I've always wanted to be a Southern Belle. There's just something about a Southern Lady that exudes hospitality, grace, etiquette, charm, and warmth beyond her noble sisters.
Me being a Yankee, I shall have to live vicariously through this blog!
Dress: she may be from the South, but a modern Southern bride is not without her sense of style. No big hoop skirts for her! Silk shantung Alvina Valenta dress with a petal bodice. Custom made hat by Suzanne Millinery. A magnolia blossom completes the look and pays tribute to her roots.
Bridesmaid Dress: being from the south, she is going to have a large bridal party. And being ever so gracious, she is going to pick a dress that flatters all body types. Here, Anessa by Jenny Yoo.
Reception: from InStyle Weddings, "create a feminine, Southern-country vibe with wrought-iron chairs, a floral toile tablecloth, an ivory linen overlay with tassel-rope trim, and at the center of it all, five pastel-colored cakes."
Flowers: ostentatious bouquets are a thing of the past. Lush centerpieces of pink and peach peonies convey warmth and elegance.
Refreshments: this Southern Belle serves an old fashioned favorite pink lemonade in a charming mason jar and mint julep for the grown ups.
Invitations: from Little Tree Press and aptly named "Southern Charm."
Images via www.marthastewart.com, www.jennyyoo.com, www.instyle.com, www.littletreepress.com.