Okay… I know I say this all of the time, but you lovelies out there in SMP-land? You floor me. You floor me with your serious creativity and your downright awesome crafting abilities. And as someone who is a self-described non-DIYer, I am in a constant state of awe over your darling weddings. Case in point? This beyond fabulous day captured by Jayne B. Photography; a day that is boasting beautiful florals from Bloomin’ Bouquets, some crazy gorgeous orange hues and, of course, a whole lot of DIY goodness crafted by the uber-talented bride and groom, plus amazing friends and family. Don’t miss a minute of pretty in the full gallery. It’s a must-see.
From the Bride… Jonathan and I had been on several romantic weekend getaways to Savannah in the past, we fell in love with the charming squares, cobblestone streets, and history of the city. So, after he proposed on the steps of a Savannah church we decided we would share the joy the town brought us with our families, and get married there.
With a small budget and a love for crafting, I decided to design and create as much as I could for the wedding on my own (and with the help of family and friends). I immediately got to work making reserved signs for tables and chairs, navy and white table runners, and mason jars with chalkboard hearts as favors. When it came time to pick out invitations, I realized that I could spend less and get exactly what I want by creating them myself. One of my favorite DIY wedding projects was the program. It showed our personalities while entertaining the guests… we hope.
The bluff of the Charles H. Morris Center was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Bloomin’ Bouquets, close friends and my florist, brought my vision to life. They created beautiful centerpieces using pieces of wood, lanterns, candles, wooden boxes my uncle made, and a variety of orange flowers. My sister made signs for the cupcake table and for the favors using navy frames and burlap flowers. Jonathan and I enjoyed dancing and celebrating with our loved ones, but one of our favorite memories was a surprise. We took the party outside to enjoy the fireworks show that the city of Savannah does on the first Friday of every month. When the night was over we exited through a tunnel of orange streamers and Auburn flags to a pedi-cab and began our journey together.
Photography: Jayne B. Photography | Floral Design: Bloomin’ Bouquets | Event Design + Invitations: The Bride | Ceremony + Reception Location: The Charles H. Morris Center | Catering: Paul Kennedy Catering |Band: The Vistas | Cake: Gigi’s Cupcakes | Hair: B Street Salon | Shoes + Jewelry: Etsy | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal