Are you a southern, country gal at heart? Do you love the home of country music, drawling accents, fried chicken, and farming? Let your wedding reflect the best of Dixieland! Of course, there are many more aspects that give the south the dynamic environment that everyone loves. Here’s how to find the southern finest and mold it into your dream wedding.
Southern Wedding Bouquets
- White Anemones
- Black-Eyed Susans
- Orange Calla Lilies
Southern Wedding Cakes
- A monogrammed wedding cake is a classic look in the south, and generally looks best with simple decorative icing and no topper.
- Follow the Peach State’s lead and garnish your cake with this delicious fruit!
- If you don’t like peaches, try strawberries and blackberries, or other berries that are in season.
- For a wedding in a rustic setting, decorate the cake to look like a bird’s nest, with two birds on the top in place of bride and groom figurines.
- Show off your gardening skills with a cupcake garden. Match the cupcake designs to your bouquet or compliment it with other Southern favorites from the list above!
- Pearls are one of the tell-tale signs of a southern lady. Wrap a strand of pearls around the base of your cake tiers to give it a sophisticated look.
Tips for the Reception
- Hold your reception in a barn. The high ceiling will make the space feel more open, there are many options for decorating, and you’ll still have a simple, relaxed feel.
- Burlap tablecloths give your tables an organic, on-the-farm feel.
- You can also use small burlap sacks for bags for your favors.
- Home-cooked meals are one of the first things people think of when they describe the south. If you can, serve food that is homemade. If you can’t, stick with familiar, comfort food.
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Elizabeth is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.