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Savannah Wedding from Vue Photography + Urban Poppy

It’s not often that middle school romance blossoms into a full fledged love story, but when it does, you simply can’t help but get wrapped up in all the cuteness. What’s even more adorable? Urban Poppy helped to weave the love notes written by these two cuties back in their younger years throughout the celebration. That’s when the ahhhh’s come out in full force. It’s a southern wedding that is literally as sweet as they come, and thanks to Vue Photography we can keep the ooh’s and ahh’s going in the full gallery.

From Vue Photography… Kellie and Alden’s wedding was a quirky December wedding. It took place at the Mansion on Forsyth, in Savannah Georgia. The couple met in middle school and with last names “crowthers” (her) and “chewning” (him), they were always seated beside one another. A relationship grew and well-ah! Urban Poppy, the designer used their love notes from their youth as folded paper flowers in her bouquet and his bout.

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Wedding Photography: Vue Photography | Wedding Venue: Mansion on Forsyth in Savannah, Georgia | Floral Design: Anissa Manzo from Urban Poppy | Wedding Cake: Minette Rushing from Custom Cakes | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm

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Savannah Railroad Museum Wedding from Smitten and Hooked

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!

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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.

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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

South Georgia Wedding from Caroline Fontenot Photography

You know what I love? When I can take one peek, just one, into gallery of images and get an immediate sense for what the couple in the middle of it all is all about. Where I immediately feel I have all I need to know to call these two up and meet them for a coffee (or maybe over their favorite whiskey) without hesitation. It’s precisely what happened when I snuck a peek at this wedding from Caroline Fontenot, where every image tells a story of two cuties as they begin the next chapter of their love story. And you can get to know them too, right here.

From the Bride… I wanted to incorporate navy in a huge way bc a) our alma maters colors – Georgia Southern and it seemed appropriate for a coastal winter wedding. I wanted an easy going but formal feel. I also wanted to incorporate our southern roots and Travis’s life in South Georgia. Everything from the band to the beer to the food represented everything we hold near and dear to our hearts and lives.

Band – Whiskey Gentry. I was indifferent about the music but Travis insisted on a band so I gave full control over to him. We had seen them a few times in Atlanta but had never considered the fact they could play our wedding. Travis contacted Lauren Morrow, the lead singer, and they were shockingly available. I’m so glad we gt them to play because they have turned out to be great friends and I have a strong feeling they are going to get pretty big here soon. They played everything from originals to covers, all with a bluegrass feel which went along with the theme of the wedding perfectly.

Wedding Photography: Caroline Fontenot / Wedding Venue: Family Estate in, Southern Georgia / Floral Design: Urban Poppy / Caterer: Creekside Catering / Wedding Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes / Band: The Whiskey Gentry / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Men’s Attire: J.Crew

Savannah Wedding from Everything Lovely Photography

With so many gorgeous areas to chose from, Georgia makes for the perfect place to say I Do. This couple chose Savannah for its historical architecture and Roundhouse Railroad Museum for its unique vibe. Everything Lovely Photography captured all the pretty details and you can see even more right here in the full gallery!

From Everything Lovely PhotographyKristin is an architect, so Savannah was the perfect place for their wedding.  They reside in Chicago.  Of course the historic Forsyth park made a perfect “first look” for Ryan and Kristin and then some great shots for the whole bridal party.  The ceremony took place at the Roundhouse with the reception to follow in the same location.  

Wedding Photography: Everything Lovely Photography / Wedding Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning: Brittany from First City Events / Floral Design: Julie from Garden On the Square / Officiant: Marty Mabie (martymabie@bellsouth.net) / Caterer: Creative Catering / Wedding Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes / Entertainment: Wayne Lee John from Complete Music Video /  Guitar: Sean Driscoll / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Classic Car: Geoff Albert from Classic Tours

Savannah Wedding at 10 Downing from LeeAnn Ritch Photography

On a day that celebrates romance in the biggest of ways, it makes perfect sense that we share this darling Savannah wedding from LeeAnn Ritch Photography.  A wedding, lovelies, that began with a fairytale romance in Norway (yes, Norway!) and ended with a drop-dead gorgeous affair at the always beautiful 10 Downing.  From the fab stylings of Ashley Warren Harless Event Design to the stunning florals by A to Zinnias to one moment after another of pure lovely, it’s the finest in Valentine’s Day treats.  Click here for all of the pretty.

From the Bride… I’ve always had a strange draw to Scandinavia ever since I was a child. It always seemed like such a utopia so when the opportunity arose during my masters to study in Norway I jumped at the chance. It was while I was in Oslo in B-School that I met Magnus. He was charming and well put together and I was the “Cute American in a sweatshirt.” And through a series of fortunate events from run-ins on the t-bane, promises of Norwegian lessons, and the loss of an apartment key we started dating. Six years later Magnus popped the question and, although I still don’t speak Norwegian (I’m learning I swear!), I married my best friend and couldn’t be happier.

Given Magnus was Norwegian and I was American we decided to have a destination wedding so it would be a vacation for all our guests. After picking December as the wedding month and the US immigration policy strongly suggesting against being wed off US soil we selected the southeastern United States. When we researched cities and stumbled across Savannah, GA – an American city with a European charm- we were hooked! Not only did people gush about it as a wedding destination, but Magnus and I had taken a surprise weekend trip there when he lived in Florida and fell in love with the city. In love to the point that we joked how we would one day buy a mansion on one of the many squares and retire. At the time little did we know we would end up staying in one of those mansions {The Wedding Cake Mansion} on our wedding!

