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Welcome to the new year, friends! The Southern Weddings gals are already feeling a bit dazzled by all the potential 2016 holds, but before we jump into the real weddings, advice, and inspiration that it promises, we wanted to take one more walk down memory lane. We love inviting you into our office, whether it’s through daily peeks on SnapChat or Instagram or the #MakingSouthernWeddings hashtag; what we do wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without y’all alongside, offering feedback and encouragement! So here’s a look back at a few of our favorite moment from 2015, including a few we weren’t able to share with you along the way!

We started 2015 with a visit from a contractor, as our growing team needed a bit more space to stretch its wings. Holes in walls followed shortly, which made kicking off our V8 shoot plans with editorial partners a bit more challenging – but we persevered! We also had a mini flower arranging lesson from our friend Kelly Perry, and began interviewing candidates for a Southern Weddings Marketing position. Little did we know, the latter is a pursuit that would continue until the very last month of the year!!

V8 editorial planning continued in February! Lisa jetted off to New York City for a few days to shoot a campaign with Zales – you can see the completed videos here, here, here, and here! We were all so proud of her! We also were so excited to launch a fresh new design in our sister storefront, the Lara Casey Shop. The office renovation continued :)

In March, it was my turn to leave the still-being-renovated office to fly to New York, this time to speak at our friend Holly Chapple’s workshop on creating editorials and magazine submissions. I missed out on a visit to our office from Lysa TerKeurst and the Proverbs 31 team, but got to hear the enthusiastic reviews from the other gals. Those talented ladies helped us implement some new ways of doing things, and we are still so grateful! Later in the month, Lisa and I flew to Texas for our first two V8 shoots (yeehaw!) — one in Houston and one in Austin — and two reader meet-ups, making it back just in time for the spring Making Things Happen conference. The SW gals always help host, and we hope to see some of you at the 2016 version – tickets are on sale for half price for a few more weeks!

Just a day after the MTH Conference concluded, we headed to the wilds of North Carolina for our third V8 shoot – Love Preserved! There was lots of pig snuggle time to be had (behind the scenes photos and video here!). We also moved into our new office space (take a tour here – yippee!!), did more interviews for our marketing position, and set aside some time for our annual team retreat and team photos with Katelyn James. Our retreat even included a surprise bridal shower for Lisa, who was getting married in just a few days!!

After two years with our team, we said goodbye to our Assistant Art Director Morgan in May, but not before celebrating Lisa and Dave’s wedding!!! It was an amazing celebration that really brought to life everything we believe about weddings and marriage. I headed to Charlottesville solo for our Equestrian Elegance editorial while Lisa was on her honeymoon, and then the two of us reunited for our Fore the Love editorial and reader meet-up in Charleston later in the month! Nicole attended Alt Summit for the first time and also began looking into moving our shop fulfillment out of our small office. Oh yes, we also interviewed some more people :)

In June we wrapped up our final two big photo shoots for V8: the Southern belle shoot and Our Kentucky Home! (Marking the first trip to Kentucky for Lisa and me!) Nicole began laying out our new issue’s pages, and met with another potential fulfillment house for the Southern Weddings Shop.

Even in the hustle of getting V8 ready for print, there was lots of community happening in July! The NC Southern Weddings gals continued our yearly tradition of blueberry picking while the Florida division hosted the first ever reader meet-up in that state as part of our “Summer Love” theme. We also gathered with our beaus for our annual team summer BBQ! Finally, we had an extensive meeting with a production company for a possible Southern Weddings TV show (!), but ultimately decided it was not the right opportunity for us.

The most exciting thing that happened in August was that Lara had a baby!! Our gang of girls was more than happy to welcome Joshua to the office. We shot a few last photos for V8 on the back porch of our office, Lisa spearheaded the V8 cake shoot, and she and I worked hard on a proposal for a super-secret project! And, after another round of lovely but not-quite-right marketing interviews, we opened up another application with slightly different criteria. Whew!

