Oh my — now that we have five issues under our belt, it’s time to celebrate our official fifth birthday! The first post on the Southern Weddings blog was published on April 1, 2008, making today the big 5-nil for us. And, if you’ll allow me to say it, we are as happy as goats in a briar patch. Last year we celebrated with a rundown of our history, but this year, we decided to extend things a bit, and have planned a full week of surprises! We’ll be sharing our favorite images, shoots, and weddings from the past five years; offering up a few facts and figures; asking for your input in our annual survey; reminiscing with a few favorite old friends you might remember; and, of course, doling out a few prizes!
Speaking of contests, I’m kicking off the first one right now! This is for all of our “vintage” readers, those who have been with us for quite some time (or, perhaps, have been lucky winners more recently!). We know many of y’all treat your copies of the magazine like collector’s items (which never ceases to amaze and delight us!). So, if you happen to own all FIVE Southern Weddings editions (including the elusive V1), we’d love for you to tweet or instagram a pic for us to see! Be sure to use hashtag #iloveswmag so we can keep track. At the end of the week, we’ll draw one random winner from the group to receive his or her choice of print from our shop.
This next contest is open for everyone — or at least everyone who loves Southern Weddings! Since we’ll be sharing some of our favorites from the past five years this week, we thought it would be fun to see y’all share some of yours! Tweet or instagram a pic of your all-time favorite feature from the blog or magazine, and use hashtag #iloveswmag so we can take a peek! You can either snap a pic of the actual magazine page, or save a pic from the blog. We’ll draw a second random winner from this group, and might even share some of your pics on the blog in the round-up on Friday!
Yahoo! We’re so excited to have the chance to look back, but even more excited about what’s to come. Hugs and biscuits for you all!