Real NC Wedding : Some Southern Wedding Traditions We Love
Nothing quite says “down south” like an outdoor affair. People in the south love any reason to party or “get together” on someone’s lawn, and can there ever be a better way to celebrate other than by hosting a wedding? If you love traditional southern charm, it comes with a backyard and a whole lot of family and friends.
Ladies Who Lunch
Southern ladies love to lunch and what better way than to hold a bridal luncheon before you say “I do.” This can be a bridal party, a before wedding brunch with the ladies of the bridal party and immediate family, or just a good old fashion, classy bachelorette party. Just don’t forget to spike the lemonade.
Southerners love a good cocktail! Whether it’s a mint julep, shoo-fly punch, or a good ole whiskey sour – there should be something to sip on for everyone at a Southern wedding.
The parasol is an age old tradition held in the deep south, and nothing highlights a gorgeous umbrella with loads of frills like the age old southern tradition of bridal portraits. Bridal portraits are sweet, simple themed photographs of the bride on her own. Put her with a parasol and you’ve got a wedding that any Southern girl has dreamt of!
The FOOD Y’all
Butter and carbs. Think butter and carbs. All the butter and carbs you can imagine. A wedding in the dirty South is a day made for celebrating, and you only do that when you’ve stuffed yourself to the gills with loads of delicious home cooked food.
It’s all about treating everyone like family in Southern tradition. You pay attention to details. You write hand-written thank you notes. You hold on to tradition. That means something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue. You toss the bouquet and the garter. And you run off into the night hand in hand, with your Prince Charming, under a sea of goodbyes – as you embark on your sweet, new life together!
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