In September, we hit a fun milestone: 100,000 Instagram followers! Crazy to think we’re already up to 158,000 as I type this, all thanks to you lovely readers and the way you generously share us with your friends. Thank you, thank you!! Also in September we styled and shot the surcees feature for V8 all by ourselves, which was a big milestone for us! We also said goodbye to Elizabeth, our summer intern, and hello to Jill, our fall intern!

October was a total whirlwind, and kicked our tail in a lot of ways! There was tons of action on the V8 front, from final layout adjustments to copyediting to color proofing at our printer in Wisconsin. Lisa and Kristin traveled to Bridal Market for three days (posts here and here), and Lisa and I traveled to Charleston to speak at Bliss & Bespoke for three days. We also moved our shop product out of our office into our fulfillment house, we got to see the first copies of the magazine, and we did a ton more interviews for our marketing position!

We didn’t really slow down in November, however: the first two weeks included the fall Making Things Happen Conference, V8’s newsstand launch day, a mini baby shower for me (so nice!!), and the V8 launch party (our biggest ever, at our beloved Carolina Inn!). We rounded the month out by sharing all of our V8 editorials with you, and more marketing interviews!

Finally, in December, we were able to pause and reflect on our year, together. We had a mini team retreat at the beginning of the month to work through our PowerSheets as a company and begin to set goals for 2016. Lara spoke at the Rising Tide Society Summit, which was awesome! We had our annual team celebration dinner, and celebrated with readers at the fifth annual Gingerbread Barns event. And finally, finally, in the final week of 2015, we offered positions to two new ladies (one more for the Southern Weddings side, and one more for the Lara Casey/Making Things Happen side)… and they accepted. We can’t wait to introduce you to them in the new year!

Dear readers, thank you doesn’t really begin to cover all that we feel. We couldn’t do any of this without you, and we are so grateful for the ways you encourage us in and inspire our mission. Here’s to a really beautiful, meaningful 2016 for all of us!!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Dana reply

    Congratulations on such an amazing year! Y’all work so hard and it is appreciated! <3 Can't wait for more great things in 2016!

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Howdy, friends! Come on in, take off your shoes (we often do), and stay awhile! It’s been so fun to share the progress with y’all on Instagram as the Southern Weddings office renovation was underway, and now it’s time to share our finished space!

A little history: We moved into our current location in 2011. Over the years, we squeezed three, then four, then five desks into one big room. We shared an office tour back in 2013, right after Lisa arrived and before Morgan joined our team. As we added more inventory to the shops (here and here) and as Lara’s time transitioned to tasks that required more quiet (consults and book writing), a larger, reworked space moved to the top of our priority list. In 2014, we seriously considered moving to an entirely new space – we went and looked at it multiple times, etc. In the end, though, we decided to expand what we had, and through #theofficereno, ended up doubling our space (by pushing into the attic) and making it all work smarter and harder.

Let’s take a look around, shall we? Huge hugs to our friend and Blue Ribbon Vendor Robyn Van Dyke for these photos! When you walk up the stairs to our space, the first thing you’ll see are French doors leading into Lara’s office. It’s open, filled with light, and quiet, perfect for the good and hard work she’s been doing of writing a book (and another one!), consulting with small business owners, and leading our mission-focused team. Sometimes we like to come visit :)

From Lara:
How long I’ve been at SW: Since it was just an idea in my head, somewhere around 2007. You can read the whole story of how Southern Weddings came to be in my book, Make it Happen.
What I do: I drive momentum for the company and keep our focus on the big picture. I’m deeply invested in WHY we do what we do and seek to help us do it well through a solid back-end and managing finances, cultivating meaningful relationships, helping to hone the vision of our content, and I delight in seeing our team soar. Practically speaking, this means I do a lot of email, writing, and am on the phone often.
Why I do what I do: I am grateful to work alongside women who share a heart for what matters in marriage and in life. Our heartbeat in all we do through Southern Weddings, the Lara Casey Shop, the Making Things Happen Conference, and in every handshake and hug is to help women live on purpose. I am so passionate about this because of my own journey, having lived by accident for way too long. God changed everything and my goal is to help others know that same freedom!

