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When it comes to sourcing fun props and additions for the magazine, our Southern Surcees section is definitely one of our favorites to collect. We love pulling our favorite Southern finds, whether they’re doggie bow ties or mini pies! You bet we got our hands on as many monograms as possible (Marissa was dying over them!) and did not scrimp on anything sweet tea-inspired!

P.S. You can buy Southern Weddings V5 right here for more goodies!

Y’all, we could not get over how adorable these custom grits bags were! Do you notice any familiar names on these guys? They’re Lara’s + Emily Ley’s little girl and boy, respectively.

We had a very special guest model our doggie bow ties for this issue. Photographer Nancy Ray’s great dane, Winston looks mighty dapper!

The monogrammed bridesmaid shirts below are one of our favorite additions to the surcees feature. Who doesn’t love a crisp oversized shirt with a bright pink monogram? We about died when the lovely ladies at Shop Memento sent us samples in our own monograms!

Oh my, that’s a lot of Southern goodness. All of these items have made our prop closet look mighty cute, but now it’s time for another V5 giveaway!

Enter to win the item of your choice by commenting below with your favorite find! Is it A) The Butter My Butt and Call Me A Biscuit book, B) the pink bow clutch, C) the engraved iced tea spoons D) The “Bless Your Heart” pendants, the E) Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 4/4S case in Delta Zeta or F) the state tea towels in North Carolina or Dallas, Texas?

Be sure to enter before April 5. Good luck, y’all!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  2. avatar Meghan P. reply

    My favorite find definitely has to be the “Butter My Butt & Call Me a Biscuit” book. I used that saying over Christmas to my future in-laws who are from MD, and they thought I was a crazy southerner & had no idea what I was talking about. I would love to add this book to my collection & learn some more wonderfully southern phrases!

  3. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    Am I allowed to enter, even though I took the photos? If so, I adore the NC Tea Towel! ;)

  4. avatar Carrie reply

    I love the state tea towels. NC is my fave of course!

  5. avatar Rachel reply

    I would love to win the bow clutch!

  6. avatar Sara B. reply

    Pink Bow Clutch – The pink in the clutch is one of my wedding colors and would be great to have when I get married on June 8 in Richmond!

  7. avatar Desiree reply

    Would totally use those iced tea spoons…especially since Florida has decided to completely skip a lovely spring and has moved right on into a blazing hot summer!

  8. avatar Jess reply

    I love the iced tea spoons!

  9. avatar Madelyn reply

    I am loving the Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit book!

    I’m a South Carolina girl going to a college where not many people are from the South, and over the past four years, I’ve only grown prouder to be a G.R.I.T.S.! I occasionally get strange looks when I say y’all, and I’m known to say “bless your heart” on many occasions. I’d be such a fun time getting to leaf through this book full of more fab Southern phrases!

  10. avatar Katie C. reply

    We’ve just moved from NC to OK and miss the southeast terribly! Having the NC tea towel would be such a sweet reminder of our family back home.

  11. avatar Jessica B reply

    I’m a Southern girl who can’t live without her make-your-teeth-hurt sweet tea, so I’d have to say the engraved iced tea spoons are my absolute fav!!

  12. avatar Callie reply

    I am in love with these adorable state tea towels, North Carolina is my favorite of course!

  13. avatar Kathryn Stell reply

    These are fabulous!!! So much fun to look at. I would love to win a North Carolina tea towel!

  14. avatar Lorraine reply

    The iced tea spoons would be an amazing addition to our wedding, as we will most certainly be drinking it all weekend long!

  15. avatar Cait T. reply

    I’m loving C) the engraved iced tea spoons – my fiance and I drink sleepy time tea before bed every night and I’d love to accessorize with these adorable spoons!

  16. avatar Kristy reply

    Favorite find is the Lilly phone case :)

  17. avatar Billie Anne reply

    Those tea spoons are so sweet!

  18. avatar Kat reply

    My groom and I love our sweet tea so I’d have to pick those adorable tea spoons!! Y’all have so many fun finds in your prop closet! I love them all :)

  19. avatar Emily Anne reply

    That bow clutch is my favorite!