Knowing nothing about wedding in Savannah, I started my research and realized a friend of a friend was an event planner in Savannah. I remembered seeing pictures of her wedding and loving her style so after an introduction we booked Ashley of Ashley Warren Harless Event Design immediately. Ashley introduced us to some amazing vendors and locations and after a whirlwind planning weekend we fell in love with 10 Downing. With the location in hand we planned our color scheme….. neutrals with hints of light blue and light grey to create a classic romantic feel. The minimalist venue was the perfect blank canvas for our wedding. With beautiful hardwood floors and simplistic features in the venue’s main room to the brown bar room for the cocktail hour we were able to get that old world charm with just the right hint of modern for me and my soon to be Scandinavian husband’s tastes. Our florist A to Zinnias worked with us to pick the perfect look with white roses and hydrangea placed in handmade wooden planters carved with our initials and set the room with many candles. And our cake was exactly what we wanted, not only did Carrie of TWO Cakes design it exactly as I described but it tasted amazing.

Wedding Photography: LeeAnn Ritch Photography / Ceremony Venue: Historic Whitefield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia / Reception Venue + Catering: 10 Downing in Savannah, Georgia / Wedding Design + Coordination: Ashley Warren Harless Event Design / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Wedding Cake: Two Cakes / Rentals: Jennifer Garcia from Nuage Designs / Accommodations: Wedding Cake Mansion / Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids’ Attire: J.Crew / Groom + Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew

Savannah Wedding at Roundhouse Museum from LeeAnn Ritch Photography

Industrial venues are some of my favorite places in the world to get married.  There’s just something about exposed brick walls juxtaposed with wedding day pretty that sends my heart into overdrive… every single time.  So, when this lovely Roundhouse Railroad Museum affair came my way, it was like Christmas morning.  One filled with DIY details, Baby’s Breath bouquets and an entire gallery of gorgeous images from LeeAnn Ritch Photography.  Oh, and they served fried chicken.  Which is beyond awesome.  See so much more of the day right here.

From the Bride… We really wanted to give our guests a great Southern experience, Brian is from California and I am from Michigan – most of our guests came from across the United States and Canada. We picked the Roundhouse Railroad Museum because it was ideally located downtown Savannah and it was such a great historic space which is what Savannah is all about. The historic brick walls and quaint garden gave the perfect backdrop to our wedding.

We kept things simple and did most of the decorating ourselves. Our families came into town early to help get everything ready. My sisters, mother, and father helped us sort through ten bunches of Baby’s Breath to create the centerpieces and bouquets – I picked Baby’s Breath because it has such a whimsical feel to it and it is far from traditional which we also liked. I found out from my sister later that Baby’s Breath means “eternal love,” I can’t think of a better flower to have at a wedding.

Continuing with the Southern theme, we used fresh Georgia peaches as escort card holders and served fried chicken and shrimp and grits for dinner. Guests raved about how sweet and delicious the peaches were! By doing a lot of the decorating and planning ourselves we were really able to make the day something that was very much our own which we could then share with our friends and family.

Wedding Photography: LeeAnn Ritch Photography / Wedding Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia / Wedding Catering: Creative Catering / Wedding Cake: Baker’s Pride Bakery / Lighting: Kaufman-Heinz, LLC / Floral + Event Design: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Paper Goods: GoGoSnap / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Salon Della Vita 

Savannah Wedding at The Telfair Museum from Brooke Roberts Photography

We love seeing all the fabulous wedding traditions of other cultures here at SMP and this gorgeous Pakistani wedding is certainly no exception. Filled with bold, beautiful colors, amazing gold jewelry, and not to mention some seriously stunning henna, this wedding has us gasping at all its beauty. Brooke Roberts Photography captured all the festivities and you can see it all unfold right here in full gallery.

From Brooke Roberts Photography… Eva and Danny’s fusion wedding in Savannah Georgia was full of dramatic contrasts. A stunning Ismaili wedding full of bright colors and textures held inside an ultra contemporary modern art museum in one of the most well known historic cities of the south. In a city steeped with tradition, framed by classic southern architecture and spanish moss draped squares the Savannah Telfair Museum Jepson Center rises up in the middle of the city. It’s towering glass ceiling and stark white walls and floors was the perfect backdrop for this radiant wedding celebration.

Pakistani weddings are full of tradition and can last for many days. Eva and Danny’s wedding started with the henna decoration (Mehndi Ceremony) and the cleansing ceremony (Pithi Ceremony) the evening prior to the ceremony. The wedding ceremony was also filled with many rituals that included participation of their guests. Laughter filled the room as the bride and groom searched in a basket filled with rice to find a tiny coin that had been hidden. A female cousin of the groom wrapped the couple in shawls and tied the ends together until the best man was able to produce enough cash and she was satisfied to let the marriage proceed.

Eva wore a traditional Pakistani saree as did all of her bridesmaids. The brightly colored material was beautifully embroidered and paired with heavy gold jewelry. The Groom and groomsmen opted for more western inspired suits rather than the traditional sehra and turban.

The ceremony was held in the soaring three story atrium of the jepson Center framed with massive windows overlooking Telfair Square. After the ceremony, cocktails were served on the third floor outdoor sculpture terrace while the atrium was prepared for the reception. The rich aroma of curry filled the hall as a traditional feast was laid out for the guests to enjoy as the bride did a quick change for the new couple to be re-introduced.

