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A biscuit bar — It’s like a Southern dream! After seeing Megan + Steven’s yummy setup, we couldn’t help but be jealous of all their lucky guests who had the chance to nibble at the buttery treats. We wish we could set up a biscuit bar in the office, but instead, we’ll leave it to you to recreate the look.

A. Swell Towels from House 8810 would look so sweet and colorful lining a bread basket with biscuits overflowing.

B. What would a biscuit be without a little something to go on top? Organic Elderberry-Infused Honey from Cupboard Cook would be delicious.

C. If you’re the adventurous type, go straight for the flavored jams from That’s My Jam. We’re intrigued by their flavors ranging from sweet to savory.

D. Mix up the toppings with some flavored butters like Maple Pumpkin Butter from Stonewall Kitchen.

E. A deep bread basket means lots of biscuits! Line it with a towels and you’ve got an perfectly Southern serving dish or fill it with treat bags for guests to fill.

F. Megan + Steven chose to display their biscuits on a cupcake stand. You might also consider piling them high on a cake stand, like this scalloped one from Williams-Sonoma.

G. Having a biscuit bar means having choices! Fill up a dish with this Blueberry Jam from Loulou’s Garden, or serve it straight from the jar!

H. Pay homage to the hard workers who flavored your biscuits and keep the flaky goodness inside treat bagswith Bee and Hive Stickers from Seasonal Delights.

I. Let your guests know what their options are–spell it out with these chalkboard signs from TLGCrafts.

J. You’ll probably want to lick the honey off your fingers anyway, but don’t forget about a honey dipper! This one is from CyberCucina.

K. Your guests might be dying to take home a warm biscuit. We love the handmade bags Megan + Steven provided, but check out these favor bags if you’re looking for more options.

L. Tie some ceramic tags to your favor bags so guests don’t forget the goodies inside! We like these from Paper Boat Press.

M. Jams and jellies get messy, so have some of these “Spread the Love” spreaders nearby.

N. You can never be short on honey! Check out these varietals from Bee Raw.

O. Fill up these berry baskets and put them around the biscuit bar. Some fresh fruit will go along nicely with biscuits.

P. If you’re up for it, make the biscuits yourself with Cheddar Herb Biscuit Mix from Stonewall Kitchen.

Q. For more fun flavors, jams from Stonewall Kitchen’s collection sound delicious!

R. Throw in a little kick with Foster’s Market Seven Pepper Jelly.

Have a question or looking for something we didn’t cover? Leave a comment!

Are any of you planning on a biscuit bar for your wedding?

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Megan H reply

    One good advice with this that I can give is to look for little antique spoons for your jellies! We collected several and found vintage dainty dishes for our jelly. So pretty!

  2. avatar Ilana reply

    My fiance would go crazy if we had a biscuit bar! I think he’d have more biscuits than cake! What a wonderful idea, it adds such a personal touch, and there are so many ways to customize it! My hometown has a Hot Pepper Jelly company that would be such fun to use!

  3. avatar Desiree reply

    oh my goodness. i cannot wait until y’all see my ad. :) I did a biscuit bar with my photographer this past week FOR my ad on SW!!! hahahah! Since I am a “green wedding designer” – I used all organic ingredients in the biscuits, all the jams and marmalades are from fuits harvested in Florida and the canners are local to South Florida. and the decor for the shoot was a repurposed door, vintage and passed down linens, and an antique desk and shelf that are to die for! I cannot wait for all the editing to be done! :)

  4. avatar Lauren Frances reply

    I’ve been hoping and praying for a biscuit bar at my wedding! Do you think Sunrise Biscuits in Chapel Hill would provide a large order the morning of??

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Lauren Frances! I definitely think Sunrise or Bojangles would do a large order! If I’m not mistaken, they both take catering orders, so it shouldn’t be too out of the ordinary! Just give them a call or stop by. Good luck! Biscuit bars are the best :)

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This week we were inspired by A Bryan Photo’s beautiful image of Miss Katharine in her getaway dress as well as this Jeff Clark bride’s stunning Angelina Jolie-ish red carpet-worthy earrings. So, we thought it would be quite fetching to bring a little style to your St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, we wouldn’t want you to get pinched, now would we?