  20. avatar M. Celeste reply

    I’ve yet to be satisfied with any iPhone case I’ve found, but the Lilly one looks fabulous!

  21. avatar Lindy reply

    I live in Dallas so the Dallas towel would be a perfect addition to my kitchen!!

  22. avatar Peyton reply

    Obsessed with the Lilly phone case! Not that I’d turn my nose up at any of these- especially the “bless your heart” pendants! Such a cute collection!

  23. avatar Madison reply

    B or C, I love them both!

  24. avatar alanna reply

    I love D, the “bless your heart” pendents!!!! it’s one of my favorite southern sayings!

  25. avatar Holly reply

    I love the heart pendants!

  26. avatar Lindsay reply

    the ice tea spoons are great!

  27. avatar Shawna reply

    Pink is my favorite color, so I have to go with the Pink Bow Clutch. A girl can never have too many purses!

  28. avatar Carly Totten reply

    Pink is my absolute favorite color, and bows are my thing. I’d love to win the pink bow clutch! : )

  29. avatar Kelly reply

    The Butter My Biscuit book seems like good inspiration. The “Bless Your Heart” pendants are cute, too!

  30. avatar hminnesota reply

    I will go with B- pink bow clutch

  31. avatar Lauren reply

    How do I get my hands on those sweet tea spoons! They will look so great on our antique dry bar with our bar set!

  32. avatar Dana Laymon reply

    I love the ice tea spoons! adorable

  33. avatar Mariel reply

    F. The NC State towels! So adorable!!

  34. avatar Allison S. reply

    I am just enchanted with those “Bless your heart” pendants, could there be anything more adorable!?

  35. avatar Stewart reply

    This was a tough choice but I’m always a sucker for a new clutch! Especially the B) pink bow clutch with summer on the horizon!

  36. avatar Hannah reply

    I absolutely adore the pink bow clutch! Also, I just wanted to say a thank you to the Southern Wedding ladies for doing such an amazing job at all you do. I’ve been a reader of your blog for about two years now, and every day your posts amaze me. Keep up the good work!

  37. avatar Kathleen Foreman reply

    My favorite are the tea towels. North Carolina for me :)

  38. avatar Meagan reply

    I love those Bless Your Heart pendants! They remind me so much of my sweet Grammy.

  39. avatar Kristyn M reply

    I’d love to win (D) the Bless Your Heart pendant!

  40. avatar Kristyn M reply

    Where are the Bless your Heart Pendants from? I don’t see them listed at the bottom :)

  41. avatar Caitlin reply

    The bow clutch!! How adorable is that!

  42. avatar Laura reply

    I would love to win the NC tea towel, so cute and it shows my state pride!

  43. avatar Leigh Pearce reply

    How do you pick just one!? They are all awesome! I simply love those Bless Your Heart pendants. It’s my favorite Southernism and is said at least twenty times a day at my house!

  44. avatar Michaela reply

    I love b) the bow clutch!!!

  45. avatar Kimberly Pearce reply

    The pink bow clutch and the tea spoons! LOVE!

  46. avatar Laura reply

    All these things are so cute, but I love the tea towels.

  47. avatar Jessica F reply

    I love the ice tea spoons! They are too cute!

  48. avatar Carrie C reply

    Love the biscuit book!!

  49. avatar Ashleigh F. reply

    Absolutely dying over the North Carolina hand towel. Would look mighty spiffy in my kitchen!

  50. avatar Kelsey B reply

    I would love to win the iced tea spoons! Tea is my weakness and a must have at our family meals!

  51. avatar Heather reply

    My favorite is the iced tea spoons! My fiancee and I love us some sweet tea!

  52. avatar Michelle reply

    I love the bless your heart pendents. My friends and I say it all of the time (some times just to poke fun at each other).

  53. avatar Kim reply

    It’s gotta be the Bless Your Heart pendants!

  54. avatar Samantha reply

    Those sweet tea spoons are TO DIE FOR!!

  55. avatar Laura Arnold reply

    The pink bow clutch! so cute!