Wedding Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography  / Wedding Venue: The Telfair Museum Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning + Design: Terrica Skaggs from Cocktails and Details / Floral Design: Gay Whatley  / Catering: Tasteful Temptations /  Hair + Makeup: Beyond Beautiful By Heather

Savannah Golf Club Wedding from Morgan Gallo Events

If you are the middle of planning a wedding (or the beginning or the end for that matter), you know that even when you cross all your t’s and dot all those i’s – there will inevitably be bumps in the planning road. But if you are these two, you go with the flow and hire one dream team of vendors to make your day drop-dead beautiful. With Morgan Gallo Events not only taking care of those t’s and i’s but also making them beautiful, and Shannon Christopher snapping up every last bit – their gallery is proof that going with the flow has some pretty gorgeous results.

From the Bride… Mike and I decided to get married in Savannah since it was where he proposed, and we loved the idea of everything coming full circle. We originally planned our wedding for February 16, 2013; several vendors were already booked, and the save-the-dates were already printed. Then we received the wonderful news that my brother and sister-in-law were expecting their first baby. However, the doctor informed them the baby was due the exact date of our wedding! After a few hectic weeks, we were able to move the wedding up to December 8, 2012, and keep all the vendors we previously booked. I suggested we use our old save-the-dates as birth announcements. :)

Once our new date was finalized, we were so fortunate to have Morgan Gallo and her team to assist with vendor recommendations and planning. Our colors were gray and blush, and my eight bridesmaids all wore charcoal gray, full-length chiffon dresses, and they were able to pick out their own style. Harvey Designs did an amazing job with the floral arrangements. The bouquets and centerpieces were classic and elegant with a stunning mixture of white, blush and gray flowers. The ceremony and reception both took place at the Savannah Golf Club. My sister-in-law is a minister, and she was the officiant for our outdoor ceremony in the club’s picturesque courtyard. We wrote our own vows, and it was an incredibly meaningful, intimate and personal service. We were told afterwards there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The reception took place in the ballroom with stunning uplighting from JLK Events, with the colors changing throughout the night. Our guests were dance lovers, so our DJ, Jeff Brown from All About You Entertainment, kept the dance floor packed all night. Sadly, I am one of those rare people who never developed a sweet tooth. So when we were deciding on a cake, I wanted something that I would look forward to cutting and eating as well. After we selected our traditional wedding cake (the groom’s cake) from Baker’s Pride, I started to brainstorm about my bride’s cake.  I am a huge cheese enthusiast, so it was a no-brainer the type of cake I wanted.  I worked with the chef at the Savannah Golf Club, and he created my dream cake of tiered artisanal cheeses, served with fig compote and honey comb.

My favorite DIY projects were our table numbers and framed map. As an alternative to standard table numbers 1-12, we used specific years from 1986-2012 with pictures of us from each corresponding year. For example, Table 1986 had our baby pictures, Table 1993 included a picture of me in my stylish Beauty and the Beast crewneck sweatshirt, and Table 2012 had pictures from our engagement photo shoot. Additionally, we used a framed map of the United States and I created map pins with flags that included each guest’s name and table number. The pin was placed on the state where each guest traveled from, and it was a fun, nontraditional way to do escort cards. We ended the night with a memorable send-off with our guests showering us with dried lavender, and now I will always associate its fragrance with the happiest day of my life.

Wedding Photography: Shannon Christopher / Wedding Venue: Savannah Golf Club in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning: Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: Harvey Designs / Officiant: Reverend Dana Allen Walsh of Hancock United Church of Christ / Wedding Invitations: Tickled Ink / Save-the-Dates: loveleigh invitations / Wedding Cake: Baker’s Pride / Ceremony Music: New Arts Ensembles / DJ: All About You Entertainment / Lighting: JLK Events / Transportation: Oglethorpe Trolley Tours / Rentals: Savannah Special Events / Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca via La Raine’s Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Veil: Teri Huang / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Groom’s Tuxedo: Jos. A. Bank / Wedding Bands: Alexander’s of Atlanta / Rehearsal Dinner: Blowin’ Smoke BBQ

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Savannah Wedding from Morgan Gallo Events

In my four years spent in the wonderful city that is Savannah, GA, I somehow never got to see the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and after looking through this completely adorable wedding from Morgan Gallo Events at this gem of a location, I am kicking myself. Kicking. Myself. Because it’s absolutely darling in every way and oh, these lovebirds? Just the cutest things ever. And the images from Nate Henderson Photography? Captivating. They’re filled with the prettiest palettes and darling details that embody the true spirit of Savannah, and you can see them all right here.

From Morgan Gallo EventsSara and Andreas got married in September in one of Savannah’s most historic and beautiful gardens. Their bright and cheerful wedding was full of personality and individual touches. Savannah Pralines were favors for guests.

Wedding Photography: Nate Henderson Photography / Wedding Venue: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia / Wedding Planning: Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Catering: Cape Creations Catering / Bakery: TIER Luxury Cakes / Rentals: Ranco Tent Rentals / Lighting: JLK Events

Savannah Wedding from Ariel Renae Photography

When a wedding like this comes along, it’s like a gift from the wedding gods.  A crazy amazing gift that grabs ahold of your heart and never lets go.  Because this isn’t just any wedding.  It’s a day filled to the brim with drop-dead gorgeous details and image after image of one of the most beautiful duos you will ever lay your eyes upon.  (Seriously.)  Ariel Renae Photography captured every moment to absolute perfection and I am spending my entire day basking in the gallery.  You should join me.  Click here for sooo much more.

