Emily from ‘Southern Weddings’ talks weddings, ya’ll
After reading the Southern Weddings blog and magazine and catching up with Creative Director Emily Thomas, we officially want to pack our bags and head South. And start making more use of the word “y’all,” y’all. This blog is sweet, pretty as a peach and, we do declare, as charming as a sunny Southern day. Come on and sit a spell with Emily …
Where we’re based: Chapel Hill, N.C.
How long we’ve been blogging: Five years
Blog basics: Southern Weddings Magazine is the South’s premier publication for the modern bride. From bow ties to biscuits, monograms to mason jars, we preserve the best of the past while celebrating the true heart of a wedding – the marriage at its center. The Southern Weddings blog, updated daily, highlights the best in real Southern weddings; shares behind-the-scene details from the making of a magazine with a fresh, fun and fabulous staff of women; and celebrates the best that Southern culture has to offer.
My guilty pleasure: Biscuits straight out of the oven, for sure.
Last thing I bought: A bikini for my upcoming honeymoon!
What do you do to get inspired? Honestly, our best inspiration comes from what’s right outside our door — the beauty of the South! I’m constantly inspired by how others, including our readers, are taking amazing old traditions and tweaking and adding to them to create memories personal to them.
What is your favorite wedding trend happening right now? We don’t really love following trends, but I have seen a renewed focus on brides and grooms creating details that aren’t just for pretty pictures, but that are about focusing on hospitality and creating an amazing experience for their guests. If that’s a trend, we definitely hope it catches on.
What’s the best thing about Southern weddings? The food! Biscuits, grits, fried chicken, fresh sweet corn, pecan pie, hush puppies, deviled eggs, peaches, macaroni and cheese, pulled pork … the list goes on and on.
Peonies or roses? Garden roses – they smell amazing.
Where is the best place in the world to get married? Why, the South, of course! Anywhere below the Mason-Dixon Line suits us just fine.