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‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
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Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
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BLACK BORDER : GULLAH STORIES OF THE CAROLINA COAST
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MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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Yaheetech Set of 2 Weave Arm Chair Mid-Century Metal Dining Chair Y-Shaped Backrest Hemp Seat, Black
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GULLAH CULTURE IN AMERICA (PAPERBACK)
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
‘Inspirations’ Sheer Scarf by Jonathan Green
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TALKING TO THE DEAD : RELIGION, MUSIC, AND LIVED MEMORY AMONG GULLAH/GEECHEE WOMEN
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carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
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Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
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AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY: THE ATLANTIC WORLD AND THE GULLAH GEECHEE (RACE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1700–1900 SER.)
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MASTER PIECE CHASING SENSE GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
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Sweetgrass Kite Earring
Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
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GULLAH DAYS: HILTON HEAD ISLANDERS BEFORE THE BRIDGE 1861-1956
THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: MAKING GULLAH: A HISTORY OF SAPELO ISLANDERS, RACE, AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION (PAPERBACK)
THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: MAKING GULLAH: A HISTORY OF SAPELO ISLANDERS, RACE, AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION (PAPERBACK)
GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
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MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
Handmade Gullah Sweetgrass Drink Coasters . Traditional Hand Crafted Folk Art . Natural Woven Home Decor . Made in the USA
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
MAMA DOONK’S GULLAH RECIPES (PAPERBACK)
Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
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GULLAH CUISINE: BY LAND AND BY SEA
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Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
GULLAH HOME COOKING THE DAUFUSKIE WAY: SMOKIN’ JOE BUTTER BEANS, OL’ ‘FUSKIE FRIED CRAB RICE, STICKY-BUSH BLACKBERRY DUMPLING, AND OTHER SEA ISLAND FAVORITES (PAPERBACK)
GULLAH HOME COOKING THE DAUFUSKIE WAY: SMOKIN’ JOE BUTTER BEANS, OL’ ‘FUSKIE FRIED CRAB RICE, STICKY-BUSH BLACKBERRY DUMPLING, AND OTHER SEA ISLAND FAVORITES (PAPERBACK)
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (HARDCOVER)
RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
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‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
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Woven Bamboo Placemats, Set of 4 By Anthropologie in Blue Size SET OF 4
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MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
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Set of 4 Woven Striped Placemats – Frontgate
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Lowcountry Rice Culture Note Cards
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Gullah Spirituals – by Eric Sean Crawford (Paperback)
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Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
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Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
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Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
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Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
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Woven Wicker Rattan Wall Decor, Round Seagrass Boho Kitchen Decor, Minimalist Rattan Chargers & Placemats for Dining Table & Wall Art, Rattan Wall Decorative Basket
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Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
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Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
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Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
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G IS FOR GULLAH
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Arthur Court Designs Sea Horse Twisted Seagrass Placemats – set of 4
Drew Rose Designs Ceramic Woven Trim Planter
Drew Rose Designs Ceramic Woven Trim Planter
GROWING UP GULLAH IN THE LOWCOUNTRY (PAPERBACK)
GROWING UP GULLAH IN THE LOWCOUNTRY (PAPERBACK)
Lenox Watercolor Horizons Microwave Safe Blue 12-Pc. Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Created for Macy’s
Lenox Watercolor Horizons Microwave Safe Blue 12-Pc. Dinnerware Set, Service for 4, Created for Macy’s
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Family Travel Guide to Asheville
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Southern-Inspired Wedding Tips for a Black Southern Belle

Southern-Inspired Wedding Tips for a Black Southern Belle

We love Southern wedding inspiration and today we are sharing a few tips from our friends at Borrowed and Blue  that will inspire any newlywed bride. These tips are perfect for the Whitley Gilbert bride in your life. If you love traditions and everything southern, use these tips as a guide to help plan your wedding or to just throw a fabulous party with all of your girlfriends during homecoming 🙂

 Southern-Inspired Wedding Tips for a Black Southern Belle from Borrowed and Blue

Cherry blossoms, dogwoods, daffodils: spring has officially sprung in the South, which means that wedding season is just around the corner. You probably already have a few dates marked on your calendar—and if one of those is your own big day, congrats! If you’re planning a wedding for the coming months and in need of some ideas for your fabulous, Southern-inspired, affair, look no further. Here at Borrowed & Blue I have access to literally thousand of stunning weddings every season, so here are some of my top tips for how to incorporate the best of what’s around below the Mason-Dixon into your wedding scheme.

