Lisa Olson

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Colorful Texas Wedding by Loft Photographie

“East met West through Zach and McKinley, meet them in the middle when they get married in Wimberley.” With a save the date as charming as that, it’s no wonder that 200 of McKinley and Zach’s loved ones were delighted to travel from either side of Texas to celebrate their marriage! Even before getting engaged, McKinley began dreaming about their […]

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Rustic Tennessee Wedding by Rachel Moore

Rustic wedding fans, y’all are in for a treat today! Rachel and Grant were married in an intimate church ceremony, and then celebrated with over 300 loved ones at Grant’s family farm. The two of them shared many wonderful memories there over the years, including Grant’s surprise proposal, so the venue was an especially meaningful place for them. It was […]

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Southern Wedding Tradition: House Party

Along with our hair, our bridal parties tend to be a bit bigger here in the South. But what to do when the bridal party grows and grows? We owe a thank you to fellow Southern gal Jenna Bush Hager for introducing the world to an old Southern solution when she opted for a “house party” of fourteen in addition […]

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Birmingham Wedding by Stephen DeVries

There are many places to find wedding inspiration, but we think Hayden found it in one of the best possible sources: her family’s heirloom wedding photographs. Not only did these pictures inspire her and Andy’s old-made-new wedding style, they also served as a beautiful reminder of what weddings are really about: marriage and family. With the help of their loved […]

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Southern Wedding Tradition: Second Line

With the city having the motto Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll!”), it’s no surprise that the “second line” tradition belongs to New Orleans, a town rich with celebration. The line stems from African-American jazz funerals, where a brass band played and paraded to honor the life of the deceased while loved ones followed the band, […]

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Vibrant South Carolina Wedding by Sara Parker

At Southern Weddings, few things warm our hearts more than an all-American love story like this one. Stuart was a football player and Nicole was a cheerleader. They were introduced after a high school football game, and on a date to the county fair a few weeks later, he asked her to be his girlfriend at the top of the […]

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Smithonia Farm Wedding by Paige Jones

Last week, we shared some of our favorite love stories, and I think we may have to add today’s couple to that list! Lindsey and Andrew met in kindergarten, and after 18 years of friendship and dating on and off, Andrew proposed in their hometown. They held a prayerful ceremony under an oak tree, and then celebrated in a reception […]

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My Southern Valentine: Favorite Love Stories for V-Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, belles and beaus! One of the greatest joys of working at Southern Weddings is getting to read real love stories every single day. From the high school sweethearts who finally walk down the aisle to the couples who fell in love at first sight and were married months later, each story is magical in its own way. […]

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Savannah Wedding by Brandon Lata

As we learned in classic movies like Father of the Bride and Steel Magnolias (a favorite in the Southern Weddings office!), there is something particularly magical and charming about having your wedding in your parents’ backyard. With the help of a classic tent, an abundance of mason jars, and plenty of brightly colored flowers, Jenna and Blake turned her parents’ […]

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North Carolina Wedding by Nancy Ray

At Southern Weddings, we have a special place in our hearts for couples who find wedding inspiration in the most meaningful places. A wonderful example? Nicole and Matthew–the beautiful bride and groom in today’s wedding, photographed by Nancy Ray. With a preppy navy-and-yellow color palette as their guide, Nicole and Matthew filled their wedding with nods to their love story–they […]

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