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I don’t know about y’all, but I think one of the best feelings in the world is lounging on the beach with a good book, which is why I’m excited that Southern author Mary Alice Monroe is releasing her newest novel, A Lowcountry Wedding, on May 3, just in time for those warm beach days coming up! As the fourth installment in her New York Times bestselling series, this newest addition shares the story of three half-sisters and their grandmother working to rebuild family bonds, all while showcasing the unique loveliness and charm of both a seaside and a plantation wedding.

A longtime resident of Charleston, Mary Alice knows firsthand the beauty that the Lowcountry has to offer, and uses its Spanish moss-draped trees and refreshingly laid back Southern elegance as inspiration in her novels. Sounds right up our alley!

Richard Bell Photography

Not only are we so excited for this book to hit the shelves, but Mary Alice is offering readers an amazing gift to celebrate: the chance for one couple to have a free (yes, free!) dream wedding in Charleston! She has teamed up with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Ashley Rhodes Event Designs (the talented lady behind this and this wedding we’ve featured, to name a few!), along with many other talented vendors, to give away a wedding to a very lucky couple.

To enter, simply fill out this form, which includes a place to submit a brief video highlighting why a Lowcountry wedding is important to you and your beau. The deadline to enter is May 31. A panel of judges will then select a handful of finalists on June 13, leaving the rest of the contest in the hands of the public to vote for the winner (to be announced on June 27)!

Tim Will Photography

For more information and details of this fabulous prize package, head on over to Mary Alice Moore’s website, Facebook, or Twitter. Don’t forget to look for A Lowcountry Wedding on shelves this May (and our fingers are crossed for you and your beau)!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Jordan reply

    THIS WOULD BE THE biggest blessing of my life! I absolutely love Charleston!! I am planning to get married in 2017!

    • avatar Angela May reply

      Congratulations on your engagement, Jordan! This is a special time for y’all. And you never know…maybe you and your love will win the Lowcountry Wedding Giveaway. I hope you’ll enter the contest.

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It’s hard to believe that mine and Emily‘s Texas trip was almost two months ago! We had a great time in my home state working on our first two editorials of the year, road tripping through blue bonnet fields, and of course, meeting lots of Texan readers! We held reader meet-ups in both cities we visited, and kicked it off with a super fun meet-up/Southern Weddings Shop pop-up shop at the beautiful BHLDN store in downtown Houston. We thought we’d share a few photos from our lovely morning with the BHLDN ladies and all of our new Houston friends–don’t miss the fun surprise from BHLDN at the bottom of the post!

Thank you so much to Christa Elyce for snapping these lovely photos of the event!

Carla of Whisk Bakery provided the most delectable treats–the fact that it was 10 A.M. didn’t stop us from digging into the blueberry lemon and french toast mini cupcakes, Mexican hot chocolate brownies, and peanut butter marshmallow sandwiches!

Even if you didn’t have the opportunity to attend and take a look around BHLDN’s gorgeous store, you’re in luck, because they have generously offered to give away four of their beautiful accessories to one lucky reader! The winner will receive a Perle Bracelet, the Layla Drop earrings in silk/clear, a Pumila Bridesmaid Sash in ice, and a Goldleaf Hairpin. These pieces are perfect for bridesmaid gifts–you can gift one to each gal according to what fits her personal style best. To enter, visit BHLDN’s website and leave a comment to let us know which of their bridesmaid dresses is your favorite! The deadline is 9:00 AM on May 26, and the winner will be chosen randomly.

Please note that this giveaway is only open to US readers, and is only for the four items shown above. Good luck!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Stacey reply

    I love the Celestina dress in plum!

  2. avatar Elyse G. reply

    The Chloe dress is stunning! *fingers crossed*

  3. avatar Samantha Hall reply

    My favorite bridesmaid dress is the Celestina. It looks like it would pair well with the vintage , easy presence I want to evoke for my April 2nd 2016 nuptials.

  4. avatar Corinne reply

    I love the Willow dress!!

  5. avatar Mary S. reply

    The fleur dress in black cherry! Gorgeous! :)

  6. avatar abby means reply

    Okay, the Corinne dress is stunning. I would not be mad if someone asked me to wear that. It makes me want to frolic through fields and pretend to be Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Bennett.

