Hello, hello, belles and beaus! We like to do one of these Southern Weddings grand tours about every six months, because while we loooooove those of y’all that have been around for years (literally!), we like to make the newest members feel welcome, too! Out last tour was in June 2012, so let’s get started!
First, of course, you’ve got the main blog. We post here two-four times a day on a variety of topics related to weddings and the South. There will always be gorgeous real weddings, but we also post fun features and series. Some of our favorites right now are our Southern Brides of the Month and Marissa’s Southern Delicacy posts.
New readers, be sure to check out our real weddings gallery to catch up on years’ worth of inspiring Southern weddings! You can search by color and state, too.
Don’t miss the editorial galleries, either! We’ve posted in-depth looks at almost all of our editorial features from V3 and V4. While you’re at it, why not flip through online editions of V1, V2, V3, and V4?
Engaged ladies, your new best friend is our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory. We’ve stocked it with more than 160 of our favorite vendors across the South, and we’re adding more talents every day! Vendors do pay to be listed (full disclosure!), but they also must apply to be admitted, and we review each application as a team, and follow up with their references. Only the best for our belles! The Blue Ribbon Vendors you see listed as “Editors’ Picks” have been featured in one of our print editions, so they get an extra-special stamp of SW approval.
If you’re well on your way with wedding planning, it’s time to start thinking about the honeymoon! The Honey List is our collection of SW-approved vacation spots.
Everyone loves to learn from real brides, which is why we’ve collected a few of our favorites on our Southern Bride Bloggers page! These gals all blog regularly about their upcoming (Southern) weddings, and are a great resource!
Of course, you must be sure to get acquainted with all of the Southern Weddings ladies, if we haven’t yet been formally introduced! You can see all of our profiles here, including Lara (Editor in Chief), Emily (Creative Director), Marissa (Director of Advertising and Editor), Nicole (Art Director), and Kristin (Blue Ribbon Vendor Director). We also post about goings-on in our office of ladies in a special “In the Office” category. By the way, if you’re new here, you will DEFINITELY want to check out this post — it explains a lot about how a small business like ours works!
Now that we’re better acquainted, we know you’re going to want to spend some quality time with us, am I right? Lucky for you, we’re quite social! We have one main Twitter account (@iloveswmag) and one main Instagram account (@iloveswmag) where we share recent blog posts, happenings in the office, behind-the-scenes deets on shoot days, industry discounts and sample sales, news about Southern friends and events, and much more.
All the SW ladies have their own accounts, too. So if you like business + branding, follow Lara (Twitter + Instagram), or if paper pretties and mini food are more your thing, follow Emily (Twitter + Instagram)! Nicole (Twitter + Instagram) is great about finding neat design finds and everything orange, Kristin (Twitter + Instagram) shares the cutest glimpses of newlywed life, and Marissa (Twitter + Instagram) is our source for all things preppy, pretty, and baseball-related.
Next, there’s Facebook. You may all feel free to like us here :) We share much of the same insider news and details that we do on Twitter, but it’s fun to see the conversations develop on FB. Plus, we sometimes ask fun polls on our Facebook page, and love hearing what y’all have to say!
Up next is Pinterest! You can follow Southern Weddings here. We love to pin photos from blog and print features, and it’s great for y’all, too, because we sort photos into different, fun categories. So if you’re looking for sweet tea + other drinks, biscuits + other delectables, or bow ties + boutonnieres, we’ve got you covered. We also have boards for ceremonies, fashion + style, bouquets, sweets, Southern traditions… you name it. And of course, each color has its own board, too. Get pinning!
And while you’re there, feel free to follow each individual account, too: Lara, Emily, Marissa, and Nicole.
Of course, we also love Lover.ly, a curated visual search engine just for weddings! You can find all of the SW bundles right here, and we’re adding more every day!
Last but certainly not least, there’s one thing that arches over everything we do: the Sweet Tea Society. It’s our manifesto on weddings, marriage, love, and the South, and we would love for you to check it out here if you haven’t already done so! (And even if you have, it’s always good to have a refresher!) If you believe in what we believe in, you’re already a member of the Society, so feel free to grab your badge here!
And there you have it! Southern Weddings in a nutshell (make that a pecan husk, natch). Questions, just ask! And if you’re new around these parts, introduce yourself below! We LOVE to meet our readers!