Our new blog, Style in Simplicity, has launched!

I’m beyond excited to announce the launch of our new lifestyle and wedding inspiration blog, Style in Simplicity!

We won’t be eliminating this blog entirely, but we will be posting here much less often. Moving forward, we hope that you will follow along at styleinsimplicity.com for your southern wedding inspiration favorites like real weddings, wedding color schemes, and wedding favor ideas. We are also looking forward to sharing more inspiration for everyday, including posts on entertaining, interiors, organization, fashion, and more styled goodness!

Our New Lifestyle Blog, Style In Simplicity

Thank you to all of our followers for your continued support. It has been a truly amazing two years and we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for Simply Southern Wedding Boutique, our online wedding and party shop, and Style in Simplicity, our new creative space for celebrating all that is simple and stylish!

As always, please feel free to email me with any questions or comments – your feedback is very much appreciated.

xo, Joan


Holy Cow – 2,000 followers on Pinterest!

Yesterday Simply Southern reached 2,000 followers on Pinterest!

I have to admit that I am little tickled that what started out simply as my favorite outlet for finding inspiration so quickly gained this significant response. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun!

Wedding and Party Inspiration on Pinterest!

Not planning a wedding? No problem! There are lots of fun boards to follow that aren’t wedding related, from parties & entertaining to home interiors.

Now offering CHEVRON and DOTS paper favor bags!

Chevron and polka dot paper favor bags are now available in 10 fun colors in our online boutique! These playful goodie bags are perfect for candy buffets, wedding and party favors, packaging sweet treats, and other everyday crafts. Our paper bags can be purchased by themselves, or you may add  personalized sticker labels sporting your name, monogram, or custom message.

Chevron Goodie Bags - Pink & Grey

Polka Dot & Chevron Personalized Favor Bags

Personalized Chevron Favor Bags - Black & Blue

Candy Buffet Bags - Grey & Pink Chevron

Colorful Chevron Wedding & Party Favors Bags

Personalized Paper Favor Bags - Red Chevron

Pink, Blue, & Grey Chevron Favor Bags

Personalized Pink Chevron Party Favor BagsVisit our online boutique to browse our entire wedding favor collection, including several personalized options!

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Happy 4th of July from Simply Southern!

Whether you’ll be on the water, by the pool, catching a local fireworks show, or just cookin’ up some burgers and hot dogs at home, have a happy and safe holiday!

Beach Picnics & Festive Summer Cocktails

Americana Style & 4th of July Pie

4th of July Cookout - Americana Style

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New Vintage-Inspired Wedding Favors!

We are so excited to announce the addition of several vintage-inspired wedding favors, now available in our online wedding & party boutique! The collection offers a variety of wedding favor containers, including milk bottles, candy jars, mini glass bottles, mini mason jars, and cocktail mason jars. Each of these charming glass jars and bottles can be personalized with a custom label sporting your monogram or message for your guests. The collection offers a broad range of label designs and colors to suit your personal style or event theme.

Vintage Weddings: Milk Bottle Wedding Favors

Choose from more than 20 vintage-inspired label designs (some pictured below) and add your monogram, names, date, or a personalized message for your guests.

Vintage Weddings: Personalized Wedding LabelsFill you milk bottles or mini mason jars with your choice of tasty treats, or add matching striped paper straws and use your milk bottles to serve a signature drink! Cocktail mason jars are also available , with and without custom labels, featuring decorative lids with a perfect hole cut out for your striped straws (pictured directly below with pink lemonade).

Paper Straws - Mint, Gold, Pink, & MoreWe are now offering our paper straws in more colors than ever, so that you can easily match them to your wedding or event palette. New colors include mint, silver, gold, and lilac! See all straw color options below:

Mint, Silver, Gold, and Pink Striped Paper Straws

Mason Jar Wedding Favors - Vintage WeddingsTie colored baker’s twine to your mini mason jars or other favors for added charm!

Vintage Weddings: Candy Jar FavorsYou can browse our entire wedding and party favor collection in our online boutique. We look forward to adding even more products soon – tell us what you’d like to see!