  7. avatar Jessica reply

    I love the Juliette in sea glass!

  8. avatar Katie D. reply

    I absolutely adore the Corrine!

  9. avatar Rachael B. reply

    I love the Annabelle Dress not only because it is beautiful but because of its versatility! I love that bridesmaids can wear it however looks best on them– and that they can even pair it with the Annabelle Dress Topper!

  10. avatar Annie Chambless reply

    I adore the Willow dress in the hydragia color!
    My wedding is next May and I think it will be perfect for my outdoor rustic barn wedding in Atlanta!

  11. avatar Mary reply

    I like the Polly dress!

  12. avatar Ali reply

    Definitely the Annabelle Dress!! I’m a sucker for anything with tulle, and I love that this dress is convertible!

  13. avatar Amanda @ lifeonlinton reply

    I love the Corrine Dress!

  14. avatar Sarah C. reply

    The Juliette in Sea Glass is my favorite!

  15. avatar Heather B. reply

    I’ve always adored the annabelle dress because of how versatile it is!

  16. avatar Rebekah Prater reply

    Oh I love the Eloise! Choose, choose me! :)

  17. avatar Rebekah Prater reply

    Oh, I love the Eloise! Those gifts would go so well with my wedding on June 6th :)

  18. avatar Emily reply

    The Juliette Dress!! It’s SO versatile and I saw it at the DC store, the gold detailing in the top is beautiful!!

  19. avatar Paige FIlmeck reply

    I am in love with the Corrine Dress in blush. So dainty and classic. I’m always a big fan of an illusion neckline!

  20. avatar Sarah reply

    The Celestina dress in rose is beautiful!

  21. avatar Kari reply

    I love the Beckett Dress in soft gold! For my South Georgia wedding in September I gave my bridesmaids the opportunity to pick their own gold or blush dresses and this dress would be perfect in the lineup. Classic with a pop of fun!

  22. avatar Anastasia Kristina reply

    I will forever love this BHLDN because this is where I found my wedding dress!! Love!

  23. avatar Paige reply

    I chose the Annabellle in soft plum for my upcoming fall wedding!

  24. avatar Elizabeth Cox reply

    The Becca dress is listed as a MOB dress, but I just love it! Floral bridesmaids forever!

  25. avatar Whitney reply

    I love the Eloise dress because the key hole back mirrors the back of my own dress. The flower girl dresses are too cute to resist too. I might just have to splurge on the Annie dress for my niece!

  26. avatar Jess reply

    The Celia dress!

  27. avatar Nicole reply

    The Polly Dress is fantastically soft and feminine while maintaining the look of being able to celebrate all night on the dance floor. Love it!

  28. avatar megan w. reply

    love the quinn dress! so elegant!

  29. avatar Whitney Vass reply

    Eeek I love all things BHLDN (trying on dresses there in July!) and of course I was looking at bridesmaids dresses a couple days ago! My favorite right now is the Quinn dress, but the Juliette is a very close second!

  30. avatar Amanda reply

    absolutely in love with the fleur dress in mist grey . i have 7 girls in my bridal party and they ALL picked it as their favorite! so beautiful and compliments all shapes and sizes beautifully

  31. avatar Amy reply

    My favorite is the Jenny Yoo Annabelle! I’ve chosen Mayan Blue and cannot wait to see all 4 of my bridesmaids come together! This dress is great for any girl, with all of the different ways you can style it, you can create a mix match look without changing dresses!

  32. avatar Hayley reply

    I love the simplicity of the Willow Dress. I am planning my own wedding and am keeping things simple. It almost looks like one I picked out but it flows so much better!

  33. avatar Sophia reply

    The Annabelle Dress is my favorite. It’s so feminine and flawless.

  34. avatar Jordan reply

    the celestina dress is my favorite!! it would go so well with my lacy gown

  35. avatar Shannon Coe reply

    Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress is GORGEOUS!

  36. avatar Amanda Purser reply

    I love love love the Raquel dress! Such a fun, unique style!

  37. avatar Candice McKinney reply

    My favorite BHLDN dressed is the ginger convertible maxi dress!

  38. avatar Kristin Slawter reply

    It’s a tie between the Polly Dress and the Daniella Dress! They’re both so beautiful!

  39. avatar Sallie B reply

    I love the Celestina dress for an outside summertime wedding!

