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We belles recently had the opportunity to help throw a shindig honoring some dear friends who ran off over the summer for some super low-key “I do’s”. Since the newly-weds didn’t get the opportunity to experience the typical wedding reception (complete with roasts n toasts) we were more than happy to oblige…with a little low-key southern twist.

We helped throw a “Southern Summer Supper” for the sweethearts…and we thought it would be fun to share the deets with you all!

First…the menu: quintessentially southern.

To start…boiled peanuts and tomato sandwiches for the guests to snack on during the “meet n greet” cocktail hour (lots of beer, wine, all of the usual suspects in the liquor category…and pre-mixed sweet tea vodka and lemonade…duh!)

The supper…


fried chicken (it was to-die-for delicious!)


Mac n cheese…sweet potato biscuits…deviled eggs (with a little goat cheese twist)…cole slaw…and a BLT salad with the best green goddess we’ve ever tasted (more on that later…we plan to beg the caterer to share some secrets!!)

The dessert…


a beautiful peach cobbler…of course!!!

The decor: again…very low-key and super-southern…



home-grown summer flowers from the garden of a belle-mom…


cafe lights for a little glow…a touch of burlap…


and farmhouse benches so the sweethearts and friends could slide right up next to each other, family-style!

Once the crowd cozied up for supper, the fun started with good-humored and heart-felt toasts. The newly-weds got to enjoy having all of their friends and family gathered in one place…and the friends and family got to enjoy toasting the happy couple with love…and lots of laughter.

All in all…we felt like it was the perfect way to celebrate our newly-wed friends and their southern roots!