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Alabama sweethearts MarLa and Sager incorporated tons of heartfelt touches into their big day, but our favorites by far were the sweet and delicious ones! I was delighted to see a wooden cake topper from Figs & Ginger in action after spotting them at the National Stationery Show this year. Aren’t the custom silhouettes fantastic?

Perhaps sweetest of all, though, is the dessert bar Sagar’s mom made every single item, all favorites from his childhood! I love the vintage display containers almost as much as the goodies themselves.

Big thanks to White Rabbit Studios, their photographer, for sending these images our way!

emily Written with love by Emily
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Hi y’all! My name is Emily Alice and you may not know my name very well, but I’m the intern at Southern Weddings for the summer! I do lots of things behind the scenes, like sending mailings and creating wedding galleries, but I’m so excited to be writing for the blog, especially since it’s about something that’s so close to my heart! Get your spoons and bowls ready…

It’s hard to describe the anticipation that rises up inside me as I hear the whirring of an at-home ice cream machine. Not just any ice cream machine, though — I’m talking about the one at my grandparents’ beach house in Edisto Beach, SC. Mama Duck and Papa Jake’s machine is old, stained, and maybe a little beaten up, but the ice cream it makes is the best I’ve ever tasted! That’s what reminds me of summer in the south: my Mama Duck’s homemade ice cream.

Image credits: Row 1: Both images by Horace & Gertrude Photography via Southern Weddings, Row 2: Both images from Martha Stewart, Row 3: Gina Zeidler via Southern Weddings

I’m sure plenty of y’all are thinking right now, “No, my mama makes the best homemade ice cream” or even, heaven forbid, “I’ve had homemade ice cream and it’s not near as good as ice cream from Piggly Wiggly.” But you, bless your hearts, would be incorrect. For as long as I can remember, I would beg Mama Duck to make some ice cream when our families came together at Edisto in the hot sun of summer. She makes all different flavors. There’s the classic vanilla, which is perfect after a humid afternoon out on the water. Then there’s chocolate, my grandpa’s favorite. Mine, though, is her peach ice cream with big chunks of fresh peaches from George and Pinks, the local fruit and vegetable stand. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy while rocking on the screened in front porch. Sometimes we just skip dinner all together and have two bowls of ice cream instead!

Maybe I’m a little biased when it comes to my favorite dessert. It’s not just the sweetness that I love about Mama Duck’s ice cream. It’s the time spent with family and the hot, salty breeze coming from the beach that my mind wanders to. My grandma’s ice cream doesn’t just fill me up. It reminds me of the summers I’ve spent with her, too.

Image credits: Row 1: Leo Patrone via Snippet and Ink, Julie Lim via Southern Weddings, Row 2: Jose Villa via Southern Weddings

Now I admit, there have been times recently when I wasn’t at Edisto and craved some homemade ice cream. I’ve even strayed a couple of times from Mama Duck’s recipe (blasphemy, I know!), but I haven’t found any as good. And her recipe is so simple! If y’all want it, I’ve included her recipe below so you can see what you think. If you suddenly find yourselves in a “full-and-happy” coma after you finish your bowl (or bowls!) just remember that I warned you: this ice cream is good, y’all! Feel free to add any fruit you want, though my favorites are strawberry and peach. Make sure to keep some big chunks in there, too!

Want more Summer in the South? Check out our past posts!
A Day at the Lake
A Weekend Barbecue
Summer Essentials from A Southern Lady
Beach Getaway Essentials
Summer Escapes
Watermelon Wonder

Written with love by Southern Weddings

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On our last day of birthday celebrations, how could we not go out with a bang? It’s often desserts-galore at Southern Weddings events and staff meetings, so we couldn’t resist supplying y’all with the best sweets out there.

The aptly named Candy Warehouse is chock full of any candy you could desire. Searching through all the candy options could make your brain spin (yes, there are that many different colors of M&Ms!) which is why we love their option to shop by color or flavor. Extra bonus? They’ve incorporated a fun candy buffet builder into their site. (Confession: I may have built my own buffet a few times while working on this post.) We would love to see what pretty treats you put together, so read on to find out how to enter!