  40. avatar Jessica reply

    The Quinn dress is my favorite because is so classic!

  41. avatar Taylor Newton reply

    I LOVE the Annabelle dress! it’s stunning!

  42. avatar Claire Wiseman reply

    So tough to choose but I really love the Annabelle dress! It’s so elegant, beautiful and can also be styled 15 different ways so each bridesmaid can wear it in a way that is most complimentary to them! Just gorgeous!

  43. avatar Sharon K reply

    Love the Fleur Dress in Black Cherry! Perfect for fall :)

  44. avatar Susanna Scott reply

    I love the classic look of the Corrine dress!

  45. avatar Eboni M reply

    Love the Daniella dress. One shoulder is my new fav look for bridesmaids dresses!

  46. avatar Suzy reply

    The Corrine dress in blush is my favorite!

  47. avatar Kelly Weisbecker reply

    I am absolutely in love with the Juliette Dress. Such wonderful simple elegance.

  48. avatar Brianna H reply

    The Chloe dress is my favorite! The neckline and detail is gorgeous!

  49. avatar Lisseth reply

    My absolute favorite bridesmaids dress and the one my girls will wear is the Ascott dress.

  50. avatar Kaitie reply

    Harlow dress for my lovely ladies!

  51. avatar Jessie reply

    I love the Annabelle dress – so versatile!!

  52. avatar Mace Porotesano reply

    The Chloe Bridesmaid dress is my favorite! ! Absolutely darling!

  53. avatar Karrie reply

    the Raquel is so unique and elegant! looking at my sister wearing this in october for the Maid of Honor look!

  54. avatar Nina Bassler reply

    The Annabelle Dress from BHLDN is definitely my favorite and one that my bridesmaids are going to see this upcoming week. I really enjoy the fact that each gal can pick how to wear the sash according to each unique body type.

  55. avatar Beth reply

    If I was having a summer wedding, I would have gone with the Harlow dress! So simple and beautiful!

  56. avatar Brittany Arnesno reply

    I loved the Daphne dress! The Willow one was a close second!

  57. avatar Sarah reply

    The Quinn dress is such a flowy stunner!

  58. avatar Sarah Allen reply

    The Willow dress was my favorite!

  59. avatar Kara reply

    Love the Annabelle dress!

  60. avatar Blair Higginbotham reply

    I think the Corrine Dress is elegant and classic!

  61. avatar Mary Margaret Bielby reply

    Absolutely swooning over the Eloise Dress! I love dresses that are traditional from the front but the back has a little surprise waiting :)

  62. avatar Molly reply

    The Juliette in sea glass! Beautiful

  63. avatar Briana Smithart reply

    I love the Juliette dress!

  64. avatar Lindsey Regan reply

    I ADORE the Chloe dress in blush and was hoping my maids would pick that dress for my July 2015 wedding in Charleston. Unfortunately, that wasn’t an affordable option for the girls and their finances were more important to me than my love of the dress. SO many beautiful options and can’t wait to pick up some styles as a wedding GUEST soon!

  65. avatar Sophia Jablonski reply

    Love the RAQUEL DRESS, soooo gorgeous for a romantic wedding!!

  66. avatar kim grymes reply

    Love, love the ADALYNN gown.

  67. avatar aeb reply

    the annabelle dress is my favorite!

  68. avatar Caroline reply

    Oh I just love the Juliette dress!! Simply stunning!

  69. avatar Hope reply

    I love the Quinn Dress from the BHLDN website!

  70. avatar Kristina Martinez reply

    I’m loving the Fleur dress in rose quartz. Stunning!

  71. avatar Kelly walling reply

    The Chloe dress is mym favorite and one that I’m considering for my bridesmaids!

  72. avatar Marissa Elko reply

    I love the Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress in Charcoal!!!

  73. avatar Christy Dean reply

    I absolutely love the Annabelle dress! This has been one of my favorites for a long time and now that I am planning my own wedding I love it even more!

  74. avatar Sarah reply

    I love the fleur dress!

  75. avatar Marissa Elko reply

    I love the Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress in Charcoal!

  76. avatar Sarah Beth Wippermann reply

    Th Juliette dress is beautiful. It would compliment my bridal gown so well!

