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Now that Emily has started us off with some winter wedding inspiration and Marissa has given us the run-down of practical but pretty Southern style, I’ve rounded up some finds to turn these ideas into a reality.

Madi said she envisioned a Southern barn wedding with “mason jars, cowboy boots, great food and beautiful floral arrangements.” Though a summer wedding may not be in the cards, there’s still a way to incorporate all of those elements! Southern hospitality never fails, even when the weather is unforgiving. Play up the rustic details, which are as beautiful as ever in the winter and keep your guests’ best interests in mind by providing a warm atmosphere (candles and string lights are a favorite in my book) and comfy details like blankets and warm drinks. They’ll feel right at home and ready to celebrate!

A. Warmth is a priority when you’re wearing a dress! Keep a (faux) fur stole, jacket or wrap close by. If fur isn’t your style, try a warm wool cardigan or a sleek white blazer.

B. Want some jewelry that looks lovely in winter weather without reminding you of sparkly (and cold!) snow? How about these pearl Kate Spade earrings?

C. Keep makeup essentials and a hanky handy in this geometric clutch from Oatmeal Lace. Bonus? It’s just casual enough to be used after the wedding!

D. Dress up those comfy cowboy boots with some warm lace mohair socks! The little side buttons are adorable!

E. Crocheted netted wrist gloves will keep your fingers warm without being bulky. We love this pair from BHLDN. Want something a little warmer? We love these, too.

F. Cotton bolls will last even in the dead of winter. Tie name tags to a boll for Southern escort cards (see our Fab Finds in V4!), or put a few in a mason jar for a centerpiece.

G. I love the warmth of glowing string lights. The view of your reception area flooded with yellow light will immediately let your guests know where the party’s at!

H. Keep the small details rustic, too. These monogrammed cuff links will surely look dapper on your sweetie’s sleeve.

I. Warm pie and goodies from the dessert bar will look scrumptious on these silhouette dessert plates!

J. Nothing beats warming your hands by the fire. A round fire pit in your lounge area gives guests the opportunity to get some fresh air while staying warm.

K. Dressing up your table without the cost of out-of-season flowers is easy. These Epsom salt candles pick up the winter theme. Place them in mason jars for an added Southern flair.

L. S’mores are great favors for winter weddings, and guests can break into their supplies while they sit around the fire pit. You can put these together easily by placing a few graham crackers, chocolate pieces and marshmallows in a cellophane bag. We love packaging them inside muslin bags (we use this source and that you can stamp with a custom message. Want another warm favor idea that involves less work? We think these hot chocolate stirrers will be a hit.

M. Stock your lounge area with these comfy (and affordable!) cable-knit throws from Ikea. After the wedding, you and your beau will love snuggling up with them on the couch.

N. Warm up your guests with a rich signature cocktail — milk punch!

What do you think of our winter wedding finds? Are there any ideas that you’re dying to share with us? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole

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We hope you enjoyed part I of our Southern winter wedding inspiration! Wasn’t Emily’s inspiration board gorgeous? As Emily said, when Madi emailed us, we jumped at the chance to share some Southern winter wedding inspiration. Unsurprisingly, I am especially fond of the fabulous style associated with winter weddings.

(Faux) fur shrugs, stoles, and jackets, long sleeve gowns, boleros, shimmering shawls, and these to-die-for leather gloves top my list of must-have Southern winter wedding style staples. I also love the look of dainty net gloves, though they’re more practical than pretty (though very Southern!). Which leads me to my next point: as gorgeous as these options are, my advice is to think practical. Choose fully-lined pieces that you can layer over your gown for extra warmth. Think used: you can score the best pieces at vintage stores, because they’re made from heaver, higher-quality fabrics and fur. After all, what girl doesn’t want to be warm and look completely stunning at the same time? I know I do!

One other great way to achieve a winter wonderland look is through makeup. As you know, our skin lightens in the winter, since we spend less time sunbathing and more time inside. If you’re doing a trial, try to schedule it when your skin is a similar shade to what it will be in the winter (i.e. not in July!), and make sure your makeup artist knows when you’re getting married and plans for a lighter foundation shade. No one wants to have an icky line where her foundation doesn’t match her skin!

Credits, top to bottom and left to right: Michele M. Waite; Punam Bean via Ruffled; Benj Haisch; Aaron Delesie from Martha Stewart Weddings; Jessica Claire via GWS; Mary Dougherty; Chudleigh Weddings (for more of this lovely winter photoshoot visit here); Love is a Big Deal; Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty; Meredith Perdue via Southern Weddings

Doesn’t this snowy eye candy make you want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa? And just think: if it snows on your wedding day, all that fluffy snow calls from some extra close snuggling with your beau! You know, in order to stay warm!

Stay tuned, as Nicole will be stepping in soon with some Southern winter wedding Fab Finds that you don’t want to miss!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar FestivePartyGirl reply

    The photo by Mary Dougherty is amazing. What a gorgeous shot.

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Happy Monday, dear readers! Since we’re all feeling that little nip in the air (and a few of my northern friends actually have seen snow!), we thought it would be fun for Southern Style to take on the cool fall air as well. That’s why in today’s post we’re focusing on cardigans and tights! (Did you know that our own Miss Emily has quite the collections of colorful cardigans?).

If your wedding falls on a day where you’d rather being wearing scarves and boots than a strapless wedding dress, I’ve got you covered (pun intended) with the best options to to keep your shoulders and toes toasty!

First option: cardigans! Oh yes, these sweet little button-ups come in all different shapes, styles and colors – making them the perfect fall accessory. If you’re looking for a way to change up the traditional cardigan, I LOVE how Jonathon Canlas’ stylish bride below chose a fitted navy blazer. Such a great twist on the “I’m freezing, may I please borrow your way-too-big suit jacket?” Not to mention, so much more chic!

Image credit from left to right and top to bottom: First three images courtesy of Jonathan Canlas, Catherine Rhodes, Jeff Loves Jessica via SMP, Aravaggio via SMP, Unknown, Jonathan Canlas, Adrienne Gunde, Acres of Hope, Theo Milo and Jeff Loves Jessica via SMP.

Second option: tights! I am such a big fan of tights. No joke, y’all, they might be one of the only reasons I would live in super cold weather! Well, that, and pea coats. I digress. With all the different patterns we’re seeing, tights are such a great way to keep your bridesmaids warm without having to give up style. My advice – less is more. If your maids will be wearing detail-heavy dresses, go with plain tights. If you want their tights to steal the show, choose a more toned-down dress option.

Image credit from left to right and top to bottom: First and third image courtesy of Sean Walker, Lizelle Lotter, Courtney Aaron and Priscilla Valentina.

What do you think? Would you or did you wear a cardigan or tights (or maybe both!) on your wedding day? How will you be staying warm on your wedding day?

P.S. Stay tuned for a cardigan and tights Shopping Guide later this week!

P.P.S. See some more Southern Style here:
Classic White Shoes
Mixed Bridesmaid Dresses
Marrying The Notebook

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Hannah reply

    Love the idea! I am getting married in April so hopefully it will be warm by then (here in Tennessee!) Just subscribed to your feed! Love Ya’ll!!

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