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From Ariel Renae PhotographyThis Savannah, Georgia, destination wedding beautifully represented this creative, fun couple. The attention to personal details at this event were insane. From an extremely meaningful, post-ceremony biscuit station and the handmade jewel “bouquet” made from Juliana’s grandmother’s and family’s heirlooms, to the handmade wedding favors at the reception (crafted by Juliana’s mother, Karen Moore, and close family friend Bob Hefferan), these two truly wanted this destination wedding to be a beautiful and memorable experience for every single guest. The day was truly about the couple and the things and people that are important to them. We followed up the wedding day by doing a “day after session” that allowed us to go to some additional locations for portraits to really be able to capture the a fuller experience of the Savannah backdrop.

Wedding Photography: Ariel Renae Photography / Ceremony: Wesley Gardens in Savannah, Georgia / Reception: Vic’s On The River in Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design, Event Design + Planning: Bob Hefferan (A Family Friend) + Karen Moore (The Bride’s Mother) / Wedding Invitations: John + Juliana Cox (The Bride + Groom) / Wedding Dress: Dennis Basso / Bride’s Shoes: L.A.M.B.

Savannah Wedding at The Mackey House from Nate Henderson Photography

I don’t know if there’s anything that warms my heart quite like a Savannah wedding. The draping Spanish moss and the elegance and charm that can only come from a location so steeped in history truly makes me so thrilled to see weddings like this from Nate Henderson Photography. And any wedding that can combine such timeless elements – the Alfred Angelo gown, the toile print, and the Americana color scheme, to name a few – into a celebration as perfect as this wedding is a winner in my book. See every detail in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… We were very focused on making everything about the wedding “scene” very personal romantic, and slightly old-fashioned. One of the main reasons we chose Savannah was because of the natural beauty that seemed to stop in time long ago. There are a lot of handmade features in the wedding, including the napkins, which were hand-sewn, and the material is carried over into the binding on the programs. Many of the items in the wedding (the blue ball mason jars, toile pattern, all-over alencon lace dress, the cake designed to match the dress, and even the custom cake topper) were all chosen for nostalgic or personal reasons, tributes to Shannon’s mother, etc. Robert chose navy blue to go with the ivory since it’s a classic Americana pairing, further complimented by the red flowers on the table. My favorite aspect of my wedding dress is that it is just timeless and classic — I feel like my mother could have worn the dress 50 years ago and it would still be beautiful today. I was in search of an all-over lace dress, and I just fell in love with this one as soon as I put it on. The designer added cap sleeves to the strapless design so it feels even more old-fashioned and romantic to me. The trim on the veil is an exact match to the rope embroidery in the dress. I loved the lace so much that we asked to have our cake detailed to match it.

Wedding Photography: Nate Henderson Photography / Wedding Venue: The Mackey House in Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: Dave Jackson / Wedding Invitations: William Arthur via Wedding Paper Divas / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Savannah Photo Shoot from Austin Warnock Photography

I may call New England home now, but I spent my younger years under the southern sun. It was a childhood full of front porches and sweet tea, tradition and seersucker. So it goes without saying, shoots like this on from Austin Warnock Photography bring back the prettiest of memories. It’s filled with all the reasons why southern weddings make my heart skip a beat, and it’s all sitting pretty right here.

From Austin Warnock PhotographyThe inspiration for this photo shoot is taken from the romantic and southern vibe that defines Savannah, Georgia. We used the fairytale backdrop of the moss-draped trees infused with layers of white on white details and pops of muted peach. Many textures helped make up our palette for this garden infused wedding inspiration. The suit worn by the groom is a very traditional southern seersucker that stayed true to the white and textured palette and was paired with an ivory linen tie. Minette from Minette Rushing Custom Cakes of Savannah created an elegant ruffled white cake that was a great centerpiece to the romantic outdoor inspiration. Dauphine Press perfectly matched their paper goods using pops of peach and stylish calligraphy with a sophisticated blind emboss to bring another subtle touch of texture. Many thanks to our awesome hair and makeup artists, as well as to Bleubelle Bridal for lending the gorgeous Vera Wang dress! The stunning florals designed by A to Zinnias of Savannah were as southern as it gets. They created a gorgeous cascading bouquet that harmonized perfectly with the palette and southern flair. Beautiful white centerpieces eloquently adorned the vintage farm tables amongst the Spanish moss to create a magical setting.

We used vintage linens to create DIY sachets filled with dried, aromatic lavender as gift favors for guests.The peach rosette necklace was a vintage find from one of the many antique stores in Savannah, Georgia, and what’s a southern party without some sweet tea and bourbon combined to make a southern cocktail for your guest to enjoy?  

The beautiful models, Madonna and Michael, are real-life sweethearts and will be wed soon in Savannah.