My favorite thing about our new office: The women inside of it. It’s a joy to come to work each day and share in this work with them! I am also grateful that each woman has her own space that inspires her to make what matters happen. Our office is full of memories, photographs, and reminders of why we do what we do. I love that our space holds much meaning. I love the plants in my office, too!
My favorite part of my work day: Making a genuine connection with someone, whether through consulting with a small business owner, writing, an email, or a conversation had inside these walls. I also love the first minutes of my day when I read scripture and pray, and also when Gracie visits me :)
Typical work day lunch: I am a frequent eater, and not just because I’m eight months pregnant. I eat every couple hours, so “lunch” for me is relative. My typical mid-day meal is eggs, butternut squash, and broccoli.

What I always have on my desk: My Bible, my PowerSheets, and a glass of ice water. I have lots of natural light in my office and that comes with an increase in temperature, hence the ice! We joke that stepping into my office is like going from North Carolina to Florida.
Current desktop background: It’s a simple black and white graphic of my life verses: Exodus 14:14, Psalm 56:3, and Philippians 4:13.
Where I keep my to dos: I have used Things since I started in business and I love it! I keep my PowerSheets out to remind me where to focus each day and my action items go in Things, which also syncs with my phone so I can easily add to-do’s when I’m away from my desk. You can read more about how I use Things here.

Let’s continue the tour! After saying goodbye to Lara, we’ll cross the hallway to the main HQ.

Our new space includes tons more storage for prints, planners, PowerSheets, and Project Life! Lots of packing tape, too :)

Up until a week or so ago (and when these photos were taken!), Morgan’s desk was on the left. Morgan, our Shop Manager and Junior Art Director, recently left us to take a new job at a graphic design firm. We already miss her (and her fabulous watercolor skills!), but are excited for her new opportunity! Here’s a peek at her space anyway:

Moving around the perimeter from Morgan’s desk, you’ll see more shelving, as well as a whole closet devoted to packing supplies and collateral!

Nicole’s colorful desk is up next.

From Nicole:
How long I’ve been at SW: 5 years ago this month, I started my internship with SW and have been here ever since!
What I do: I oversee and create all of our visual communication with our readers, from blog graphics, to social media imagery, to the magazine! Making sure all of our visual components are consistent helps us build trust with those who see it.
Why I do what I do: I do what I do because relationships are so much more than love stories. Having seen my fair share of bad relationships and the ways they create ripples of doubt, I know that great relationships (whether they’re with your beau, your friends, or your coworkers) can create ripples of hope and love that are much farther reaching. Great relationships inspire positive change, little by little.

My favorite thing about our new office: Emily and Lisa’s cozy editorial wing — I often find excuses to sit on their couch and discuss projects with them instead of talking to them from my desk.
My favorite part of my work day: Any time we have a team meeting. I love seeing all (or most) of the gals in one spot and bouncing ideas around! Plus, it is usually a great excuse to bounce on our exercise balls.
Typical work day lunch: I am so bad at lunch. It’s usually a combination of random snacks from home, like fruit, trail mix, cereal, and sometimes dinner leftovers.
What I always have on my desk: Gifts from Gracie. Currently, it’s a plant in a little orange painted pot.
Current desktop background: These strawberries from last summer’s office outing are on my desktop. This orange painted background is on my laptop.
Where I keep my to dos: I keep major to-dos on my Tending List for the month, and write down daily tasks in my Make it Happen sketchbook. They’re both always within reach to keep me on track. Projects for the season that need to be broken down and distributed from person to person live on a whiteboard behind my desk.

