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Sharing the homegrown Savannah editorial from our newest issue!

Though we try to represent a generous cross-section of Southern life in every issue, a volume of our magazine just doesn’t seem complete without a farm-centric, homegrown editorial. There’s just something about rolling fields, humble materials, and family-focused details that keeps us rooted in what matters most!

Our Farm Fresh Fete editorial checks all those boxes and more and is a perfect addition to the SW farm canon. Thanks to The Happy Bloom and Design Studio South for bringing this beauty to life!

That invitation suite!! Oh my. Every detail from the patterned envelope liner to the tone-on-tone map to the chic blue ribbon is sweet perfection!

These little chamomile blooms are the sweetest accent to our bride’s bouquet! August Floral Design did a fabulous job, as usual. Kim was responsible for our last cover bouquet, too!

Hosting an outdoor wedding? The Southern tradition of bourbon burying is for you! Read all about it on page 56 of our new issue.

For a farm-fresh twist on a confetti toss, we handed out petite bags of corn kernels to guests to toss for our newlyweds’ big getaway!

Haven’t heard of a pie walk? You’re not alone! It’s our twist on the classic cakewalk, itself a variation of musical chairs where the winner is the one standing next to the correctly-numbered chair when the music stops. You can read more about this couple’s story in the issue, but since their meet-cute involved a freshly-baked pie, a pie walk was a shoo-in for cocktail hour entertainment!

Because of the volume needed for a full look, produce centerpieces like this may or may not be less expensive than conventional floral ones. One benefit, though? They can easily double as favors and go home with your guests to be put to good use in the kitchen! To let guests know your intentions, display clear signage and set up paper bags or other to-go containers to make taking their bounty home simple!

A dinner bell! The sweetest way to call your guests to supper.

Banana pudding, homemade waffle cones, and freshly-baked pies… hold on, we’re coming right over!

See more from this editorial in our newest issue, available in our shop and on newsstands around the South!

Planner and Stylist: Design Studio South | Photographer: The Happy Bloom | Film Processing: Indie Film Lab | Venue: Wavering Place Plantation | Florals: August Floral & Event Design | Hair and Makeup: Cucumber & Mint | Catering: Current Catering | Pies: Izzabee’s | Rentals: Lillian’s China | Paper Goods and Banner: Cake | Floral Paper: Papercraft Miracles | Welcome Gift: A Signature Welcome | Ribbon: The Poetry of Silk and Shy Myrtle | Bride’s Gown: Modern Trousseau | Bride’s Shoes: Lulus | Bride’s Getaway Top and Men’s Tops: J. Crew | Bride’s Getaway Skirt: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaid Tops: Target | Bridesmaid Skirts: Bergdorf Goodman | Maid of Honor Dress: ModCloth | Men’s Blazer and Pants: Belk | Groom’s Bow Tie: High Cotton | Ring Bearer Bow Tie: Tiemart | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Earrings: BHLDN

The Happy Bloom is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar The Happy Bloom reply

    Thank you so much for having us be a part of such a GREAT issue! We are truly honored. Can’t wait for Volume 11! :) xoxo!

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Today we’re sharing a colorful citrus inspiration shoot, set deep in the heart of Texas!

“You’re the barb on my wire / The spark in my campfire / There’s no brighter star in all the multiplexes. / I love this state, you know I do / But the best thing in this state is you.” Slaid Cleaves sung it right in his “Texas Love Song,” inspiring The Happy Bloom and Tristan Needham to marry true love and color at The White Sparrow. This team is eager to see couples embrace color at their weddings, and I love that they didn’t just wish it – they’re sharing with us a way to do it beautifully, one that feels authentic to the Hispanic and Texan cultures they were inspired by.

I’d love to hear: anyone out there using brighter colors at your wedding? :)

From the team:
What makes Texas so great is its blend of Southern tradition and Mexican influence. Rustic white barns meet stucco and citrus, colliding to make a beauty that no other location can duplicate. While some wedding trends are leaning further and further into the neutral color palette of greens and creams, these two cultures still embrace color, vitality and life… no matter the trend or season!

Our couple’s wedding day was filled with pops of fresh citrus, locally grown tomatillos and Claire’s favorite flower, the poppy. Their love of European culture and modernism can be seen in their minimal paper goods and clean, fresh tablescape. We loved playing the balancing game of Southern tradition meets Mexican influence meets European modernism. The location is obviously innately Southern. We loved the way that the bride’s modern two piece dress compliments the beautiful white barn. The pops of citrus keep the shoot feeling alive and fresh but not oversaturated.

