Three ingredients that guarantee a stop-you-in-your-tracks wedding: a stunning St. Simons Island location, a plethora of fab DIY details and an adorable bride and groom. And this beautiful seaside celebration? Well, it has all three. Set against a breathtaking backdrop of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, it’s fun-filled moments (beach balls, anyone?) meets a whole lot of Southern sweetness meets some seriously lovely blue hues. Care to kick off your weekend in the full gallery captured by Lyndi J. Photography? Yep, me, too.
From Lyndi J. Photography… A private residence overlooking the marsh on St. Simons Island, GA is where this entire day’s beauty unfolded. In the true form of Southern hospitality, every detail was thoroughly thought out, all the way down to the Sweet Tea. Kelly, the bride, spent countless hours creating all the DIY details – from aisle decorations, to menus, to boutonnieres. In lieu of a formal favor, Kelly and her groom, Jared, adopted a sea turtle, Gracias, from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Instead of bubbles or rice, beach balls were tossed in the air as the bride and groom walked back down the aisle. Every aspect of the day was a reflection of the couple and their love of family and the ocean.
Photography: Lyndi J. Photography | Floral Design: A Courtyard Florist | Event Planning: Katherine Hankey | Ceremony + Reception Location: Private Residence | Catering: Thrive Catering | Favors (Donation): Georgia Sea Turtle Center | Rentals: Beachview Rentals | Desserts: Two Smart Cookies | Hair: Uberzoot Salon | Makeup: Tangles Salon | Suits: Simons Formal Wear
I’m a girl who loves tradition. It warms my heart, and is one of the many reasons classic weddings like this beauty captured by Ashley Seawell Photography make me weak in the knees. It’s timeless perfection – with the Bride’s gorgeous lace veil and elegant bridal style – and it perfectly proves why a classic soiree will always hold a big spot in my wedding-loving heart. See it all here.
From Ashley Seawell… Rebekah and John invited their guests to celebrate in the bride’s hometown of Augusta. Their meaningful ceremony took place in her home church and a lovely reception followed at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (the bride was actually their director at the time of her marriage). This art museum was the perfect choice for their desire of a thoughtful and intimate reception. Peonies and garden roses were used throughout the day. After the couple’s engagement, Rebekah’s family collected vintage dessert plates. They were a beautiful addition to the cake table and will continue to serve as an heirloom for their family.
Wedding Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography | Ceremony Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art | Event Planning + Design: Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Floral Design: Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Wedding Cake: Something Sweet Bakers | Catering: Tastefully Yours, LLC | Wedding Invitations: Arzberger Stationers via Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Calligraphy: Ann Erickson | Wedding Dress: Lee Ann Belter | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lazaro | Wedding Rings: Solomon Brothers | Makeup: Jen Paulos | Hair: Glorious hair design studio | Welcome Bags: Cowart Design
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Sometimes the simplest, most intimate of weddings speak the most to me. I absolutely love the idea of them. Where the meaning of every thoughtful touch can be explained to your guests across the dinner table, where toasts turn into lovely conversation involving everyone and where each of your guest feels like the most important guest. Something Pretty Photography brought just such a fête with this sweet Savannah soiree, and it’s safe to say, I’m smitten. See why here.
From Something Pretty Photography… Lauren and Adam’s wedding was a second wedding, and it was a very intimate small family affair that was just perfect. I loved how almost everything had traces of her grandmother throughout the entire day–she wore her jewelry and her fur (which was monogrammed inside with her initials), she had a beautiful painting at the wedding that her grandmother had painted and we went after the ceremony to shoot portraits at her grandparents old house in Savannah where she had spent a lot of time as a child. It was really perfect..a simple, sweet family affair that was classically beautiful.
Wedding Photography: Something Pretty Photography | Wedding Venue: The Landings Club on Skidaway Island in Savannah, Georgia | Floral Design: Kiwi Fleur | Wedding Cake: The Cakery | Wedding Dress: Watters | Bride’s Sash: Kiley B Durham | Hair + Makeup: Savannah Makeup Professionals
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