And….we have a winner (thanks to Random.org)! After receiving 24 fabulous comments from you readers on your favorite wedding traditions, we have a winner!
Vanessa C – send an email to brit at landlockedbride dot com to claim your prize!
As for the rest of you – thank you for leaving some blog love! And, be sure to order a copy of Southern Weddings Magazine today – it’s so worth the wait to have it mailed right to your front door (than to not be able to find it anywhere in town)!!
Stay tuned for a fab Chicago real wedding coming up next from Heather Parker Phtography. Nothing better than starting your Monday with a little eye candy!
Before I left for our honeymoon, I pre-ordered a couple of copies of the newest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine. Now, I realize this blog is focused on the Midwest and Mountain West brides, but you cannot help but love the work the gals at SWMag are doing. And, since the first time I picked up the very first issue – I’ve been hooked.
Photo courtesy of Lara Casey
So, in honor of the gorgeous, glossy pages of V3 of Southern Weddings, I’m giving away a copy to one lucky blog reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, telling me your favorite wedding tradition. You have until Friday, October 15 to enter. I’ll announce the lucky winner on Monday, October 18.
We can thank Mr. Christian Louboutin for these beauties!
Images courtesy of kellie kano photography via southern weddings
Now, do not tell me that you have no idea how to present your napkins on your reception tables. Well, because, there are a million ways to tie a napkin, and you can always count on Martha Stewart or Google to give you an answers.
Two of my favorites? The simple tri-fold napking on the plate, and the bow. Both are very chic and simple options, and easily customizable with colors and napkin styles.
Images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings via Southern Weddings Magazine
Now that, my friends, is a chic and fun getaway dress!
Image courtesy of millie holloman photography via southern weddings
Most of you know that the Pilot and I are trying to incorporate paper lanterns into our reception design somehow. We have hit a bit of a snag due to some venue rules (nothing major), but we’re afraid the approved method of hanging the lanterns won’t hold the concept we came up with. And, oddly enough, we’re doing a walk-through with our venue today about it.
That’s besides the point.
I found this outtake photo from Jeff Holt’s blog from his Southern Weddings Magazine shoot, and just feel in love with the light. Now, this isn’t obviuosly everyone’s cup of tea, but I just love how abstract the hanging lanterns are, yet how the bike and outdoor backdrop just gives the whole image a Southern feel. It’s quirky and fun, and well shabby chic.
Image courtesy of Jeff Holt Photo