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We have three darling Southern wedding vendors to introduce you to today, so let’s get started!

Jenny Johnson is a photographer based in Shreveport, Louisiana. If you prefer a slightly vintage style for your photography, Jenny might be a great choice for you! You can see more of her work on her site right here. We also love that Jenny donates 10% of her profits to three charities close to her heart!

Flaire Weddings & Events creates stylish, memorable weddings all over the First Coast (they’re based in Jacksonville, Florida, for those who aren’t sure what that means!). Check out their website to see past event details and take a peek at their rental offerings. Local brides, be sure to check out their adorable gift boutique in Jacksonville, too!

Last but not least, Kat Braman is a film and digital photographer based in West Palm Beach (but she loves to travel!). We love her honest, emotional work, and if you do, too, check back soon, because we’ll be sharing one of her lovely destination weddings on the blog! In the meantime, you can check out more of her work here.

Itching for more talented Southern wedding vendors? Check out our whole crop in the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory, and in our sidebar! We know you’ll find someone to love. Vendors, if you’re interested in joining the Southern party, we welcome you to get in touch with Whitney!

Jenny Johnson, Flaire Weddings & Events, and Kat Braman are Southern Weddings sponsors!

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Happy Tuesday, belles + beaux! We wanted to take a minute to introduce you to some of our newest Blue Ribbon Vendors. They’re a pretty stunning group, and we just know you’ll love them! Without further ado…

Adam Barnes is a fine art film photographer based in Virginia. Adam is an Editors’ Pick because we featured Rachel and Jeffrey’s wedding in Southern Weddings V4!

Alexa of Alexa’s Photography is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and prides herself on taking photos that capture your true relationship and personalities.

Ben Sasso offers hip and candid coverage from his home base of St. Augustine, Florida.

Fit to be Tied makes gorgeous bridal sashes, and each one is lovingly crafted by hand.

Haley Sheffield is based in Perry, Georgia and approaches weddings with a fresh, organic eye and a passion for people and the arts.

The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co is based in California but eager to travel the South throwing fabulous parties. With experience working with Mindy Weiss under her belt, we have no doubt Nicole will do just that.

Justin DeMutiis captures real moments in a natural, editorial style and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Kickstand Events specializes in clean-lined and contemporary events with a hint of tradition and is based in North Carolina.

Pezz Photo shoots in a modern, vintage chic style and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Scobey Photography is a husband and wife duo based in Georgia who specialize in capturing “authentic moments rooted in love.”

Stephen Devries is a film photographer with a timeless and classic style. He is based in Tennessee and Alabama.

To check out all of our Blue Ribbon Vendors, just click over to the full directory! You can search by category or state to find your perfect match.

Vendors, if you’re interested in getting involved, just fill out this form and Whitney will get in touch! Besides getting connected with the best brides in the world (that would be Southern brides, of course!), a new benefit of Blue Ribbon Vendor membership is access to our private business blog, a resource for SW sponsors only, where Lara, Emily, and the SW team share tips on submitting and branding to make your business even better! Curious? Just email Whitney and she’ll answer any questions you might have.

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Adam Barnes is one of my favorite photographers! Happy to see that he’s joined the Blue Ribbon Vendors!

  2. avatar Lara reply

    I am SO excited about all the business and branding info we’ll be sharing on the new BRV blog! We’re so grateful for all of our amazing BRV members and all they do for their very lucky brides!

  3. avatar Bri @ Posh Purpose reply

    Justin DeMutiis is my wedding photographer! We did our engagement shoot right before Thanksgiving and he is absolutely amazing. And the pictures turned out beautiful!

    I am so looking forward to working with him at my wedding in December :)

  4. avatar Daniel reply

    Very nice pictures! Congrats!

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Introducing our Blue Ribbon Vendors!

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It is with GREAT excitement that we bring today’s announcement to y’all. After months and months of prep behind the scenes, we are so, SO pleased to reveal the project that has consumed us for the past year: the Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

Honestly, y’all? We could NOT be more excited about how this has all come together. We’re launching with 65+ fabulous Southern vendors, including KT Merry, Amber Karson Events, and Robyn Van Dyke (that’s their work featured above!). They’re all incredibly talented, but even more than that, they’re all warm, upstanding people, as we’ve learned through their interviews and in talking with their references (we check at least two for every vendor!). We can’t wait for you to meet them, and find someone perfect for your wedding!

So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!! You can search by category or by state, and be sure to scroll through to the end of each portfolio to read each vendor’s fun interview! If you see the “Editors’ Pick” designation, that means that the vendor has had a real wedding or a shoot featured in a Southern Weddings print edition, and so they get an extra-special stamp of approval!

Vendors, interested in applying? Though there is only a nominal fee to join, we take our application process very seriously. Email Whitney today to get started!

Brides, have an amazing vendor you’d love to recommend from your own wedding? We would LOVE to hear about them! You can email Whitney with that info, too.

We’ll be adding new talents all the time, so be sure to check back often! And if you have any other feedback in the meantime, we would love to hear from you in the comments or in an email. Enjoy!!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Desiree reply

    honestly, today’s announcement could not feel more rewarding after this crazy season! thank you :)

  2. avatar amanda reply

    i love this :) but something i’ve been dying to know is, are there any good makeup and hair artists in north carolina, especially around the rdu area?! i need help with that and i find it’s really hard to find any information regarding artists in the area!

    otherwise, great job ladies! love all the resources!!

    • avatar Desiree reply

      amanda: go to your local mall and check out your favorite make-up counters. Places like Sephora, MAC, Trish McEvoy, NARS, etc. all have really talented ladies working & they usually provide makeup services outside of their store. Sometimes you have to schedule through thier line and often times they have small businesses of their own. Check them out!!!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Amanda! We are definitely still working to round out our hair + makeup recs! Good pros are so hard to find in these areas, and having someone you’re confident in is so important. I do have one recommendation for you — we LOVE Jennifer Ericksen ( She’s based in Greensboro but would definitely travel to the Triangle, and we’ve worked on mag shoots with her. She does both hair and makeup. My other suggestion would be to browse through the NC real weddings in our gallery, and if you like the look of the hair and makeup from a wedding, check out who the vendor was! That’s a great way to find good pros locally. Good luck, and we will keep adding amazing beauty pros when we find them!!

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