Derby Season is right around the corner. As much as we love getting dressed up and wearing our big hats for the main events, we also love learning about the history of the Kentucky Derby. One little-known fact that should be more well known is that the Derby season was once dominated by African American […]
Do you have dreams of a southern winter wedding? As a former February bride, I adore a winter wedding, especially a Southern one. If you are looking for a beautiful winter location for your nuptials, we have exactly the list you need. Check out our 7 Under-the-Radar Southern Winter Wedding Destinations today and get inspiration for your wedding planning!
Walking in a Winter (Wedding) Wonderland: 7 Under-the-Radar Southern Winter Wedding Destinations
Warm Springs, VA: Virginia truly is for lovers, and there couldn’t be a more charming place for a rustic chic wedding than at the Old Dairy at The Homestead Preserve. With the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will have the ultimate backdrop for all your photos. There is an on-site spa and historical hot-springs for the bridal party and others to enjoy as well as luxury cottages across the property.
Great Smoky Mountains, TN: Nestled in eastern Tennessee, the The Lodge at Brothers’ Cove located in the Great Smoky Mountains is surrounded by picturesque, natural beauty. Can we say, photo opp?! Plus, it’s always great to suggest an activity on-site (in this case a group hike would be amazing!) for everyone to participate in to kick off the wedding weekend.
Charlottesville, VA: Just 15 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, on the outskirts of the stunning community of Bundoran Farm, lies the picturesque Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is unique among the growing number of fine wineries along Virginia’s Monticello Wine Trail. They not only create distinguished boutique wines, Pippin Hill’s Tasting Room is the epitome of relaxed elegance and their vineyard was designed to host the Southeast’s finest events.
Highlands, NC: Highlands, NC offers beautiful, natural terrain for hosting your wedding. With views of waterfalls and mountains galore, the only thing guests will be admiring more than the nature is the bride herself! With options like scenic hiking trails, waterfalls and horseback riding through the mountains, your guests will be more than entertained while you prep for the big day. Check out the gorgeous Old Edwards Inn and you will instantly fall in love!
Walland, TN: Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the oh-so posh Blackberry Farm resort is a the perfect Southern destination to flock to for a winter wedding. has direct flights from more than 19 different cities.
Asheville, NC: Travel to the historic Biltmore Resort and you’ll feel like you are traveling to a totally new era. Nothing compares to a private event at Biltmore. Beyond the incredible house and gardens, our 8,000-acre estate offers award-winning wine, “field-to-table” dining, and plenty of opportunities to explore, relax, and renew.
Roanoke, WV: A once in a lifetime commitment deserves a once in a lifetime setting. The Stonewall Resort is located amid nearly 2,000 acres of rolling West Virginia mountains and lush green fields and offers a rustic-modern wedding destination with lovely Adirondack-style lodge rests along the serene waters of Stonewall Jackson Lake, accommodating both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, receptions and dinners executed with award-winning service.
Today we are showcasing a part of history that is so important to the Black Southern Belle. We have a history of being nurses, doctors, and caretakers but one of the roles that were most important to the Black Southern Belle community was the midwife. Today we are highlighting 20 Images of African American Midwives. This history […]
One of my favorite part of watching a movie is seeing the set design. There is plenty of inspiration to get from a fully styled home in a movie. If you are just like us and daydream of decorating our homes after watching a great movie, we are here to help recreate the look from […]
Mardi Gras is over with and many of us are now during the season of Lent. No matter what time of year it is we love celebrating the history of Mardi Gras, especially the African American History of Mardi Gras. Today we are doing that through showcasing Vintage African American Mardi Gras Images We Love. From […]
Are you looking to for a nature-inspired, luxury southern experience for your wedding? We have exactly the list of venues to tickle your fancy. With help from Natural Retreats, we have compiled 3 Luxury Southern Wedding Venues We Love. These places are perfect for the Black Southern Belle bride who loves nature with a little bit of […]
We can’t get enough of southern food and cooking. There is a special for baking for every Black Southern Belle. If you are looking to brush up on your skills then I implore you to check out Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy, founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil, is a food scholar, award-winning food […]
Are you an expecting mom or first-time grandmother looking to decorate a nursery for a baby? We have some inspiration for you today from the new Jungalino Nursery Collection from Pottery Barn Kid’s newest collaboration with lifestyle expert, Justina Blakeney. If you are looking for inspiration we have Nursery Decor We Love from Justina Blakeney – […]
Fashion and style is a big deal for a Black Southern Belle and today we are featuring a BSB who is taking this passion and making a business out of it. Austin based, Alta Alexander has launched her fashion dreams with her new boutique, Altatudes. We are excited to share more about this budding entrepreneur […]
Are you an expecting mom looking to live a stylish Black Southern Belle Mom life? We are here to help. Today we have some southern inspired baby registry help for you. With the help of Blueprint Registry and their team of experts, we have a list of 7 Southern Inspired Baby Registry Items You’ll Go Ga-Ga For. […]
Love history and learning about southern culture especially from the Crescent City. We have the perfect book list for you to add to your library collection. Check out our favorite New Orleans African American History Books to Read. These books are great gifts to give to your friend for her next NOLA trip or a […]