuits, chicken salad sandwiches, moon pies, and about seven different other kinds of pie. And as every North Carolinian knows, October means fair time, so we had kettle corn (my favorite fair treat) during the “cocktail hour.” And of course every North Carolina shindig has to include Cheerwine and corn hole!

Describe the proposal. 
We had been dating for almost three years and we had talked about marriage and the future. I knew a proposal was eventually on its way, but I had no idea when it would actually happen. It was a beautiful Saturday in April and we had a full day of fun planned. It included a trip to the Farmer’s Market, a picnic lunch, and planting flowers that afternoon. It was a wonderful day, but by that evening, I was exhausted. I took a quick shower, changed into my sweats, threw my hair up in a messy bun and was looking forward to a relaxing evening of TV viewing. I came into the living room but Geoff was nowhere to be found. I looked through the house and still couldn’t find him. As I was headed to the garage, thinking that maybe he was working on something in there, I could see what looked like candlelight coming from the back deck. Immediately I felt my knees go weak and I thought to myself, “This is it! This is it!” My second thought was, “I don’t have a lick of makeup on my face, my hair looks awful, and I’m in sweats!” But I headed outside anyway where Geoff had set up a newly purchased table and chairs (I had told him months earlier that I thought it would be nice to eat outside on the deck when the weather was nice) with candles all around. When I sat down, Geoff started chatting about nothing in particular, just shooting the breeze! It occurred to me that maybe this wasn’t it, that maybe he was just being sweet and romantic. Fortunately, before I could do too much second-guessing, Geoff was kneeling in front of me and proposing. Of course I said yes, sweats and all!

We had a dessert buffet filled with mini-cupcakes, pies, mini moon pies, and my Mom’s homemade pumpkin bread. Instead of a large cake, we decided to have a small cutting cake for the two of us, which I made, called an “Appalachian Stack Cake.” The history behind these kinds of cakes is that when the mountain people of Southern Appalachia gathered for weddings, because cakes were so expensive, neighboring families each prepared a layer of the ginger and molasses cake to donate to the celebration. The bride’s family was responsible for cooking the dried-apple butter to spread between the layers. It is said that the number of layers in a cake was a measure of the popularity of the hosting family. Although I didn’t make our guests each bring a layer of cake, I thought this would be a nice tribute to Geoff’s family who are originally from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. 
I had lived in Greensboro, NC for about a year but was having difficulty meeting new people outside of work. My mom suggested that I try the singles group at a nearby church. I was a little wary of the idea since I always thought “single’s group at church” was a euphemism for “trying to find a husband,” which I wasn’t trying to do. I had come to terms with my single life; I just wanted to make some friends. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. I remember meeting Geoff that first Sunday and he seemed nice enough, and he was pretty cute, but he was kind of quiet and reserved — not really my type (not that I was looking!). As the most eligible bachelor in our group of mostly girls, I didn’t expect that he would take any particular notice of me anyway. But as the months went by and we started to get to know each other better, I realized that regardless of my initial impression, he was actually quite funny, but more importantly, he was a godly man. I remember emailing my friends and telling them about this guy Geoff, saying that “I don’t expect that anything will happen between us, but I know that he is the kind of man that I would like to marry one day.” Geoff says that my cheerfulness and sense of humor attracted him. We got to know each other even better through phone conversations that would last until the wee hours of the morning and eventually, we started dating. My mom claims full credit for us getting together since she was the one that suggested I visit the church in the first place.
In what month did you get married? 
How many guests attended your wedding? 
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: 
Geoff’s favorite detail was the Coke and Cheerwine in the glass bottles. My favorite detail was being able to finally wear my mother’s pearls. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I would wear my mother’s pearl necklace on my wedding day. It is the same necklace that my grandmother had given to my mother on her wedding day 30 years ago. Now they are mine to pass on to my future daughter.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? 
Finding a reception venue. We had found a church that we loved, but there wasn’t an adequate reception venue within 15 miles. After weeks of searching, my Mom finally suggested the idea of having the reception on the lawn of the church. It took a while to work out the logistics and we had to increase our budget, but I’m so pleased with how it all turned out. It ended up being exactly what I wanted.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? 
Less than $10,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? 
The tent. It wasn’t in the original budget, but it really helped to achieve the look and feel I was wanting for the reception. It was totally worth the extra expense and I would do it again for sure.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? 
Sit down and each make a list of the things that are most important to you for the wedding. It’s almost inevitable that you won’t be able to have everything you want, but by making the list, you can at least try and first take care of the things that are most important to you both. And remember, regardless of everything else, the most important thing is that you are married at the end of the day.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? 
We’re enjoying being newlyweds and working on some DIY home projects. We’re also talking about having some little ones in the next year or two. Even though my wedding is over, I can’t seem to give up my passion for weddings. I’m hoping that I can someday start working in the wedding industry.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Laura reply

    Thanks so much for featuring our wedding! This is a dream come true!

  2. avatar Shelby reply

    And I thought I had heard of every Southern tradition in the books! I love the Appalachian Stack Cake. Such a great back story, and looks delicious to boot!

  3. avatar Kat reply

    Her bouquet is simply stunning!! I love the texture and soft fall colors. Beautiful wedding!!

  4. avatar NC Wedding Planner – Orangerie Events reply

    The red color throughout ties everything together beautifully. The tradition behind some of the decor is great! Thank you for sharing.

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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

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    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!

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    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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    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!!

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    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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  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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