Carolina Bride

July 21, 2014

Southern with a Twist

Classic down-home traditions get a new spin with these inspired designs.

The Mason Jar

Tee-tiny mason jars serve up neat bourbon—anything but cutesy—with a play on the Southern ritual of burying the bottle at the wedding site a month in advance to ward off stormy weather. You don’t need to literally “bury the bottle” for a fun interpretation of this Dixie tradition.

Styled by Vintage Charlotte
Sign by Sweetest Beginnings

The Seersucker

This classically prepster fabric can add more than a pop on the bow ties or a splash on the napkin. A seersucker backdrop adds soft texture and cheerful color to this clean, modern cake design.

Sky’s the Limit Bridal Sweets

The Monogram

Nothing says Southern bride quite like a newly minted monogram. An oversized, artistic display presents this tradition atop an assortment of sweets, with a sentimental edge—incorporate your parents’ and grandparents’ initials too for a family nod!

Monograms by Southern Nest
Candy vessels from Vintage Charlotte

The Silhouette

Magic by multiplication. The classic, Southern silhouette makes an appearance in ‘rustic’ wood, as does this hand-made guestbook, but the repeating pattern lends a modern edge.

Silhouettes by Vino Backyard Designs
Guest book by Three Trees Bindery 

The Look

This champagne Alvina Valenta stunner offers Southern style with a few glam surprises, like the lace trimmed, deep V sweetheart neckline or the five-tiered—that’s right, five!—luscious train.

Alvina Valenta gown, J Major’s Bridal Boutique
Jewelry provided by J Major’s
Erin Ashley Makeup
Hair by Rebekah McCann
Lauren Hardison, bride
New Creations Flower Company

The Lace

Integrating multiple lace patterns into your décor keep the look fresh—never stuffy. One part whimsical and one part grandma-chic, this sweetheart table is perfect for cozying up to your new hubby.

New Creations Flower Company
Party Reflections
Menus by Sweetest Beginnings

Susan Kelly Photography

Separk Mansion

Southern Savvy Events

Rentals and Styling
Vintage Charlotte

Party Reflections

Floral Design
New Creations Flower Company

Hair & Makeup by Rebekah McCann

Erin Ashley Makeup

J Major’s Bridal Boutique

Cake Design
Sky’s the Limit Bridal Sweets

Stationery, signs & menus
Sweetest Beginnings

Southern Nest

Vino Backyard Designs

Wooden Guest Book
Three Trees Bindery

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