A southern plantation wedding is truly a sight to behold! The venues are splendid, the décor is tastefully over the top and the people are as charming and hospitable as they come. We kept the look classic yet gorgeous in this Southern Plantation Style Story. We hope it inspires you to create something beautiful of your own.

Style Story: Southern Plantation

A Grand Affair
An event as special and beautiful as your southern-style wedding should begin with unforgettable wedding invitations. The Bed of Roses Wedding Invitation brings in a love for flowers through the stunning beauty of its laser-cut wrap. Your details are elegantly displayed on the ecru insert. This is just one of many luxury wedding invitations you could choose to introduce your celebration. Whatever you choose, make sure it reflects the formality and style of the event, so guests know just how to dress for the occasion.

The Southern Belle
Of course, the bride will be nothing less than the perfect Southern Belle on her wedding day. The hair, the jewelry, the makeup, the gown—all are well thought out and meticulously coordinated. The same goes for the bridesmaids but no way are they going to steal the show! Find a nice subdued color for the bridesmaid dresses so they complement the bride beautifully without detracting from her. The groom in a tux and bowtie will look absolutely dashing but who are we kidding? Eyes are on the bride!

One Word: Flowers
A southern plantation wedding would not be the same without a heavy helping of fancy florals. We don’t mean that the bouquets and arrangements need to be super elaborate, but they should highlight either a southern classic like dogwood blossoms or a bride’s favorite. Flowers reflect an appreciation for tradition but when arranged well, they become a modern statement of design. Couples will often display their wedding flowers as aisle décor at the ceremony, reception table centerpieces and wedding cake decorations.

Photo Credits: Bridesmaids: Simply Sarah Photography via Style Me Pretty, Ceremony: Lyndi J. Photography via A Low Country Wedding, Bride: Virgil Bunao via Wedding Chicks, Floral Centerpiece: Kim Graham via The Wedding Row, Groom: Cotton and Clover Photography via junebug weddings, Cake: Karen McNeil Photography via Storyboard Wedding