Southern Wedding Style

To complete our Southern week, we have a profile of one of our favorite new blogs and magazines, Southern Wedding Style. They were kind enough to share with us a real wedding produced by the fabulous Bliss Event Group and details from the current issue of their magazine!

First, details from Laura + Matt’s May 2007 wedding in Pensacola, FL.

{Design and Production by Bliss Event Group. Photography by Almasy Photo.}

The bride wanted her wedding to reflect her Southern roots, strong family bonds, and modern vintage style.

The ladies from Southern Wedding Style were kind enough to share with us some details about each photo! Clockwise From Top Left:

  • Teardrop vases full of fluffy peonies, ranunculus and fragrant sweet peas hung above the guest tables
  • The bride and groom share a moment post-ceremony on the lawn of their grandparents estate where the wedding took place
  • Mini cupcakes added to the cake-and-candy-filled Sweet Endings table
  • We used custom silk monogrammed runners on all the tables and made a “cuff” around the bar with the same design. These monogrammed linens made the guests feel like they were in the couple’s home. Laura and Matt use them in their home today—such a lovely memory for them!
  • It was May in the South, so the open air seating was wonderful
  • We placed mini birds and butterflies all over the space with antique garden furniture to make it feel like a whimsical Southern garden
  • Laura’s Sigerson Morrison flats that she says she still wears today
  • Bird place cards on champagne glasses greeted guests
  • Cones of soft petals to shower the couple as they entered the reception space—it was a wonderful surprise for them!
  • Guest tables were set in true southern tradition—family style

Now, some highlights from the current issue of the fabulous Southern Wedding Style magazine!

Clockwise from top left:

  • Pink & White Candy Bar: design by Bliss Event Group, photo byAlmasy Photo
  • Green and White Bouquet: photo by Rae Leytham Photography
  • Oak Trees: It doesn’t get much more southern than this. Photo by Liz Banfield for Soiree Charleston
  • Floral Lion: perfect for a southern garden tea party. The majestic lion made of ruffled pink carnations and fuchsia garden roses speaks of family heritage and whimsy from the moment you see it. Design by Preston Bailey, photo by John Labbé
  • SWS Wedding of the Year Couple, Natalie & Beau: design by Bliss Event Group, photo by Salter Photography
  • Parasol Seating: design by Tara Guérard of Soiree Charleston, photo by Liz Banfield
  • Truffles: this is a fabulous favor from Nonnie Waller’s Traditional Southern. The packaging is delightful and they send a personalized monogrammed handkerchief with each order—just lovely!
  • Diamond Engagement Ring: ring via Rock Hard Designs, photo by JRD Photography
  • Pink Bouquet: design by Bliss Event Group, photo by Cook Images
  • Southern Cake: another favorite… this four-tiered confection rests on a base of magnolia leaves and is laced with sugar hydrangea blossoms. So southern and delightful! Cake by Betty Weber Couture Cakes, photo by Rae Leytham Photography
  • Cowboy Boots: the bride went to Texas A&M. Her boots are such a fun contrast to the frilly tulle of her dress, photo by Meg Baisden Photography
  • Bride with Rolls Royce: this Phantom Rolls Royce used to belong to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The bride looks like a Southern princess in front of this fabulous car! Photo by East Hill Photo
  • Tulip Table: a huge part of celebrations is coming together as a family and feeling the warmth of that famed southern hospitality. This image really speaks that. Photo by Christian Oth Studios for Jung Lee’s Fête: The Wedding Experience
  • Monogrammed Napkins: design by Tara Guérard, photo Liz Banfield
  • Mason Jars: tags from My Wedding Labels, photo Almasy Photo.

To the girls of Southern Wedding Style, thank you so much for letting us into your gorgeous world! You are a fabulous embodiment of true Southern elegance.

To our readers – run and stalk their blog {here}! It’s a total must-read with lots of eye candy!