  77. avatar Marissa Elko reply

    I love the Ginger Convertible Maxi in Charcoal!!

  78. avatar Erin Clapp reply

    Loving the Annabelle dress with the Camille topper!

  79. avatar Elise reply

    I love the “Chloe Dress” for my bridesmaids! It is my favorite of the BHLDN bridesmaid dress because it’s a perfect mix of elegance and class with a twist to have fun as I dance the night away with my best friends.

  80. avatar nicki reply

    My favorite bridesmaid dress is Juliette!

  81. avatar Nicole Crouse reply

    Hello!

    My favorite bridesmaids dress is the Celia dress in Mist Grey.

    Thanks!

  82. avatar Michele P reply

    I love the Raquel Dress. It’s elegant and classy with some sparkle!

  83. avatar Alexandra C. reply

    I love the Quinn dress! It looks just like the dress my bridesmaids will be wearing!

  84. avatar Justine Marie Kelly reply

    I own 3 Annabelle Dresses! 3 Weddings in 3 seasons! & each time I wore it…I loved it! It makes the wedding so much more enjoyable when you look & feel good. #PicturePerfectApproved. However I was just recently browsing BHLDN for my sisters wedding & I adore the Ginger Convertible Dress in Rosewater. May be the winner :)

  85. avatar Bren Grymes reply

    The Corrine Dress on BHLDN in the Periwinkle is GORGEOUS! Love it.

  86. avatar Kathryn Grace reply

    I love the Annabelle dress with the Camille topper!

  87. avatar Anna reply

    Love love love the Juliette Dress. It’s so unique and beautiful and love how each girl can change up their style to fit their personality.

  88. avatar Francesca Luppino reply

    I love the Juliette dress, the lace and tulle combo is just the right type of elegance: http://www.bhldn.com/bridal-party-guests-bridesmaids/juliette-dress-sea-glass/productoptionids/a2f715d9-461e-4f2c-80e4-2ee298782ceb

  89. avatar Nikki Ross reply

    I love the Chloe dress!

  90. avatar Kate B reply

    The Ascott dress is what I’d dream of if I were the bridesmaid… or the bride for that matter. It’s stunning, definitely a favorite!

  91. avatar Aracely Perez reply

    The Celestina dress in Rose Quartz is one of my favorites.

  92. avatar Taylor Martin reply

    OMG! So many to chose from! For me its a tie between the “quinn dress” and the “ginger convertible maxi dress”!

  93. avatar Kristy reply

    I really liked the Daphne dress

  94. avatar Hope reply

    The Eloise bridesmaid dress is my favorite! The back is beautiful :)

  95. avatar Molly reply

    Absolutely IN LOVE with the dreamy silhouette of the Corrine :) http://www.bhldn.com/bridal-party-guests-bridesmaids/corrine-dress-dove/productoptionids/684d2e65-d9dd-4e39-842b-7d598138234d Love the pastel shades — especially to switch things up for my fall wedding!

  96. avatar Tori reply

    Fleur dress!

  97. avatar Laura Sue reply

    The Juliette dress is heaven!

  98. avatar Ashley M. reply

    I love the Ascott Dress and the Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress in Heather! Two gorgeous and unique dresses! :)

  99. avatar Susan reply

    Annabelle dress :)

  100. avatar Meredith reply

    Definitely the Annabelle!

  101. avatar Kelsey Sims reply

    The Raquel dress is my favorite!

  102. avatar Paige Dwyer reply

    I absolutely love the Polly dress! It is the perfect dress for a sweet, southern, summer wedding. Not to mention it would look great on any bridesmaid! :)

  103. avatar Kristin Auman reply

    I am totally in love with the Annabelle dress!!

  104. avatar Allie reply

    I love the Corrine dress in Crimson.

  105. avatar Kelly Jablonski reply

    My friend Stefani is getting married. She would love these accessories for her bridesmaids. I would too since I am one!

  106. avatar Madeleine reply

    I love the Polly – so fun!

  107. avatar Katie reply

    I love the Juliette dress! It’s so romantic!

  108. avatar Kelly reply

    I just love the Corrine dress! Long, float, and elegant. Fits perfectly with my classic theme! I love the color options as well. So perfect!!

  109. avatar Jordan reply

    The Raquel dress is my favorite! I love one shoulder styles and the gold sequins is so feminine and unique, perfect for a MOH!