My best guess here is that Grace is asking Nicole for a cookie – they are stored in her nook :)

Last but not least, welcome to the editorial wing, y’all!

From Lisa:
How long I’ve been at SW: Almost two years
What I do: Along with Emily, I handle lots of the writing and copy editing for the blog and magazine, and we work together to plan and execute editorial shoots across the South! I also manage the SW Instagram.
Why I do what I do: I believe that a wedding–a marriage–means the beginning of a family, and that there is nothing more important, dignified, or beautiful than that. There’s no sweeter start to newlywed life than a celebration where you can share what you believe about marriage, faith, and family with your loved ones, and then soak up their support and joy! I’m grateful that at Southern Weddings, I have the opportunity to encourage brides to plan meaningful weddings, but more importantly, to work toward marriages that will last forever.
My favorite thing about our new office: The wall of inspiration in the editorial wing! Along with mine and Emily’s individual boards, we also have a bulletin board for our editorial inspiration boards and pictures from weddings we’ve accepted for the upcoming issue. It’s so exciting to see the elements of V8 come together, one by one!

My favorite part of my work day: I love reading real wedding interviews–our sweet brides are so thoughtful, creative, and inspiring!
Typical work day lunch: Blueberries as a snack around 10:30, leftovers from dinner the night before around 12:30. Lately, Dave and I can’t get enough of burrito bowl-inspired dishes.
What I always have on my desk: A water bottle, my to do lists, a copy of V7, and my monogrammed tissue box (for wedding video and proposal story-induced tears!).
Current desktop background: A sweet picture my aunt snapped of Dave and I in our vintage car after our ceremony–one of my favorite moments of our wedding day!
Where I keep my to dos: I have one list for real wedding posts to edit and one list for everything else, both on notepads from the Lara Casey Shop.

From Emily:
How long I’ve been at SW: Almost six years.
What I do: Along with Lisa, I conceptualize, plan, and execute editorials for our print edition. I also field all submissions and determine the content and schedule for the blog and print editions. I also am lucky enough to work on many of SW’s special projects, like the Planner.
Why I do what I do: For as long as I can remember, I’ve thought wedding days were magical. My own wedding day was one of the best days of my life, and I know it was so fulfilling and, well, magical in part because I put all of my years of inside wedding knowledge to use. I want everyone to have that same great info throughout their engagement so that they are freed up to focus on the joy of celebrating and their marriage to come.
My favorite thing about our new office: I really love coming in every day and seeing our “we make the magic” chalkboard. It’s a great reminder of the beauty, mystery, and out-of-body joy of a wedding day.

My favorite part of my work day: I love any project where I get to collaborate with another SW gal! Whether it’s chatting through dress options for a shoot with Marissa, confirming layout with Nicole, or reviewing Blue Ribbon Vendor applications with Kristin, I always leave happy and inspired. They’re not part of my regular work day, but I of course love road trips for shoots with my main squeeze Lisa!
Typical work day lunch: Always leftovers from dinner the night before, as John and I are very particular about making sure we have the correct amount of “leftover makers” in the meal plan for the week. On the rare day I’m somehow stranded without, I’ll usually bring in my favorite comfort food concoction – Annie’s mac and cheese with mustard and peas added :)
What I always have on my desk: My Mason Bar Company water bottle, my Emily Ley planner, my phone, my to do list, and two photos: one from our wedding day, and one of my favorite view in the world.
Current desktop background: Lisa thinks this is hilarious. My background is and always has been one of the standard Mac galaxy images. I have this theory that if I were to instead use a photo of my loved ones or a favorite place, I would subconsciously wish I were there/with them every time I opened my computer instead of where I am. I don’t want to wish my life away, so I keep it simple. However, seeing as I DO keep a photo of just those things on my desk anyway, my theory might be flawed. Anyway, the galaxy works for me :)
Where I keep my to dos: I love the gold foil notepads from the LC Shop, as well!

