Plum Southern gift and wedding registry shop gets new owner – Reuters

Plum Southern gift and wedding registry shop has a new owner

Posted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2022

Peggie Scott, owner of gift and wedding registry shop Plum Southern, recently sold the business to Kristin Sullivan.

Sullivan, a native of Naples, Florida, has been a destination wedding planner for over 25 years. When she saw Plum Southern for sale, she thought it would be a good choice.

“I’m looking to grow the wedding industry in LaGrange,” Sullivan said. “I do planning, bridal retreats and have my own retail line. I thought it might be a good opportunity to expand my own retail line into the store as well.

Scott decided to put Plum Southern up for sale in April 2022 as she decided she was ready to enter the world of retirement with her husband and dog, Pandy.

According to Sullivan, Scott plans to stay at Plum Southern through the holiday season until he retires in early January to be with his grandchildren.

Sullivan said LaGrange is a perfect fit and everyone has been nice so far.

“Everyone here is so nice. I was telling my friends and family that this reminded me of a Hallmark movie,” she said. “Everyone knows each other, everyone is nice, everyone is helpful.”

Items in the store currently include a journal to help brides stay organized, a bag called Hip Betty that helps wedding planners carry over 200 items, and planning cards that count down the last 30 days to the wedding day. .

“During the pandemic, as you can imagine, all marriages have come to a standstill, like the world has come to a standstill,” Sullivan said. “I used to be constantly on the go, so maybe 10 years ago I developed a retail line of items that I thought would be useful and informative for brides and grooms. wedding planners.

Sullivan said she was very excited about a bridal show in January 2023 where she collaborates with An Affair To Remember, Del’avant Event Center and the Beauty Bar.

“We’re going to do it in January because most brides get engaged over Christmas and New Years,” she said.

Sullivan also said she would host a virtual retreat in January alongside the launch of a bridal subscription box, with box items being sold at Plum Southern.

The retreat is for people who are getting engaged, feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start planning their wedding.

“The retreats were created to take the hassle out of wedding planning and allow couples to enter into a good holistic mental state,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan knows that taking over from Scott means she has big shoes to fill.

“I want to honor Peggie and all that she has done over the past 15 years with Plum Southern,” Sullivan said. “She is an icon in the community and part of the story of so many people. I hope to carry on that legacy and tradition.