Photography + Design: Austin Warnock Photography / Photo Shoot Locations: Bethesda Academy + The City of Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Cake: Minnette Rushing Custom Cakes / Paper Goods: Dauphine Press / Chair Rentals: Violet Vintage / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Bleubelle Bridal / Hair: Tiffony Simpson of Ony Salon / Makeup: Liz Brownlee of Colorboxx Hair Salon / Models: Madonna + Michael, An Engaged Couple / Film Processing + Scanning: Richard Photo Lab

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Savannah Wedding from Nate Henderson Photography

This Savannah wedding has us seriously swooning this morning. It’s classic, yet has just the right touch of whimsy in all its DIY decor to keep it light, fun, and total unexpected. This talented couple designed everything from their invitations, to the gray and white chevron table runners, to the beyond adorable flower escort cards. It comes as no surprise that they met and fell in love in design school! Nate Henderson Photography snapped up all the pretty and you can see all the rest right here. 

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From the Bride… Nic and I both attended the Savannah College of Art and Design but actually met in Los Angeles through mutual friends after graduation. It seemed fitting to hold our wedding in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, because without first attending SCAD, we might never have met at all!

We’re both creative people, so it was important to us to infuse the wedding with personal and handmade touches. Our invitation suite became our labor of love. We spent months designing it with the help of our friend and best man and had it printed by a local letterpress shop in San Francisco. I designed and hand-made “escort cards,” which were fabric flowers with a hair clip on the back that were clipped to a bamboo dowel. One of my favorite memories from the day was walking into our reception and seeing all of our guests wearing the flowers in their hair and clipped to their jacket lapels. It felt so personal and touching. Nearly every element of the wedding had handmade touches. I sewed the gray and white chevron table runners, and my mom made a banner for the guest trolleys and the beautiful yellow felt flower that adorned our cake. Our programs, table numbers, guestbook and bridesmaid jewelry were all handmade by us or purchased on Etsy.

We were married at the Historic Isaiah Davenport House courtyard with a small garden ceremony. Our guests were then treated to a trolley tour of the city, and we all celebrated together with a reception at Vic’s on the River overlooking the Savannah River.

Wedding Photography: Nate Henderson Photography / Ceremony: The Courtyard at Davenport House in Savannah, Georgia / Reception: Vic’s on the River in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning: Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Wedding Invitations: Designed by the Bride, Groom + The Best Man / Wedding Dress: Enzoani “Diana” / Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto

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Savannah Wedding from Amy Arrington Photography

Of all places to get married, I believe Savannah might be the most romantic and charming. Sure, I could have a slight bias since I went to college in the lovely historic town, but this wedding from Amy Arrington Photography could very well prove my case. And when you take one look at this darling bride’s radiant smile, you’ll be smitten for good. See every moment in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… We wanted our wedding day to be simple, classy and romantic. I was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, which is also where Chris and I met and started dating. So naturally we couldn’t think of a better place to get married since Savannah has such a special place in our hearts. We were married at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, and our reception was at the DeSoto Hilton hotel in downtown Savannah among the historic squares and beautiful oak trees.

The bridesmaids wore flirty, ruffled, eggplant-colored, halter dresses by Alfred Sung, and the groomsmen dressed in traditional black and ivory tuxes by Calvin Klein. My cousin performed a solo of Christina Perri’s “Thousand Years” just before my father walked me down the aisle to Canon in D. I carried a bouquet of cream polo roses, white mini calla lilies, white freesia and green cymbidium orchids. We left the ceremony in a ’56 Chevy provided by a friend of the family and headed downtown to Madison Square to take pictures with the wonderful Amy Arrington Photography while guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Hilton’s Pulaski Room with our signature drink, a “Georgia Peach.”

Following the cocktail hour, guests moved into the Madison Ballroom to enjoy a three-course dinner. Our escort cards led guests to the “Savannah Square” they were assigned to, rather than the usual table numbers. For our cake, we went with a delicious, square, four-tier buttercream and vanilla cake embellished with green cymbidium orchids mimicking my bouquet  Before guests headed home, they could grab a jar of homemade strawberry jam from Justus Orchard, which my in-laws own and run in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Chris and I couldn’t think of a better way to exit the night than with a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown while our guests showered us in bubbles. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, special day!

Wedding Photography: Amy Arrington Photography / Ceremony: Richmond Hill United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia / Reception + Catering: Hilton Savannah DeSoto in Savannah, Georgia / Ceremony Coordination: Cindy Shultz / Ceremony Direction: Becky Alford, Aunt of the Bride / Bridal Party + Cake Flowers: A to Zinnias / Ceremony + Reception Floral Design: Katherine B. Slagel, A Family Friend / Officiant: Pastor Hank Perry of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church in Tybee Island / Wedding Cake: Lisa Young of The Cake Mix / Ceremony Organ: Dr. Duke Miles / Ceremony Soloist: Chrissy Alford, A Cousin of the Bride / Reception Music: DJ Jeff of All About You Entertainment / Horse Carriage: Historic Savannah Carriage Tours / Favors: Justus Orchard (Owned by the Groom’s Parents) / Wedding Dress: 2Be Bride via Bridals By Lori / Hair: Michelle Millek of A Posey Place Hair Salon / Makeup: Chrissy Alford, A Cousin of the Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung via Bridal Mart of Savannah / Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein via Men’s Wearhouse

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Savannah Photo Shoot from Morgan Gallo Events

Ever wonder what would happen if a group of Savannah’s finest vendors joined creative forces for bundles of inspiration chock-full of romance?  Well, lovelies – look no further than this beyond stunning shoot designed to absolute perfection by Morgan Gallo Events.  Simply brimming with one gorgeous detail after another, it’s a serious lesson in Southern elegance with pretty paper goods by Emma J Design, dazzling jewels from Happily Ever BorroWED and one mesmerizing image after another captured by Azelle Photography.  Ready to bask in all of the pretty?  Click here for sooo much more.