  110. avatar Lauren reply

    I love the Annabelle dress in soft plum. I would love to wear that or ask my bridesmaids to wear it. :) there are so many beautiful dresses to chuoose from though. I could even have my girls pick different styles from the BHLDN website but all the same color and they’ll look gorgeous.

  111. avatar Teresa Cabell reply

    Absolutely love the Juliette dress in cameo pink! Beautiful dress and name!

  112. avatar Maria reply

    I love the Juliette dress, It is beautiful in the sea glass color and I can see the bridesmaids wearing again and again.

  113. avatar Laura reply

    My favorite bridesmaid dress is Corrine :)

  114. avatar Marissa Flannery reply

    In love with the Harlow Dress in cameo pink! Would be perfect for my country winery themed fall wedding.

  115. avatar Miranda May reply

    I am in love with the Celia dress in light sand. The lace detail is stunning.

  116. avatar Vanessa reply

    The strapless Annabelle dress is so beautiful. The soft plum is a perfect purple color!

  117. avatar Kate Reiss reply

    I absolutely love the Fleur dress! It’s so beautiful and flowy! I think any girl would look great in it- making it the perfect choice for bridesmaids. I almost want to buy one for myself ;)

  118. avatar Erin reply

    Love the Harlow Dress!!

  119. avatar Kaitlyn Currence reply

    I love the Celestine Dress is it beautiful!

  120. avatar Ashley Andrus reply

    It waa so hard to choose one, I felt that all of these bridesmaids dresses would fit my beach wedding. My favorite waa the Ceila Dress.

  121. avatar Khloe reply

    Hi there! I love all the bridesmaids dresses, but I especially adore the Chloe dress. Not only for the name, but for the style and versatility for other events!

  122. avatar Kori Kohler reply

    I love y’all’s magazine and website!

  123. avatar Megan Burns reply

    The Willow dress is classically beautiful. The strapless bodice has delicate details, and I love how the dress flows!

  124. avatar Natalie Thornton reply

    I love Southern Weddings! I don’t live in the south, but for my Fall 2016 wedding, there will be lots of southern charm added into the decorations and overall feel. I love the ideas ya’ll have and LOVE my SW wedding planner! These items would definitely add to the charm and elegance I want for my wedding :)

  125. avatar Brittany W reply

    The Raquel Dress is EVERYTHING!! So gorgeous!

  126. avatar Linda reply

    the celestina dress is so pretty!

  127. avatar Emmy reply

    OMG this is my favorite wedding site EVERRRR <3 <3 <3!!!!! My entire Pinterest wedding board is from this site <3!!!! I am in LOVE with the Celestina Dress in blue harbor so gorgeous <3!!! http://www.bhldn.com/bridal-party-guests-bridesmaids/celestina-dress-blue-harbor/productoptionids/0ded5c2c-d13c-440c-a5b9-bcbc15fc89d9 :) Thank you so so soooooo very much for this kind and incredibly generous giveaway THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :D!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. avatar Erika reply

    The Chloe dress is gorgeous! My girls would look awesome in it!

  129. avatar Jenna Oh reply

    The Celestina dress is my favorite one :)

  130. avatar Kimberly reply

    I am in LOVE with the Ascott Dress by Adrianna Papell! It would also make a beautiful wedding dress.

  131. avatar Casey reply

    I love the Jenny Yoo Annabelle dress! It’s so versatile!

  132. avatar Gretchen reply

    The Annabelle dress is my favorite!

  133. avatar Brittany reply

    I have loved the Annabelle dress for quite some time! I love how the dress can be worn in so many styles, all of which are beautiful.

  134. avatar Cynthia Reid reply

    So beautiful and perfect for the girls – really, these just add to my BHLDN obsession!

  135. avatar Julie reply

    Definitely the celestina dress!

  136. avatar Amanda Goodwin Shenker reply

    Love the Ginger convertible maxi dress! So beautiful!

  137. avatar Lorelei reply

    My ‘maids would look amazing in the Blue Harbor Celestina!

    Thanks for the chance–this would be such a blessing!

  138. avatar Cindy A. reply

    My favorite is the Chloe dress.

    http://www.bhldn.com/bridal-party-guests-bridesmaids/chloe-dress-softplum/productoptionids/b4373488-6836-4034-9bf9-816d838b6fec

  139. avatar Tara F. reply

    The Beckett dress!! So sweet and classic!

