Phillip Phillips: Romantic Southern Wedding

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Phillip Phillips, 2012 American idol winner and top recording artist, married long-time girlfriend Hannah Blackwell on Saturday, October 24 in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The pair wed at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Georgia, in front of 250 close friends and family.

Hannah wore a beautiful Hayley Paige wedding gown, while Phillip rocked a Billy Reid tuxedo. The pair exchanged vows under a huge oak tree on the Plantation, and then continued the celebration with a true Southern-style party.

The large wedding party rocked chic black bridesmaid dresses of varied styles. “They’re all actually wearing different dresses, because one is pregnant and one just had a baby, so I said everybody do what you want to do,” Blackwell says about her bridesmaids’ attire. “They can all have their own personality.”

Photo by Jay Houston

The couple first met almost seven years ago a charity event for Phillips’ sister’s organization Mission Change,. Their reception was catered by Merry Acres Catering, who helped create the Southern menu for the buffet stations the couple chose over a sit down dinner.  The menu included bacon and tomato sandwiches, okra roll-ups, mini country ham biscuits, shrimp and grits and bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. There was also a mashed potato bar at the reception.

Instead of having a traditional groom’s cake, Phillips chose to serve miniature hot skillet chocolate chip cookies with ice cream.

Romantic Phillip and a close friend wrote the song for his first dance with his wife. . “I might be crying while I’m dancing with you,” he told Hannah.

And what about our favorite part, the flowers? These were perfect for a Southern belle, such as pale peach and pink roses, pale green and white hydrangeas, and other assorted greens. Hannah described their reception as ” a little fancy, but not too fancy. All the flowers are really natural flowers, like really light pink or ivory.”

If you love Hannah’s look, become your own “Southern Belle” with these BunchesDirect bridal bouquet suggestions: Pink Dreamland, Touch of Peach, Hint of Softness, or Hold me Close bridal bouquets. More at the website. We wish Phillip and Hannah all the best!

Pink Dreamland

Touch of Peach







Hint of Softness

Hold Me Close




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