About The Southern Social TX - Wedding magazine for Texas brides

Inspire.
Connect.
Celebrate.

We’re wedding-obsessed here at The Southern Social! We understand how important your wedding is. You want the planning of your wedding to be amazing, but instead you find yourself spinning in a cycle of panic because the resources you need are not easily found.

The Southern Social is your one-shop stop for real wedding resources that you won’t find anywhere else. So many engaged couples have a hard time finding the resources they need for their wedding all in one place. We’ve created a magazine that combines tips, inspiration, and connections to some of the best North Texas vendors so you can plan the wedding you’ve always dreamt of.

In addition to those resources, we also offer our signature “Price Breakdown” for couples who want to know the exact cost of a wedding planned in their style. We want you to feel empowered when you make decisions. That includes knowing the cost of everything from floral arrangements, production crews, and tent rentals. We believe that transparency is an essential element of planning a successful wedding. Knowledge instills confidence. And there’s nothing like a confident bride.

About The Southern Social TX - Wedding magazine for Texas brides

Meet Our Team

Melissa Shook

FOUNDER + PUBLISHER

As the founder and publisher of The Southern Social, I am passionate about creating something new and inspiring for not only engaged couples but for our community as well. Our industry is ever changing, and our goal is to offer a resource that is not only inspiring but informative and educational. After spending most of my time behind the camera, the change from shooting to publishing has been such an amazing experience. I am so proud to have created something so unique and special and to be working with the best wedding professionals in the industry. I have been married to my husband for 16 years and we have two children and two fur babies. When I’m not behind the computer working on the magazine, you can find me at our farm enjoying the simple things in life.

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Ashleigh James Jagim

SOCIAL REP

Ashleigh James Jagim is our Social Rep here at The Southern Social. Ashleigh works closely with our Featured Pros to help create a personal relationship with them. She is available to help curate content and keep Pros up to date on all the different opportunities for marketing. Ashleigh has been in the event industry for 12 years with a background primarily in venue management and sales. Ashleigh, her husband Justin, and two kiddos live in West Fort Worth.

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Lauren Allen

SOCIAL MEDIAL MANAGER

Hi there! My name is Lauren Allen and I am the social media manager for The Southern Social. I have been obsessed with the wedding industry since getting married in 2019, and love getting to learn more about it every day. I am a dog momma to two golden retrievers and love reading, writing, and cooking new recipes.

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Sally Green

STYLE DIRECTOR

Sally Schnitzius Green here, and here’s a little bit about myself. As the youngest of 5 children, with 21 people in my immediate family, I enjoy parties, weddings or any event that causes celebration! I love to hear a dream or idea and make it come to life! Creating and working with different people and ideas is something that gives me great joy. The Southern Social is my newest endeavor, I am going to be working as the Style Director. I look forward to creating beautiful images with a great group of creative people.

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Melissa Shook

FOUNDER + PUBLISHER

As the founder and publisher of The Southern Social, I am passionate about creating something new and inspiring for not only engaged couples but for our community as well. Our industry is ever changing, and our goal is to offer a resource that is not only inspiring but informative and educational. After spending most of my time behind the camera, the change from shooting to publishing has been such an amazing experience. I am so proud to have created something so unique and special and to be working with the best wedding professionals in the industry. I have been married to my husband for 16 years and we have two children and two fur babies. When I’m not behind the computer working on the magazine, you can find me at our farm enjoying the simple things in life.

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Abbie McKelvey

SENIOR EDITOR + CONTENT WRITER

As the founder and publisher of The Southern Social, I am passionate about creating something new and inspiring for not only engaged couples but for our community as well. Our industry is ever changing, and our goal is to offer a resource that is not only inspiring but informative and educational. After spending most of my time behind the camera, the change from shooting to publishing has been such an amazing experience. I am so proud to have created something so unique and special and to be working with the best wedding professionals in the industry. I have been married to my husband for 16 years and we have two children and two fur babies. When I’m not behind the computer working on the magazine, you can find me at our farm enjoying the simple things in life.

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Lauren Allen

SOCIAL MEDIAL MANAGER

Hi there! My name is Lauren Allen and I am the social media manager for The Southern Social. I have been obsessed with the wedding industry since getting married in 2019, and love getting to learn more about it every day. I am a dog momma to two golden retrievers and love reading, writing, and cooking new recipes.

Email Lauren Allen

Sally Schnitzius Green

STYLE DIRECTOR

Sally Schnitzius Green here, and here’s a little bit about myself. As the youngest of 5 children, with 21 people in my immediate family, I enjoy parties, weddings or any event that causes celebration! I love to hear a dream or idea and make it come to life! Creating and working with different people and ideas is something that gives me great joy. The Southern Social is my newest endeavor, I am going to be working as the Style Director. I look forward to creating beautiful images with a great group of creative people.

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