Lisa Olson

Recent Posts By Lisa Olson

This Texas Ranch Wedding Is As Rustic As It Is Beautiful

Today’s darling couple, Julianne and Matt, followed one of our favorite tips for planning a wedding on a tight budget: Get married at a venue that needs little decoration. The South is blessed with lots of amazing places to choose from, and while Julianne and Matt did add a few charming DIY details, they recall that Classic Oaks Ranch would […]

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The Greenest Georgia Wedding This Side of Peachtree

At Southern Weddings, pictures of sweet details, beautiful blooms, and gorgeous gowns never fail to make us smile, but what really stops us in our tracks are pictures of couples radiating with love!

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This Wedding Captures the Best of North Carolina

At Southern Weddings, we have a virtual club called The Sweet Tea Society, and its manifesto outlines some of the things we believe about weddings, love, and life. It reminds us of what is important and never fails to bring us back to our roots when life gets distracting.

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Hats Off to This Elegant Baseball-Inspired Wedding

It’s not always easy to plan a wedding that’s equally elegant and reflective of the bride’s and groom’s personalities, but Shelby and Ryan hit it out of the park! Everything about this sweet couple, from their ice-cream first date to their balloon-filled proposal (don’t miss the cute story below!), is charming and fun.

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Woodsy Georgia Wedding by Brita Photography

Destination weddings tend to be smaller than hometown weddings, but in Ashley and Kevin’s case, that’s exactly what they wanted. Instead of being married in Boston, where they both live, or in either of their hometowns, they chose an intimate lakeside venue in Georgia, in honor of their first meeting in the Peach State years before. They loved hosting their […]

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Pink and Navy Wedding by Katie Nesbitt

One of our favorite qualities of Southern brides is that they want to honor tradition, but aren’t afraid to do things their own way as well. Cowboy boots, groom’s cake, and details honoring your alma mater are all hallmarks of a Southern wedding that we’ve seen many times, but we love the fact that Sara and Nick made them their […]

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: Dress Codes

As you read in one of our past guest etiquette posts, any well-mannered wedding guest takes special note of the wedding’s dress code and arrives outfitted appropriately. However, the prerequisite to adhering to the dress code is understanding the dress code, so that’s what we’re chatting about today! Along with a few outfits that would fit four of the most […]

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: Gift Giving

A gift for the bride and groom is a lovely thank you for their invitation, and a way to help set them up for their new life together.

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: After the Wedding

While your duties as a guest largely conclude when you head home from the reception (after the cake is cut, of course!), there’s one surefire way to earn yourself a spot in the hall of wedding guest VIPs: send a thank you note.

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How to Be a Well-Mannered Wedding Guest

Now that we’ve discussed wedding guest etiquette for before the wedding, we’re moving right along to how to be a well-mannered guest on the day of the wedding.

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