We also have two beloved gals who work remotely for Southern Weddings – Marissa and Kristin! Though you don’t see their smiling faces in these photos, rest assured they are an integral part of our office!

From Marissa:
How long I’ve been at SW: Five years (!) and one month
What I do: I work with our sponsor family to create powerful and successful campaigns that not only drive revenue to our business in order to allow us to continue to share our mission with readers, but also connects those dear readers to the right vendor.
Why I do what I do: I truly believe that love never fails, what matters most should not be at the mercy at what matters least, and in happily ever after (whatever that may be or even if it involves hard work!).
My favorite thing about our new office: Wish I could say I have a favorite part, but since I haven’t seen it post-office reno, I would have to say the bright pink exercise balls. There is something so fun about sitting in a meeting, and watching as every now and then one of the girls in the office will bob up and down ;)
My favorite part of my work day: Whenever I can share our mission with a potential client it always brightens my day. Also, since I’m normally a numbers and negations gal, when I get to help Emily and Lisa choose and pull gorgeous gowns for editorials I might get a bit (too) excited!
Typical work day lunch: I love leftovers! While most people snub their nose at them, most days I re-heat last night’s dinner for lunch.
What I always have on my desk: Water! I’m embarrassed to admit that most of the time it’s a collection of half-drunk bottles.
Current desktop background: A pink, black, and white graphic that reads “It’s going to be o.k.” :)
Where I keep my to dos: I’m an old fashioned pen and paper kind of gal. I keep all my to dos in a good ol’ wire bound notebook.

From Kristin:
How long I’ve been at SW:​ 3 years in July!​
What I do: I get to love on our sweet Blue Ribbon Vendors and help connect our darling readers with just the right vendors to help bring their big day to life. I help Marissa with our fantastic sponsor family, driving our business so that we can continue to share our mission with the world! I also proudly consider myself our office cheerleader – woo! :)
Why I do what I do: A lot of life happens after you say “I do” and the idea of having a marriage more beautiful that your wedding is one that makes my heart sing. I love being able to give brides access to practical wedding advice, beautiful inspiration, and heartfelt marriage encouragement all at once. Throw in some biscuits, sweet tea, and a few farm animals, and I’m all in.
My favorite thing about our new office: I got a peek at the offices mid-reno and I am not sure I can pick a favorite, although EAT + LJK’s editorial nook is quite cozy! I definitely plan to camp out on the coach during my next visit!​
My favorite part of my work day:​ ​Video chatting with any of the SW gals. Working remotely means I spend most of my day talking to myself. I love getting the chance to collaborate on a project with any of the gals, start a quick Google Hangout and have all their sweet faces pop up on my computer screen in a flash. It makes it feel like we’re sitting in the same room!
Typical work day lunch:​ Having recently relocated to Florida, it means I have access to ​tons of fresh fruits and veggies (+1 for FL), so most days lunch is leftovers and some fresh fruit or a salad. However, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and I’ll regularly whip up eggs (two, over easy) for lunch if I didn’t have them to start my day!
What I always have on my desk:​ A big ol’ glass of water, ​my to-do list(s), some scratch paper, and chapstick.
Current desktop background:​ My most favorite photo of KPW + me during a shoot with sweet Julia Wade.​
Where I keep my to dos:​ A combination of my tending list and a daily and ongoing to do list. It’s no secret that I love my lists.​

Well, there you have it – the South’s longest tour of one small office! We’re grateful for our space, but so much more grateful for what it allows us to do. I hope y’all loved this peek!

Photography: Robyn Van Dyke | Desks and Shelving: Ikea | Chairs and Exercise Balls: Amazon | Chair Monograms: Dixieland Monogram | Lara’s Side Chairs: World Market | Storage Boxes: Emily Ley | Prints, Notepads, Desk Cards, PowerSheets, Planners, and Journals: Southern Weddings Shop and Lara Casey Shop | Gold Laser-cut Logo: Southern Fried Paper

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Emily reply

    Loving everything white with the vivid pops of color! It sounds like you ladies have a wonderful kinship and an incredible drive for the work you do. Really inspiring. Strong, Driven Women Rock!

