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Wedding Planning Ideas: Decorations, Centerpieces, Dresses, Venues, Flowers
Recently, the folks at Southern Living Magazine sent me a copy of their 2013 Southern Living Weddings Guide. Around this time last year, my family was in serious wedding planning mode and I enjoyed all the wonderful pictures and stories included in last year’s book. This year’s is just as wonderful and it’s filled with lots of detailed pictures of 25 “real southern weddings.” One of my favorite parts is always the “Real Advice from the Bride” section.
Southern Living Weddings Giveaway
Are you in wedding planning mode in your family? Southern Living is giving away two copies Southern Living Weddings here on BNOTP, so if you would be interested in having your own copy, leave a comment on this post. Pssst: Be sure when leaving a comment to enter in an e-mail address you regularly check so I’ll be able to notify the winners after the drawing.
Every kind of wedding venue is pictured in Southern Living Weddings from family farms to beautiful cathedrals to picturesque plantation homes. The home pictured below is the Houmas House. It’s surrounded with ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss.
Imagine having your wedding on a bluff overlooking a beautiful river.
One of my favorite parts of the Southern Living Wedding publications is always the amazing decorations, receptions and beautiful table centerpieces. Some centerpieces are grand…
while others table decorations and centerpieces are sweet and more simply done.
Is this not stunning? The beautiful wedding centerpieces for this table were created using the bride’s family heirloom collection of silver vases and candelabras.
Another bride collected vintage china in different patterns from thrift stores and antique shops to use for her wedding reception. I love that idea!
I was drooling over all the beautiful wedding receptions. Pink and white were the main colors for this reception.
The wedding cakes are amazing! I’m always in awe of the cakes pictured in Southern Living Weddings.
They are really beautiful works of art, aren’t they? You would almost hate to cut into them.
Wedding dresses are as different as the brides who wear them. I always love the full dresses that are over-the-top gorgeous. It’s a special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, a time to live out all those little girl dreams.
This was one of my favorite wedding dresses pictured in this year’s book. The bride nicknamed her Marchesa wedding gown, “the cloud dress.” All the gorgeous layers of tulle really do give it that ethereal “floating in the clouds” look.
There are so many different designs for the brides wedding bouquet. Some are filled with bold color while others are soft and elegant.
Don’t forget lots of birdseed for showering the happy bride and groom.
*If you would like to be entered in the drawing for a copy of the 2013 issue of Southern Living Weddings, leave a comment on this post by Monday, February 11th. *