  56. avatar Kate Collison reply

    Oh, how to choose??! Such lovely little bits!! I think the tea spoons are the cutest things! Thanks for throwing another fun giveaway to us, SW!

  57. avatar Melissa Borden reply

    That pink bow clutch is precious! I would love it.

  58. avatar Parker reply

    Oh gracious! So hard to choose!!! I think my favorite is B) the pink bow clutch!!! I’m a sucker for bows!!!!

  59. avatar Laura Caroline reply

    I love the pink bow clutch!

  60. avatar Dee Shore reply

    I love everything. It’s all so cute. I would say…. uhh… B is my favorite thought.

  61. avatar Alicia A reply

    Everything is so cute! I love D, the Bless Your Heart Pendants!

  62. avatar Gina Chancey reply

    The Butter My Butter and Call Me A Biscuit book! Love it!

  63. avatar Julie reply

    F) love the NC tea towels!

  64. avatar Amanda B. reply

    This is a hard choice! While I would be as proud as punch to receive any of these wonderful gems, my favorite is definitely the pink bow clutch (B)! It’s adorable, and would be the perfect accessory to any spring or summer wardrobe!

  65. avatar Kayla reply

    I love the iced tea spoons! They would be adorable to use in my wedding this summer!

  66. avatar Brooke reply

    I LOVE the Bless Your Heart pendants! They would be a great gift to a MOH who says it all the time and we have it as a running joke!

  67. avatar Lesley reply

    I love the pink bow clutch (B). I’d totally use it for my college graduation :)

  68. avatar lauren reply

    OHMYGOODNESS! Oh, how I LOVE LOVE LOVE the engraved iced tea spoons. My husband and I spend most week nights and weekends sprucing up our 1920’s bungalow, and our favorite thing to do after hours of yard work is sit on our front porch with big ol’ glasses of iced tea (only, we don’t have any proper iced tea mixing spoons!) Love these so much

  69. avatar Jocelyn H reply

    The pink bow clutch.

  70. avatar Elizabeth reply

    Love these photos! My favorite item would have to be either the “Butter My Butt and Call Me A Biscuit Book” or the iced tea spoons :) Where are the tea towels from? Curious to know if they have one for Louisiana. Thank you!

  71. avatar Laura reply

    I adore the pink bow clutch!!

  72. avatar jules m. reply

    i love the engraved iced tea spoons!

  73. avatar Kim reply

    The “Butter My Butt & Call Me a Biscuit” book is awesome!!! Would love to have it =)

  74. avatar Lindsay H. reply

    I would love to win the “Butter My Butt and Call Me a Biscuit” book! Too cute!!

  75. avatar Danielle reply

    Love the iced tea spoons!

  76. avatar Marva reply

    I love the Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 4S case in Delta Zeta!!!!

  77. avatar Anna Folgate reply

    I like them all but I think I’d like B the best it’s cute

  78. avatar Brittany reply

    I love the pink bow clutch :)

  79. avatar Erin reply

    The pink bow clutch is adorable and perfect for summer weddings!

  80. avatar Beth Cox reply

    I just love the pink bow clutch! My choice is B! Just darling!

  81. avatar meghandemaria reply

    I love the state tea towels in North Carolina — such a cute idea!

  82. avatar Olivia reply

    I adore that little book of southern sayings! My fiance is not from the States, let alone the south, so I’m sure it would get him into the swing of things :) But everything is so cute! The cell cases almost make me wish I had an i-phone.

  83. avatar Jessica F. reply

    I would just love to have the pink bow clutch! I’m a sucker for any kind of bow but it would be great for my wedding on June 8. (:

  84. avatar Kimberly Toms reply

    I adore the bless your heart pendants…I say it all the time to my kindergartners and now I hear them saying it to each other:)

  85. avatar Sarah reply

    NC tea towel– I’m originally from Wilson, NC and have been in Athens, GA for 8 years, any memory of growing up is welcome in my home

  86. avatar Caitlin reply

    This Dallas girl is in love with the Dallas tea towel! Perfect addition for my Southern kitchen!