  2. avatar Madison reply

    Great job ladies! What an awesome space for creative juices to flow. I love the crisp white next to the bright colors.

    Kristin! I love your pink pants, where did you get them?

  3. avatar Teresa reply

    Gorgeous and inspring office design! What kind of white paint is that?

  4. avatar Mandy Campbell reply

    Beautiful and inspiring space ladies! Keep up the good work!

  5. avatar Sara reply

    I’m obsessed with this workspace! It’s gorgeous, full of natural light and all those gorgeous pops of pink, blue and orange – LOVE! What an inspiring place to work! I followed the #officereno on IG, and it’s so fun to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

  6. avatar Bridget reply

    Your office is so beautiful and inspiring – next time I need more PowerSheets, I’d love to stop by for a visit and sit a spell :)

  7. avatar Alex reply

    Looks so bright and lovely!! Excited for y’all and your new digs!

  8. avatar Kyla Fetzner reply

    This is fabulous ladies!! I am particularly smitten with the editorial wing. This space is such a wonderful reflection of your hearts and your mission and is so cheerful :)

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  10. avatar Jessica Thornton reply

    It is absolutely perfect!

  11. avatar Keating reply

    The office is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to someday run my own business from my home and have a beautiful space like that! :)

  12. avatar Leanne Caroline reply

    Stunning space! Thank you for sharing. I love how white and light it is.

  13. avatar Alicia Thompson reply

    I am gushing over this. I love it all! Where did you all get the white photo boards?

  14. avatar Denise reply

    Your workspace is so dreamy! It makes me want to be a part of your team :3

  15. avatar Emily reply

    Do you have the link for the bulletin boards? In love with the clean, blank space they provide.

  16. avatar Megan reply

    Hi! I love the new office space! I am curious – can you share the type of chair that is at Lara’s desk? It looks very comfy and supportive :) I just happened to be shopping for an office chair :). Thanks!

  17. avatar Liz reply

    Those pink yoga balls! This space is a dream (I work remotely too and I’m always looking for office inspo :) Those yoga balls make me immensely regret my purchase of a blue one – as soon as it retires, pink it is! Love the color palette, what a gorgeous and inspiring place to work <3

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Our small but mighty team is growing, friends! One of our favorite things that we all have our hands in is relationship building and delighting our readers and customers with great service. It makes our day to chat about marriage on Instagram with you, to help you package up our wedding planner as a gift to your best friend, and to tell you about all the exciting things that are happening in our office! The more we grow and our mission spreads, the more we have need of a person who could be fully dedicated to this part of our company. While each of us will always have a hand in managing our conversations with you, we’re excited to hire someone who can officially become our new Marketing and Customer Delight Manager!

Think you’re the right person for the job? Take a look at our job description and requirements below, as well as the link to apply. We know the right addition to our team will shine through an energetic, Southern voice, and will integrate into our office culture seamlessly. Each of us values independent and efficient workers who can also thrive in collaborative environments. Though we intend to add a new worker bee to our ranks, we’re also looking for someone we completely trust who has both integrity and charm.

