I have a thing for al fresco affairs. And by a thing, I mean I have a full on obsession with each and every twinkling light and seat at the seemingly never-ending banquet table. It’s the conversations I can imagine the guests having, that extra glass of wine poured – all while the stars shine down on you. Al fresco equals the most dreamy of nights to me, so hosting such an affair in Savannah (the capital of charming) could just put me over the edge. But it’s an edge I’ll gladly go over.  Particularly when a Bride and Groom like these two are involved and it’s captured by Donna Von Bruening. See so much more of this gorgeous wedding from Caroline Carter Events right here.

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From Caroline Carter EventsThis was truly a destination wedding to Savannah, Georgia  Bride and Groom are from Los Angeles with their parents in Orlando and North Carolina. There was a definite southern influence in food and decor. They married under a fabric swathed oak tree in a Savannah Square. Cocktailed inside the historic Harper Fowlkes House then had a banquet seated dinner under lights in the secret courtyard. Cake had magnolia’s on it. Place cards were old keys. Design element of a trellis circle was woven into everything.

We used the garden gate’s iron work to create a custom design on all of her stationery and came up with the “secret garden”, backyard soiree that was intimate and played off of the natural settings. We incorporated skeleton keys that had the guests’ names on them and led them to their tables. Tablescapes included potted herbs and hydrangeas, with lots of lanterns and candlelight. Barebulb lighting was strung in the garden and the food was all locally inspired with southern and coastal cuisine!

Wedding Photography: Donna Von Bruening | Wedding Venue: Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia | Event Planning: Caroline Carter Events | Floral Design: Garden on the Square | Catering: John Nichols | Wedding Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes | Ceremony Music: New Arts Ensemble | DJ: All about you Entertainment | Rentals: Beachview | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Lilah Paper | Wedding Programs: Natalie Kilgore | Calligraphy: Caroline Whitfield | Trolley: Old Savannah Tours | Rehearsal Dinner: Old Pinke House | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier |Hair + Makeup: Nikki Westberry