  140. avatar Paige reply

    Love the Polly Dress in Light Sand!!!

  141. avatar Laurel C reply

    Oh my goodness, those earrings are so pretty! Love it!

  142. avatar Sarah Reuter reply

    Love the Celia Dress in Night! So gorgeous!

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With holiday shopping season in full swing, we thought there was no better time to share this year’s Surcees feature! In case you’re not familiar, “surcee” is a Southern term for a little gift given unexpectedly, and we have so much fun rounding up products from across the South and beyond to include in each issue. Our V7 surcees, photographed by Brett & Jessica, are made up of our favorite things for people in four different categories: newlyweds, brides and grooms, ladies (such as bridesmaids, moms, and hostesses), and foodies. We hope they help you check the last few people off of your list for the holidays, as well as get your wheels turning for gifting ideas throughout your engagement. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of these goodies for yourself, too!

First up, a few sunny finds for newlyweds! We love these as housewarming gifts, wedding presents, or a special little something you treat yourself to post-honeymoon.

Clockwise from top left: Mr. & Mrs. Mug Set ($38, Lindsay Letters), custom canning labels ($25 for 20, Felix Doolittle), custom family crest ($175, Juliet Grace Design), camellia napkin ring ($19, Oxford Exchange), 9 oz. “tomato” soy candle ($24, Produce Candles), embroidered pineapple cocktail napkins ($42 for set of 4, Lettermade), North Carolina state plate ($78, Corbe Company), hostess square soap set ($39, Mark and Graham), “how to pray for your husband” bookmark ($3, Gather and Dwell)

From bouquet ribbons to bow ties, we loved rounding up these special details for your big day!

Clockwise from top left: pink and navy plaid bow tie ($38, The Belle and the Beau), lace plates ($25-48, Food52), state ring bearer pillow ($25, Emily Steffen), polka dot bow tie ($55, Collared Greens), Diamond Monogrammed Sandal ($168, Jack Rogers), velvet ring boxes ($75, The Mrs. Box), sixpence necklace ($49, Crow Steals Fire), linen stripe bow tie ($60, Southern Proper), hand-dyed silk ribbon ($24-33 for 6 yards, Froufrou Chic), pink seersucker bow tie ($50, High Cotton Ties), velvet ribbon ($30, Sara Kate Studios), ceremonial marriage certificate ($45, Southern Weddings Shop)

A whole wagon full of gifts wouldn’t be quite enough to thank the special ladies who help us to the aisle, from our mamas to our house parties. Along with a gracious handwritten note, we think these sweet surcees are a pretty good start, though!

Clockwise from top left: 14 oz. “gardenia” soy candle ($30, Sydney Hale Co.), Sweet Tea Sugah scrub ($20, The Charleston Soap Chef), lavender and lemongrass bar soap ($7, Seychelles Soap Co.), rose daily body serum ($39, One Love Organics), monogrammed pashmina scarf ($28, Dixieland Monogram), cotton pearl initial bracelet ($98, John Wind Maximal Art), navy gingham clutch ($129, Ila Handbags), Greek charms in antique gold ($67 each, Diana Warner Studio), Southern sayin’ pencil set ($15 for set of 6, Stephanie Creekmur), 15-piece New Orleans chocolate collection ($31, Sucre), Sweet Tea print ($20, Southern Weddings Shop)

A delectable food or heirloom-worthy kitchen accessory makes a welcome gift for any occasion. We love these ideas as gifts for hostesses, neighbors, or anyone who could use a little something special!

Clockwise from top left: spiced watermelon pickles ($9.99, Pickled Pink Foods), cast iron drop biscuit pan ($45, Food52), fried chicken rub ($14, Blackberry Farm), sweet tea concentrate ($7-12, Moonshine Sweet Tea), Wellfleet oyster, littleneck clam, and crab knives with leather wrap ($150, Food52), red velvet cake mix ($5.99, Old School)

We are so excited to give away some of the beautiful things from this feature! Just leave us a comment on this post letting us know which surcee you’d like to win (please note, the products that are up for grabs are in bold above and listed in the graphic below)!

