Wedding Spotlight – Leah + Matthew

With a proposal on Christmas Eve, Leah and Matthew’s wedding was destined to be filled with as much magic as their engagement! Read on to find out more on their love story, and just what they loved about Southern Oaks Plantation!


– Tell us about your engagement.

Family is huge to us. Matthew popped the big question amongst our very closest family and friends on Christmas Eve, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Plus, he knew Christmas was my favorite holiday!


– In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?

The professionalism of the entire staff. We were truly taken care of the entire day by the SOP staff, which made our wedding day the fairytale we’ve both always dreamed of.


– What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue? 

Matthew and I knew SOP was truly something special from the moment we walked in the front-gate. The plantation is absolutely breathtaking! The whole SOP staff just genuinely took care of us from the moment we toured the venue up until the day of our wedding. The whole team is exceptional!


– What was your favorite moment of the night? 

The carriage ride into the ceremony. I was en route to marry the man of my dreams with my best friend, my dad!


– Are there any other vendors you’d like to mention in this feature? 

Hair: @tanglessalonwf @mnvhair

Make-Up: @tanglessalonwf @dakotadoeshair

– Was there a particular staff member at SOP that really stood out to you?

There were several! Stacey was wonderful. When we toured SOP, she was so sincere and informative with any little question or concern we had. Jeremy, Emma, and Vince were the absolute DREAM-TEAM on the day of our wedding! They all made sure Matthew and I were taken care of the entire day.  Mr. Bobby reached out to us after our wedding to thank us for our kind reviews – which was so sweet! The whole SOP staff truly exceeded our expectations.


– What would you say to other couples considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?

What are you waiting for?! The SOP staff is truly phenomenal. All of our wedding guests still rave over how impeccable the service, food, and venue was. We’ve heard on several occasions we had the “best wedding ever,” and it truly was!



Photographer: Four Love’s Photography  / /  @fourlovesphotography

Florist: Arbor House Floral  / / @arborhousefloral

Dress Salon: Patsy’s Bridal Boutique  /  / @patsysbridalboutique

Tuxedo/Suit Shop: Men’s Warehouse  /  /  @menswarehouse