To Enter: There are three ways to enter!
1. Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite candy is.
2. Tweet, “I just entered the @candywarehouse giveaway on @iloveswmag!” Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did so!
3. Like Candy Warehouse and Southern Weddings on Facebook. Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did that, too!

Win: A $50 gift certificate to!

This giveaway ends on April 13. Good luck!

Don’t forget to enter our other birthday giveaways!
Hammond’s Candies
Sweeteeth + Push-Up Pops book

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Lauren Linn reply

    Sweedish fish or white choc pretzels!

  2. avatar Rachel G. reply

    My favorite is a tie between sour worms and Andes mint chocolates! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  3. avatar Meg S reply

    This is a new favorite, but I’m kind of obsessed with pretzel M&Ms right now. Oh my gosh, are they amazing.

  4. avatar Rachel G. reply

    I like Candy Wearhouse and SW on facebook!

  5. avatar Larissa reply

    I love Kit Kat Bars or Reese’s Pieces!

  6. avatar Rebecca reply

    Ooh…I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and swedish fish!

  7. avatar cami reply

    my favorite candy is snickers… love them!

  8. avatar cami reply

    I also like Candy Warehoues and SW Mag on facebook!

  9. avatar Jessica reply

    My favorite candy is bubble gum!!

  10. avatar Dana Cubbage reply

    My favorite candy is probably a tie between Skittles + Snickers. And Reese’s Pieces. And Reese’s PB Cups. Okay… I admit I have a sweet tooth!

  11. avatar Kelsey reply

    Peanut M&Ms, hands-down! I’m addicted!

  12. avatar megan reply

    i love good & plenty!

  13. avatar megan reply

    and i tweeted. thanks!

  14. avatar Ali reply

    I loooved blue whales as a kid! Now my tastes have grown much more sophisticated… I love rosebud chocolates!

  15. avatar Kassi reply

    those little pastel chocolate mint things always make me smile :-)

  16. avatar Oksana @ As Sweet As It Gets reply

    Love the M&Ms! Happy Birthday!

  17. avatar Oksana @ As Sweet As It Gets reply

    Already like you and Candy Warehouse on Facebook!

  18. avatar laura reply

    tootsie rolls. alltime fave!

  19. avatar Taylor J reply

    Ooooh!! I love the candy buffet option. We have lots of neat apothecary jars to put them in! My favorite candy is peanut M&Ms :)

  20. avatar Taylor J reply

    Tweeted! @taykatelyn

  21. avatar Taylor J reply

    and of course, I liked y’all on facebook :)

  22. avatar Megan D. reply

    Rock Candy Suckers are amazing!! Pure suger!

  23. avatar Megan D. reply

    I liked both on facebook as well.

  24. avatar Laura reply

    The fact that you can search their candy by color is A-mazing. I’m a sucker for the old fashioned rock candy.

  25. avatar Jennifer reply

    I LOVE Reese’s peanut butter cups!! Especially the Easter egg shaped ones, ooohh at all of the extra peanut butter!! :)

  26. avatar Olivia S reply

    Dark chocolate raisins or dark chocolate non-pareils….can you tell I have a dark chocolate addiction? I love how this site organizes candy by color, theme, flavor…many cute ideas :)

  27. avatar Holly reply

    This would be perfect! I’m having a candy station at my wedding.

    I loooooove sweedish fish :)

  28. avatar candace reply

    I love Reese’s pieces!

  29. avatar Bonnie reply

    As simple as it sounds, I can’t get enough of peanut butter M&M’s. I can’t get enough of that slightly salty and oh-so-sweet flavor combo!

  30. avatar Sarah reply

    Oh, definitely Swedish Fish :)

  31. avatar Megan reply

    Rock candy! LOVE how candy warehouse has rock candy to match your wedding colors! PERFECT! :)

  32. avatar Kristyn M reply

    I love anything sweet! My favorite is rock candy!

  33. avatar Kristyn M reply

    I tweeted about it! @Fireflycarolina

  34. avatar Kristyn M reply

    I like Candy Warehouse and Southern Weddings on facebook!

