It all started with a Peacock Feather
I got married before I ever started designing wedding bouquets. My bridal bouquet consisted of single stem white calla lilies that had been handed to me by my grandmothers, my aunts, special women in my life as I walked down the aisle. By the time that I made it to the altar, I had a complete bouquet which my mother and mother-in-law tied together for me. It was one of my favorite parts of the ceremony, but to this day part of me wishes that I would have been designing wedding bouquets back then. I probably would not have been able to decide on a favorite one anyways; I call every single bouquet I design "my new favorite".

Southern Girl Weddings all started when I had been designing and selling floral wreaths on Etsy. I had a few sales, but it wasn't extremely popular so I decided to expand my business. As I was shopping for flowers one day, I thought to myself it would be fun to make a bridal bouquet. I wanted to come up with one that stood out from the rest. I found this gorgeous peacock patterned ribbon and some peacock feathers, and then I stumbled onto some flowers that matched perfectly. That Purple Peacock Bouquet was the first bouquet that I sold and it has been my most popular bouquet ever since.

Southern Girl Weddings started as a creative outlet. It was my side job in addition to my day job as a nurse. After the arrival of my second child, that changed completely. I wanted to be able to quit my day job and do what I loved. While I was on maternity leave, I got a glimpse of what it would be like to "follow my dream", so I did it. I dove in head first and never looked back. I have provided wedding flowers to brides in 36 different states and 6 different countries. Being from the South, sweet tea, southern hospitality and family hold great importance for me. My designs are more than just flowers for the wedding day; they are keepsakes for a lifetime. I treat all of my customers as if they were my own family and my goal is to make this part of their wedding day effortless for them. Family plays an important role in my business as well. I am able to stay at home and raise my two daughters. They are usually in the craft room right along with me designing their own "bouquets". I am instilling in them the values of being independent, following their dreams, working hard and never giving up. I am showing them what it means to live the American Dream. And as for the sweet tea, well it just can't be beat.