  87. avatar Megan reply

    I love c) the engraved iced tea spoons. I live up North now and there is nothing I miss more than having Sweet Tea available everywhere. Luckily, I learned how to make my own. This spoons would sweeten my homemade batches!

  88. avatar Sandryte reply

    I love meaningful pendants like that!

  89. avatar Amy S. reply

    LOVE the pink bow clutch!

  90. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    I love the “bless her heart” pendants!

  91. avatar Alissa Dubnicki reply

    The pink bow clutch is gorgeous and classy!

  92. avatar Emily reply

    I absolutely love the pink bow clutch! (: I would love to win it!

  93. avatar Taylor J reply

    CUTE! My favorite find are the teaspoons! His & Hers!

  94. avatar Julide reply

    E! What a cute case!

  95. avatar Jessica Leighanne reply

    I love the book! Such a wonderful bookcase item!

  96. avatar Nancy reply

    I choose (B) the pink bow clutch–beautiful!

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When we announced our V5 Photo Contest, we had no idea just how stinkin’ cute our readers are! Now we do, and let me tell you, y’all are cuter than a little red wagon full of speckled pups! Let’s recap: super cute kiddos, a sweet nana (who appears on page 54 of this issue!), a loving hubby and adorable pups? Check! Our big ol’ Southern Weddings V5 photo contest finalists are some kind of adorable. So adorable, in fact, that we need your help choosing a winner!

A little more background, just for fun: Peyton (the blond) gifted her recently-engaged best friend Melissa with her own copy of SW. You may recognize Marissa as a model from two of our past photo shoots (she’s showing off more of her posing skills above). That adorable golden puppy was involved in the proposal for Amanda, Julianne’s friend (with a copy of SW being the next logical step). Stephanie said, and I quote, “hubby literally took it off my lap.” Love that!

Help us find a winner! Vote by leaving a comment below with your favorite’s name! The winner will receive an adorable Emily Ley iPhone case!

Voting will end on Friday, February 1, so get your votes in quick! One vote per person, please!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Peyton Dismukes reply

    EEEK! I vote for Peyton!

  2. avatar Candice Robinson reply

    I vote for Peyton! You have turned into a beautiful southern bell!

  3. avatar Kayla Cook reply

    Peyton and Melissa are my vote!!

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  5. avatar Dee Shore reply

    Darn these are all so adorable! But I do have to admit “Lucy O” melts my heart. Such sweetness!

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  10. avatar Kat reply

    I’m a sucker for the puppy! Julianne has my vote!!

  11. avatar Karen Dismukes reply

    My vote goes to Peyton!

  12. avatar Amber reply

    PEYTON!!! She is beautiful on the inside and out, and a woman I am proud to call my friend! I cannot wait to be there for her special day.

  13. avatar Melissa reply

    I vote PEYTON… because I’m the Melissa in the picture! :) We had no idea this was for a contest!! So thankful I have such a sweet friend to be a part of my engagement AND give me the Southern Weddings magazine for my first bridal magazine!

  14. avatar Cameron reply

    I love Julianne’s photo!

  15. avatar Aubrie Moates reply

    PEYTON is adorable!!

  16. avatar leg reply

    pup+bow tie+southernweddings = katey

  17. avatar Melissa Borden reply

    I love “Lucy O”!!

  18. avatar Ashleigh reply

    I vote Julianne! Puppy + ring + SW5? Yes, please!

  19. avatar Sara Perks reply

    I vote for Lucy O!!!

  20. avatar EBNicholson reply

    Lucy O!

  21. avatar KC Fisher reply

    Lucy O!!!

  22. avatar Stuart Goetke reply

    I vote for Kristin Shyla! She took pictures at my church, Integrity, a few weeks ago! So glad she’s one of the top picks!

  23. avatar Ali W reply

    LUCY O + her little Edith!

  24. avatar esther reply

    Lucy O

  25. avatar Rachel reply

    Can’t beat the cuteness of Lucy O and her little girl, Edith! Precious!

  26. avatar Elizabeth reply

    Lucy O!

  27. avatar Maggie reply

    Lucy O!

