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Historic Savannah Wedding With a Perfect Touch of Pink

Pink is kind of our unofficial team color here at Style Me Pretty, so there’s no denying this beauty by Amy Arrington instantly caught our eye. Set in historic Savannah at The Olde Pink House, it’s a true wedding work of art thanks to the thoughtful stylings of Amy Osaba Design. Join us for the entire event sitting pretty in the gallery.

 

From the Bride… When we first started planning the wedding, I knew two things: I wanted to get married in the South and I wanted it to be a small, intimate wedding with family and close friends. John and I had met, fallen in love, and gotten engaged in the South and it seemed only fitting to continue our love story surrounded by the romantic beauty and history of the South.

As John was from Georgia originally, Savannah seemed like the perfect place and I was utterly enchanted with it as soon as stepped foot under the canopies of Spanish moss and strolled through the city squares. John was already partial to Savannah as he had spent a good portion of his college years down there and we knew our guest would be able to enjoy themselves which was important to us since so many of them were traveling from around the country.  

I had visions of rose gold calligraphy to set the tone, mouthwatering food under romantic candlelight, lush floral arrangements in shades of rose, peach, and ivory with pops of burgundy, and small meaningful touches that would be noticed by those who knew us the best…but most of all, I envisioned a night filled with love, laughter, and memories.

The venues/vendors we choose really helped bring that vision to life and we never would have found them without my wonderful sister who is my best friend and knows me so well. She was absolutely essential in picking out the venues/vendors and it would have never gone so smoothly without her constantly there supporting me. And my parents! They were absolutely amazing during the whole process.

The venues we choose were the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for the ceremony and the Olde Pink House for the reception. The Olde Pink House is a gorgeous Georgian mansion that was named for the beautiful shade of “rose” colored stucco on the exterior and is now one of our favorite restaurants. As soon as I tasted the food and saw the intricate gold and silver murals of the James Habersham Grand Ballroom, I knew I wanted to have my reception there. I wouldn’t have to worry about any rentals or decorations because it was perfect just as it was and the food was fantastic. Even more so, Sara Jackson and the staff at the Olde Pink House were the epitome of Southern hospitality and grace. 

After the venues were decided, I was able to move on to one of my favorite parts of the planning process: the flowers! I was so lucky that my sister found Amy Osaba of Amy Osaba Design. I immediately fell in love with her organic and breathtaking tablescapes and bouquets. Her floral arrangements just had such a way of evoking emotion and a sense of nature at its best – both balanced yet playful and absolutely romantic in every sense. She brought all of this to my wedding and her team was quite simply essential to the success of that day.

About two months prior to the wedding, I realized I would need some help on the day of the wedding coordinating everything. Amy and her team stepped right in and ensured in went off without a hitch. From running everyone through the rehearsal to helping the men tie their bow ties, they were everywhere they needed to be and provided a huge amount of relief to us just knowing they were there. From there, what really completed the whole experience were the personal touches we added throughout the day:

Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue provided the calligraphy for the invitations and the wedding including a handwritten copy of “My Very Dear Wife” – the Last Letter of Major Sullivan Ballou which I gave to John on the morning of our wedding as it was his favorite. Km Cake Design made the most delicious cakes in a variety of flavors including pineapple upside down cake which was my Father’s favorite and the cake he always made me when I was growing up.

BP Calligraphy providing our favor boxes which had the words from E.E Cummings “I carry your heart with me” written in gold calligraphy across the surface which was the first poem that John ever read to me.

Waxflower Vintage made the most beautiful wax flower crown from a couple of antique orange blossom crowns I had found. My mother had worn real orange blossoms in her hair on her wedding and I wanted to carry that on as a tradition in my wedding.

There were many more of these details through the day that made it so special and I was so grateful to Amy and Brandon of Amy Arrington Photography who captured every moment. Of course there were the gorgeous portraits, the thoughtful shots of all the beautiful small details and decorations, but the really magical part were the candid shots of shared laughter, looks of love, and those special private moments.

