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If you’re avoiding the mobs of determined shoppers like I am today, then I think this post will help. We downright adore this behind the scenes video from our Yellow Rose of Texas shoot that Eleven 29 Films created for us. Little kids running around in yellow outfits, a beautiful real life couple and the sweetest details make our hearts happy every time we watch this.

Too cute, right? I love the song Eleven 29 Films used, too! We danced around the office a bit when we first heard it.

Now y’all know how we do it in the Southern Weddings office. This shoot was full of way too many cute details for us to keep them to ourselves. It’s giveaway time!

We’re giving away an adorable gingham ring bearer’s pillow from The Happy Couple, a boy’s bow tie from The Happy Couple, white 1-inch wide suspenders from The Suspender Store, the snappy Yellow Canary pocket square from Pierrepont Hicks, a sweet boy’s bow tie from xoelle and the lovely yellow rose tablecloth from House 8810 that we used for the kid’s table.

To Enter: Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite part of this feature is and which item you’d love to win.

Win: Six lucky people will win the item of their choosing!

Now that’s better than Black Friday mobs, isn’t it? Good luck, y’all!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Hailey reply

    Oh my stars, that tablecloth is amazing! I am from the great state of Texas and actually collect tablecloths, so this is an easy choice for me. Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

  2. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    I love how happy the bride and groom are! My favorite item is the tablecloth.

  3. avatar Sara reply

    I love the suspenders and the table cloth!

  4. avatar Jessica Clinch reply

    Aside from the love between the couple (it’s so great that they are actually newlyweds!) and the adorable joy of the kids, my favorite aspect of this feature was the wall of yellow roses on that fence! It’s marvelous. I would be thrilled to have that cute yellow gingham bow tie. I know I’m a girl, but I’m obsessed with bow ties!

  5. avatar Sandryte reply

    Wow, I loved EVERYTHING: the mixed couple, the music, behind-the-scene preparations, bouquets, the yellow color, photoshoot with the couple and the children.. It has such a harmonious feeling!

  6. avatar Sandryte reply

    Every single item for the giveaway would find a nice place at my house! The tablecloth I could use immediately for birthday!

  7. avatar Kristy reply

    ALL the yellow!!! And of course the cute children :)! Love the tablecloth :)

  8. avatar Lorraine reply

    Love the tablecloth and white suspenders!

  9. avatar Taylor J reply

    I LOVED this shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why? Most of all because of the awesome yellow gingham!! Our wedding is going to be full of yellow gingham…I love how bright and cheery it is, and this shoot really helped envision what our wedding will actually look like! Since we’ve already bought a yellow gingham bow tie for our little ring bearer, that ring pillow would just be the cutest! If not that, then the pocket square! Adorable!

  10. avatar Linden reply

    I love that wedding dress!!! Gorgeous! And As a Texan, yellow roses hold a special place in my heart! Love the table cloth!

  11. avatar Parker reply

    I am in awe of all of the thought that goes into all of your work – the attention you ladies give to the small details always produces such stellar work! Keep it up! :)

  12. avatar Kelsey reply

    My favorite part is seeing all the yellow- perfect ideas for my sister in law and brother’s May wedding! Makes me so excited for their big day!

  13. avatar Lisa reply

    As a florist, I love the flowers and their use. Gorgeous and the yellow is just perfection!

  14. avatar Samantha S. reply

    I LOVED the venue and color scheme! Not to mention the bride and groom are completely adorable together! I like all of the choices but if I had to choose one it’d definitely be the ring bearer pillow. :)

  15. avatar Gina reply

    I am OBSESSED with yellow and each item shown screams happy to me!!! I adore the ring bearer pillow the most. Not only is it yellow, but it is gigham too. What girl doesn’t love gigham? I think this pillow will be the perfect accessory to my southern wedding!

  16. avatar Kathryn reply

    I’m a fan of the boots and the florals. I’d love to win the tablecloth!

