2 Beautiful Deep South Brides at 21C Museum Hotel
Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta
When its magical, its magical.; these deep South Brides made it so.
Raine and Chasity know how to celebrate. They threw a drop dead, deep south wedding at the 21c Museum Hotel. To enumerate: Reform Baptist minister, check. Chicken and waffles, check. Dior designed, check. These brides did it right.
Now sit back, relax and soak up this remarkable wedding.
The Term”Deep South” enumerated:
- Most definitions include the states Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
- Furthermore, Texas is sometimes included, due to its history of slavery. And because it was a part of the Confederate States of America. The eastern part of the state is the westernmost extension of the Deep South.
- Comparatively, the seven states that seceded from the United States before the firing on Fort Sumter and the start of the American Civil War. Notably, these were originally called the Confederate States of America.
- Ultimately, the Confederacy included eleven states. In order of secession: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Notably, first six states to secede were those that held the largest number of slaves.
- The term “deep south” especially refers to a large part of the “Cotton Belt”.
- This was considered to extend markedly from eastern North Carolina to South Carolina and through the Gulf States as far west as East Texas. It furthermore includes the parts of western Tennessee and eastern Arkansas within the Mississippi embayment.
- Additionally, some of this is coterminous with the Black Belt. This originally refers to upland areas of Alabama and Mississippi. Due to fertile soil cotton flourished under slave labor.
- Important to realize, the term Black Belt came to be used for much of the Cotton Belt, which had a high percentage of slave labor.