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Oh, and we’re not done yet.  Check out this fabulous film from JabberpicsImageryStorm and Azelle Photography.  It’s all sorts of amazing.  Enjoy!

From Morgan Gallo EventsWhat inspired us to produce this project? Besides the fact that we are in love with movies and are anxious to create our own storytelling projects with still and moving subjects in them, our philosophy on working in any industry is that through collaboration of talented professionals, bigger and better things can happen. When you translate that into the wonderful world of weddings, this means that we have an opportunity to showcase Savannah as a highly unique, charming, authentic and sophisticated destination for spectacular celebrations. Savannah provides not only an authentic backdrop for such experiences through its historical relevance and raw natural beauty, but also offers an awesome sampling of services by a great number of talented professionals who are an embodiment of Savannah’s reputation for being a Hostess City. Although numerous weddings take place in this city every weekend, we want to raise national and the international awareness about the fact that Savannah is filled with talented professionals who truly are passionate about their craft and cherish the opportunities to create something original, exciting and custom-tailored. In other words, talent, innovation, art and professionalism can come together to provide a top-notch experience for the client searching for something distinctive, heartfelt and real.

Ceremony Scene:
Photography: Azelle Photography / Venue: Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia / Event Design: Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: Kiwi Fleur / Cinematography: Jabberpics, ImageryStorm + Azelle Photography / Editor: Kevin Ray / Photo + Video Equipment Rentals: Lensrentals.com + Meddin Studios / Music: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra + “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, Licensed through SongFreedom.com / Paper Goods: Emma J Design / Rentals + Lounge Furniture: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Liancarlo via BleuBelle Bridal Salon / Wardrobe + Styling: Jenn Reagan Wilson / Bride’s Hair Accessories: BleuBelle Bridal Salon / Jewelry: Happily Ever BorroWED / Hair: Chellie of Rob’s at Drayton Tower / Makeup: Jules DeJesus of Dollface by Jules / Men’s Attire: J. Parker Limited / Model Bride: Rachael Moore of Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio / Model Groom: Mack McKenzie of McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom

Reception Scene:
Photography: Azelle Photography / Venue: Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia / Event Design: Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: Kiwi Fleur / Cinematography: Jabberpics, ImageryStorm + Azelle Photography / Editor: Kevin Ray / Photo + Video Equipment Rentals: Lensrentals.com + Meddin Studios / Music: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra + “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, Licensed through SongFreedom.com / Paper Goods: Emma J Design / Champagne: Lanson / Chandelier: Koyal Wholesale / Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella / Cocktails + Cupcake Decor: Modern Lola + Dress My Cupcake / Linens: BBJ Linen / Dessert Bar: Addy B’s Cakes / Rentals + Lounge Furniture: Classic Party Rentals / Lighting Decor: JLK Events / Wardrobe: Rent the Runway / Wardrobe Styling: Jenn Reagan Wilson / Jewelry: Jewels for Hope + Happily Ever BorroWED / Hair: Chellie of Rob’s at Drayton Tower / Makeup: Jules DeJesus of Dollface by Jules / Model Bride: Rachael Moore of Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio / Model Groom: Mack McKenzie of McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom

Savannah Brunch Wedding from Nina Barrow Designs

It’s safe to say that brunch weddings are here to stay, and this celebration by Nina Barrow Designs {a.k.a the bride} has raised the bar for hosting a chic, sophisticated soirée before high noon. The bride wore Vera Wang . . . aah, music to my ears. The couple’s incredible taste in fashion carried over into the floral arrangements by A to Zinnias and the captivating cake by Two Cakes. Be sure to check out all of the eye candy by Alimond Photography in the full gallery here.

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From the Bride… It was fate the day Matthew moved next door to the my childhood home. Just a short year later, we would be engaged and planning a dreamy brunch affair. Having a deep love of history, fine foods and British style, we we wanted something different then the average wedding. I spent much of her childhood traveling through Europe and developing an appreciation for grandeur and elegant taste and wanted to tie it in with the strong southern roots I share with Matthew. Not soon after our engagement was announced, we stumbled upon The Olde Pink House. It was the perfect place.

I was given away by my brother dressed in his dress blues as a trumpet voluntary began to play. Following the ceremony, guests were greeted by the passed mini-pancakes with maple syrup served with their choice of three signature drinks: kir royal, a mimosa or a bellini. Cocktail tables were dressed with vintage teacups and lace. Escort cards, stamped with a wax seal and the wedding monogram, laid on vintage, beveled mirrors filled with peonies and a towering arrangement of peonies and ostrich feathers. Following the cocktail hour, guests re-entered the transformed ballroom filled with tapered candles, crystal candle holders and arrangements of peonies, hydrangea, dahlias, roses and gardenias filled the room. Each guest received a personalized menu with the wedding monogram offering a choice of crème brulee French toast, quail eggs benedict with crab cakes, a Savannah southern fried omelet, southern quiche or shrimp and grits.

All of our paper products were inspired by vintage, European papers and featured a wax seal and a traditional English marriage wreath. Each branch of the wreath represents a family joining together. As owner and designer of Nina Barrow Designs, it was important to showcase my work. Guests were asked to leave a message for us using a traditional quail pen on framed notecards. The labels on the dessert bar were hand-rolled.