  17. avatar Laura reply

    Ah! I love the tablecloth! Not to mention all the Texas love!

  18. avatar Kelly E. reply

    I love the yellow rose table cloth!

    I also love the Boy’s Bow Tie from the Happy Couple. Simply darling!

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After yesterday’s bright and colorful editorial, I’m so happy to bring you yet another sunny shoot. You’ll recognize it instantly, of course, since it’s the one from which we plucked our cover image! Photographer Ryan Ray and planner + stylist Stefanie Miles are the duo that pulled together this shoot — with lots of help from a few Texan pals!

I adore this shoot’s super clean palette of yellow and white. The stationery suite from The Creative Parasol kicked things off on the right note, with sunny hues and a snappy gingham pattern.

This shoot benefited from a few serendipitous finds, including the vintage yellow rose locket from Rhonda’s Treasures, below.

Alright, we’ve passed by enough floral photos to make it almost a crime to not have mentioned Bows + Arrows yet. They gathered and arranged all of the yellow blooms in this shoot, including the overflowing bouquet, the table centerpieces, and this stunning floral fence!

Hello, ladies! None models, all gorgeous. One of these gals is photographer Ryan Ray’s wife!

Last year we debuted a beau bar, and this year, we switched it up with a boutonniere bar! I love the sentiment behind making every guest feel like a VIP, and for a shoot focused on blooms, nothing could be more appropriate.

Isn’t this wood wall amazing? I also love that those rental chairs are super common and affordable – no chivaris needed!

Stefanie found the yellow plates at a local flea market, and made the patterned napkins herself! Talented lady, that one!

Alright, y’all, get ready for a squeal fest. Not only did this team put together an adult reception table, they put together a pint-size one, too! Remember what I said about those serendipitous finds? This yellow rose tablecloth (just $35!) falls under that category, too! And I LOVE that they used wooden crates for the kids’ seating!

Oh my word — there are no words!

Straight up love, wouldn’t you say? Be sure to check out the story of our beautiful bride and groom — a real couple! — in the print edition!

Lavender Joy Weddings is a a fabulous member of the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory, and a Southern Weddings advertiser!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Jen reply

    I love the colours, photography and styling! All totally gorgeous :) x

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    The flowers, the linens, the bridesmaid dresses, the sweet little ones…everything is perfect!

  3. avatar Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} reply

    Ahhh…everything about this sweet lemonade-colored shoot makes me happy. :)

  4. avatar Ryan Ray reply

    This shoot was so much fun! It was a huge honor to shoot for y’all..

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    where was this wedding/shoot held?

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    I was trying to find out where the children’s clothes are from? I clicked on the link and couldn’t open it. (Baby CZ)

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    The yellow dress featured in this post on the right side of the bride…where is this dress from? I love it!

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    Where can I find these dresses? Especially the floral one?

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It’s here! It’s here, y’all!! Today, the Southern Weddings office is in proud possession of the very first printed (though not bound) copy of V5, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!! As you can see, there’s a good reason we wanted to show you a photo of an actual copy instead of the PDF we’ve been staring at for the past few weeks…

Yes, that’s gold foil! Shiny, happy, metallic gold in honor of our fifth anniversary issue and all of the true, treasured love stories we’ve been privileged to share. It’s just delightful in person, y’all. Can’t wait for you to see for yourself!!

Because guys and gals? We could not be more excited about this cover! Those beaming smiles just jump off the page at you, don’t they?! So much joy and life! AND, none of those ladies had modeled a day in their life before Ryan Ray pointed a camera at them, which is pretty awesome in our book. We love celebrating real love, and nothing embodies that better than these lovely ladies.