  35. avatar Jennifer reply

    My fav candy is the jelly bean. So many flavors:)

  36. avatar Danielle reply

    I love Rock Candy especially in the pink color which is my wedding color :-)

  37. avatar Charity S reply

    I love turtles candy.

  38. avatar Charity S reply!/ccboobooy/status/188109960574550016

  39. avatar Charity S reply

    Like Candy Warehouse and Southern Weddings on Facebook.

  40. avatar Anna A. reply

    I love the champagne bubbles candy!

  41. avatar Anna A. reply

    I liked both on fb!

  42. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    My favorite candy of all time is (are?) Reese’s peanut butter cups. Yum.

  43. avatar Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist reply

    Liked you both on fb

  44. avatar Rebecca reply

    Swedish FISH!

  45. avatar Anne L reply

    Anything chocolate!

  46. avatar Anne L reply

    I also like Candy Warehouse and Southern Weddings on FB!

  47. avatar Karen reply

    This website is awesome! Check out the candy through the decades. So fun! I am a Heath bar lover!

  48. avatar Amanda Zerra reply

    My favorite candy would have to be peanut m&m’s. I especially enjoy the seasonal/holiday colors. Fun and yummy!

  49. avatar Amanda Zerra reply

    I tweeted!!! @babyglitz

  50. avatar Annie reply

    My favorite candy is skittles! Colorful and delicious! :)

  51. avatar Jessica reply

    Reese’s peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite :)

  52. avatar Erin reply

    Sour patch kids are my favorite!!

  53. avatar Erin reply

    I like Southern Weddings and Candy Warehouse on facebook!

  54. avatar Brooke reply

    Absolutely addicted to miniature Reeses!

  55. avatar Sara reply

    Any candy that has chocolate and mint! :)

  56. avatar Holly reply

    I love anything chocolate, especially those Lindt trufflles

  57. avatar Laura reply

    My favorite candy is Reese’s cups…yum! Hope I win this giveaway!

  58. avatar Brittni reply

    My favorite candy is sour gummy worms im such a kid at heart!

  59. avatar Madeline reply

    I love all candy! Do I have to choose just one?? Anything chocolate!

  60. avatar Kate E reply

    I love Swedish Fish!!! I get them at least once a week :)

  61. avatar Kate E reply

    I “liked” both on Facebook.

  62. avatar Kate E reply

    I tweeted it!

  63. avatar Caitlin.Marie reply

    My favorite candy is miniature reese’s peanut butter cups. Chocolate and peanut butter never gets old!

  64. avatar Patricia Crowley reply

    My favorite candy are Andes mint chocolates!

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  66. avatar Dedorah Davis reply

    My FAVORITE candies are Jelly Beans~~~AND, it is my Birthday on April 10th. I WANT CANDY!

  67. avatar Ellen B reply

    Anything gummy! Especially chocolate covered gummy bears :)

  68. avatar Courtney Milburn reply

    My favorite candy is big old fashioned Lolly Pops. This is perfect! My girl will be 3 April 18th and my hubs will have a birthday April 20th, then in June I am actually throwing my (then) 2 year old a Candy Shoppe Birthday with a Candy Buffet. I would LOVE to win this for her party!

  69. avatar Elizabeth reply

    I liked both on facebook and sourpatch kids are our favorite!

  70. avatar franticfoodie reply

    I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

  71. avatar Cecilia reply

    Twix! Got to love that caramel and chocolate!

  72. avatar Debbie C reply

    My favorite candy is Lindt Chocolate Lindor Truffles – Milk Chocolate. I adore them.

  73. avatar Debbie C reply

    @chrisdeglen tweeted:!/chrisdeglen/status/190347360990269440


  74. avatar Tracy reply

    Twizzlers are my ultimate favorite!

  75. avatar Tracy reply

    I’ve liked Candy Warehouse and Southern Weddings on Facebook.

  76. avatar Jessica Williams reply

    What a hard question! If I had to pick, I would say M&MS … Any kind!! We are having a candy buffet at my reception and really need any help we can get. Our colors are light blue and white, so I need those light blue M&Ms!!! Please please please pick me!!! Thank you for this opportunity!

  77. avatar Jessica Williams reply

    I just tweeted about your giveaway… Please pick me!!!

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