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Give Your Big Day That Southern Comfort Feeling

lemon yellow Kate Spade shoes and bright bouquet

The American South brings to mind rocking chairs, girls in ruffled dresses, and comfort food, all wonderful and perfect accents to give your big day that Southern Comfort feeling! Heather Chipps Photography and Amanda Day Rose put their heads together to give these 10 fabulous tips for a southern style soiree that will leave your guests feeling right at home! 

So get comfortable there are so many great ideas here and in our full gallery; ya'll can rest easy knowing your down home southern wedding plans are in good hands!

soft pink wedding invitations with classic southern monogram

chic southern style wedding invitations in pink

Add A Little Southern Charm

From Heather Chipps Photography: Our primary focus was to show "Ways to Add Southern Flair to Your Wedding Celebration”. We pulled together several key southern details to create a fun, colorful, and warm atmosphere that you might not find at your typical wedding. 

Southern Style Stationery

Incorporate monograms into your celebration. Here, you can see a sweet monogram adorns the hand-painted invitation suite. 

pink floral getting ready robe

pre wedding bridal photoshoot ideawedding ring in perfect peach ring box

pink yellow and orange wedding bouquet

Groom Gifts & Style

Gift your groom with his favorite bottle of bourbon to share with his groomsmen before the celebration, or have a bourbon bar set up for your cocktail hour! 

Opt for a bowtie and suspenders for the groom in place of a standard tie. Bonus points if the tie is seersucker like the High Cotton tie shown here! 

Groom getting ready before the ceremonypre-wedding spiritsgroom gifts perfect for a southern style wedding

gift your groom with his favorite bottle of liquor

suspenders and bow tie are a southern classicunique wedding venue Leslie-Alford Mims House

cute and happy wedding couple

wedding couple in white and lemon yellowbright and cheery wedding bouquet

sweet bride in tea length wedding dress and yellow shoes

Ruffles, Heirlooms & Puckered-Up Posies

Add touches of citrus fruit throughout your floral design for an unexpected touch of the south. 

Incorporate thoughtful family heirlooms into your big day. We used etched glass candlestick holders that have been passed down through generations. 

Include sweet tea as one of your main drink choices – not only will your guests appreciate it, but it bring a sense of nostalgia to your celebration! 

Tie in feminine details such as lace and ruffles, shown here on the cake and in the detailing of the bride’s gown. 

pink and gold wedding table decor with citrus inspired centerpiece

sneaking a few lemons amongst the rosessouthern style wedding table decorgold, pink, orange and yellow reception decor ideas

A southern classic sweet teabeautiful wedding flowers in bright colors

charming wedding place setting in gold pink and white

simple flower cake topperlove this hey ya'll cake table sign

gold edged ruffle cake with beautiful flower topper

Southern Comfort Food

Thoughtfully plan out your meal to include southern delicacies such as the cornbread bar shown here. Biscuits would also be a good option! 

Decorate with cast iron skillets! If you plan to have a buffet or bar of some sort, cast iron skillets are perfect for displaying food items. We also incorporated the mini cast iron skillets as a favor for the guests! 

Use those sweet southern sayings in your signage throughout the celebration, shown here with a “Take One, Honey!” sign on the favor table.

Don't forget about the cornbread at your southern style wedding

vintage furniture setting the stage for your southern weddingwe are drooling over this cornbreadtoppings for you cornbread at the cornbread bar

tasty wedding food with a southern comfort style

thank your guests with an adorable mini skilletcutest little home style wedding favors

take one honey skillet wedding favor table

ServiceVendor
PhotographersHeather Chipps Photography
Venues & OfficiantsLeslie-Alford Mims House
FlowersAmanda Day Rose
Coordinators & StylistsAmanda Day Rose
Cakes & CateringCakes By Chloe
Paper Goods & CalligraphyEnglish Tea Paperie
Health & BeautyKatie Booger
FashionUrban Set Bride