Southern Weddings Magazine – issue 4 is now available!

Happy Monday lovelies! So much fun stuff this week – just wait! :) First, the latest print issue of Southern Weddings hits newstands tomorrow! If you pick up an issue, you’ll get to read my take on my dream Southern wedding in the “If I Had a Southern Wedding” story! Thanks Emily for inviting me to be a part of your magazine again – it was so fun dreaming about my wedding again!

One of my favorite features in the last issue was “Southern by Design” where they asked bloggers to create their take on a Southern Wedding (you can see my Cali meets Southern wedding here). Today I get to share a sneak peek from some of my favorite ladies, Summer of Grey Likes Weddings + Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy, and their take on”Southern by Design.” With photography by Braedon Flynn, a gorgeous gown by Marchesa from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, hairpiece from Lo Boheme, paper design by Maemae Paperie and cake by Erica O’Brien, I think you’ll agree that this feature is so stylish!



bride with pink hair piece

painted fork

bride in short wedding dress

Gorgeous, right?! Lots more from their shoot in the new issue along with their thoughts behind the design!


And … if you’d like a chance to win a copy of the magazine, I’m giving away one issue to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment about why you are excited for the issue and I’ll pick a random winner on Thurs Oct 27th at 3pm PST.

If you don’t happen to win and can’t find a copy on newsstands, you can purchase an issue at here. Congrats to the ladies of Southern Weddings – gorgeous issue once again!


**The contest is now over and the lucky winner is Candice! Thanks all for entering!!**

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  1. I’m excited to just marvel at the color combinations people are using! Couples are so creative it’s awesome to see what others come up with!

  2. Would love to win a copy of Southern Weddings! I’m excited for this issue because I want to bring a little bit of the South (I’m originally from TN) into my midwestern city wedding.

  3. The last issue was the only magazine to get me excited about planning. Miracle! I can’t wait for this issue!

  4. Because there’s just about nothing more romantic than a true southern wedding done the right way. The flowers, family, great music, and southern charm make them like NO other!

  5. This Mississippi girl would love a copy! Nothing like a southern wedding!

  6. i’m excited because my own southern wedding is taking place THIS saturday!! i’ve used all of the previous sws mags to help plan :)

  7. That’s so great! Excited to see how it turned out. Love the bride’s full of life smile in these shots: too awesome

  8. wow so gorge! I can’t wait to see the rest of the beauty inside the mag

  9. I’m excited because nothing makes my heart smile like seeing photos that tell a story without even reading any print. =)

  10. love to see more of this shoot! Living in Mpls this mag isn’t as available as other wedding mags. Love seeing weddings from all over the country to get great ideas!!

  11. I would love to have a copy of southern weddings magazine to look at all the amazing ideas people put together. Being from the eastern part of the US the weddings we see dont typically have that perfect southern touch to them, I would love to be bale to incorporate some into my wedding day.

  12. I’m looking forward to the beautiful images and ideas that other couples are coming up with!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing, Jen! Thrilled to see a peek of this shoot up on GWS! :)

  14. I can’t wait to see what’s new in SW4! SW3 was my bible when I was planning my wedding! I took it everywhere with me. I can’t wait to see all the new ideas, colors, and trends! Once I read it, I will pass it on to a dear friend who is getting married next year!

  15. This VA girl loves everything wedding, fashion, and decor southern weddings magazine does a great job at mizing these passions ;)

  16. So excited for the issue because I want a purple wedding and on the cover she has a purple sash on her dress :)

  17. I am really excited for this issue and would love to get my hands on it! I live in Los Angeles but planning my wedding in Savannah, GA. It is so hard to get the Southern Wedding mags out here! Please pick me :)

  18. We need some inspiration and would love this magazine! I’m from The South, but we met and live in the Northwest.

  19. I’m getting married in FL in December, so I’m excited to pick it up and look for any last-minute decorating ideas!

  20. I’d love to win a copy to give to my girlfriend who is planning her perfect day!!

  21. I’m excited to see creative ways to decorate venues and bring personality into a wedding.

  22. I’m excited because I always love finding new ideas!

  23. Love everything you’ve put on your blog & would love to see the ideas in this magazine! It would be a great addition to a [hopeful] planner’s collection!

  24. I would love to win a copy of this magazine! I was planning to buy it tomorrow, but I guess I can wait a few more days!

  25. As a Texan i would love to win a copy!

  26. I LOVE the Southern Weddings magazine! Great inspiration for my wedding in Nov 2012. I’d love to have the new issue, I was obsessed with the last 3 that came out!

  27. I’m excited because as a photographer, I always gaze in wonder at all the beautiful weddings. But, I get to be the bride this time and this volume will be the first one I can purchase for myself!

  28. Having just moved to Chicago from the south, I would love a copy to get some lovely inspiration for our New Orleans wedding. This midwestern stuff isn’t quite cutting it. :)

  29. I just got engaged at the beginning of Octoer and it has been decided that we will marry in my hometown in Texas sometimes during Fall 2012. I would love to have a copy for some fresh ideas/inspiration!

  30. SW is so amazing! Would love to win a copy of this lovely prettiness!

  31. My wife would love this! How about as part of our 1 year anniversary gift??

  32. I want a copy of it!!!! I love weddings! I love to create new ideas as well! the magazine will help me formulate new ones! I hope I can get it! :) Thank You! :)

  33. I love the colors and the style of Southern Wedding. They have such good tips and features, and I love how they blend old-world Southern charm with fun and updated images and trends.

  34. Love Southern Weddings magazine! I could really use some photography inspiration!

  35. I’ve always dreamed of having a southern style wedding! This magazine is full of amazing ideas and inspiration for that and now that I’m finally engaged, it’s a huge help!

  36. I would so appreciate winning the new copy of Southern Weddings because I am having a southern wedding myself! With my wedding coming up in May of 2012 this new issue would be perfect to help as I finalize all of the details of my big day! Thank you for the opportunity!

  37. I would so love to win a copy of Southern Weddings! The chance to just marvel at them would be fantastic. :)

  38. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m always looking for inspiration for new art and jewelry projects, and wedding always seem to bring out the best in people’s creativity!

  39. Not being from the South where my fiance is from would give me inspiration for adding Southern charm to the wedding. Im from Arizona and he is from Mississippi. Pick ME!!!

  40. Inspiration from the south is what we all should incorporate into our special wedding day that provides an entrance to our married lives. I would appreciate this magazine to help create a wonderful beginning to my married life. Thanks for the offer!

  41. I’m thrilled to read this issue. I’m always looking for the best and most unique details to make a Southern wedding truly spectacular. Can’t wait!

  42. Green Wedding Shoes and Southern Weddings are must reads for me – on a daily basis! My wedding day is approaching, and what a better to get the “southern” inspiration we’re missing on our special day in the bluegrass!

  43. I love Southern Weddings, I have the other three magazines. There is so much inspiration in those pages! Would love one to help give me more ideas for my wedding in August.

  44. I’m planning a Southern Wedding at a Southern Plantation for next September. I’d love to see these great ideas!!

  45. I love this magazine! It’s hard to find in my area of North Carolina though. I have to drive 30 miles to get it!


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