Happy First Day of Summer 2013!

Ok, so the first day of Summer was actually yesterday, so happy first weekend of Summer!

Here’s to all of the backyard cooking, beach and poolside lounging, sundress-wearing, fruity cocktail sipping days we have to look forward to.

Simply Southern Inspiration - First Day of Summer

Til next time,


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Over 1,200 followers on Pinterest!

I am proud to announce that Simply Southern now has more than 1,200 followers on Pinterest!

Simply Southern Wedding, Party, Fashion, and Decor Inspiration

Start following us today for access to ideas and inspiration for your home, closet, next event, and more.

Happy pinning!


Friday Fun Board: Peonies, Sprinkles, and Other Springtime Happiness

Happy Friday everybody!

A collection of pretty things that make me think of spring, from peach peonies and Paula Dean pie, to seersucker and sprinkles. Enjoy!

Pink & Pale Blue Inspiration - Peonies, Parties & Pretty Things

Thank you to the following sources for providing the lovely photos that inspired this board:

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Monday Mood Boards 4.8.13

Being that it actually feels like spring today, I thought it would be fitting to throw together some bright colors. Enjoy!

Spring Wedding Color Palettes - Pink, Orange & Yellow


Striped paper straws are a fun an affordable way to add a splash of color to parties and gatherings. See all 10 colors available in our online boutique!

I can’t get enough brightly colored bakers twine this spring. Use bakers twine for anything from gift wrapping and tying party favors to adding a splash of color to your place settings. The peony orange bakers twine above is pictured with our handmade scalloped gift tags in honey suckle yellow.

Spring Color Schemes - Tiffany Blue & Yellow

I love these mini chocolate bars by Chocolove! These premium chocolate bars come in 7 unique and delicious flavors and the packaging is so pretty. There is even a love poem printed on the inside of each wrapper, making them a colorful and unique wedding or party favor. Pictured with the Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate Bar above is our blue bakers twine and handmade parcel gift tags, available in any color you can think up – just ask!

Happy Monday!

Simply Southern Wedding Blog: Here I come!

Welcome to my Simply Southern Wedding Blog!Welcome to Simply Southern – a wedding inspiration blog, unique online retail store, and my new favorite pastime. I will start by introducing myself.

I’m Joan. I grew up in Athens, GA, live in lovely Savannah, GA and I started Simply Southern in 2012 as a sort of self exploration project. My background is in events and marketing, both of which I love, but I was ready for a new creative experience and challenge.

Why weddings, you ask? A great question with several answers.

Familiarity…Working in the resort and private country club industries, I was up close and personal with weddings every weekend for a span of time, exposing me to an spectrum of wedding styles.

Access…I also happen to be twenty-something and have lost count of the amount of engaged and recently married couples I know (I have been a bridesmaid twice in the past 6 months) giving me access to amazing wedding photography, brainstorming sessions, friendly advice, and other inspiration from the beautiful women around me.

Proximity…Being in Savannah, I am a quick 1 hour drive from historic Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and St. Simons Island, 2 hours from Charleston and Jacksonville, 4 hours from Charlotte and Atlanta…the list goes on. There are remarkable wedding destinations all over the south and I have the pleasure of living very close to some of the most notable ones.

This visual inspiration blog is a work in progress, but I suspect that it will become a fun blend of pictures from actual weddings, vendor spotlights, diy wedding ideas, and products featured from my online store simplysouthernwedding.com

Want to share your wedding photos, wedding planning advise, diy projects, or other wedding inspiration with Simply Southern? Please email me or fill out our contact form. Each wedding featured on our blog is carefully selected for character, natural beauty, and thoughtful details. We can’t wait to hear your love story.

I hope that you will also visit my store and browse my hand-picked collection of unique wedding décor, personalized wedding favor, hand-crafted items, diy wedding crafts, and more. Looking for something specific? Please let me know – I would love to hear your ideas and will do my best to help you find exactly what you need for your special day. I am just getting started and am always on the lookout for fun new items, so check in with us often to see what products have been added.

Happy planning!