Welcome to The Southeastern Bride

The passion and purpose of The Southeastern Bride is to provide fine-art inspiration for the legacy focused bride. We believe in the art of homemade marriage. The Southeastern Bride is not only a resource for fine-art wedding inspiration, but strives to be a source of encouragement from planning for marriage on to the legacy of love we leave.

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. We strive to be a resource that provides vendors and artists well deserved recognition for their talents. These goals are met by publishing an active blog, bi-annual print magazine, and by providing a well-curated vendor directory.

The Southeastern Bride website launched on July 1st, 2015. From an abundance of inspiration and a love of tangible art, The Southeastern Bride magazine, Book 1, was released on November 22, 2016. The follow-up second edition Book 2 was released on May 11, 2017.

Letter from the Editor

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”. 

I have had the pleasure of watching many marriages thrive, and I have also witnessed the struggle and hardship that can break a marraige. 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 people into something with a lot of heart behind it.  Featuring inspiring imagery along with stories of legacy and love, The Southeastern Bride magazine is designed to be simple and intentional.

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. 

This is what I hope to share with brides-to-be and I am so grateful that you are here.

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

Image by Abigail Malone, 2016.