So yes, huge hugs, high fives, and hearty congratulations are in order for Mr. Ryan Ray, because we are so delighted and grateful to have his work gracing our cover! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more talented guy. And of course, major air kisses are being blown to his Texas partner in crime, Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings, who styled and coordinated the cover and corresponding editorial! (Can’t WAIT for you to see THAT, by the way!) The last of our cover accolades goes to the exquisitely talented Lindsay Sherbondy of Lindsay Letters, who penned our fifth anniversary seal. We are so thankful to have her work gracing this issue!

As for what happens next? After a slight delay due to Superstorm Sandy, thousands upon thousands of sunny yellow magazines will be winging their way across the South to arrive on newsstands on Tuesday, November 13! Our office pallet is expected to arrive on Saturday or Monday, and we’ll be turning around the mountains of pre-orders just as quickly as we can.

In the meantime, though, let us know what you think!! After weeks of staring at this beauty, we’re tickled pink to finally be sharing it with y’all! I don’t know about you, but I literally still squeal every time I see it :)

P.S. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can of course still do that here!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar jessica reply

    absolutely gorgeous! can’t wait to see it in person! well done ladies:)

  2. avatar Trent reply

    WHAT a BEAUTIFUL cover shot by the talented Ryan Ray. Congrats SW Ladies!!!

  3. avatar adam barnes reply

    looks amazing ladies. excited to see you all so very soon! cannot wait to see the entire mag…!!

  4. avatar Michelle Edgemont reply

    My caps lock isn’t big enough to express the excitement I’m feeling for a magazine with a foiled gold cover. YESSSSSSSS.

  5. avatar whitney reply

    LOVE IT!!! Way to go , ladies! Can’t wait for them to ship.

  6. avatar Lora Kelley reply

    Oh my gosh!! Ladies.. it is so perfect!!! Can’t wait to see the whole thing! yay!! xoxo

  7. avatar Laura reply

    LOVE! Gold foil and that beautiful yellow? What more can you ask for?

  8. avatar Joanna Bailey reply

    Gorgeous ladies!! Congratulations!

  9. avatar Samantha reply

    Ah! It is so beautiful! We are so excited to celebrate with you all :)

  10. avatar Laurie Chapman reply

    YAY!!! The cover is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t WAIT for my copies to arrive!!! So excited!

  11. avatar Courtney Porter {Dogwood Events} reply

    Amazing! It looks so bright and cheerful! I can’t wait to see all of the prettiness inside. Great work ladies!

  12. avatar Allyson L. reply

    Ladies you have once again outdone yourselves! Love the cover! Can’t wait to see it in person!

  13. avatar Lisa reply

    A picture by Ryan Ray, gold foil, a Texas photo shoot, AND a hand calligraphed seal?! Y’all are spoiling us with this cover!! It is PERFECT and I can hardly wait to get my copy in the mail!!

  14. avatar Katie Saeger reply

    LOVE IT!! And am seriously loving the gold foil header!!! Congrats to Ryan and Stef and the entire team that put together the amazing shoot! I can’t wait to dive into the issue to see the rest of their work!

  15. avatar Victoria Derrick reply

    It’s simply perfect! Can not wait to get mine in the mail. :-)

  16. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Wow I LOVE the cover!!! Definitely the best yet!!! I can’t wait to get my issues – it’ll be just a few days after my birthday!! Yellow is my FAVE wedding color :)

  17. avatar Michelle March Photography reply

    Congrats, Ladies!! The cover is gorgeous and the gold foil is the truly the cherry on top. I love it! So excited to get my hands on a few copies soon. :)

  18. avatar Lauren @ Chocolate Cheese and Wine reply

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

  19. avatar Brent & Anna – Live View Studios reply

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see it :)

  20. avatar bethany perry reply

    Been pacing the floors to see this magazine! Can’t wait til Tuesday to get my hands on a copy! AND OMGEEEEE THAT IS MY JUNE 2012 BRIDE ON THE BACK COVER!!! The Carolina Inn has featured KNW???!!!!!!!! I KNOW THAT’s her!!!!!!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hey Bethany! You are correct, that is one Mrs. Kristin Winchester on the back cover! So funny – the Carolina Inn suggested that image for their ad without even knowing that she was now on staff with us! Of course, we love it! :)

  21. avatar Laura Helm reply

    I am SO excited! The sunniness of the cover will be such a bright spot for so many people next week. Myself included, of course. :)

  22. avatar MacKenzie reply

    Friends, this is brilliant! I love the colors and feel joyful just looking at it! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Well done!