What’s a more elegant symbol of the South than a magnolia blossom? Magnolias are spring-blooming trees, so now is the perfect time to incorporate these stately white blooms into your ceremony or reception decor for a dose of natural Southern beauty. If the blooms themselves are too pricey or hard to come by, magnolia’s glossy dark green foliage makes for lovely decoration as garlands, wreaths, or in bouquets. Even just a few cut branches placed in tall glass vases create a striking, yet simple, arrangement.

 

Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography

Featured in Hannah & Jake’s Savannah wedding

 From Louisiana zydeco to Dixieland jazz to Appalachian bluegrass, Southern musical traditions are as richly varied as the terrain itself. Hire local musicians to play tunes throughout the event that evoke a sense of place, reference cultural roots, and encourage guests to get into the groove. To easily find ceremony musicians, bands, and DJs to perform your signature Southern sound, search on Borrowed & Blue’s vendor directory within our new mobile app: after reading reviews from real brides, contact your preferred picks with a single click.

 

Photographer: Reese Moore Photography

Featured in Taylor & Tucker’s Charleston wedding

Photographer: Arte De Vie

Featured in Amanda & Edward’s New Orleans wedding

A strictly American-made spirit, bourbon’s strong ties to the South make it an obvious choice for specialty drinks at Southern-inspired weddings. Get creative with standard concoctions to really put your own spin on the boozy fun: frozen mint juleps served in classic silver julep cups would be a welcome way to beat the heat at summer events, while spiked Arnold Palmers combine three favorite Southern sippers (lemonade, sweet tea, and bourbon) in one refreshing glass.

 

 

 

Photographer: Angie McPherson Photography

Featured in Tanisha & Kermit’s Hampton Roads wedding

 

Photographer: Don Mears Photography

Featured in Karen & Michael’s Charlottesville wedding

 

Photographer: Michele M. Waite

Featured in Faydra & Paul’s Seattle Wedding

 

You’ve probably seen a million Southern weddings by now that opt for an informal BBQ spread over a more traditional plated meal. While the (marvelous) world of slow-smoked meats might be common wedding fare at this point, there are tons of other ways to incorporate local flavor into your Southern wedding. Grits station with choice of topping? Brilliant. Pimento cheese in lieu of cubed cheddar—why not? Whether your preference is succotash or sugar-baked ham, hushpuppies or hummingbird cake, let your tastebuds (and your fabulous local wedding caterer) lead the way in finding creative ways to infuse your wedding with tasty Southern goodness.

 

Photographer: Clay Austin Photography

Featured in Jeannette & Eglin’s Charleston wedding

Priscilla Thomas Photography

Featured in Sarah & Matt’s Charleston wedding

 

Photographer: Visions Photography

Featured in Morgan & Jonathan’s Nashville wedding

 

When it comes to creating your perfect Southern wedding—whatever that means to you—perhaps nothing is more crucial than the setting. The white-column grandesse of historic homes, the romance of Spanish moss-strewn live oaks, the simplicity of a rolling meadow filled with wildflowers…whichever landscape calls to you, finding the perfect venue for your Southern affair is key. I’d recommend using Borrowed & Blue’s weddings tool to search for your ideal venue type (plantation, farm, country club) in your wedding destination. The real wedding results will provide tons of inspiration, and you can discover venues and make inquiries directly through the site for the ultimate “see it, love it, book it” planning experience.

 

Photographer: The Collection

Featured in Faydra & Paul’s Nashville wedding

Photographer: Just a Dream Photography

Featured in Malisa & Jacardi’s Hampton Roads wedding

 

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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