Following the three-course brunch, guests were offered a mini-praline almond basket in honor of Savannah’s most famous dessert and a selection of sweet treats from the Laduree-themed pastry bar. The spread featured a French raspberry torte, macarons, cupcakes, truffles, éclairs, gilded brownies, napoleons and louver domes. After the guests were filled with sweets and yummy treats, they made their way outside to wish the newlyweds off as they escaped to their London honeymoon in a vintage 1937 Rolls Royce.

Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Aliyah Dastour of Alimond Photography / Wedding Venue: The Olde Pink House in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning: Simply Savannah Events / Floral Design: A to Zinnias / Event Design, Wedding Invitations, Escort Cards, Dessert Labels, Table Numbers + Guest Book: Nina Barrow Designs (The Bride — ninabarrowdesigns@gmail.com) / Wedding Cake: Two Cakes / Cupcakes: Tier Luxury Cakes / Macarons: DIY by the Bride / Truffles + Gilded Brownies: Jeff’s Candy Kitchen and Bake Shoppe / DJ: Rock Jock DJ / Transportation: Timeless Motorcoaches / Boutonnieres: DIY by the Bride / Rehearsal Dinner: Blowin’ Smoke BBQ / Bride’s Hotel: Andaz Savannah / Wedding Dress + Veil: Vera Wang / Bride’s Head Piece: J Picone / Makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Wedding Bands: Thomas Hill Jewelers

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Savannah Wedding from Dixie Pixel Photography

Savannah is number one on my cities-I’m-dying-to-visit list, and this incredibly romantic wedding by Dixie Pixel Photography pretty much sums up all of the reasons why! An effortlessly beautiful bride donning Martina Liana, groomsmen in gingham and incredibly tasteful touches throughout speak to the southern elegance + charm that make Savannah so special. The icing on the cake (quite literally) is the sugary masterpiece by TIER Luxury Cakes. There’s so much more pretty in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… I wanted our day to be completely romantic and totally about us. Our love is simple and sweet. At our chapel, I chose to make fabric wreaths because I don’t like small flower arrangements on the pews. At our reception, I chose candelabras that were covered in moss and added a few flowers throughout. I knew wanted a butterfly/bird theme, so I bought an array of small butterflies and bumble bees to be placed on all of the arrangements. It was totally unique and made the arrangements come to life. Julie and the team at Garden on the Square did a wonderful job. The butterfly/bird theme came from a cake I chose as a model for ours. I was inspired by bird cages during the planning and saw a picture of a wedding cake inside of one. I just didn’t like the idea of “caged birds.”  Finally, I found a picture of a small cake online that was a pale pink bird cage with a blue bird and butterfly on top. That was it! After meeting with Ashlee at TIER Luxury Cakes, I knew she could make our dream cake. Ashlee sent us a sketch of our cake, and that is where all of my inspiration and planning began!

I knew I wanted my girls to wear pale pink with the boys in navy suits. I love blue seersucker, so we chose that for the boys’ ties. I had a large blue seersucker bow to go around my bouquet. We also bought packs of hankies in shades of blue for the groomsmen’s gifts and had them monogrammed in Kingston by the Striped Giraffe. Our invitations were printed on hankies. I bought my mother one for the big day on our first trip to plan the wedding in Savannah, and we surprised Jo’s mother and sister each with one the day before the wedding as well. We knew many tears were going to be shed, and we wanted to be prepared!

Wedding Photography: Dixie Pixel Photography / Ceremony: Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Academy in Savannah, Georgia / Reception + Catering: The Olde Pink House in Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: Garden On The Square / Officiant: Pastor Wayne Cobb / Wedding Cake: Ashlee Perkins of TIER Luxury Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence / Calligraphy: Holland Wilson Calligraphy / Music: All About You Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana / Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto / Hair + Makeup: Rebecca Wash / Nails: Milan Day Spa / Bridal Party Attire: Alfred Sung / Men’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear Knoxville / Men’s Ties: The Tie Bar

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Savannah Wedding from Mackensey Alexander Photography

Oh, Savannah, how I love thee. This wedding under the Spanish moss-filled oak trees of the absolutely stunning Monterey Square has my heart all aflutter with its gorgeous setting that is what makes Savannah, GA one of my favorite places of all time. The soft and beautiful images from the lovely Mackensey Alexander Photography have truly made this one to remember and when the lovelies at Kiwi Fleur add in a few raw cotton bolls, I am simply struck with the gorgeousness of this wedding. Give your eyes a real treat by visiting the full gallery, right here.

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From the Bride… My husband and I met in Miami, lived for a number of years in D.C., currently live in Chicago, and are from New York and Atlanta, respectively. So naturally, we decided to get married in Savannah. :) We loved visiting Savannah over the years and figured that since guests would be traveling from all over no matter where we held our wedding, that we wanted to get married somewhere special. We were on a tight budget, but we tried to incorporate as many personal touches into the wedding as possible — my bouquet contained cotton as a nod to my family being from Memphis and was wrapped in my grandfather’s tie. The square we choose for the ceremony faced the third-oldest synagogue in America. Our chuppah was constructed by my father out of his cymbal stands and was topped by the tallis that a family friend had gotten married under. My husband had his favorite New York cheesecakes flown in for the reception, and we gave our guests Girl Scout cookie favors (Savannah is the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, and I was one for years). We filled an iPod with all our favorite songs for the reception. My favorite project was our cake topper, which I made to ensure our two cats were represented at the reception. Our wedding couldn’t have been more us or more perfect.

