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. 

As of early 2020 The Southeastern Bride is no longer accepting new wedding submissions. You can now find me at GrowingGoodStuff.com as I share on marriage and home from a more personal perspective. The weddings and inspiration will remain here on the blog and it is my sincere hope that you find the inspiration you need among these pages.

I am so grateful that you are here!

Casey Davis