(Closed) Southern Wedding Theme ideas

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re having our wedding in Charleston.  I’m having a brooch bouquet with pale pink silk peonies as the base of the bouquet.  Also, I’m incorporating pearls into my jewelry and also the pearl dragees on my cake.  I’ll be buying a clay magnolia for my cake too since that screams Southern to me.  Also, our food is a big representation of the south – our entree choices are fried chicken, filets of beef, and shellfish over grits.  For our guest book too we’re having everyone sign a vintage handkerchief and making it into a quilt.  I know not all of this probably screams Southern to everyone but I hope something helps.  

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Lace, simplicity, and venue/background. 🙂 Being that we originally wanted to get married in Savannah. lol

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@AmeliaBedelia: I agree with lace too, I”ll be having lace on my veil.  Also simplicity is big.  We’re having our ceremony in an old Southern style gazebo and keeping all the decorations simple.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think one of the best ways to fit that theme is with the food! @mandb122 had great suggestions. You could have glass dispensers with sweet tea and a lemonade.

Im from the midwest but when i think of a southern wedding i think of outdoors, great lighting in the trees or hanging from above, live band, light colors (pale pinks, whites, pale yellow, cremes etc), and a sophisticated casual feel. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Being from Georgia I think of Savannah with Jasmine, gardenias, ivy and roses.  Silk and/or lace

Urns full of flowers in iron or plaster

Lemonade 🙂

Mint Juleps

Grits

I miss home wahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

oh and some sort of edible favor local to the area! 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Allyser: Salt Water Taffy? Yes, please.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I think GA south, its parasols, very girly (like others mentioned lace, pearl accents.)

Also rocking cowboy boots! And outdoor games. Here are a few pics from my wedding that had a southern Texas country feel.

 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with much of the above – gardenias, magnolias, twinkly lights through Spanish moss. I think of alfresco dinner and simply elegant table settings.

Mrs. Lab’s wedding should give you some inspiration. Grace Bonney’s (from Design*Sponge) was beautiful too. http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/grace-and-aaron

Post # 13
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Honey bee

Browse http://swsmag.net for ideas (Southern Weddings Magazine blog).

Serve comfort foods along with sweet tea, lemonade, etc. Although traditionally, receptions are simply cake and punch with mingling the entire time.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Great ideas here.  I think lemonade, sweet tea and mint juleps are essential.  Magnolias are the perfect southern flower.

I love seersucker!  What an awesome idea!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

One of my friends had beautiful centerpieces at her wedding- they were peaches stacked on a white cake stand, with white and other pastel colored flowers stuck in between.  I think peaches would be a great decor element for a Georgia wedding!

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