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Hello, friends! We’re actually planning to post a little updated guide to the world of Southern Weddings this week because we know there are lots of y’all joining us for the first time (or, at least, joining us for the first time as officially engaged ladies – ha!). We’ll focus on all the nooks and crannies of SW then, but today, we just wanted to highlight one particular nook — our Southern Bride Bloggers!

We love promoting these ladies because they give you something that we generally can’t. Yep, we’ve got the resources to share stunning real weddings and offer expert advice (side note — etiquette posts are making a comeback in 2013 – WHOO!), but, aside from our Southern Bride of the Month series and the occasional SW gal getting married, we don’t share the step-by-step of an average bride’s walk to the altar. But these ladies do, in great Southern style, and we’d love for you to check them out! You can see the full list right here.

Of course, we’re always looking for new belles to add to the list! We look for brides currently planning a wedding in the Southeastern United States that blog at least once a week. If you fit the bill and are interested, just leave a comment here with your blog address and a little about yourself and we’ll take a look at your site. Make sure you include a valid email in your comment so we can send over your badge!

Happy planning to all!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Katherine reply

    I am just a few months out from my wedding and have been documenting things along the way. I’d love to be included! :)

  2. avatar Peyton Dismukes reply

    I’m just three months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and started documenting a little of the planning process: filesofpdf.blogspot.com. I don’t blog every week but I wish I did! :)

  3. avatar katelyn reply

    hi! i’ve loved your previous picks (style me swanky is one of my fav blogs!), and would be super thrilled to be included among those ladies. i’m planning a july wedding in downtown nashville and you can see all my wedding related posts right here: http://www.hifromcolorado.com/search/label/wedding%20wednesday

  4. avatar Ashleigh reply

    I’m engaged to the most wonderul man in the world (sorry ladies!). I’m blogging each step of our wedding planning to keep not just family and friends in the loop, but anyone else who is planning too! We’re getting married in SC in August (7 months, whew!) and couldn’t be more excited about it. We live in Charlotte right now and will be making our way a little farther South after our nuptials. My blog has included everything so far from venue searching to bridesmaid gifts to suits for the boys and of course, my gorgeous gown. Take a peek and let me know what you think!

  5. avatar Karey Miller reply

    I’m not exactly a bride, but a bride’s mom that blogs. My site was inspired by my own daughter’s wedding that was featured in V%…Hailey and Rhet! Would love to be on your list!

  6. avatar Meghan reply

    I recently got engaged and it was completely unexpected. I am not getting married until June 28, 2014, but I am doing a lot of planning now because living in Raleigh, things get booked up quickly!

  7. avatar Ryann reply

    I’m a born and raised Carolina girl who is in the process of juggling life planning a wedding in May of 2013 to my high school sweet heart while also navigating my last year of college and the job search! I’ve had my lifestyle blog for a few years and have recently added posts about the progress of my wedding planning and am planning on consciously adding more in the new year!

    xoxo

  8. avatar Kat reply

    I’m an avid Southern Wedding blog reader and fairly obsessed with all things wedding :) To be a bride to the love of my life is probably one of the most exciting things EVER! Matt and I have been together almost 6 years and we’re getting married this July in Virginia. I can’t WAIT to be his wife :) I started randomly blogging wedding updates on our wedding website last year. My 2013 resolution is to blog EVERY day leading up to the wedding. I’ve always loved READING wedding blogs and I think it’s time I try a hand at being consistent with it! Emily’s post about writing down everything that happened on her wedding day really struck me – SO much time is going into this and it’s going to go by SO fast. Blogging is a great way to not only help other brides & wedding obsessed ladies, but to remind me in the months to come of all that’s happening! I’d love to add the “southern bride blogger” badge to my “little details” wedding blog :)

  9. avatar Dee Shore reply

    You know, I’m just going to get engaged so I could because a Southern Bride Blogger LOL

  10. avatar erin reply

    Hey there! Just got engaged over Christmas and am looking forward to planning our August, 2013 NC wedding! Have just made the announcement on my blog – but planning on sharing every bit of information weekly as we prepare for the big day.

    http://eclecticallye.blogspot.com

    Thanks!!

