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5 Southern Wedding Traditions You Can Do Anywhere

There's a lot to love about Southern weddings: the comfort food, the beautiful trees covered in Spanish moss, and of course the traditions! Our opinion: If you learn about a wedding tradition from the South (or anywhere for that matter) and fall in love with the idea, steal it and work it into your wedding... read more

Escape To Your Happy Place With This Waterfront Wedding in Charleston

With the impending return of the Polar Vortex we should all heed the words of James Taylor and take a little trip down to Carolina. How? With this stunning summer wedding in Charleston.

Kathryn and Cal's summer soiree had all the makings for a perfect day: waterfront views, an absolutely stunning venue and -- wait for...

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A Wedding Complete With Civil War Reenactments? This Couple Did It!

Is there a town more aptly named for a wedding than Unison, VA? Celie and Shane definitely don’t think so. Steeped in rich Civil War history, the bride’s family home in Northern Virginia was built around a log cabin from the 1700s and sits in the middle of several major battlefields. So when Shane...

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See How Two Crazy-Different Styles Come Together In One Unforgettable Wedding

What happens when you mix Music City glamour with Southern flair? From soft, romantic décor to stunning backdrops, Ronda and Jeff (with the help of Fete Nashville) pulled off a wedding that reflected her Louisiana roots and his love of music. Nashville’s Music Mile was an obvious choice for this Music City promoter... read more

See How This NYC Couple Pulled Off Southern Charm In Charleston

It all started with brunch in Manhattan—or at least that’s what Megan and Rad’s friends will tell you. “Everyone there that day still says they saw the immediate sparks between us,” Megan explains. Despite being attached to other people at the time, both Megan and Rad knew they’d found someone special that day and began... read more

A Mountain Wedding In North Carolina (That Might Make You Cry)

At 32, Lanier's life completely changed with a cancer diagnosis. She had surgery and traded her job on Capitol Hill for healing and recovery at her family's home in the mountains of North Carolina. During that time, she would often visit a nearby mountain resort called Crestwood Resort. In a way, the resort became a... read more

A Rustic Meets Regal Wedding (With Cowboy Boot Decor!)

Photo: Theo Milo Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
Southern charm and Texas flavor guided these college sweethearts as they planned their garden wedding in the bride's hometown of Wilmington, NC. At the Country Club of Landfall, guests were greeted with lawn games, a scotch and cigar bar and a live artist (who captured the scene on canvas!). Peachy pink floral arrangements... read more

An Autumnal Southern Wedding Shoot (With Bourbon Bar And Honey Tasting!)

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A stiff drink and a side of sweet: it's everything we love about the South rolled into a crisp fall wedding shoot! Steal-worthy ideas include a sophisticated bourbon-only bar and a genius honey-tasting hor d'oeuvres table. Small floral arrangements from Salt Harbor Designs have a heavy helping of just-picked greenery to  keep the vibe rustic yet refined. Get... read more

A Southern Wedding at Empire State South from Our Labor of Love

Photo: Our Labor Of Love // Planning: We Tie the Knots // Featured: The Knot Blog
Sarah and Kevin's wedding has all the trappings of Southern charm with a dash of vintage elegance (like antique couches for ceremony seating) thrown in. It was the perfect foodie wedding since it was held at and catered by Empire State South, which is owned by Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson. Besides the... read more

A Chic Low-Country Wedding at Runnymede Plantation by Liz Banfield Photography

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Event planner Tara Guerard transformed a low-country plantation into a picturesque setting for Candice & Graham's ceremony and reception. The wedding had a relaxed yet refined feel, with decorative touches like an upholstered lounge area and the dramatic grid of lemon leaf garlands that lined the reception tent. I love that this wedding maintained... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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