Friday’s Find – Find Out About Us & A Giveaway!

I am so glad it is Friday – the time has come where all the hard work comes together and The SS Wed Team heads out for our 2 weddings this weekend, one Saturday and one Sunday! This may come as a shock, but I LOVE Weddings!  They are the bread and butter of my company and each is so unique that I am just as (if not more) excited than the bride & groom! Can’t wait to share the loveliness with you all (follow me on Instagram and Facebook for sneak peeks)!

This week – I have decided to do something a little different for Friday’s Find – I want you guys to Find Out About The SS Wed Team and we want to find out about you – don’t forget to check the bottom for a GIVEAWAY!!

Erin Padgett – Owner & Event Designer

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1. I have a love affair with the number 7 – hence why there will be 7 fun facts about everyone!

2. I tell everyone I am 5 feet tall (sadly, I am really 4’11”).

3. My husband, Jonathan, was the biggest blessing God sent me.

4. I am a candy junky. Skittles, Chocolate, Sour Patch Kids, you name it!

5. I cannot parallel park. Seriously, cannot do it.

6. I am a music junkie.  I know every word to almost every song.

7. I want to adopt a child someday. Maybe 2. Or 3.

Colleen Williams – Event Assistant

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1. I was born on Christmas Eve. So, obviously my favorite time of year is Christmas!

2. The best place to vacation, in my opinion, is Kiawah Island. I’ve been going there with my family since I was a baby!

3. I could eat ice cream after every meal. If only those calories didn’t count!

4. My favorite television show will always be Boy Meets World. Cory & Topanga Forever!

5. I recently purchased some fabulous, swoon worthy Kate Spade Keds. I blame Erin for putting them on the blog last week.

6. I have watched basically every season of The Bachelor. Okay, every season. Feel free to judge. 🙂

7. Every morning I make a to-do list for the day. And yes, I write items I’ve already completed just so I can cross them off!

Jonathan Padgett – Fabulous Husband/Guy Behind The SS Wed Curtain


1. Golfing = my happy place. Tournaments, dog fights, casual rounds with friends – I play them all.

2.  Ocean’s Eleven movies make me want to change careers – who’s in for pulling a heist?

3. My grandmother is 96 and often says inappropriate things. We forgive her because she is 96.

4. I am a big Detriot Lions fan. Panthers come second – “Maybe next year” is my go-to slogan.

5. I proposed in Universal Studios in front of 500 people. With a microphone. On a big screen. We have the video to prove it!

6. For my 30th birthday, I went skydiving…with my 63 year old mom. Erin is a chicken and wouldn’t go.

7. I often get told I look like either Matthew Perry (Chandler on Friends), Doogie Howser or Topher Grace (Eric on That 70’s Show).

Lexie Padgett – Official Greeter/Milk Bone Lover


Now that I have shared our fun facts, I would love to hear yours too! Email your top 3 facts (7 if you are feeling up to it) to and be entered to win a Starbucks Gift Card!! (disclaimer – if you win, you might have to invite me to come with you!!)

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!


I’m Dreaming of a White Wedding!

Anyone else go into the Christmas spirit and sing along to that title? Maybe it was just me! Either way, I bet you re-read the title and heard the song in your head! You’re welcome for that little jingle 🙂

Those of you who live in the South like me know a “winter storm” basically means one inch of snow on the ground, no school, stores sold out of bread and milk and the whole town shuts down. Any Northerners reading this – don’t laugh – we understand we are crazy, we just aren’t prepared for that kind of weather!

So this happened last week:



And this:


Whomp, Whomp – Bye, Bye Pretty Patio Cover. Watch out hubby, time to go buy new patio furniture!!

Even though we were stuck inside for days, all the pretty snow had me begging for a white winter wedding to plan!  So my creative brain took over and this inspiration board came out:


Gorgeous, right?? I die a little!! Make it known – I am calling all winter brides out there – please hire me so we can work together on planning this beauty of a wedding!

Luckily – this week, temperatures will be in the 60’s – welcome to the South y’all where you will see a 30 degree temperature difference in the same week!


Photos: Brides, One to Wed, My Inspired Wedding, DIY Bride & Aaron Varga Photography

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The Woman, The Myth, The “Wedding Ninja”

Seriously y’all – I have typed and erased about 10 different starts to this blog and I still don’t know the right words to say!  So instead of looking for the “right” words, I am just going to let the keys flow.

For those who don’t know me – my name is Erin and I am a 5 foot tall, 95 pound ball of energy. I am a loving wife, a loyal friend, a mother to two fabulous fur-babies, a daughter, a sister, and a new business owner! I overuse exclamation points, I have an out of control shoe obsession and I get sucked into too many reality TV shows to list.

My handsome husband, Jonathan, and I have been married almost 7 years and he is quite possibly my biggest cheerleader – I am sure his friends and co-workers are tired of hearing about my new business.  I mean, how many times can one dude talk with another dude about weddings and they really be interested?? None the less, I adore his support!


See what I mean – HANDSOME!

To help you understand the title of this post, let me set the scene from a recent clients wedding.  The ceremony and reception took place at the gorgeous 3-story, Ballantyne Lodge. After the first floor ceremony and photos were over, the bridal party made their way (by elevator) to their second floor holding room before introductions. I chose to burn the calories and take the stairs and made it into the room before them. A few moments later, enter bridal party and one of the groomsmen looks at me and says “You are already here? You’re like a wedding ninja!” We all had a good laugh the title “wedding ninja” was born.

In my opinion, anytime someone gives you a fun nickname, it is a term of endearment and you have just created a bond. I live for the bonds I create with my clients!! I always stay 2 steps in front of my wedding timeline and I try to take a stealth approach at all my events – it is about THEM, not me.

I am not sure I can put into words the excitement, giddiness, thrill, nerves, and pure joy I feel about this new “baby” of mine. While I have never given birth to an actual baby (God bless the women who do!) I can relate to the anticipation, the planning, the hours of labor and the big reveal of a new baby. So here she is (yes, it’s definitely a she, the pink guarantees it) – my new “baby”, Simply Southern Wedding & Event Design. I hope you will stick around, follow my life and if we have the pleasure of meeting, feel free to call me Ninja!

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