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Giveaway :: MM Ink Calligraphy

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Happy Monday, lovelies! And it is a happy Monday, indeed, because we’re starting the week off with a fabulous giveaway from our dear friend Moya, of MM Ink. Moya just recently launched a completely redesigned site, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her. We’ve known about her genius with the pen for quite awhile now, but her new site will introduce so many more brides to her lovely swashes and flourishes. Check it out here!

We love Moya’s work so much we featured it in both V2 AND V3. Moya is kind and extremely conscientious, and we couldn’t ask for a better vendor partner for photoshoots. We’re sure you’ll feel the same way if you choose to work with her on your wedding!

Ahhhh, doesn’t Moya’s handiwork look so gorgeous photographed by Jose? Not that it needs any help looking gorgeous, but still.

The good news for y’all? Moya is giving away 75 hand-lettered escort cards or place cards to one lucky reader. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than that, ladies!

To win: Take a peek at Moya’s new site and let us know which calligraphy style is your favorite in the comments section. This giveaway will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, and we’ll announce the winner next week! Good luck!

Purple product images are c/o Claudia Lopez Photography

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    […] more note: Unfortunately, we were never able to get in contact with our winner from the fabulous MMInk giveaway a few weeks back. We couldn’t let the prize go unclaimed though, so we’ve selected a […]

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Winners! :: Davie and Chiyo Clutch

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Once upon a time a Southern Weddings editor spent hours reading every entry for a giveaway. She was completely amazed that strangers would open their hearts and tell such touching stories of love. The SW editor sat back after reading all of the comments and took a moment to reflect over the immense power of giving. Each and every entry told a story about how a gift had impacted someone’s life in a very personal way.

The Southern Weddings editor was so glad that she had been given the gift of a great job where she had the opportunity to give to others. She was also glad that the gift she was able to give away this week was just plain awesome (and stylish). She loved Davie and Chiyo clutches with their big satin bows and felt that they would make perfect gifts for Southern Weddings readers.

Congratulations to Wendy and Tara, who will each win a Davie and Chiyo clutch!

Once upon a time a lady not so young, but young at heart received the gift of friendship, love and caring. The odd thing is that the gentleman and I knew of each other in high school although we had different friends. After approximately 10 years had passed and we were both in other relationships he saw me walking down a busy city street looking for a job. The funny thing is that he was on a bus passing by, got off at the next stop and ran back to say hello, calling me by name. I felt bad that I didn’t remember his name. I remembered that he had been an athlete in school (I was a cheerleader and big nerd). We chatted, I told him I was married and had a daughter. Years later told me that his heart sank as he had hoped I was available. He also told me that he had told his high school friends that he was going to date me some day. Needless to say more time passed. Now we are about 20 years out from high school, I am divorced and the mother of two daughters. I ran into a friend from high school and we had lunch. After getting caught up we decided wee would meet again soon. In the meantime, my friend told “him” that she had seen me, that I was divorced and doing well. He asked lots of questions including a request for my telephone number. Some time later I received a call from “him”. From that day forward, we spent hours talking on the telephone. During one of these telephone calls he invited me to drop by his office for lunch if I was ever in the area. That day came and I dropped in. While waiting for him to come out, I wondered what he looked like because I could not remember. When I saw him, recognition hit me square in the face. We began to spend time together as friends because we were both in relationships and both had daughters. Long story short, we have remained friends to this very day. We spent many more hours on the telephone and on outings with and without our children. (He was the first man I spent time with that was allowed to be around my daughters) The girls really liked him and said I should “date” him. He took the time to find places I had not visited, restaurants I had not dined in and activities that I had not done. This was no little feat as I had always traveled, eaten out frequently, was always busy doing something. I loved this about him. This “friendship” continued for a little more than two years as our dating relationships fell by the wayside. It wasn’t until then that we kissed. Wow, what had I been waiting for??? Our friendship grew into love. And 26 years after our first encounter, he proposed and we were married. Keep believing in happy endings.

November 2, 2010 | Wendy

Once Upon a Time… my boyfriend of 6 1/2 years swore to me he had the best Christmas present ever for me… I knew it wasn’t a ring, since I was sure he wasn’t ready to propose, but he talked it up like it was going to be the GREATEST thing EVER. Well, on Christmas morning, I opened a small box that had a European Travel Guide book in it with a note and a debit card that said ‘I can’t wait for you to plan the best trip of our lives, I know how you wanted to go to Europe with me and I know how much you like to plan stuff. I love you’. After 9 months of planning and waiting to finally get to ‘use’ my Christmas present, we arrived in Switzerland, where my boyfriend insisted we go first on our trip, and the next morning we took a hike and he propsed to me on top of a mountain in Switzerland, in the same city his grandfather proposed to his grandmother in 65 years ago. That was his plan all along. And they lived happily ever after!

November 2, 2010 | Tara

Also, remember our other giveaway going on for an IceMilk Apron! They are offering a 25% off TODAY ONLY on the IceMilk Aprons website by entering the CODE: SWMAG!

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    Once upon a time a little magazine editor named Emily had to make the important decision over what to get her dear friend and fellow editor Katharine as a bridal shower gift. Emily was determined to give Katharine something that she would love and something that she would use for multiple occasions. After searching high and low, she finally found the perfect gift. It just screamed “Katharine”. What was it? A beautiful white bow clutch from Davie & Chiyo. Very pretty and classic (just like Katharine), the All About a Bow clutch from Davie and Chiyo was the obvious choice. It even came in an array of colors to match any formal occasion (or, more importantly, any formal dress). Katharine absolutely loved it. The end.

    Well… it isn’t quite the end. Two winners will each win the All About a Bow clutch from Davie and Chiyo. You’ll get to match Katharine! Lucky, lucky day!

    To Enter: Post a comment below and tell us a short story about the best gift you have ever received. The only parameter? It must start with ‘Once upon a time…’

    This awe-inspiring giveaway will end Monday, November 8 when the clock strikes 12am. Don’t miss your chance to win a great prize from Davie and Chiyo!

    (Psst…did you miss any of the posts leading up to Katharine’s big day? She and Emily described every aspect of the planning process. Really, it is a must-read for any of you brides-to-be! Be sure to check out the recap here.)

    Written with love by Whitney
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