Gone with the Wedding: The Ultimate Southern Wedding Guide
Any true southern belle knows that a deep south wedding is no joking matter! From the big hair and even bigger bridal party, we reckon southern folks know how to throw a party! So if you’re planning a swanky stylish celebration or a casual chic countryside party, here are our tips for creating the perfect wedding that even the sweetest Georgia peach would approve of!
The South has plenty to offer when it comes to picking a pretty spot for your nuptials. Early spring is great for an outdoor option before the weather gets too hot. Fall temperatures stay mild as well and the fall foliage will take your breath away! A historic plantation or a rustic farm will make for some incredible scenery! If you’re planning a formal party, we love a traditional ballroom, and for a little bit of everything, the country club route is a good mix of greenery and conventional reception space.
Down Home Cookin’
In staying true to the southern roots, food is going to be pretty high on the priority list! Regardless of your venue, paying homage to the local delicacies and traditional recipes will definitely go over well with your guests. Even at a fancy fete, a playful addition of some southern classics is a delicious idea. Try a sweet tea cocktail, seafood boil or even a barbeque sauce station sounds good to us! Throw some bourbon pecan pie in there, and call it a day!
Bless that Dress
This is where things really get fun! Let’s start with the Ravenna, a ballgown silhouette fit for the belle of the ball! Like the saying goes in the Lonestar state, “Everything’s bigger in Texas!”, that would certainly be appropriate for this incredibly voluminous flounced skirt. The deep low v-back is a sultry contrast to the delicate draped bodice and overflow of airy tulle.
Moving on to the Luana, a dreamy A-line of tulle and sparkly beading. The flowy ethereal style will have you prancing down the rolling hills and gliding down the aisle. And for the bride looking to ruffle some feathers, the Muse mermaid dress will envelop you in a satin bodice covered in glittering appliques and crystal beading with cascading organza ruffles that create a stunning train! And if you’re feeling up to it, add a pair of cowboy boots for an ode to the southern style.
Let Us Entertain You
You’ll want to plan an evening to remember, so there should be no shortage of fun! Everyone loves a photo booth, especially one stocked with silly props. Think cowboy hats and bandanas! Seeing as tradition is a big deal in the south, find a way to incorporate the generations before you into your ceremony or reception. Display photos of your parents and grandparents weddings, or use an heirloom for your “something borrowed” or “something old”. If you’re country music lovers, aside from playing some favorite tunes all night, get a line dance going! You’ll be laughing and doing the side step till the cows come home!