There's more to explore in the June issue!

Details matter

Planning a wedding is fun but also stressful. The small details can catch you off guard. I remember my own ceremony and how I yearned for an evening service by candlelight. I also wanted to get married on June 21, the longest day of the year. I hadn’t counted on bright sunlight streaming through the church windows at 7:30 p.m. Sunset was a good hour away. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful ceremony and that little detail – the summer solstice sun overpowering the candles – is now something that makes us laugh.
Details are even more important if you are planning a destination wedding far from home. Mother-of-the-bride Polly Dean writes about her family’s experience when her daughter recently married in Mexico. Polly shares the pros and cons of planning a wedding long distance with readers who might be thinking about a wedding adventure that includes the entire family.
Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions – if not the most important – a bridal couple has to make. Even setting a date usually centers around what venues are available and affordable. Judy and Len Garrison, owners of Seeing Southern and professional wedding photographers, tell us about some of their favorite venues for photographing weddings.
From popping the question to planning a honeymoon, our annual “I Do” issue is filled with advice for newlyweds. Longtime married couples may even pick up a few ideas for renewing the sparks that brought them together.
Finally, we want to congratulate Tammy Walker of Cleveland, MS who won our recent contest for a getaway at Chancellor’s House Hotel in Oxford. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, which was our way to celebrate DeSoto Magazine’s 15th anniversary! We also thank Chancellor’s House Hotel for partnering with us for this special milestone.

Happy reading,
Mary Ann