I’m a Southern girl, and if I’ve learned anything from my roots it’s that pearls, big smiles, and a whole lotta love are just about all you need in life. And you know you’ve got a good Southern wedding if it’s got all three of those essentials plus some show-stopping extra details – like a dinner complete with all the fixin’s – that have a charm all their own. Pebble Hill Plantation was the most perfect of locations for such a classic fête and you can experience it all from Anna K. Photography in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… Sam and I met three years ago in graduate school in Savannah, Georgia, during my first semester and Sam’s last. Soon after he graduated, we started dating, and it wasn’t long until we knew this was it. Our proposal was nothing less than perfect. I was back home visiting my parents for the weekend to help my sister go wedding dress shopping. I was so bummed because Sam was supposed to work Saturday. Friday night, during dinner, Sam showed up and surprised me! Down on one knee he went in front of my family, and the rest is history! My sister was married in March of this year, so by helping her plan I began to envision what I wanted my wedding day to be like — southern, romantic and fun, just like us. Went spent a full day touring different plantations in southern Georgia near my hometown. When we arrived at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, our search was over. From the moss-draped oak trees to the dirt roads leading to the big white plantation house and the ivy-covered courtyard, we both knew that this would be where we would say “I do.” We began discussing what everything would look like, but we never imagined it would turn out to be so perfect.

After we picked our location, it was time to plan. Details, details, details. Who knew there were so many details in a wedding?! This was my favorite part of planning. Our wedding colors were a classic navy, khaki and white, which gave the whole day a very classy feel.   Our menu was as southern as it gets: catfish cakes, chicken salad, pork tenderloin, shrimp and grits, mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and our favorite: creamed corn. The entertainment for the night was provided by the classic Motown band The Tams.  They had everyone on the dance floor all night long! All of our hard work and planning paid off, as every detail fell into place. Our photographer, Anna K. Photography, captured every detail and special moment so beautifully. We are so thankful to our families, wedding party and friends for helping make our day the best day of our lives.

Wedding Photography: Anna Klapp of Anna K. Photography / Wedding Venue: Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia / Wedding Coordination: Tara Skinner of Posh Petals & Pearls / Floral Design: Danny + Kyle Singleton of Martha’s Flower Shop / Officiant: Garland Basford / Wedding Cinematography: Emily Harp of Shining Star Media / Catering: Stewbo’s / Wedding Cake: Marie of Cakes by Marie / Wedding Paper Products: Etsy / Band: The Tams / Wedding Dress: Enzoani “Dakota” / Hair + Makeup: Dee of Today Hair Innovators (229-226-9594) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Men’s Tuxedos: Jos. A. Bank

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