Welcome to The Southeastern Bride

Why marriage? Because I want to leave something that lasts beyond my days; a simple legacy of love.

At my Papaw’s funeral I listened as a woman congratulated Mamaw on nearly sixty-years of marriage. She turned to the woman and said, “It wasn’t enough”. 

Years later as we laid her to rest beside him, I was overwhelmed by the legacy they created in the now 21 lives of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with our many spouses and significant others; their marriage a prominent piece of each of our hearts.

I have had the pleasure of watching many marriages thrive, and I have also witnessed the struggle and hardship that can break a marriage. I want The Southeastern Bride to be a place of encouragement and a source of strength. Yes, we feature beautiful imagery and have a “perfect feed”, but between you and me, that is just a way of drawing folks into something with a lot of heart behind it. 

To me, my marriage is a place of rest and restoration. It is my safe place and comfort. We go out into the world and are exausted by it’s demands, but our marriage provides the place we get to come back to at the end of the day. 

The Southeastern Bride is not only a resource for southern wedding planning, but strives to be a source of inspiration and encouragement from dreaming of marriage on to the legacy of love we leave behind. 

Beyond inspiring the bride-to-be, it is also our most sincere hope to be a resource for the artists and vendors who we have the pleasure and honor of working alongside. These goals are met by publishing an annual print magazine, daily blog, and by providing a meaningful and carefully curated vendor directory.

I am so grateful that you are here!

Talk Soon,
Happily Married Mrs, Mama, and Founding Editor & Publisher of The Southeastern Bride Magazine.

Photographs By Abigail Malone Photography