7 Ways to Bring Southern Charm into your Wedding

7 Ways to Bring Southern Charm into your Wedding 


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1. Finger-Lickin' Good

Bring your favorite southern foods into the wedding. There’s no such thing as “proper” wedding food, get creative! Pies in jars for dessert, a chicken and waffles buffet - check out these ideas from The Knot for the best southern wedding food ideas.


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2. Classic, Feminine Flowers

Gardenias and magnolias are a classic decor staple of any southern wedding. Like says, magnolia bouquets are a nice balance between simple and dramatic and gardenias add a lovely scent to any centerpiece.


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3. The Trendiest Color, Dusty Rose

According to Country Living, Dusty Rose has taken over southern weddings. Incorporate this beautiful, vintage color into your decor, flowers, accessories, or even your dress (for the untraditional bride).


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4. Get Crafty for Charming Touches

Want charming wedding details that no one else has? Then it’s time to DIY. In Style Me Pretty, the bride and groom picked out vintage postcards to display table numbers. The postcards were then propped up on stands made from twisted copper wires and vintage door knobs.


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5. For the Traditional Southern Belle

Southern Living says that no southern wedding is complete without the classic cake pull. During the reception, all of the unmarried guests gather around the cake and pull the ribbons or strings of beads out from between the layers of cake. Check out Love to Know to see how different charms on the ribbons can mean different things!


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6. For the Superstitious Southern Bride

Want a guarantee for good weather? Bury a bottle of bourbon a month before the wedding day. Snippet & Ink interviewed a couple who did just that, a tradition that has been in their families for years. The bride said, “We dug it up right after the ceremony, and drank it with our friends and family. It worked!”


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7. The Perfect Southern Setting

If you are looking for a unique, southern setting for your Southern Charm wedding, a historic wedding venue, such as Haywood Hall, would be the perfect pick for you. Located in downtown Raleigh, NC, Haywood Hall is a versatile event space, beautiful architecture for indoor weddings and charming gardens for outdoor weddings. As The Pink Bride says, start making history together in a historic setting.

For more information about planning your southern wedding at Haywood Hall please contact us at 919-832-8357 or [email protected].