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


Jessica & John – Rustic Wedding in Western NC

Jessica and John’s whimsical wedding paired wonderfully with the picturesque natural backdrop of Tuttle Educational State Forest in Lenoir, North Carolina. Elle Imaging beautifully captured all of the sweet details, from hand-painted signs and rustic branch ceremony arch to striped straws and colorful cupcakes by CAKEM.

Rustic Bride - Beautiful Lace Wedding Gown

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Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses - Western NC Wedding

Western North Carolina Wedding Party

Hay Bale Ceremony Seating - Rustic NC Wedding

North Carolina Wedding Photography - Elle Imaging

DIY Wedding Decor - Rustic NC Wedding

Wedding Cupcakes Display - North Carolina Weddings

Charming DIY Wedding - Western NC

Wedding Rings Photography - Elle Imaging

Thank you to Elle Imaging for all of the lovely images!

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Katie + Grant – Romantic Lake Oconee Wedding

I just had to share this gorgeous Greensboro, Georgia wedding, beautifully captured by Kale Hale Photography. The rustic modern details, coupled with the elegant Higdon House backdrop, make this stylish couple’s southern soiree one to remember.

Enjoy all of the wedding prettiness…

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Rustic Modern Bride & Groom Shoot

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Georgia Weddings - Higdon House - Lake Oconee Venue

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Jewel Toned Wedding Color Palette

Unique Bridal Portraits - Katie & Grant by Kyle Hale

Atlanta Weddings - Stunning Bride & Groom Shoot

Classy Black Bridesmaids Dresses - Georgia Weddings

Small Wedding Cakes Display - Naked Cakes

Elegant Monogram Wedding Cake - Southern Weddings

Thank you to Kyle Hale for all of the beautiful photos!

Click here to view all of our southern wedding posts, and follow us for even more wedding, party, and everyday inspiration!

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Alexandra + Jay – Charming DIY Wedding in North Andover, MA

With its tranquil apple orchard scenery and beautifully rustic elements, Smolak Farms in North Shore Massachusetts was the perfect fit for this southern, diy bride and her handsome groom. From the adorably crafty “pinterest project” centerpieces and orchard-grown favors, to striped paper straws and chalkboard signage, this charming farm wedding is chock-full of fabulous diy touches. Get inspired by the beautiful couple and their oh-so-sweet celebration, captured by Vanessa Embling Photography.

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Toms Wedding Shoes - Rustic Wedding

DIY Wedding Centerpieces for Outdoor Weddings

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Fruit Wedding Favors - Rustic Farm Weddings

…browse other lovely southern weddings.

Abby + Bud – Elegant Barn Wedding in Fort Mill, SC

Leroy Springs & Company’s The Dairy Barn was a perfect setting for Abby and Bud’s gorgeous barn wedding, crafted by the amazingly talented, family-owned Ta-Da’s Floral Design and Event Planning of Charlotte, NC. The event was filled with charming details like striped paper straws, champagne jelly wedding favors, and burlap accents. This Fort Mill, SC soirée was captured by Sarah Roberts of Elle Imaging.

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Barn Wedding Favors - Cake for Barn Wedding

Photography: Sarah Roberts, Elle Imaging | Planning, Design, and Floral: Ta-Da’s Floral Designs & Event Planning | Linens & Rentals: Creative Solutions Special Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Dairy Barn, Fort Mill, SC | Ceremony Music: Providence HS Quartet | Catering: Leroy Springs Catering | Wedding Cake: Savannah’s Room | Wedding Dress: by Mori Lee | Bridesmaids Dresses: by J. Crew | Invitations & Paper: Wedding Paper Divas 

Bethany + JT – Stunning Outdoor Wedding in North Georgia

Neverland Farms, nestled in a secluded valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, set a striking backdrop for this gorgeous southern wedding. Photographed by Kyle Hale Photography, Bethany and JT’s romantic outdoor wedding was beautifully ornamented with rustic elements and a lush summer color-palette of blues, greens, pinks, and oranges. The natural textures, vintage features, and southern charm make this romantic outdoor wedding one to remember.

Bethany + JT - Outdoor Wedding

Bethany + JT - Rustic Wedding Decor

It’s all about the details – the naturally woven hand fans, homemade jelly wedding favors in mason jars, and vintage-inspired wedding cake display are just some of the special touches that made this gathering one of warmth and interest.

Bethany + JT - Edible Wedding Favors

Photography: Kyle Hale Photography | Floral: Amy Osaba| Ceremony & Reception Venue: Neverland Farms | Catering: Neverland Farms | Wedding Cakes: Cecilia Cakes of Athens, GA | Bridesmaids Dresses: Cotton Candy Dress by JCrew in Mint | Men’s Linen Suits: by Calvin Klein | Invitations: designed by the bride, created by friend of the bride, Jessica Henry | Favors: homemade jelly by the bride’s grandmother

Taylor Marie + Brint – Beautiful Birmingham Wedding

Being that I am new to the wedding blog scene, and didn’t have this medium from which to gush about these lovely weddings when I was attending them, I thought it only fitting to kick-start my new wedding inspiration blog with highlights from my favorite weddings over the past couple years.

Taylor Marie is my best friend from high school and I had the honor of standing beside her as her maid of honor in September at her amazingly beautiful Birmingham Wedding. First Presbyterian Church in the heart of downtown Birmingham made a picturesque backdrop for the ceremony – and I was amazed at how the teal bridesmaids’ dresses popped against the rich tones of the historic sanctuary.

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Beautiful Birmingham Weddings - Teal Bridesmaid Dresses

The bride and groom cakes by Sweet Magnolia were deliciously compatible with each of them; hers, oh so feminine and polished, and his, a playful tribute to his college baseball playing days. And my favorite of all, the priceless pictures of the couple’s departure with their beaming smiles and TM looking cute as ever with wedding toss in her hair.

Birmingham Weddings - Fun Grooms Cake & Lavender Wedding Toss

Photography: Ann Wade Parish Photography | Florals: Dorothy McDaniel Flower Market | Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian of Birmingham | Reception Venue & Catering: Vestavia Country Club |  Wedding Cakes: Sweet Magnolias | Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: Casablanca & Alfred Sung from Diane’s Formal Affair in Jasper, AL