Lori Allen: TLC Star, Breast Cancer Survivor & Our Southern Lady of the Year

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We had the privilege of presenting the Southern Lady of the Year award to Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori. At our Celebration Weekend, Lori shared her story of how she built her business into the premier bridal shop in Atlanta, Georgia. And she is also the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. She then talked about …

Planting Seeds and Harvesting

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This time of year, when all the pumpkins and fall vegetables are showing up at local farmers’ markets, I just marvel at the beauty of the season. It’s interesting to think that months ago, farmers were out in the gardens and fields planting seeds, hoping and praying that the harvest would be plentiful. Planting seeds requires preparation, planting, praying for …

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A French Cottage Preview

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Summer always seems to put me in a travel state of mind—and an adventure to France is on just about everyone’s bucket list! Victoria magazine’s latest special issue is full of the most breathtaking inspiration, including carefully restored interiors and storied dwellings in the heart of France. French Cottage 2019 is packed with charm, elegance, and the very best of the …

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Hear from Vietri Founder, Susan Gravely at Our Southern Lady Celebration

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I cannot tell you how excited we are about the upcoming Southern Lady Celebration! I have fabulous memories about events held in years past. It seems like yesterday that we all gathered together to glean inspiration from wonderful women who were willing to share their stories. It encouraged me immensely, and I know it did you as well. And this …

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Say Yes to the Dress….And to Our Southern Lady Celebration!

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Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori is coming to the Southern Lady Celebration! My sweet granddaughter and I just love watching the show and swooning over those magnificent dresses that Lori and her team select for the lucky brides. Lori Allen is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture and currently stars in the TLC network’s ten-season reality …

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Strength in Gathering

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We are planning some amazing events this year! As I was contemplating these upcoming events, I let my thoughts return to all the wonderful events our company has hosted through the years. What is it that makes us want to gather together? I remember with great fondness the friends that I have made at Southern Lady Celebration, Occasions for Tea, …

What Is Your Style?

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For the most part, we all like to say that we have a “style” or a combination of styles that we prefer. Traditional, French country, romantic, contemporary—the list goes on. This new book, Country Farmhouse by Cindy Smith Cooper, includes a range of different styles from vintage to industrial to classic, and many in between. But however unique each home …