Winners for all nine surcees will be chosen and emailed on December 15!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Cindy Young reply

    How precious are these surcees! And what wonderful gift ideas!

  2. avatar Mollie reply

    That sweet tea scrub sounds to die for! :)

  3. avatar Erin reply

    Never heard that word before, but these all look so sweet!

  4. avatar Heather B. reply

    gardenia is one of my favorite scents and I am always burning candles at home!

  5. avatar Laura reply

    Such a fun giveaway! I would LOVE to win something!

  6. avatar Tanya reply

    I love the gingham clutch :)

  7. avatar Corinna reply

    I love them all… would love to showcase these products and more in our wedding packages!

  8. avatar Meredith reply

    I learn something Southern from you guys almost every post, love the term “surcee”! I have my eye on that gingham clutch :-)

  9. avatar Shannon Melrose reply

    I would love to win the charleston soap chef bar soap and sugah scrub in sweet tea! What a fun prize to use before my 12/31/14 wedding!

  10. avatar Lindy reply

    great ideas!! I’m going to a girls night gift exchange soon and these have given me great ideas! I’d love to be entered into the giveaway for the candle. Thank you!!

  11. avatar Elizabeth DiStanislao reply

    the gardenia candle would remind me of my wedding day everyday at home!

  12. avatar Kathryn reply

    I would love the “how to pray for your husband” bookmark or the Gardenia candle!!!

  13. avatar Elisabeth reply

    Such good ideas!

  14. avatar Lauren Baker reply

    Absolutely love all of your picks! Pray for your husband bookmark and gingham clutch!

  15. avatar Caitlin reply

    I’d love the Pi Beta Phi charm for one of my (yet-to-be-asked) bridesmaids!

  16. avatar Ty reply

    The Diane Warner charm in Pi Beta Phi to tie around my bouquet!

  17. avatar Kate R. reply

    I love all of these things! Super cute!

  18. avatar Julie Mayo reply

    That sweet tea scrub! Swoon.

  19. avatar nicki reply

    I would love the Charleston soap!

  20. avatar Kyla Fetzner reply

    I really loved this feature. Y’all put together a wonderful collection of items and it’s so thoughtful of you to share the goodness! As a clutch girl through and through, I would like to win the navy gingham clutch from Ila handbags. :)

  21. avatar Jacquelyn Chambers reply

    Crow steals fire Sixpence necklace! pretty :)

  22. avatar Nicole reply

    I would LOVE to win the gingham clutch. That has my name written all over it!

  23. avatar Whitley Gaffney reply

    Ooooh that gingham clutch or the KKG charm! :)

  24. avatar Liz reply

    What wonderful ideas!!! I love all of these!

  25. avatar Lauren reply

    Oh my gosh, what fabulous gifts! Love those Mr & Mrs mugs and the how to pray for your husband bookmark. How special!

  26. avatar Sylvia reply

    The Bar Soap and Sugah Scrub sound delightful!

  27. avatar Ashley Hirst reply

    Love the gingham clutch! The “How to Pray for Your Husband” bookmark is super sweet :)

  28. avatar Gerri reply

    Such beautiful gift ideas!

  29. avatar Bianca Andrea reply

    I love these ideas, I saw them in your beautiful magazine.

  30. avatar Ariana M. reply

    Oh My Goodness! All these are to die for! #letswinthis!

  31. avatar Lauren reply

    Gardenia is my favorite smell in the world. It reminds me of everything good in this world.

  32. avatar Cassidy reply

    I love the combination of lemon + lavender. So refreshing!

  33. avatar Bethany H. reply

    The Sydney Hale Co. Gardenia candle would be lovely to receive – and right before my birthday on the 16th, too! :)

  34. avatar Abby reply

    yes please!!

  35. avatar Sarah reply

    Love the term surcee! And I most definitely run on sweet tea :-)

  36. avatar Jennifer reply

    The Charleston Soap Shop soap and scrub are precious! I would love to win them! They would make me think of summertime even in this chilly weather :)

  37. avatar Julie reply

    As a librarian, avid reader and wife to be in 10 days, I would love the “how to pray for your husband” bookmark!

  38. avatar Hannah Rogers reply

    The Sydney Hale Co. gardenia candle would be a wonderful addition to our newlywed home! xo

  39. avatar Laura reply

    Love that clutch!

