The thoughtful details, the romantic color palette, and the sweet southern Savannah setting make this wedding shot by LBB member Allison of Allison Reisz Photography simply stunning. And don’t even get me started on that gorgeous piece of ruffle perfection (aka her wedding dress) from Vera Wang the bride wore so perfectly – too die for. This couple not only had a beautiful day planned to perfection with meaningful nods to their love story, but they also have timeless images that will forever remind them of each and every beautiful detail. Be sure to check out the gallery to see even more.
A bit of their story from the beautiful bride …
Having my wedding in Savannah, GA was a dream come true for me. Because my mother grew up in Savannah, it’s like a second home to me. After Adam proposed on a park bench in Savannah, we knew it was the only place we would ever want to have our wedding. Almost immediately after we were engaged we booked the Olde Pink House for our reception, which was very fitting because the night Adam proposed we ate dinner in the ballroom at the Olde Pink House. The Olde Pink House is also a place of fond memories for me because my family spent several Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at this restaurant.I have been dining at the Olde Pink House since I was about eight years old! Their event coordinator, Bianca Raub, was amazing and always such a pleasure to be around. The colors for the wedding were inspired by the gold and platinum murals of Savannah’s landscape in the ballroom of the Olde Pink House.
The next biggest inspiration was the bee. We chose the bee to symbolize our new life together because bees show us the importance of working together harmoniously while enjoying the sweetness of life. Our invitations had gold bee seals and were calligraphed by the talented Sarah Hanna. Sarah even incorporated a flourish of a gold bee below the name on the inside envelope. Additionally, Sarah created our gorgeous table names. Each table was named for a Savannah monument which Sarah had depicted in a black ink drawing that was framed for each table. We took the bee theme full circle by giving out honey from the Savannah Bee Company as favors, putting a honey soap in the out of town gift boxes, and offering a honeycomb and cheese display during the cocktail hour to our gifts. Finally, some of the bee details were already in place because our ceremony location, the Whitefield Chapel, had two beehives in the stained glass window. The Whitefield Chapel is a beautiful chapel on the banks of the Moon River. The chapel was built in 1740 and still has its original brick flooring and wooden pews.
Of course, the dress was the one thing I obsessed about the moment I was engaged. I looked through dozens of bridal magazines for the perfect dress, but when it all came down to it I only went dress shopping twice. Once I slipped on the Diana gown by Vera Wang I knew it was the one! It felt like Vera had designed the dress just for me. It was like when you find your husband, you have to go no further! I felt beautiful, feminine, and elegant in the dress. Millie and the ladies of The Collection in Winter Park were wonderful. The day of the wedding I was primped and polished by Jules at Dollface by Jules and Tiffony at ONY Salon.
Our wonderful florist, the ladies of A to Zinnias pulled together beautiful blooms that were tones of ivory, cream, and light pink with hints of silvery green dusty miller. The bridesmaids dresses were a rich silk cappuccino color from Dessy Collection. Our sweet cake designer, Kerry O’Connor created a gorgeous cake that had cappuccino colored fondant with cream frosting that incorporated a bee and the monogram ALC for Adam and Cat Losey. The inspiration for the cake design was traditional English Wedgwood china, which I had adored when I studied abroad in Cambridge England. Amy Atlas’s work inspired me to create a candy buffet. The theme of the candy buffet was a Parisian candy shop, which was a nod to our trip to Paris that we took after finishing the bar exam.
Adam and I looked into having a photo booth for the wedding, but after much thought we decided against a modern photo booth. Instead, to go with the historical venues we decided on an “old fashioned photo booth” and hired a silhouette artist, Edward Casey, who created silhouettes for the guests throughout the night.
Adam plays the violin and we both love music, so we wanted to ensure the music would be top notch at the wedding. We worked with New Arts Ensemble. They provided us with a string trio and piano player for the ceremony. One of my favorite moments was when a friend who happens to be a classically trained singer sang “You Raise Me Up” at the ceremony during the lighting of the unity candle. We had a wonderful harpist play during the cocktail hour, and the talented Trae Gurley crooned Sinatra songs during dinner. Moon River Productions deejayed as everyone danced the night away after the cake cutting.
Finally, the organization, compassion, and positive attitude of my wedding planner, Marianne McBay of Wed Accompli, was absolutely essential to keeping me sane througout the wedding planning process. The day of the wedding, I did not worry about a single thing because I knew Marianne had taken care of it and everything went very smoothly. We had a dream day filled with love and laughter, but we are so glad that we won’t just have our memories. Adam and I are very thankful that our talented photography team from Allison Reisz Photography captured the beauty of each moment. The creativity of their work cannot be described until you see it for yourself. We cannot wait to relive the day through our video which was filmed by Savannah Wedding Films.
Photography: Allison Reisz Photography/Wedding Planner: Wed Accompli /Ceremony Venue: Whitefield Chapel /Reception Venue: The Olde Pink House / Videographer: Savannah Wedding Films /Florist: A to Zinnias / Cake: Kerry O’Connor /Silhouette Artist: Edward Casey/Classic Car: Classic Cars of Savannah/ Hair: Ony Salon/ Make-up: Dollface by Jules /Wedding Dress: Vera Wang/ Brides Shoes: Cole Haan