  11. avatar Emily reply

    I’d love to join this! I read every post, but I don’t live in the South. I’m from the Chicago area, but my tastes all revolve around southern charm and taste! Maybe if you open your parameters a bit I could join in and grab a badge. :)

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

  12. avatar Jessica Gogan reply

    Hey guys! I am a lifestyle blogger that just booked my wedding in Greenville, SC for next April 5, 2014. I work as a wedding and event planner and now am trying to navigate the craziness of planning my OWN wedding!! I love Southern Weddings Mag and love to keep up with the bride bloggers. I would love to join in!!! Thanks so much :)

  13. avatar Jessica Marsh reply

    Hi! I have barely scratched the service with my wedding planning and while I used to blog all the time I took a year long break but now that I am engaged I am getting back into it! I would love for you to look at my website and if you are interested feel insured that it will get a little more exciting around those parts pretty soon! :)

  14. avatar Jenna reply

    Is there a group for southern newlyweds? I recently got married and have been sharing many of my wedding DIY as well as photos from my wedding. Just let me know!

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Remember wayyyy back when we first issued a call for all Southern bride bloggers? Oh yes, here :) Well, we finally got our rears in gear and set up the page, which you can find here!

I know we have tons of new readers since we first posted about this, so if you’d like to be listed, just leave a comment below with your blog address! Make sure you include a valid email in your comment so we can send over your badge. We only ask that you are a bride currently planning a wedding in the Southeastern United States, and that you blog at least once a week! We’re also open to hearing from Southern gals planning weddings outside the South.

P.S. Love this sort of stuff? Then we think you’ll love these links:
Our Southern Brides of the Month
The planning journey of SW’s own Southern-ish bride, moi!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Caitlin reply

    I love Southern Weddings and have been following you guys for over a year, your website is truly inspirational for all brides out there. I would be proud to place your badge on my blog, my fiance and I are getting married in Old Town Alexandria, VA on June 9th!

  2. avatar Courtney reply

    I would love a button! I’m planning our June wedding and have just recently began posting about some of the stuff I don’t care that other people know, it’s so much fun to hear from other brides who are going through the same process!

  3. avatar Megan reply

    So fun! I started blogging before I got engaged and once I got engaged I started doing “Wedding Wednesday’s!” Would love to put your button on my blog, Fried Green Pickles! :) We’re from and getting married in Charleston, SC on March 30, 2013.

  4. avatar Kelsey reply

    I would love a button for my blog, Southern in Love! I’ve been blogging since we got engaged in November of 2010 and can’t believe the wedding is getting so close! June 30th will be here before I know it! I love to discuss our wedding and how it’s progressing as well as other fun (and Southern) things.

  5. avatar Meagan reply

    Just missed it as I’m now a Southern Newlywed! I was recently married in the South and blogged throughout my entire planning process on http://www.SouthernGlamMeagan.com. Southern Weddings was a huge influence and great inspiration. Thanks SW!

  6. avatar Kendall reply

    I would love a button for my blog, argyle & paisley! I have been blogging since before my fiance (Jamison) proposed in October 2011, but since then I have almost only blogged about wedding things. Jamison and I are both from Charlotte, NC and that is where we are getting married on September 29, 2012. I have been looking at Southern Weddings blog since before we got engaged as well, and have every issue of the magazine!

  7. avatar Liz reply

    We are having a garden wedding this September in Virginia. I took most of my inspiration from the blog and magazine. Love you guys!

  8. avatar Taryn reply

    Hi! I love SW!! I started The Sweet Iced Tea Soiree blog when I first started planning my wedding, I’ve realized how much I love it, and I’m currently in the middle of event and wedding planning school now!! I must say, most of my inspiration for my October 6th 2012 wedding at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, has come from Southern Weddings magazine!

