D’Shawn and Michael are the mind and brawn behind Southern Elegance. Although you mostly see Shawn (as her friends call her), Mike is an integral silent partner. The first candles were made as a gift for Teacher Appreciate Week by Shawn to her 7th grade team of teachers and turned into a hobby, which turned into an every weekend trip to the local farmer’s market to sell her wares. Many moons, festivals, markets and vendor events later Southern Elegance Candle Company was born.
Southern Elegance strives to create candles and bath products that capture who we are as a couple, a family, and Southerners growing up in small towns, spending summers with Grandma, working in the fields during the week, fishing on the weekends, singing in church on Sundays, catching lightning bugs at nights, sipping sweet tea to cool off from the summer heat, swimming in the Oceans, hanging with friends, canning jams and making cobblers from the fruit trees in the yard and enjoying the simple life.