  28. avatar Julia reply

    Lucy O

  29. avatar MB Miller reply

    Lucy O

  30. avatar paula rowan-page reply

    without a doubt… Lucy O

  31. avatar Lora reply

    Love Lucy O baby!!!! So cute!

  32. avatar paula rowan-page reply

    Absolutely Lucy O!

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  34. avatar Jenny reply

    I love Lucy O!

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  36. avatar Jessica reply

    Gabrielle :)

  37. avatar Cassie Wicks reply

    I vote for Gabrielle! She’s a sweetie! :)

  38. avatar Ashley Flippin reply

    All very cute but Julianne has got to be the sweetest thing ever!!

  39. avatar Edward B reply

    Lucy O baby ftw!

  40. avatar Jill Powers reply

    Lucy O! …cutest baby ever!!

  41. avatar Mary reply

    Lucy O!!

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  43. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Nina is JUST PRECIOUS. She has my vote!

  44. avatar Kelsey reply

    I vote for Lucy O!

  45. avatar Rachel L. reply

    Lucy O

  46. avatar Suzie reply

    Lucy O gets my vote!

  47. avatar ADokun reply

    Lucy O. has my vote. Love the baby!!!

  48. avatar Molly reply

    Lucy O!!

  49. avatar Rebekah Hoyt reply

    LUCY O!!!

  50. avatar Tiffany Caddell reply

    My vote is for Peyton!!

  51. avatar Kathleen Beede reply

    Lucy O

  52. avatar Angela reply

    They say train up a child-I guess Lucy O is preparing for wedding rehearsals even before walking down hallways.

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  54. avatar Cameron reply

    Goodness me, of course lucy o!!!

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  56. avatar Emily reply

    Marissa obviously! Gorgeous!!

  57. avatar Henry reply

    Team Marissa!!

  58. avatar Sydney reply

    Peyton!!! For sure. So beautiful!

  59. avatar Allison reply

    Lucy O!

  60. avatar sarah der! reply

    LUCY O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. avatar Nina reply

    Haha! Awesome! I put a vote in for “Nina”, but truly the vote goes to my twins that are in the pic! :) They LOVE talking about brides and grooms and getting married. :)

  62. avatar Jen O. reply

    Nina! Her twins are so cute!

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  64. avatar Steph reply

    Definitely Nina! Those are two adorable kiddos.

  65. avatar Lisa Marie Anderson reply

    Nina and her twins!

  66. avatar Jane reply

    Lucy O!

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  68. avatar Lisa C reply

    I vote for Marissa!! She’s the best!!

  69. avatar Mallory reply

    Oh, that Lucy O! My vote goes to her and her sweet babe Edith! xo

  70. avatar Palma T reply

    Marissa is great at everything she does!

  71. avatar Carolyn reply

    Peyton is my vote !

  72. avatar Lauren | Lauren Nicole Photography reply

    My vote is for Gabrielle! She’s the sweetest thing ever and totally deserves to win! Love you guys!

  73. avatar Maureen reply

    Lucy O! Edith is sooo cute!!!

  74. avatar Abby Grace reply

    Ahhh Lucy O’s little one is the CUTEST! Get ’em hooked at an early age :)

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  78. avatar Emily Rhyne reply

    Peyton fo sho!!!!!!!!!

  79. avatar Lauren reply


  80. avatar marissa reply

    What a great photo.

  81. avatar Amanda reply

    Nina is adorable!

  82. avatar Hannah Freeman reply

    Peyton!!!! (Of course;my beautiful future sister in law!!!

  83. avatar Keith reply


  84. avatar Marissa reply

    Great photo – I took it!!!!

  85. avatar Linda reply

    You Go girl – Marissa!!!

  86. avatar Faith reply

    Gabrielle! :)

  87. avatar Daniel White reply

    Lucy O takes this one.

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  89. avatar Carolyn reply

    I vote for Peyton!!!!

  90. avatar Robin reply

    Love the adorable puppy proposal by Julianne! Great magazine with awesome inspiration..