  9. avatar Sheila Humphrey reply

    I actually started my blog to document my crafting projects as I started learning to quilt last August and began making quilts for friends. After I got engaged in February I decided that planning my wedding would be the new focus of the project blog for a while, so I’m keeping family and friends who are out-of-town updated with the details through the blog. My fiance and I are getting married on October 27 in charming downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi! I would love to add your button and hopefully bring more Mississippi brides your way. :)

  10. avatar Lauren Margaret reply

    I’m originally from New York, but I came to Virginia for middle school – just in time to fall in love with this gorgeous commonwealth AND meet my Georgia-born love! Fast forward through our friendship in high school, losing touch in college, and moving back to Virginia at the same time, and now we’re engaged! We’re getting married on June 1, 2013, in Virginia and I couldn’t be happier! My blog is at http://laurenchanting.blogspot.com/ and I’d love to be listed as a Southern bride blogger :)

  11. avatar Whitney reply

    I’m a southern girl living in cold & snowy Maine!
    My fiance (a true Mainer and lobsterfisherman) are getting married on September 1st, 2012 in an old barn in Buxton, Maine.
    I started a blog to share my journey to ‘I DO!’ I love DIY projects and LOVE every aspect about planning my wedding! I am Southern Wedding OBSESSED! You gals are amazing!

  12. avatar [email protected] The Southern Fried Bride reply

    I launched my blog as a bride-to-be and this SBB program was discontinued during that time. As a newlywed, I have become a bridal blogger. I dearly want to be a part of this program.

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Angela! So sorry to disappoint you, but we don’t have any plans to list regular wedding blogs (i.e. not brides currently planning) at this time! If we do that in the future, we’d love to have you! :)

  13. avatar Emily reply

    Hi ladies! I think I’ve emailed you all — we’re happy to have you! :)

  14. avatar amanda reply

    This is so exciting! I’ve already blogged about you guys and my fabulous photographer Meredith Perdue! And I’m getting married right here in Raleigh, NC!

  15. avatar Danielle reply

    I’d love to be a part of this! I’m from Florida but planning my wedding in New England this October!

  16. avatar Theresa reply

    I LOVE Southern Weddings and read your posts everyday! I would love to place your badge on my blog, which I recently started just for fun. Please include me as a Southern Bride blogger. http://northerngirlsouthernbride.wordpress.com/

  17. avatar Brandy Helmer reply

    I just started my wedding planning blog but would love to be included.
    Thanks,
    Brandy

  18. avatar Taylor reply

    Hey ladies! I sure would love to put your badge on my blog. I’m just getting it kicked off – I plan to have lots of recipes, decorating ideas, and of course wedding planning posts to keep everything updated! I’ve definitely been inspired by the Emily plans a Wedding posts. Thanks y’all!

  19. avatar Briana reply

    Hey y’all! My cousin Melinda and I are both engaged and share the blog poshpurpose.blogspot.com to document our various wedding plans, along with our favorite recipes and homemaking ideas. She is from North Carolina and her wedding is in Virginia, while I am from Florida and my wedding is in my hometown :) We would love to be part of the fun!

  20. avatar Ashlee reply

    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to be featured in your Southern Brides Bloggers :) I live in KY and am having a Southern Charm filled wedding on June 2nd of this year! I’ve been blogging each week since my engagement in my “Wedding Wednesday” section! I’m having a HUGE wedding, but doing it on a budget! The whole premise of my blog in the first place was ways to live a champagne lifestyle when you’re a poor teacher! Thanks for providing this so we can connect with other brides!!
    XOXO
    Ash

  21. avatar Sarah Schneider reply

    I was so excited to hear about this opportunity since I have been reading your blog for years, even though I just got engaged last month. I write the lifestyle blog, Simply Sarah Style, highlighting fashion, decor, party planning and recipes. I would love to display your Southern Weddings bride button!

    My fiance, Ben, and I are planning a wedding for spring of 2013, hopefully April.

  22. avatar Mindy reply

    I’d love to be a part of this!! I am currently planning our June 16 wedding in North Carolina, and I try to do a “Wedding Wednesday” post each week!!! I love reading your blog every day for new ideas!! :)

  23. avatar tina reply

    Hello, I am a southern bride to be planning a wedding and would love to be part of your bridal blogging community. Thanks so much!! ~tina

  24. avatar Stephanie Marie reply

    I would be so honored to be included in this round-up of fabulous bloggers– my fiance (from South Florida) and myself are so excited to be planning our September 2012 wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia– and I LOVE following all the Southern Wedding gals for inspiration :) My blog, Fête, is a place for me to blog wedding (and lifestyle– there’s life after the big day!) inspiration!