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Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Event Coordination: Amy Osaba | Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal | Cake: KM Cake Design | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Savannah | Reception Venue: Art Letter | Hair + Makeup: Pastel Makeup + Hair | Calligraphy: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | DJ: First City Events | String Quartet: JL Music Service | Transportation: Old Savannah Tours | Transportation: Vintage Limousine | Favors (boxes): BP Calligraphy | Florals Design: Amy Osaba | Garter: Florrie Mitton | Vintage bridal crown: Waxflower Vintage

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Lace, Florals and Images that Fully Embrace Feminine Beauty

Whether you’re planning a getting ready shoot the morning of your wedding or a boudoir session leading up to the big day, let this beautiful imagery be your guide. At the hands of Jose Villa, romantic styling by Type A Society and florals by Jenn Sanchez become a breathtaking work of art. One look at this gallery and you’ll be inspired to don a lace robe a la Girl with a Serious Dream and capture the beauty of a quiet morning before becoming a Mrs.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Styling : Type A Society | Floral Design : Jenn Sanchez Design | Hair and Makeup: Chiali Meng | Shoot Location: Sunstone Villa | Wardrobe : Girl & a Serious Dream

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The Ultimate Rustic Chic Homestead Wedding

For Tara and Larry, their wedding wishes came down to a day full of love and family. They decided on a celebration in Montana as a nod to their long line of farming and ranching families, plus a shared love for the great outdoors. Greenwood Events designed unique florals for the occasion and Orange Photographie captured in true fine art fashion. More to see this way in the gallery.

From the Bride… Larry and I currently live in San Francisco, but we both wanted a rustic wedding with a barn that would be close for both of our large families to attend. Larry always says that Montana is “God’s Country” and we found the perfect location at Weatherwood Homestead. Larry is from a long line of farming and ranching families from Montana and I am from North Dakota. Our wedding was the perfect combination of our heritages and love for the outdoors. Montana was a dream location of my husband’s and it all fell together beautifully.

My inspiration was to create a day full of love and family, which reflected the elements of our relationship and our heritages. We wanted to create a rustic wedding with soft blushing colors and local elements. I sought a whimsical, flowing and soft feel to all the flowers, clothing and decorations. The bay leafs were an important symbol for us, because on our first date, which involved a run on Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco. While running, we were talking about the medicinal power of plants. Just then Larry pulled a bay leaf from a tree and gave it to me, asking if I knew what it was. To this day, every time Larry goes for a run or we are on a hike together, he will pick a bay leaf for me.

Our wedding was truly the most perfect day of our lives thus far. We were married on the blue moon and we were blessed with the most beautiful 5 days. While the day of our wedding was the most perfect day, leading up the wedding we arranged fly fishing, a boat ride on Lake McDonald, a Rodeo at the Blue Moon Rodeo, horseback riding, a hike, a ride up the gondola at the big mountain to see the blue moon and receive a blessing at sunset. All of these events brought our guest from around the world so close that by the day of our wedding it felt like our already large families (I am one of 8 children and Larry one of 4 children).

Of course like every bride, I thought my wedding was the most beautiful ever. Yet, more importantly, I was so happy because all the planning was so easy that it almost seemed as if the heavens opened up and gave us ease at every corner and more importantly gave us a perfect few days of sunshine and love. The ease in how it all the details came together so perfectly only reaffirmed to us that our marriage was meant to be. We felt overwhelmingly loved with our big families and wonderful friends there to support us.

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Photography: Orange Photographie | Floral Design: Greenwood Events | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Kelly with Simple Chef Catering | Groom's Attire: Andreas Gorges Tailoring | Venue: Weatherwood | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero | Coordination + Misc. Rentals: Empress Tents & Events | Dress Boutique: J. Scott Couture | Tabletop Rentals: The Top Collection

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The One Item You Absolutely Have to Have on Your Registry

In a perfect world, every day would begin and end with an amazing cup of coffee. Think a tasty espresso on the way to work, a much-needed mid-day latte and a decaf nightcap while snuggling with the one you love. And when it comes to registering for just the right brewing system, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aerocinno at The Registry at Bloomingdale’s is a total must. From the tasty coffee options to the ease of use, it’s the key to newlywed bliss. Plus, it’s awesome.

If you’re anything like us (and we know you are), coffee makes your world go ’round. From breakfasts in bed with your sweetie to entertaining with friends and family, you need a brewing system that will show off that inner barista. Which is why the Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aerocinno is just sooo perfect. From the single brew capsules (for quick and mess-free brewing) to the fab lineup of yummy drinks + flavors to the wide variety of strengths (some days just call for some caffeine), it brings that corner coffee shop right into your kitchen. We love that… and the simple, easy way it all works.


Newlywed life can get crazy busy, so choosing a brewing system that is easy to use, plus simple to clean is, well… the best product you’ll ever add to your registry. Which means that whether you’re mixing up a caramel latte on a romantic night in or impressing your dinner party with a tasty macchiato, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aerocinno from The Registry at Bloomingdale’s is a total slam dunk. Head there now to check out all of the crazy cool options and be sure to ask their talented Registry Consultants about their fabulous perks + benefits, like a 10% Off Completion Offer, discounts on jewelry and attire, a Thank You Manager, a Registry Checklist and their mobile Big Brown App. You’re on your way to coffee bliss, loves.

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