The person most fit for this position:

  • Has a positive attitude
  • Is a team player
  • Has a Southern voice
  • Is well-spoken
  • Is energetic
  • Has experience with marketing/marketing strategy
  • Is an early adopter of new technology
  • Has a love for marriage and the South
  • Has an indefatigable spirit and thrives on “situation solving”
  • Has a great grasp of grammar and punctuation
  • Thrives on relationship building and exceeding expectations with charm

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate trust in our readers through relationship building and marketing efforts.
  • Manage, track, and grow our campaigns, programs, and relationships
  • Collaborate with the design and editorial teams to create well-timed social campaigns to promote events, new products, and new features
  • Create in-office imagery and help with product styling
  • Respond to all customer service inquiries via social media and email with a positive and friendly voice
  • Infuse our social media voice with our brand’s core and mission
  • Write and schedule all social media posts
  • Post to all social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus for all Lara Casey Media brands, including Southern Weddings, the Lara Casey Shop, and Making Things Happen
  • Identify brand advocates and leverage their voice to further encourage strong relationships in our readers
  • Track our social media analytics and use the data to guide new efforts
  • Spearhead brand social conversations and marketing plans, including some in-person events
  • Coordinate and manage quarterly themes
  • Help pack orders, when needed

Job Requirements

  • Must have at least two years of professional experience in marketing and/or social media
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be able to begin working full time in our Chapel Hill office in July
  • Must be able to commit to 4-5 interviews (including at least one in-person interview)

Click here to fill out our job application. We’d suggest giving yourself 30-45 minutes to complete it. Applications will close Friday, May 29.

For more information about working at Southern Weddings and what we look for, explore our Working with Southern Weddings page.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Laura reply

    I wouldn’t be qualified for this position, but I’m always keeping my eye out for when you want to hire an in-house baker/crafter/office manager :) Can’t wait to see who you add to the team!

  2. avatar Kristie Bradley reply

    Oh how I wish I was close to you! Your brand, passion, hearts are all wonderful and whoever gets to join this team is a lucky lady!

  3. avatar Meghan reply

    Crying that I live across the country! I LOVE you ladies at Southern Weddings and wish so badly that I could join you! Good luck!

  4. avatar Stephanie Rickman reply


    I am trying to apply for the position and in the “Education & Achievements” section, after I select the year of graduation, the “next” button disappears. What is the best way to get around this?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Stephanie! I’m guessing you graduated in 2014 or 2015. For this position, we are looking for someone who has two years of work experience, so that is why the application won’t move forward!

  5. avatar Rachel Nordgren reply

    This is so exciting! Out of curiosity, does “Southern voice” have to mean “Southern accent”?

  6. avatar Kirsti reply

    I have always prayed that I would have an opportunity to work with SW, however I wouldn’t be able to move to NC right now. I hope you all are blessed with amazing applicants that will be great new team members!

  7. avatar Hilari reply

    Oh how exciting!! Fabulous news on a Monday after my own wedding weekend :)

  8. avatar Autumn reply

    I feel that my years spent in the bridal industry, as well as my career in communications, has all led up to this moment. Not to mention that my husband and I are moving to Durham/Chapel Hill later this summer. I am so excited to apply.

  9. avatar Stacey Greene reply

    I am so excited for this opportunity to apply! Southern Weddings is an extension of my passions in life and I am honored to be part of the application process. Good luck to your team and everyone else who is applying!

  10. avatar Suzannah reply

    On the application is states “where did you get your BA?” Are you guys only looking for individuals with a BA, or do other degress work?

  11. avatar Brittney Scurry reply

    Should recent grads not apply for this position?
    When I went through the application and put my graduation year I was unable to continue.

    • avatar Lisa reply

      Hi Brittney! For this position, we are looking for someone who has at least two years of post-grad work experience. Thanks so much for your interest! :)

  12. avatar Stacey Greene reply

    Question: Will all candidates be contacted?
    Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity!

  13. avatar Mary Hannah Statham reply

    Hi there!

    Are you still accepting applications for the Marketing & Consumer Delight Position? I would love to apply if so! I will be relocating to Raleigh at the end of July and am a big fan of Southern Weddings!

    Mary Hannah

    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Mary Hannah! We’re so grateful for your interest! The applications are closed, but we’re looking forward to keeping in touch through the blog!

    • avatar Courtney reply

      I just saw your comment today. SW re-opened the application, but it’s due today. If you’re still interested act quick! Good luck to you too!

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