I’ve never been to the Roundhouse Railroad Museum, but, I swear to you, I am obsessed. Like, next time I visit Savannah, it’s the first place I am going to visit obsessed. Because this little rustic meets industrial gem of a venue hosts the sweetest soirees – and always, always leaves a smile on my face. Case in point? This uber-darling affair from Smitten and Hooked, which happens to be the perfect combo of darling DIY details, sweet blooms from Garden on the Square and the oh-so-amazing planning skills of Morgan Gallo Events. See it all right here.
And even more lovely from the amazing Hart to Heart Media. Enjoy!
From the Bride… Jacob and I always knew we wanted our wedding to be casual and relaxed. We knew we’d never get married in a hotel ballroom, because that just isn’t us! We are easy-going and like to have fun and we wanted our wedding to reflect that.
I’ve always enjoyed the rustic/vintage feel in design, so incorporating that into our big day was a given. I also knew that I wanted to make and put together as many of the details as I possibly could! I didn’t want to walk into my reception and not recognize any of the details!
My mom loves to crochet and my dad loves wood-working, so it made perfect sense that they would get to contribute their talents to add a little something special. My dad made every single sign, including ones with built-in candle holders! My dad also made the wood box centerpieces and the table numbers. Once a piece was made by my dad, I would either hand-paint it or add the details like lace, burlap, etc. I made the programs, seat assignment name tags, and painted the signs free-hand. I made the table numbers by painting the wood, cutting out a piece of burlap, attaching it with upholstery tacks and then adding metal house numbers.
When it came to the flowers, we wanted a very natural feel and nothing too stuffy or fancy. I wanted my flowers to have a look and feel like they were just plucked out of a field and tied together. My bridesmaids and I even made their bouquets! On the morning of the wedding, my sister (one of my bridesmaids) went to Fresh Market and picked up all the simple, rustic flowers, berries and greenery she could find.
When it came to my bouquet and the boutonnieres, our florist helped us pick out perfect combinations. Since we were getting married in Savannah, I knew I wanted to incorporate cotton and wheat to give a great Southern feel. Cotton was used in my bouquet and my husband’s bout, and wheat was used in all the bouts. Many of our centerpieces were simple greenery, berries, and pieces of wheat or cotton.
I got a lot of my inspiration from Pinterest and wedding websites (like Style Me Pretty), but I also tried to add my own touch. When planning our wedding, I knew I wanted to look back on our photos and think “we made that centerpiece” and “our wedding completely reflected who we are”… and I think we did just that.
Wedding Photography: Smitten and Hooked | Wedding Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia | Wedding Planning: Alysse Sweeny from Morgan Gallo Events | Floral Design: Garden on the Square | Wedding Cinematography: Hart to Heart Media | Officiant: Robert Dyer | Catering: Creative Catering | Wedding Cake: Sweet Cakes | DJ: All About You | Lighting: Stagefront Production Systems | Hair + Makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather