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upclose of wedding rings

If there’s one thing you should know about SouthWind Events, it’s that we care about marriage – healthy, successful, long-term marriage. Yes, the wedding is a beautiful experience where we celebrate the joining of two lives, but it’s just one day. The marriage, however, is expected to be “until death separates” you. As such, we believe […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

5 Things to Discuss Before You Get Married

outdoor wedding portrait

Eenie, meenie, minee, moe, catch a piggy by the toe…. Maybe I’m aging myself here, but as a child, this was one of the ways we picked teams when playing with our friends.  It seemed to keep it fair & random, with the least chance of someone getting their feelings hurt (although there was always […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Party

black and gold wedding cake

The History In 1840, Queen Victoria (the great-great-great grandmother of Prince William and Harry) married Prince Albert.  Their wedding featured the first modern, and extravagant, wedding cake. It was a large tiered cake with white icing, measured nine feet in circumference and weighed nearly 300 pounds!!  But the history of the wedding cake goes beyond the […]


History of the Wedding Cake

The History Women love flowers.  They love to receive them as a gift, to decorate their home or even to wear them, but there’s nothing more special for many than to carry a bouquet of flowers on her wedding day.   A bride’s bouquet is an integral part of her wedding day “look.”  Whether the wedding […]


History of the Bridal Bouquet

bride with beautiful lace train

Just before couples prepare to walk down the aisle, they will often take a moment to face themselves in the mirror, making sure they look their best and reflecting on the new phase of life they are about to enter.  However, you need looking beyond what you see facing forward.  As you prepare to said […]

Wedding Gown, Weddings

Your Wedding Day Look: How’s the View From the Back?

Your wedding day is one that should be filled with great joy.  It marks the start of the beginning of a new chapter in your life and a new and exciting journey with your love.  However, for those who have lost people they love dearly, there may be lingering feelings of sadness or disappointment because […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

4 Ways to Remember Loved Ones at Your Wedding

flower girl

Flower Girl Questions Do I need a flower girl in my ceremony? No, you do not need a flower girl or flower child as part of your wedding ceremony.  While flower children can add a great cute factor, but they aren’t necessary.  So feel free to do away with tradition if you’re not interested or […]

Flower Girl, Weddings

Flower Girl 101


Now that I’ve finally started this blog, I get to share some of our amazing weddings. Ciara first contacted us about planning her wedding in January 2018. The months we spent with her walking through the planning process were so much fun! In fact, some of our wedding planning meetings turned into a watch party […]


Lavender and Silver, Laughter and Love | Odyssey Country Club | Ciara and Thomas

outdoor engagement photo

Introduction After months, or years, of planning, it’s finally the week of your big day!  All the vendors are paid and you’re counting down the hours.   One of the last major milestones is the wedding rehearsal.  So let’s address a few myths and make some things clear about this wedding related event. First things first.  […]

Wedding Rehearsal, Weddings

Wedding Rehearsals – The Real Deal

wedding jar

Introduction Wedding vendor discounts …let’s talk about it!   Everyone loves to save money.  We all want a good deal. A bargain. The best value. However, value is relative and comes in a lot of forms. What we offer our clients is a value because the service is impeccable. We provide a full client experience, not […]

Wedding Vendors, Weddings

Why Wedding Vendor Discounts Should Be Cancelled

Explore the enchanting love stories of couples we've had the honor and privilege to work with over the years. It’s been our joy to create signature wedding day experiences for each of them.