Photographer: The Happy Bloom | Film Lab | Indie Film Lab | Venue: The White Sparrow | Design and Styling: Tristan Needham Design | Gown: Saint Isbael Bridal | Floral: Bows + Arrows | Rentals: Bella Acento | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Paper Goods: Graceline Art | Hair and Makeup Artist: Haley Herbst | Cake: 2 Tarts Bakery | Modeling Agency: Kim Dawson Agency | Female Model: Haley Halter | Male Model | Luis Martinez

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Lyndi reply

    Goodness I love all this color!!

  2. avatar The Happy Bloom reply

    Thank you for the beautiful feature! xoxo!

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Some of Katie and Kyle’s most treasured memories have taken place outdoors–they were even engaged while on a sunset horseback ride! With their adventurous spirits and their desire to throw a wedding that was uniquely them in mind, they chose Spring Hill Plantation for their outdoor ceremony and barn reception. It fit their personalities to a tee, and was a perfect setting for them to say their vows, dig into some Southern cuisine, and dance the night away to their favorite band from college!

Thanks so much to The Happy Bloom for sharing Katie and Kyle’s fun wedding with us!

I went dress shopping in Birmingham for a weekend with several of my close friends, my mom, and my aunt. I knew from day one that I wanted something extremely different, and spent all day trying on dress, after dress, after dress! Nothing was quite right. I was just about to give up when my sister-in-law brought something into the dressing room. It wasn’t my favorite on the hanger, and it was completely different from everything I had said that I wanted. Of course, it fit like a glove and I fell in love!

Describe your wedding flowers. My wedding flowers were absolutely amazing! My bouquet was filled with light pink peonies. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were filled with bright spring flowers and succulents. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were made of wine corks and cotton, paired with small bright flowers.

What is the one detail or vendor that you were so happy to have as a part of your wedding? The Happy Bloom! These two amazing photographers were such a blessing throughout our whole engagement. We have been in several weddings that they have shot, and knew we had to have them. From our beautiful engagement session to our timeless wedding photos, I couldn’t have imagined a better couple to capture every detail of our amazing day!

From day one, my husband and I always wanted our day to be completely different from the weddings we had ever been in…and we have been in a lot of weddings! Our venue was outdoors, which was perfect for us. Getting married by the pond and having a reception outside by the barn was the most beautiful setting we could have ever imagined.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Besides my venue and the beautiful rustic decorations, the food was the most Southern part of our wedding. We served shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes, just to name a few. About an hour before the band stopped, we served ham and sausage biscuits as a late-night snack.

Describe your wedding cake. For our wedding cake, we had a petit four tower and a two-tier wedding cake with white chocolate filling. The groom’s cake was a two-tier peanut butter cake with chocolate frosting.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. Kyle and I are originally from the same hometown. We had mutual friends, but never dated. It wasn’t until several years down the road that we hit it off at the Auburn University rodeo. Five years later, here we are as Mr. and Mrs. Steadham!
Tell us all about the proposal! It all started with a surprise trip. My best friend packed my bags for me and I had no idea where Kyle and I were going until we pulled into the small town of Helen, Georgia. Throughout the weekend, we zip-lined through the mountains and tubed along the river. On that Saturday night, he laid my clothes out, told me to change, and said he would let me know what we were doing later. We pulled up to a ranch, where he had booked us a private sunset horseback ride–it was beautiful! We took a break near a stream right before sunset, and when I looked down, he was on one knee. It was the most perfect proposal I could have ever imagined! When we got home, he told me that we had to go eat dinner at his mom’s house for my birthday. When I opened the door, all of my closest friends and family were there for a surprise birthday and engagement celebration! It was definitely a weekend I will never forget!
When did y’all get married? April 11, 2015
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 400
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding and why you chose them. Our first dance song was the most sentimental of all. We danced to “Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” by Stoney LaRue. This was the first song we had danced to in college! Any time it plays, we just look at each other and smile.
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: Our favorite detail of the wedding was the band! We literally saw this band every time they played in Auburn. It was a dream come true to have them play at our wedding!
How did you plan for your marriage while planning your wedding? While planning our wedding, I graduated college and passed my PTA board exam. On top of all of that, we bought a house–and not just any house, a fixer-upper! We knew right then and there that if we could make it through all of that, forever would be a breeze!
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000-$50,000
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? Finishing our house is up next for us! Then, maybe we will do some traveling and start a family together down the road.

Photographer: The Happy Bloom / Planner and Florist: Sylvia Adams / Ceremony Venue: Old Spring Hill Plantation / Wedding Cake and Caterer: Mary Williams at Ferrell’s / Band: Trotline / Bride’s Accessories: Bridal Elegance / Hair and Makeup: Stacee Turner at Hairology / Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse

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  1. avatar Dana reply

    pretty flowers!

  2. avatar UUKnot reply

    What a stunning setting for an intimate wedding! Her gorgeous gown and bridal updo look amazing!

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