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Bridal Cottage Bride Whitney

Bridal Cottage Bride Whitney


Congratulations to Bridal Cottage Bride Whitney McLellan & her adorable now husband Andrew Appler on their recent nuptuals!  We love all the sweet details about this intimate wedding!

Dress: The Bridal Cottage | Cakes: Sweet Lavender Bakeshop | Venue/Catering: RH Farms and RH Catering | Photographer: Bailey Feeler






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Bridal Cottage Bride Ashley

Bridal Cottage Bride Ashley


Bridal Cottage Bride Ashley's wedding is our featured blog post!  {XOXO}

Photography: Key Moments Photography

Location: Cherry Farm Wedding and Event Barn

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Bridal Cottage Bride Hope

Bridal Cottage Bride Hope


In this blog, we are featuring our beautiful Bridal Cottage Bride Hope's wedding!  Simply stunning...

Photography: Kelsie Sneegas Photography
Venue: The Grandeur House
Dress: The Bridal Cottage
Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Jos.A.Bank
Florals: A Perfect Bloom Florist & Wedding Rentals
Hair: Chasity Ringer & Jennifer JB Brown
Makeup: Lauren Benet
Cake: Diane Stringfellow Cook Ehlers
Dress Alterations/Customization: Audra Butler Ferrell

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5 Creative Bridesmaid Proposals

5 Creative Bridesmaid Proposals

creative ways to propose to your bridesmaids

5 Creative Bridesmaid Proposals


Through ups and downs, thick and thin … your squad of the ultimate wing-women has been with you through it all. Of course, you want them to stay by your side on your big day (and for years to come)! Let’s treat them to something special as we pop the question, shall we?

Wedding Survival Kit

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If you’re the “mom” of your friend group, we’re listing this first to ease your mind. Even though it’s your day, you’re already anticipating your bridesmaids’ every need during the wedding—from an emergency sewing kit to oil-blotting wipes, bobby pins and more—make sure they’re taken care of with this uber-handy wedding survival kit!

Custom Champagne Flutes

custom champagne flutes
Let’s face it—you hit the lotto with these girlfriends, which alone is a reason to celebrate. Party with your favorite gal pals using these personalized champagne flutes—to have and to hold, at brunch, now and forever.


tie the knot earings

If you’re a trend-savvy bride with practical-minded ‘maids, look no further than something with everyday use. Try simple jewelry they can wear with anything, and send it with a cute message to commemorate your special day with them. It’s the gift that will definitely keep on giving!

Earrings from Foxblossom.

Spa kit

custom champagne flutes
After a long day of pre-wedding hustle and bustle, let your ‘maids take the edge off with this luxurious gift set from White Confetti Box!Perfect for some extra beauty rest before the big day, or a post-bachelorette slumber party with your bride tribe.

Coordinating Bathrobes

creative ways to propose to your bridesmaids
Last, but definitely not least … we made it to your wedding morning! Aside from the dresses, these coordinating bathrobes are the ultimate wedding-day must-have for your bridal party. Getting ready with your girls is a memory you’ll cherish forever, and you’ll definitely want to document it with some Instagram-worthy squad pics … (okay, and maybe some of those champagne flutes, too).

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How to Get Southern Belle Sized Hair!

How to Get Southern Belle Sized Hair!



From Designer: Essense of Australia



How to Get Southern Belle Sized Hair!

“The higher the hair, the closer to God” is gospel truth in the South. Southern belles love them some big hair…it’s a rite of passage. Their Mimi and Mama set a blazing trail before them which could not be ignored. High fashion and it’s sometimes androgynous silhouettes has no place in the South. Southern belles are all woman…Perfectly polished and primped to within an inch of their life. Full, soft, voluminous bouncy hair is her calling card. After all…” what would Dolly do?’

Hairspray is their choice of weapon and makes no mistake these ladies are not afraid to use it! I mean when the Dry bar names one of their signature blowout styles “the Southern Comfort” Y’all know it’s major! Labeled Flirty and ultra girly, this style is a go-to hairstyle for many brides to be, who want to ramp up the glamour and tone down the basic. Dry bar even named a range of volume enhancing products “Southern Belle” which add volume and hold to your hair that would even make Dolly proud. So whether it’s for your big day or just a big night this hair is glam with a capital “G”.

How to get southern belle sized hair

So how do you get this soft, bouncy curly voluminous hair on your big day? These next 10 steps will have you singing “AMEN” in the church of “big hair don’t care!”

  1. Always start with super clean hair after washing with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
  2. Add a heat protectant and also Southern Belle mousse throughout and then brush throughout your hair to distribute product through hair evenly.
  3. Part your hair and rough dry it.
  4. Section the back and take approximately a one-inch section at the front and start drying.
  5. Blow-dry hair up and away from your face with a round brush.
  6. Hold the brush horizontally to add tension when blowing your hair up and away.
  7. Once one section is complete add a soft grip round roller and roll away from the face, make sure the tension is tight. Spritz with some hairspray to add hold. Repeat with every section.
  8. Take out rollers once the entire head has cooled down.
  9. Throw head over and spritz with more hairspray at the roots for extra lift and tousle while its upside down.
  10. Backcomb if you want extra oomph at the crown.
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