(Closed) How to incorporate his southern culture

posted 10 years ago in Intercultural
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

some of the stuff you have chosen can be both southern and spanish – where in the south is he from? because texas southern is much different from Georgia southern which is different from va southern…

my wedding is a southern themed wedding (im marrying a yankee – hehehehe but he looooooooves the south, especially va.) and heres my inspiration board – as you can see hydrangeas are already kinda southern, as is lace and a few other details.

also, definately have a grooms cake, play good foot stomping country music (or have something like a blue grass band for cocktail hour?) etc. but where is he from, cuz that makes it easier to point you in the right direction.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, I think if you’re having the wedding in St. Augustine, everything you’ve planned sounds great.

I think the most important aspect that might bother his family is only the reception music. I think a mix of both Spanish and Country would work great, and as for food, I would just go with what you have already. I don’t know anyone in Florida who doesn’t love good Spanish food anyways! 

He said do what you want, so I agree. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I dont live very far from ST. Augustine! It’s such a lovely area. My biggest piece of advice is SWEET TEA. If you are from the South most likely you drink sweeeeet tea. Dont worry as much abount incorporating ‘Southern’ things instead incorporate what your future hubby likes. Your menu sounds amazing… however make sure there are some non-spicy food options.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Jacksonville area, Mayport to be exact has amazing shrimp. Maybe some fried shrimp to go with the calamari tapas? Maybe Fiance has even lovingly mentioned the Fernandina shrimp festival which is pretty close.

When I go home, I demand a trip to my favorite seafood shack type restaurant so I can eat fried shrimp and wash it down with sweeeeet tea. Nothing says that part of the country like fried seafood!

 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yeah i second the SWEET TEA – and real sweet tea none of that watered down stuff or with splenda or something

i also second the shrimp – my granny lives in the panhandle of Florida and all they do is fish fry and seafood and fried okra (Yum. now im hungry) and you cant loose if you have a pork dish.

Also, georgia folks like Coke not Pepsi.

the biggest thing though i would think is the music. just make sure theres a mix so people dont feel left out.

Post # 23
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I say have some appetizers including some mini servings of macaroni and cheese, some shrimp and grits (hey they’re from coastal GA right?) and serve some Arnold Palmers (non alcoholic and 2/3 iced tea and 1/3 lemonade) for an elegant drink.  Some sides (nod to Louisiana) such as dirty rice, etc might be good or some collard greens too.  How about some fluffy cupcakes made out of coconut creme cake (coconut cake is so very southern!).  Two weeks ago I had the most divine cupcakes made out of coconut cake with fresh shaved coconut on top of the buttercream frosting.  My coworkers and I drooled over them and I broke my diet for it! 

Now I love Sinatra but he is NOT southern ok?  How about some Alan Jackson or some coastal music like Jimmy Buffett?  Some country mainstream (think Lady Antebellum or Sugarland) and maybe some nashville greats?  I do know that the group “Kings of Leon” are from Nashville.

Def have a grooms’ cake.  It’s our thing to do! 

I think it’s good to incorporate both cultures and to represent both bride and groom.

Post # 24
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Forgot to add…add in some fresh cornbread too!  We do love that! (I love it with some black eyed peas!) 

Post # 25
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oh bellenga!! jimmy buffett +alan jackson = Kenny Chesney!! 🙂 i love him 🙂 *swoon* 🙂

 

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ooooh Kenny.  Love me some Kenny!

We’re having a steel drum band and I am loving the fact that they’re going to play both Jimmy, Alan, and Kenny (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!).

Yep.  Def add in some Kenny! 

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