Elegance... Charm...Shabby Chic... Intimate... Lovely... and traditional are all words that come to mind while planning a southern wedding.
But of all those characteristics, the most important one is 'tradition'.
When a couple is having a southern wedding, tradition is key and Estate Weddings and Events have decided to list just a few traditions of a southern wedding in celebration of the newly added estates in Alabama, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
Take a look at these simple traditions...
1. Groom's Cake:
Intended as a gift from the bride to the groom.
They are unlike traditional wedding cakes and more suited to the groom's personality.
2. Bridal Hat and Gloves:
Typically worn by southern belles demonstrating their unique charm and class.
If a wedding is held outside, which most are, then a hat and gloves protects the brides skin.
The south can get particularly hot in the summer, while most weddings are held in the summer and outside a parasol is a perfect way to provide shade.
4. Southern-themed Drinks:
Drinks that include bourbon or whiskey (Non-Alcoholic: lemonade or sweet-tea) are typical drinks served at a southern wedding.
5. Serving Southern Food:
Many southern weddings will have barbeques to create a relax, and home-like environment for the guest.
6. Incorporate Local Flowers Into Bouquet
Try to opt for simple, fresh, and locally grown bouquets...
Used for the emotional parts of the ceremony.
8. Monogrammed Linens With Your Initials:
9. Jumping Over a Broom:
Is believed to bring the bride and groom 'good luck'.
10. Bright Colors:
As mentioned earlier, weddings tend to be during the summer and outside and therefore weddings are brightly lite with the color themed the couple have chosen for the wedding to suit the brightly colored season.
11. Wedding Outside at a Plantation or Manor
One of these estates could be the perfect fit for your southern wedding...
Special thanks to 'The Our Wedding Day Blog' and 'Southern Weddings', Estate weddings and Events was able to provide these traditions and photographs! Photography by: Ulmer Studios, Mellissa Schollart, Rachel Thurston, Caroline Joy, Adam Barnes, Divine Light Photography, Cali Ashton Photography, A Bryan Photo, Saab Weddings, and Suzi Q