  91. avatar adam barnes reply

    lucy o! :)

  92. avatar Megan Martin reply

    JuliAnne for the win! Xo– Megan : )

  93. avatar Carolyn reply

    I vote for PEYTON!!!!!!

  94. avatar Portia Phillips reply

    I vote for Gabrielle!!

  95. avatar John Phillips reply

    I vote for Gabrielle.

  96. avatar Libby reply

    How could anyone say no to JuliAnne’s precious puppy!!!

  97. avatar Stephen von Heyking reply

    I vote for Gabrielle because she is my cutie pie wife!

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  99. avatar Ia Williams reply

    Nina and her beautiful twins.

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  101. avatar Emily Steffen reply

    DEF Ms. Edith (Lucy O!) She is an adorable fan!!!! :)

  102. avatar Sally Kelley reply

    Julianne is awesome!! The perfect combination of love and beauty with her design !!

  103. avatar catherine reply

    LUCY O!!!

  104. avatar Debbie golub reply

    My favorite is Marissa! What a beauty!
    She’s a winner from head to toe!

  105. avatar Katie K reply

    Lucy O!!!!! She is fabulous and her daughter is adorable. Love little Miss E!!!

  106. avatar Erin reply

    Lucy O!!!!

  107. avatar Keith reply

    Hands down – Lucy O. The fact that it is my baby doesn’t sway my judgement at all!

  108. avatar Tammy reply

    My vote is for Peyton!!

  109. avatar Ashley reply

    Julianne’s is more than adorable its perfect!!! (Soft spot in my heart for Goldens)

  110. avatar Teri reply

    Who could resist a proposal that employs such an adorable puppy? My vote us for JuliAnne!!

  111. avatar Sara reply

    Lucy O!!

  112. avatar Carla reply

    LUCY O

  113. avatar Evan G Cooper reply

    I vote PEYTON!!

  114. avatar kayla zimmerman reply

    Peyton Dismukes

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  116. avatar Linda Stowell reply

    Love JuliAnne’s pup!

  117. avatar Vicki reply

    Marissa is a beautiful model with a great personality!

  118. avatar Emma reply

    Marissa!!! She is the best!!

  119. avatar kathe reply

    definitely Lucy O!!!

  120. avatar Carly Totten reply

    Lucy O! I remember your post of her on Instagram. Too cute. : )

  121. avatar ayelet jonisch reply

    marisa – awesome photo!

  122. avatar Jackie reply

    I vote for Julianne!!! What a great photo!

  123. avatar JuliAnne reply

    I am in desperate need of a new iphone case and would love to win this! After all who doesn’t love puppies, proposals & planning with SWmag…JuliAnne is my vote :)

  124. avatar Brittany reply


  125. avatar Nicole Masi reply

    I vote for the beautiful Marissa!

  126. avatar Jeanna reply

    Marissa’s photo

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  128. avatar Edie reply

    My vote is for Peyton….too cute!!!!

  129. avatar Kristyn M reply

    Julianne for sure!!

  130. avatar taylor lord reply

    NINA ALL THE WAY! :) :)

  131. avatar Ruthie reply

    YAY Kristin Shyla!

  132. avatar Victoria Derrick reply

    Love them all, but my favorite would have to be Kristin Shyla! The tongue sticking out is just perfect.

  133. avatar liz reply

    Go Marissa!!!!

  134. avatar Carolyn reply

    Peyton!! So adorable. I gifted my best friend V5 right after she got engaged as well.

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  136. avatar Victoria reply

    Lucy O!!!

  137. avatar Olivia reply


  138. avatar Liz reply

    Julianne has my vote!

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  140. avatar Amanda reply

    i LOVE Lucy O’s!! there is just something about babies!!

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  143. avatar Dani reply

    congratulations, Love Peyton’s picture. She is adorable!

  144. avatar Alice reply

    Peyton I love you

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  146. avatar Diane reply

    Marissa – great going!!

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  148. avatar Lisa reply

    I vote for the beautiful Gabrielle!!!

  149. avatar Ermanno reply

    I vote for Marissa. Love the photo.