Wedding Photography: Mackensey Alexander Photography / Ceremony: Monterey Square in Savannah, Georgia / Reception: Vic’s on the River in Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: Kiwi Fleur / Wedding Day Coordination: Molly Mahoney / Wedding Cake: Baker’s Pride / Groom’s Cakes: Veniero’s / Wedding Invitations: Checkerboard / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Hair + Makeup: Brooke at Park West Salon

Savannah Wedding by Ave Nocturna Photography

Anytime I see that a wedding took place in Savannah my heart starts to swoon. This elegant affair by Ave Nocturna Photography is, in one word, breathtaking. The lavish florals by Harvey Designs pair up perfectly with the wonderful live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. A long time fan of all things BHLDN, I’m crushing on their bridesmaids dresses even more now after seeing them in action. Head to the full gallery for more loveliness.

From the Bride… After meeting and dating my now-husband for three years in Georgia, it was never a question that we would marry in the city of our first formal date: Savannah. Soon after Mark’s romantic proposal overlooking the Savannah River, I began thinking of ways to really showcase the beautiful city on our special day. Savannah encompasses so much romance, history and tradition, and these were exactly the elements I wanted incorporated in our wedding. From the moment we drove down the oak-lined entrance of Bethesda’s Home for Boys, we knew we had found the location. The grounds are home to the oldest existing orphanage in the U.S., dating back to the 1700’s, and the Whitefield Chapel is situated beautifully among majestic live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. As I opened the doors to the quaint chapel lined with rustic pine pews seated upon brick flooring, I immediately began to cry. It was exactly what we wanted for an intimate and personal ceremony. To keep in line with the simplistic beauty of the surroundings, Amy from Harvey Designs help me pick baby’s breath, peonies and roses in a neutral color palette of ivories and soft blushes to decorate the church and reception.

Our downtown reception took place at the beautiful and historic Scarborough House and Gardens. We had trolleys to escort guests to the wedding location and back downtown for the party. Our menu included traditional southern fare with crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, and quail breast for passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by pork belly, shrimp and grits, and a beef carving station for main course. Chef Nick Mueller and his wife were incredible to work with and went above and beyond to create a fantastic menu that incorporated both our wishes and personalities. They even gifted us with traditional baklava for dessert in honor of my mother’s Greek heritage. Mollie Stone created an incredible wedding cake, and as a surprise for Mark, my grandmother was sweet enough to make her famous carrot cake as a groom’s cake! After eating and drinking, we danced the night away to classic blues and jazz performed by a 13-piece band, “The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love with the Bonaventure Horns.” After our  first dance to Van Morrison’s “Someone  Like You,” the band went into classics, such as Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife,” Frank Sinatra’s “Always and Forever” and Mack Rice’s “Mustang Sally.” We finished the evening off by leaving in a Savannah pedi-cab to our nearby downtown hotel. To make the day even more personal, our ceremony officiant is a dear family friend and was my father’s best man in his wedding. We were also fortunate to have the talented Keli Brown as our photographer. The day was perfect. The one piece of advice I would give to other brides is to try and really connect with your vendors and don’t choose one unless you do. Mark and I felt so blessed to have so many wonderful people to help make our day so special!

Wedding Photography: Keli Brown of Ave Nocturna Photography / Ceremony: Whitefield Chapel at Bethesda Academy in Savannah, Georgia / Reception: The Scarbrough House in Savannah, Georgia / Event Planning: Tricia Windom / Floral Design: Amy Harvey of Harvey Designs / Wedding Cinematography: HD Savannah / Wedding Cake: Mollie Stone / Groom’s Cake: The Bride’s Grandmother / Band: The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love featuring The Bonaventure Horns / Transportation: Old Savannah Tours / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Bride’s Veil + Dress Tailoring: Cate Lyon (912-238-9410) / Bride’s + Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Seychelles / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN “Tracery” in Shell

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Savannah First Anniversary Session by Mackensey Alexander Photography

We’ve all heard the saying “the couple that plays together stays together” and I just love how this couple chose to play together on their one year wedding anniversary.  The wonderful work by Mackensey Alexander Photography fully captures the relaxed, comfortable yet chic aesthetic of the session and the overall design by Intrigue Design & Decor + 2hands Studios is hands down fabulous! There’s more to drool over in the full gallery here.

From Meg Vendley (The Bride)… I love weddings and styled shoots and always thought about putting together a vintage shoot for our one-year anniversary. When my wedding florist, Intrigue Design & Decor, along with the help of 2hands Studios, offered to make a vintage fabric bouquet and boutonniere for the event, I knew I had to put it together. I searched for a local photographer with an ethereal but artistic style and found Mackensey. She was absolutely perfect to work with, and she was able to capture the classic Savannah style that I wanted. I love vintage and shabby items and thought that style fit perfectly with the rich history of Savannah. Everything in the shoot was found at vintage shops or from our own home. My favorite pieces were the 1930s champagne glasses for my us to toast with and the monogrammed pendant he gave me as an anniversary gift. I even baked and decorated the cupcakes myself! Putting together this photo shoot was such a fun and memorable way to celebrate our anniversary and our new Savannah home.

Photography: Mackensey Alexander Photography / Location: Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia / Floral Design: Intrigue Design & Decor + 2hands Studios / Event Design: Meg Vendley (The Bride) / Dress: Paloma Blanca / Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender / Sweater: J.Crew / Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

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