Featured On & Gratitude

June 10, 2010  |  Southern Fete News

It has been such an exciting week for Southern Fete!


We were honored to have a recent photo shoot we participated in to be featured on one of my very favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes!! Here is just a small taste! See more images and vendor links here and here.

A little background on the shoot. Courtney Dellafiora, one of my favorite photographers asked if I could help style a shoot concept she had in mind. I immediately jumped on board. Courtney is amazing photographer. She has a passion for her work and clients which I think is so inspiring in this business AND she just happens to have an amazing sense of style and vision. So when we started, Courtney sent me a few pictures of things that had inspired her to do the shoot as well as some pieces to base the concept on (the scarfs and accessories!) The vision took off from there! The team we had was utterly amazing to work with. Heather, owner of Social Bites of Ruston, (who also created these amazing cakes) outdid herself with a dessert feast of mini pies, cookies, banana pudding shooters and more! Courtney Davis seriously gave our models a magazine worthy look. I was so impressed with the versatility in looks she created! And Katie and David our sweet engaged couple! Y’all were amazing and should probably consider modeling full-time!  ; )


Also this week, Renae of Red Parentheses (a great new stationery blog!) asked if I would guest post and share about the inspiration behind our 2010 collection. Check out the post here.


I was so honored when I found this blog post by Angela at Witty and in Love! I remember the wedding planners I looked up to when I started and it’s been very humbling to know I have inspired newcomers since then. Thank You Angela!


Kristin of Bonafide Bride is a fellow wedding planner and bride-to-be!! She featured out Polaroid Collection here!


I have to say the past few weeks have been completely overwhelming (in a good way)! My inbox has been flooded with messages from hopeful wedding planners looking for advice and thanking me for inspiration, brides wanting to order everything from invitations and business cards designs to bouquets. I tweeted last week that it is so easy for us business owners to always be looking at where we want to be in this industry but I stopped and just thanked God for where I am right now. Two years ago this was what I worked so hard to reach. I don’t take any of it for granted and I am forever greatful for everyone of you who has been apart of this journey. Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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  1. So happy for you, Valerie! Congrats on all of the features. That’s amazing.

  2. Valerie, you are so talented on so many different levels. So glad to see so many features for you! They are all well-deserved. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Yay!! So many exciting things going on in our world!! So happy to have you in my life Val! We need to celebrate one night with a cocktail! 🙂

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