Let’s start with your bridesmaids. Your maids’ frocks are the perfect place to add that pop of color to your wedding without going overboard. Green is a great color to add to your wedding day palette, since there are about as many shades of green as you can think of! From hunter to sage, when choosing the shade that’s right for your big day consider the season, the time of day you will be tying the knot as well as the hair and skin colors of your bridesmaids. Like a few of our brides below, consider choosing the color and then having your girls choose the style of their dress. This allows each to find the most comfortable and flattering dress for her body type. Believe me, they’ll thank you!

Image credits from top to bottom and left to right: Sylvie Gill, Jen Curtis via Style Me Pretty, Jeff Clark, The Parsons, Katie Murphy (see more of this classic Tennessee wedding here), Troy Grover, Jennifer Dery, Tim Will (see more of this reader-favorite V3 wedding here) and Melissa Schollaert (check out our Real Weddings gallery for more of this Georgia wedding).

Onto the shoes! If you are looking for a way to add color to your own wardrobe, but love the look of classic white bridal attire and accessories, shoes are the perfect item to really go all out on! They can be hidden under a long gown or paired with a short dress like the teal peep toe Valentino’s below from Millie Holloman for a more modern look. Don’t worry, we’ve got some great shoes in our shopping guide that are a little more affordable, but equally as stylish. Come on, y’all — you know this bargain shopper wouldn’t leave you hanging!

Image credits from left to right and top to bottom: Erin Hearts Court, Millie Holloman via Southern Weddings, Amelia Lyon, Amy Squires via The Brides Cafe and Marie Labbancz via The Brides Cafe.

And last, but certainly not least, we have the beaus! As you know, we‘ve got a sweet spot for bow ties and what better way to “tie” in your favorite color than with your groom’s accessories. Just like green shoes can add subtle color to your attire, let the gents in your wedding party join in on the fun with socks in coordinating green shades. Quick tip: by mixing in prints, like the Lane Dittoe groom below did with the baseball bat tie from Vineyard Vines, you can tone down the brightness of a certain color as well as create a cohesive blend of all your wedding colors.

Image credits from left to right and top to bottom: First image and image of the groomsman’s socks Amelia Lyon, Tim Will (see more of this handsome V3 groom here), Aaron Delesie via Martha Stewart Weddings, Punam Bean, Meg Perotti via Style Me Pretty, Browers Photography via With This Ring

As promised, below is our Shopping Guide filled with some of my favorites sure to make it a lot easier being green:

A. Marlon Garci Bow Tie ($13.99), B. Brooks Brothers Bold Stripes Bow Tie ($55), C. Pierrepont Hicks Southside Bow ($62), D. Danielle Stevens Multi Strand Necklace ($86.40 on sale!), E. Judith Ripka Two Toned Double Drop Pendant ($135 per week), F. Cocktail Bling CEC7 ($200), G. Kenneth Jay Lane Jade Link Necklace ($80), H. Angelina Jolie Inspired Emerald Earrings ($108), I. Cocktail Bling CB3 ($350), J. Emerald Studs ($89.99), K. Alex and Ani Rock Candy Bracelet ($118), L. AO3 Designs “The Knot” Clutch ($78), M. LulaKate “Zoe” ($285), N. Siri “Carmel Valley”, O. J. Crew “Mika” ($250), P. J. Crew ” Erica” ($160), Q. Hunter “Original Tall” ($125), R. Green Siebe TOMS ($48), S. Caparrios “Narita” ($63.20), T. Nina “Elizana” ($89.99), U. Converse Kelly Green Chuck Taylors ($39.99), V. Nina “Electra” ($89.95).

Readers, weigh in! What do you think about adding this bright and cheery color to your wedding palette? Are you incorporating your favorite color in your wedding, and if so, how? Will you or were you a green-shoed bride? Tell me about it in the comment section below!

I want to hear from you! Have a question for me or something you’d like me to discuss? Leave a comment below or send me an email.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Lori reply

    I adore the green! It’s one of my wedding colors, so I am a little biased. :)

    We’re incorporating lots of green from the floral arrangements to groomsmen bow ties. I think it would be fun to a piece of green jewelry for my bridesmaids, too. The shopping guide has given me lots of inspiration.

