4 Reasons a Belle Loves Southern Florals with Renée Givens

Flowers run through this BSB’s veins. From tending to them on her family’s farm growing up to learning design from her florist aunt- flowers hold a special place in Renée’s heart. With her affinity for florals and love of design, this shoot was perfect! Fall in love with this South Carolina belle’s outdoor shoot adorned with all the details that make her, her.


I was inspired by my love of entertaining and being at my family home on our plantation, Josephine Hill in Green Pond, South Carolina.”








Flowers have always been a part of my life; from growing them on our farm to learning the art of floral design from my aunt, a master florist.”






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“I started learning design at age 13 by working in her flower shop and assisting her with weddings.”TSP_4177 TSP_4170 TSP_4139 TSP_4120 TSP_4104 TSP_4093 TSP_4084

“These photos are just a chapter in my book of love letters to my family, my love of flowers and the legacy that I carry with me.”TSP_4075 TSP_4065 TSP_4063 TSP_4046 TSP_4023 (1)

Photographer: Tesha Stephens

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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