This week in honor of our own Rachel Hauck’s new book The Wedding Dress we’re sharing stories of southern weddings. As I thought about what I wanted to share, a montage of images began playing in my head– a mental slide show of what a southern wedding brings to mind. (This is indicative of how much time I am spending on Pinterest lately.)
And so I thought that today, instead of sharing a story, I will share my montage of thoughts.
When I think of southern weddings, I think of…
Traditions (Check out this post featuring the “first look” photos. I dare you not to get a little teary.)
Flowers (Magnolias, Camellias, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Tulips, Freesia. Lavender)
Stationary (Placecards and Save The Date announcements and Fancy Invitations and Monogrammed Thank You Notes– because nothing says “southern” like a monogram)
Wedding Cake (And the alternatives: a buffet of pies or a tower of cupcakes)
Flower Girls (Nothing cuter than a little girl all decked out in white lace clutching flowers, her eye on the woman she wants to be just like someday)
Outdoor weddings (seaside, lakeside, farm, mountain, in a backyard, under a tree)
Centerpieces (floral or themed, rustic or elegant, shabby or chic, or a mix of both)
And of course, THE DRESS! And if you’re crazy about wedding dresses, be sure to check out Rachel’s new book:
Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham’s chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.
Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love.
Five Book Giveaway!
This week, to celebrate the Belle premier of The Wedding Dress, we’ll be giving away five copies of The Wedding Dress — one each day! To enter, simply leave a comment, answering the question of the day.
Question of the Day: What do you think of when you think of southern weddings??
Winners will be announced on SouthernBelleView next Sunday. If you’d like an email notifying you if you win, please leave an email address in your comment. Good luck! You’ll love The Wedding Dress!