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Hi Lori, I’m glad the Shopping Guide gave you some great ideas! I think a pop of green for your maids’ jewelry would look just fabulous! xo, Marissa

  2. avatar Courtney reply

    Love the green! Ok, urgent question… The first bridesmaid picture, the dress on the far left with the twist and bow on the top.. Where can I get that??? I LOVE it!!! Thanks!

    • avatar Desiree reply

      Courtney: Im pretty sure that’s an older J Crew dress, similar to this one on the website now:

      ALSO, Marissa…awesome job! green is such a beautiful color, winter spring summer or fall. You did such a good job showing it off in all seasons :)

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Hi Courtney, I think Desiree is right, it looks very similar to an older version of the J. Crew dress she so kindly provided the link to. I also found a few similar options for you with that fabulous bow detail. ML by Monique Lhuillier, Affairs by Mori Lee, LulaKate and Maggie London If the Y-neck is what you love, I also found this great option from David’s Bridal and one from Alfred Sung Best of luck on your search! xo, Marissa

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    LOVE love love all the Green colors and inspiration board! thanks for sharing.

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Ladies and gents, please give a warm welcome to Marissa! She’ll be joining us about every three weeks to talk about fashion and style, and Southern fashion and style in particular. Marissa has a great eye and a knack for tracking things down, so if you have a question or a suggestion for a future topic, don’t hesitate to get in touch either by leaving a comment or shooting us an email! — Emily

Thanks for the great introduction, Emily! For those you that don’t know me, I’m Marissa! I’m new to the blog, but an old hand around SW. I’m a bit of a fashion addict with a healthy obsession with style — Southern style, especially! Classic wardrobe staples and vintage finds are a few of my particular favorites. I’ll be dropping in from time to time to give you a little fashion love!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to kick off this feature with the color red! I’m going to show you some simple and stylish ways to add a splash of this bright and cheery color to your big day.

Let’s start with red lipstick. A long-time favorite of celebrities on the red carpet like Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon, red lipstick can actually make your smile appear brighter. Choosing a blue-based red balances out pink undertones and makes teeth appear whiter. If you’re red-shy, try a berry or wine hue for your big day.

Image credits from top: Jose Villa for Once Wed, Simply Bloom, Justin and Mary and The Nichols, and Lark Photography. The last image is from one of my absolute favorite parts of SW V3, the Amelia Lyon Sweet Love feature. See more of this gorgeous editorial here.

Much like red lipstick, we’re seeing red nails make their way from the red carpet to wedding days more and more. Even our own KTW got in on the action at her recent nuptials by donning cherry-apple red polish (“I’m Not Really a Waitress” by OPI, for those of you who are wondering!). Also a fan of red, Katherine Heigl kept her make-up classic + clean, but glammed up her entire look with red nails at her winter wedding. Just a few tips: be sure to buy the same color that your manicurist uses to touch up unwanted chips, keep your nails short and square and remember the color in the bottle will appear a bit darker on your nails once the traditional two coats is applied and completely dry.

Image credits clockwise from top left: Our Labor of Love (see the rest of this awesome wedding here), Jasmine Star, Sarah E. Evans, OK! Magazine, The Image is Found, Tanja Lippert and Shannon Nicole Smith.

Now we’re on to the fun part, y’all…the shoes! Lots of brides are opting for pops of coordinating color to peek out from under the hem of their dress, but I think there’s just something especially exciting about red shoes! And since this feature is about Southern style, I couldn’t resist two very Southern shoe options – the wellie and the cowboy boot. Wellies are a fun and stylish option for rainy day weddings like the one below from Gregg Gibson. Ditching the heels for a pair of cowboy boots? Be sure to check out Katharine and Emily’s great round-up of boot options here. A couple tips for the road: be sure to bring any shoes you plan on wearing to your dress fittings to be sure the hem lies just so. Wear your wedding day shoes around your house with a pair of socks on under them, which will help to break the shoes in without blisters.

Image credits, clockwise from top left: Gregg Gibson, unknown via Michelle Rago, Jagger Photography and Elisabeth Millay.

