Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sips of the South: Southern Weddings

Well, here I am again, a bit late for this round of Sips of the South. But I'll do some catching up now, as it looks like we are on a hiatus this week from Wishful Wednesday.

Week 3 is/was "Southern Weddings," to be told with photos of our own Southern weddings, or of a classic Southern wedding that inspires us.

I love that Sweet Tea & Biscuits closed her post with a quote from one of my all-time favorite Southern movies, Steel Magnolias. Honestly that was the first thought I had when I thought "classic Southern wedding."

This Dixie girl married her honey in a destination wedding in the mountains. We got married in the winter, so it was really cold outside, but we received an unexpected snowfall, so we did most of our photos outdoors, since the church we chose was so pretty, & there was a waterfall on the grounds.

(I was too excited&happy to even feel the cold!)

Since our wedding was a destination wedding (which is what My Prince wanted), & took place on a holiday, it ended up being a pretty small affair (40ish guests), which is probably not what comes to mind for a "classic Southern wedding," but we did have all of the classic elements...

the beautiful church, in the beautiful, natural setting

the rings

the SEC-football-themed groom's cake

the tiered wedding cake with fondant & frosting flowers

the beautiful bouquets & fresh flowers

the custom-made, seasonal invitations, addressed in handwritten calligraphy

the Southern gents in tuxes

the blushing bride
in the long, delicately detailed white wedding dress,
with the long white train

(Actually my dress was almost an ivory hue. It was my favorite of all that I tried on, though, & I think it was actually more suited to my coloring.)

the lovebird sweethearts

the bride's childhood best friend as matron-of-honor

the bride's "canine-in-waiting," the White Dog

the "you may now kiss the bride..."

the music...

(I've always hated "Here Comes the Bride," so I walked down the aisle to "What a Difference a Day Makes" by the great Alabama native Dinah Washington - beautiful song; our recessional was "the Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." by Donna Fargo.)

the ceremony performed by the Southern preacherman, with the King James Bible

something old...

(my granny's necklace that she & my mama also wore on their wedding days)

something new...

(my wedding dress)

something borrowed...

(my friend's University of Alabama garter)

(& yes, I did have something blue, too! ;))


  1. Oh my goodness- I am sooo glad you joined us. You had an adorbale southern wedding. I love the something old granny necklace ( nothing better :) The setting looks amazing ! beautiful , Happy bride !! If you love Steel magnolias be sure to check out my post this afternoon and jump in for sips of the south - It is all about true steel magnolias !

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Your wedding pics are beautiful!!!