I may call New England home now, but I spent my younger years under the southern sun. It was a childhood full of front porches and sweet tea, tradition and seersucker. So it goes without saying, shoots like this on from Austin Warnock Photography bring back the prettiest of memories. It’s filled with all the reasons why southern weddings make my heart skip a beat, and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

From Austin Warnock PhotographyThe inspiration for this photo shoot is taken from the romantic and southern vibe that defines Savannah, Georgia. We used the fairytale backdrop of the moss-draped trees infused with layers of white on white details and pops of muted peach. Many textures helped make up our palette for this garden infused wedding inspiration. The suit worn by the groom is a very traditional southern seersucker that stayed true to the white and textured palette and was paired with an ivory linen tie. Minette from Minette Rushing Custom Cakes of Savannah created an elegant ruffled white cake that was a great centerpiece to the romantic outdoor inspiration. Dauphine Press perfectly matched their paper goods using pops of peach and stylish calligraphy with a sophisticated blind emboss to bring another subtle touch of texture. Many thanks to our awesome hair and makeup artists, as well as to Bleubelle Bridal for lending the gorgeous Vera Wang dress! The stunning florals designed by A to Zinnias of Savannah were as southern as it gets. They created a gorgeous cascading bouquet that harmonized perfectly with the palette and southern flair. Beautiful white centerpieces eloquently adorned the vintage farm tables amongst the Spanish moss to create a magical setting.

We used vintage linens to create DIY sachets filled with dried, aromatic lavender as gift favors for guests.The peach rosette necklace was a vintage find from one of the many antique stores in Savannah, Georgia, and what’s a southern party without some sweet tea and bourbon combined to make a southern cocktail for your guest to enjoy?  

The beautiful models, Madonna and Michael, are real-life sweethearts and will be wed soon in Savannah.

Photography + Design: Austin Warnock Photography / Photo Shoot Locations: Bethesda Academy + The City of Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Cake: Minnette Rushing Custom Cakes / Paper Goods: Dauphine Press / Chair Rentals: Violet Vintage / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Bleubelle Bridal / Hair: Tiffony Simpson of Ony Salon / Makeup: Liz Brownlee of Colorboxx Hair Salon / Models: Madonna + Michael, An Engaged Couple / Film Processing + Scanning: Richard Photo Lab