Looking for your own perfect pop of red? We’ve rounded up a few options below!

Okay, that’s more than a few options. We couldn’t help ourselves! Where to find these beauties:

A. Hunter Wellies ($125), B. Christian Louboutin Lady Bow ($735), C. RSVP Carol ($62.30), D. Salvatore Ferragamo Varina ($395), E. Carlos Santana Prestige ($71.96), F. Pour La Victoire Irina ($260), G. RSVP Larisa ($89), H. Kate Spade Darla ($298), I. GUESS Rapine ($90), J. Toms Wedge ($68.95), K. Unlisted Natural Glow ($59), L. MAXSTUDIO Sxishi ($128.95), M. BP Romantic ($69.95), N. BP Summer ($69.95), O. Badgley Mischka Randall ($200), P. Kate Spade Kamille ($325), Q. Via Spiga Marilla ($198), R. heart shoe clips ($25), S. RSVP Angelique ($95), T. Valentino Bow Thong Sandal ($295), U. Keds Champion Canvas ($35), V. Nina Electra ($92.95)

Lastly, I just couldn’t leave out these handsome beaus. Their burst-of-red ties works perfectly together with their subdued grey suits. So dapper, no?

Photo by: Heather H. Photography

Readers, weigh in! Did you or would you add a splash of red to your wedding day? How will you incorporate pops of color into your design? Will you be donning red nails or lips? Tell me about it in the comment section below!

I want to hear from you! Have a question or an idea for a future column? Leave a comment below or send me an email! P.S. I also enjoy love notes.

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Erin reply

    Great shoutout to OPI’s “I’m not really a waitress” red! I’ve rocked that color on my toes for probably two years straight, now! It’s *the perfect* red!

  2. avatar Kelly Sauer reply

    oh how pretty! talk about daring, but gorgeous!

  3. avatar Lauren @ ELD reply

    Looooove all of this Marissa! I adore your style- hopefully I can get some style tips for general everyday style too! :)

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  5. avatar *holly. reply

    such a cute post….love the red! thanks, marissa!

  6. avatar Lara reply

    Love love LOVE!!!! I want ALL of those shoes! So happy to see this feature, M! xo

  7. avatar Jean Cotten Schnaak reply

    Simply beautiful!!! I love my red lipstick….so glad to see its return to the main stage!

  8. avatar Paloma reply

    What a great new feature! Those Valentino bow flip flops are out of this world.

  9. avatar Stefanie reply

    Yay, Marissa!!!!! So excited for your new column and all that you add to the SW team! Been making good use of my red wellies with the all the ice + snow down here!

  10. avatar Patti reply

    I love the emphasis on red. It really makes the traditional “wedding white” pop. My daughter is getting married in May and she has opted for bright pink shoes under her dress – I was a little skeptical at first, but now I think it’s a great look! Too bad we can’t get the groomsmen to wear bright pink ties! And the cowboy boots are great!

  11. avatar Sara Kauss reply

    How FUN Marissa!!! Great article. Just because of this article, I’m going out right now and buying those amazing Louboutin’s in red. :)

  12. avatar Emily reply

    I keep re-reading this post because I love it so much! Great job, Marissa!

  13. avatar Marissa reply

    Thanks for the warm welcome and all the kind words!! This was such a fun feature to work on and I’m so glad y’all like it!

  14. avatar Annie reply

    What a great article! I’m so glad that you are here, Marissa! I think you have a great perspective and I’m really excited to read your next article. A great addition!

  15. avatar Kathy reply

    What a great article! I loved all the pictures! I used to wear red lipstick and thought it had gone out of style. I’m pulling it out of the cupboard!

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  18. avatar Kristin Vining reply

    So excited for you, Marissa!! It is a GORGEOUS spread!! I feel the love!! CONGRATS!! xo

  19. avatar Lori reply

    I have been looking for the perfect red nail polish… I am going on the hunt for OPI’s “I’m not really a waitress” tomorrow! I swear by OPI polishes, in the rare event my nails are actually polished, and it sounds like this is one in need of being added to my collection.

  20. avatar Brit @ Landlocked Bride reply

    Ah, love this post Marissa!

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