Hey, y’all! The latest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine hit newsstands this week, and I was thrilled to pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble yesterday!
What I love about Southern Weddings, and this issue especially, is that it’s more than just pretty, southern details and design inspiration for your wedding day (although, I absolutely love it all and you’ll still find it here!). Why I love Southern Weddings is that their greatest passion is love and marriage and inspiring brides and grooms to plan not just for a wedding, but for a marriage that will last a lifetime; and Southern Weddings Magazine, while dripping with the finest southern details and traditions, is full of inspiration to get you started on building a love and marriage that will be forever, and that is what matters most.
Marriage matters to us because we truly believe a great marriage can change the world. We believe that happily ever afters are built, not found; that, like the tomatoes in my garden, a great marriage takes rich soil, tender pruning and a daily outpouring from the well; and that love never fails. – Lara Casey, Editor and Founder of Southern Weddings
The latest issue is chock full of real life couples and love stories that will melt your heart, and I cried big happy tears as I pored over its pages. As much as I enjoy seeing pretty details come together for a wedding, what I love more is the love that a bride and groom’s marriage will be built upon. I love hearing a couple’s love story. I love hearing how they knew he/she was the one. I love love! Big, beautiful, real love.
My favorite part of a wedding is the exchange of vows between the bride and groom. I listen intently on the promises they make to one another, the looks they exchange, and the tears they let fall when they speak those words. I always pray they remember and honor the vows that they make on their wedding day.
So often today it seems couples are more concerned with planning the “perfect” wedding rather than planning for a marriage, but a pretty wedding doesn’t mean much without the true love and commitment for a marriage to be built upon. Yes, the world is in need of stronger marriages and love that does big things for the other person. Southern Weddings, in true southern form, declares with great joy and the purest of heart the importance of a love that does, a love that prefers one another, and a love that never fails. (True) love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8
Ready to dive in to all the inspiring stories and southern details? Head to your local newsstand or visit the Southern Weddings Shop to get your very own copy of Southern Weddings V6! You will swoon over every lovely detail, styled shoot, and helpful wedding tip; be inspired by the Vow Library; and possibly cry your eyes out as you read each and every beautiful love story.