  40. avatar abby r reply

    the candle or the clutch sound amazing! you can never have too many of either one!

  41. avatar Liz reply

    I would love to win the gardenia candle!!

  42. avatar Sarah reply

    Oh mercy, a surcee! Love that clutch!

  43. avatar Jessica K reply

    I would love the sixpence necklace!

  44. avatar Kristy reply

    Soooooo cute! Would love the lavender soap!

  45. avatar Anna Crady reply

    This giveaway is amazing! I would love any of these!

  46. avatar Lisa reply

    As someone prayerfully preparing to become a wife soon, I would love to win the ‘How to Pray for Your Husband” bookmark! Love all of these gorgeous surcees (and love having a new word to add to my vocabulary!)

  47. avatar Emilee Renwick reply

    I’ve been a surcee queen and I didn’t even know it! The unexpected gifts are the most thoughful. :)

  48. avatar Lindsay Bishop reply

    I’m dying over that gingham clutch! So gorgeous!

  49. avatar Brianna reply

    That clutch is just darling, and I love the bookmark! What a great reminder to pray for my sweet husband!

  50. avatar Tiffany Ha reply

    I’d love to win the Texas ring bearer pillow!

  51. avatar jen reply

    Hello
    I’d love to win the Texas ring bearer pillow!
    Thanks !

  52. avatar Kelly reply

    Oh I love that blue pashmina! I’m a Tarheel fan come basketball season and that pashmina would be just perfect!

  53. avatar Rachel reply

    Hello! I would love to win any of these!! So cute!

  54. avatar Kirsti reply

    The Charleston Soap Chief bar soap and sugar scrub in sweet tea, please! I would love to test this out before I give as gifts!

  55. avatar Haley reply

    Love all of these wonderful sweet things! If i had to pick on it would be the dainty sixpence necklace!

  56. avatar Erin B reply

    The navy gingham clutch! All of these items are lovely!

  57. avatar Christie Barker reply

    I just ordered a gift off of these recommendations! Thank you!

  58. avatar madelynne moulton reply

    I love the gingham clutch! so cute!

  59. avatar Amanda T reply

    Those surcees are so sweet! They will make people’s holidays very happy indeed :)

  60. avatar Amanda T reply

    What sweet surcees! Sure to make anyone’s holidays happy :)

  61. avatar Jodi S reply

    lemon grass soap!1

  62. avatar Alex Stockton reply

    The gingham clutch! Its a perfect little gift for my friend to use for her BBQ rehearsal dinner!

  63. avatar Katie H reply

    How lovely. The Mrs. Box is on my Christmas wish list :)

  64. avatar Stephanie reply

    I would love to win the Gingham Clutch! It is adorable!

  65. avatar Mandy Campbell reply

    I love the cast iron drop biscuit pan!

  66. avatar Jessica Widick reply

    I would love the sixpence necklace!:)

  67. avatar Kelly E. reply

    December 15th is my birthday! I’d love to win the sweet tea sugah scrub or the gardenia candle (the best scent ever). Thank you so much for the chance to win. :)

  68. avatar Devin E reply

    love love love! Southern Weddings always comes up with the cutest things!

  69. avatar Samantha Caldwell reply

    I sure would love any of these adorable items!

  70. avatar Ashley M. reply

    All of these are lovely! I loved this post! :)

  71. avatar Amy M. reply

    I love this blog!

  72. avatar Matt reply

    I would like to win the sweet tea sugar scrub.

  73. avatar Stephanie P reply

    These are all so cute! I absolutely adore that gingham clutch!!!

  74. avatar Susan reply

    The Pi Beta Phi charm for my sister who is her chapter’s newly elected president!

  75. avatar Julie reply

    the gardenia candle!

  76. avatar Taylor reply

    I LOVE the Crow Steals Fire Sixpence necklace and want to include it in my June 2015 wedding!

  77. avatar Jill reply

    What a great selection of surcees! I would love the scrub or Kappa Charm to gift to one of my sweet bridesmaids<3

  78. avatar Madeleine B reply

    Absolutely love all of your surcee ideas! The Greek charms are perfect for bridesmaids!

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  80. avatar Kelsey reply

    I love your site. It’s been a great source for my wedding. I love the first set with How to pray for your husband.

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