  25. avatar Kelsey reply

    Is it too late to say I would love to be included in this? I am in Chapel Hill, planning for my wedding in August, which will be in my hometown of Charlotte, NC! My fiance is living in Raleigh and is from Asheville. I blog about a variety of things and am keeping my friends and family updated on my wedding plans! :)

  26. avatar Emily reply

    Hi ladies! I think I got you all! If you haven’t gotten an email from me or Nicole, feel free to shoot me an email! emily at iloveswmag.com

  27. avatar Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style reply

    Hello from Kentucky! have been following the Southern Weddings blog for many years even though I just got engaged last month. I would be honored to include your Southern Bride button on my blog, Simply Sarah Style (SimplySarahStyle.BlogSpot.com), and look forward to using your magazine for inspiration to prepare for my big day.

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Our Monthly Real Wedding Round-Ups are always one of my favorites to put together and write. Taking a look back on October and November’s weddings with Sierra and Whitney was so much fun. We love so many things about each of the weddings we post, and rediscovering the highlights from them makes our hearts happy and our Pinterest boards fill up. Without further ado, let’s take a look!

FAVORITE WEDDING DRESS: With a dreamy fabric, sweet straps and a bow in the back, Whitney couldn’t resist Marilisa’s dress. Suzanne’s lacy white gown with a creamy sash took Sierra’s vote, while I couldn’t help but add Ashley’s rosette and bow-backed dress to my list of highlights.

FAVORITE BRIDESMAID DRESS: Of course, we had to give major kudos to the lovely ladies who stood by our brides’ sides on their big day. The neutral-hued and mix-and-match dresses that Ashley’s ‘maids sported caught my eye. Caroline’s pink and green bridesmaids’ dresses were a favorite of Sierra’s and it was the bright coral frocks from Suzanne’s wedding that won Whitney over.

FAVORITE FEMALE ACCESSORY: Being the classic Southern gal that she is, Whitney was smitten with Ashley’s accessories. Pearls and hankies? We couldn’t love them more! I, personally, loved the pink wildflower hair wreaths from Stephanie + Erik’s wedding. Sierra couldn’t choose just one — both the sparkly flats and the adorable flower girl headbands from Melissa + Matthew’s wedding stole her heart.

FAVORITE MENSWEAR: I love seeing how our dapper Southern gents dress on the big day! Melissa + Matthew’s family won me over. The plaid beret, snazzy blazer and fun pennants? Who couldn’t love that? Sierra had to give a big kudos to the gentlemen in Marilisa + Taylor’s wedding. They rocked the blue gingham and yellow boutonnieres, effectively stealing our hearts. But it was the velvet-wrapped boutonnieres from Stephanie + Erik’s wedding that took the cake for Whitney.

FAVORITE DETAIL: I’m sure it was Sierra’s design-savvy that made Caroline + Tyler’s letterpressed invitations shoot to the top of her highlights. For Whitney, it was the custom embroidery on the ties at Melissa + Matthew’s wedding that made the cut. Embroidery stole my heart, too, with Jamie + Dan’s his and hers chair covers.

FAVORITE BOUQUET: Caroline’s lush bouquet with unexpected snow on the mountain was a favorite of Sierra’s. Whitney was a big fan of Suzanne’s classic white bouquet. I loved the simple green and white arrangements carried by Ashley’s bridesmaids.

FAVORITE SWEET: The Southern Weddings gals have a collectively large sweet tooth, so pulling the highlights under this category always comes with laughs (and cravings). For Whitney, the hummingbird cake and sweet favors from Jamie + Dan’s wedding won out. Sierra couldn’t help but love Caroline + Tyler’s swiss-dotted and peony-topped cake. Always the pie-fan, I was smitten with the welcoming pie bar at Melissa + Matthew’s wedding.

FAVORITE PHOTO: Southern and sweet, Marilisa + Taylor’s photo by the hay bale was one of Sierra’s favorites. For Whitney, love won out in two weddings. The sweet kisses shared by Suzanne + Keith and Stephanie + Erik made her heart melt. I couldn’t help but fall for the joy and happiness that came with Jamie + Dan’s sparkler send-off.

Previous monthly round-ups:
January
February
March
May
June
July
September

What do you think of these highlights from October and November’s Real Weddings? What details did you love?

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Lora reply

    Love this! Elisa B rocks!! : )

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