  150. avatar Elizabeth Losi reply

    Looking good, Marissa!

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  152. avatar Francesca reply

    I vote Gabrielle!

  153. avatar lacy reply

    I vote Julianne

  154. avatar Stephanie D reply

    Voting for Gabrielle!!

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  157. avatar Mandy Caudill reply

    Gabrielle :)

  158. avatar Tori Watson reply

    Lucy O!!!

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  160. avatar Linda reply

    A vote for Gabrielle

  161. avatar missy reply

    Gabrielle Von Heyking

  162. avatar mandy reply

    I vote for Gabrielle!

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  165. avatar Brenda Eley reply

    Gabrielle von Heyking is my vote!

  166. avatar rachelle reply

    I vote for GABRIELLE!!!!

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  169. avatar Ashley Victoria Photography reply

    I vote for Gabrielle :)

  170. avatar Lucille Cappello reply

    My vote goes to Marissa’s photo.

  171. avatar gradchica reply

    Lucy O!!

  172. avatar Sarah reply

    Lucy O

  173. avatar Manisha reply

    Lucy O photo for the WIN!!!

  174. avatar Katie K reply

    Lucy O and Baby E are my fav!!!!!

  175. avatar Katie K reply

    Lucy o photo and Baby E are my favorites!!

  176. avatar Edwina reply

    I vote for Peyton

  177. avatar Wendy reply

    lucy O

  178. avatar Carmen reply

    I vote for Lucy O!

  179. avatar Phillip reply

    Lucy O by far!

  180. avatar Ashley Crute reply

    Lucy O all the way!

  181. avatar Maria Norcia Santillanes reply

    I chose MARISSA … she’s beautiful!

  182. avatar Hillary Fitch reply

    Julianne for sure!!! So cute!

  183. avatar Maggie Shealy reply

    The puppy is too cute, my vote goes to JuliAnne!!

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Southern blooms hold a special place in the heart of the South. We’re lucky to boast the most beautiful flowers, from sweet honeysuckle to romantic wisteria. And you can bet your tail that we take great pride in the flowers of our birth states, as they never fail to remind us of home. It’s only appropriate then, that in each of our issues, we highlight the bouquets that represent the South in subtle but meaningful ways. We’re loving the way this came together with the help of Haute Horticulture’s floral design, Annabella Charles’ great photo eye and pretty calligraphy from Natalie Chang.

While the blooms in these bouquets speak for themselves, part of the fun is coming up with a creative way to wrap them. We loved the idea of using a white pleated ribbon on the gorgeous arrangement above. After a fruitless online search, we just made one ourselves!

We couldn’t resist tying off the strawberry fields-inspired bouquet below with a matching bow tie from Mo’s Bows. Oh-so-Southern, indeed!

Y’all know monograms are our thing. We flipped when we saw this sweet embroidered charm from Daydream Stitching.

If you’re looking for more Southern blooms, pick up a copy of V5 here or take a peek at our Pinterest Board dedicated to them!

Which one is your favorite?

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar annabella charles reply

    xoxoxo thank you for the pretty feature. We just LOVE SWmag

  2. avatar Rhiannon reply

    So stunning! Each and every one :)

  3. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Strawberry fields is my favorite but I LOVE how unique Midnight in the Garden is as well!

  4. avatar Kat reply

    I loved this spread in V5! I’m a HUGE fan of bouquets… in my mind they are the centerpiece for the wedding! Midnight in the Garden is by far my fav :) The deep red, blush & creme are so rich & warm together. I’m also a huge fan of Mint Julip!

  5. avatar Ashleigh reply

    LOVING the mint julep! How perfect is that?!

  6. avatar Emily reply

    Such gorgeous work, ladies! I think either Southern Charm or Strawberry Fields is my favorite :)

  7. avatar Dee Shore reply

    I can’t choose just one, I’d be more than happy with any of these arrangements. But if I was forced to choose one… Southern Charm would be it.

  8. avatar lauren g. reply

    all of them are to die for but my faves are a close tie between ” amazing grace” & “mint julep” (i’m a sucker for monogram & gingham).

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