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Today, we’re sharing ten of our favorite wedding details and ten of our favorite reception sweets from the real Southern weddings we’ve featured this year! Enjoy, and may they inspire your 2018 and beyond wedding plans! :)


Emily and Kevin’s signature drink menu by Cami Monet (planning by Whitewood Events and photo by Anna Shackleford)

Emily and Josh’s open air tented reception (planning by Hannah Grogan and photo by Virgil Bunao)

Mary and Tyler’s sentimental family photo display (planning by Riverwood Mansion and photo by Cassidy Carson)

McKenzie and Andrew’s sweet monogrammed table details (planning by Design Studio South and photo by Shannon Griffin)

Louise and Christopher’s watercolor bar artwork by Simply Jessica Marie (planning by NK Productions and photo by Hunter Ryan)

Rachel and Sam’s floral chandelier (planning by McLean Events and photo by Perry Vaile)

Sarah Ann and Blake’s monogrammed wedding invitation (paper goods and planning by Rebecca Rose Events and photo by Anagram Photo)

Teresa and Jeff’s blue book backdrop (planning by Bird Dog Wedding and photo by Kristen Kilpatrick)

Cathleen and Thomas’s magnolia garland (planning by Hall & Webb Event Design and photo by Carolina Lima)

Morgan and Scott’s ranch cocktail hour (planning by DFW Events and photo by Caroline Jurgensen)


Hayley and Dillon’s berry cake by Peggy McKinney (photo by Taylor Dane)

Jennifer and Matt’s classic magnolia cake by Kathy and Company (photo by Olivia Griffin)

Kate and Damon’s bold red cake by Green Lily Bakery (photo by Sophie Epton)

Kristina and Kevin’s dessert display (photo by Erin Wilson)

Rachel and Cory’s donut tower (photo by Cassidy Carson)

Sarah Ann and Blake’s berry cobbler (photo by Anagram Photo)

Stephanie and Rob’s wreath-bedecked cake by The Cupcake Shoppe (photo by Ally & Bobby)

Laura and Callum’s sweet gold foil cake by Whisk Bakery (photo by Leighanne Herr)

Allison and Mike’s sweets table by Izzabee’s (photo by Landon Jacob)

Louise and Chris’s classic pastel cake by Cakes by Ron (photo by Hunter Ryan)

Anna Shackleford, McLean Events, Anagram Photo, Rebecca Rose Events, Kristen Kilpatrick, Ally & Bobby

emily Written with love by Emily

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It goes without saying that good ole Southern food makes our hearts and stomachs happy. We love these ten sweets that our 2012 couples served to end the meal right.

Sweet buttercream frosting with blush blooms and a wooden topper: cake by Frosted Art, photo by Landon Jacob from Casey + Wojtek’s wedding.

Krispy Kreme donuts: photo by The Schultzes from Izzy + Lane’s wedding.

A gorgeous sugar flower creation by Bake Me a Cake: photo by Vitalic Photo from Gabrielle + Paul’s wedding.

A magnolia wedding cake in white by Ashley Bakery: photo by Jared Lister from Kinsey + Coley’s wedding.

A white rosette wedding cake draped in tulle. Cake by Favorite Cakes, photo by Megan W from Dianna + Garjae’s wedding.

We’re calling these two navy + pink with stripes wedding cakes a tie. On the left, cake by Frosted Art, photo by Brett Heidebrecht from Lauren + Justin’s wedding, and on the right, cake by Ridgewells Catering, photo by Timmester Photography from Lisa + Nick’s wedding.

A tower of mini pecan pies: photo by Caroline Joy from Audrey + Jordan’s wedding.

On the left, a gorgeous lace cake by Jim Smeal (photo by Tim Will from Elizabeth + Alex’s wedding), and on the right, a wedding cheesecake (with school spirit!) by Highland Bakery (photo by The Reason from Malloree + Jordan’s wedding).

A magnolia cake in peach by Couture Cakes: photo by Justin DeMutiis from Blair + Brian’s wedding.

Landon Jacob, Caroline Joy and Justin DeMutiis are members of our fab Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony reply

    The rosette cake draped in tulle is so pretty and so bridal!

  2. avatar Dee Shore reply

    Is it weird that I want to lick my monitor? Delicious post, in more ways than one lol In love with the mini Pecan Pie strand.

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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

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