  23. avatar Ashleigh reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Congrats! I cannot wait to have my copy in hand and see all the gorgeousness in real life! woohoo!

  24. avatar Lauren reply

    Well, ain’t that the berries! The gold foil is such a nice touch, and the cover is fabulous in every way. Happy fifth anniversary!

  25. avatar Shelby reply

    Yay yay Yay!!!! beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. avatar Emily reply

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to buy it. You guys are doing some great work – I enjoy frequenting your blog every week.


  27. avatar Feuza reply

    Love it and love the font on cover! cant wait to get one

  28. avatar Stefanie Miles reply

    What an incredible blessing to be a part of this!!!! We are so excited to see it on the shelves!!! Thank you for all the kind words!!! xoxo

  29. avatar Amber Housley reply

    SO RIDICULOUSLY GIDDY to have a beautiful copy in my hands next week! I will be throwing a mini party in my home studio to toast the new issue! ;)

    Looks amazing ladies, job well done!!

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  31. avatar Victoria reply

    I am truly GIDDY about this arriving at my house. I will continue to read SW after my wedding- it’s so inspirational in so many different ways!

    • avatar Emily reply

      What an amazing comment, Victoria! Thank you SO much! I can’t wait for you to get your copy, either!

  32. avatar Kelly reply

    LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE!!! The gold foil is SUCH a nice touch — just stunning! I can’t wait to get this pretty in my mailbox!!!

  33. avatar Brittany reply

    SO gorgeous!!! Just makes me happy looking at it. Congrats to you all!!!

  34. avatar Yvette Price reply

    As ya’ll Southerners might say…Heavens to Betsy! Gorgeous cover already in love, can’t wait to see/read it cover to cover!

  35. avatar Jessica Clinch reply

    Oh my goodness it’s stunning! I’m definitely a gold girl, and this gold foil is so beautiful! I also love all of the pink and coral details in the little sneak peak of the magazine you showed in the picture. I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on my pre-order :)

  36. avatar Sara Lucero reply

    Its AS BEAUTIFUL as it gets! I am so honored to be a part of this issue!! xo!!

  37. avatar Reggie reply

    The cover is gorgeous and Ryan nailed that image, bravo!!

  38. avatar Emily Alice reply

    AHHHH it’s so beautifullllllll!

  39. avatar Kelly reply

    It’s sooo pretty!! LOVE the bright yellow!


  40. avatar Robyn H. reply

    I am so excited to see the cover. Since I pre-ordered my V5 (along with a copy of V4), I have been keeping track of your count down along with staring at the date on my office calender. CONGRATULATIONS on completing all of that hard work. I cannot wait to see the issue in person.

  41. avatar Kat reply

    AHHHHH I am so very excited!!! I feel like I’ve been waiting AGES for this!! The last edition has so many stickies bookmarking pages & my crazy notes in the margins… I can’t WAIT to mark up this new one for my July wedding :) Thanks for constantly giving me amazing, unique & oh-so-southern ideas!!

  42. avatar Laura Caroline reply

    What a gorgeous cover! Congratulations, y’all!

  43. avatar Jocelyn reply

    I can’t wait to receive it! I ordered V4 as well!!

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    We found you through our favorite Texas stylist: Lavender Joy! The cover is gorgeous!

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  49. avatar Tammy J reply

    My Daughter is getting married next year 2015, I am interested in the 2nd dress that the bride’s maid is wearing. Can you tell me where to find it?? From Vol 5, The Texas wedding.

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