Why Marriage?

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 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” that focuses on showcasing the magic and rich culture of the south, 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. 

It is my most sincere hope that The Southeastern Bride will be a place where you can find joyful inspiration for the planning of your own marriage- your own legacy in the making.

I am so grateful that you are here!

Casey Davis
The Southeastern Bride

Photography: Abigail Malone, 2016