Now & Forever

Real Wedding: Lacy + Bob

Lacy and Bob are quite possibly the sweetest people you will ever meet — and their wedding absolutely reflected that. Lacy and Bob were married in the walled courtyard of the historic Harper Fowlkes House on a beautiful, though chilly, day in March surrounded by 135 of their closest friend in family. Lacy was escorted down the aisle by her nephews to the sounds of a bluegrass quintet from New Arts Ensembles. The heartfelt ceremony, officiated by their close friend, brought the groom, and the guests, to tears. Following the ceremony guests took a quick trolley ride to the Georgia Railroad Museum where they enjoyed cocktails, corn-hole, a bowtie + cigar bar, and delicious southern bites before heading into the reception inside the historic Blacksmith Shed. Guests listened to the amazing jazz vocals of Trae Gurley while they feasted on beef short rib and local grouper. Following dinner and the cake cutting guests were lead to the Overnight Shed where, amidst the trains, they spent the next several hours dancing the night away to the music of THE DICKENS. Guests were then treated to a dessert + chocolate bar as well as late night chicken biscuits. The night ended with Lacy and Bob jumping on stage while singing “Country Roads” with the band, their family and friends.

 

This was without a doubt a wedding that we will never forget  and I am so honored to have been a part of it. Lacy and Bob we wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness!

 

Thank you to Donna Von Bruening Photography for the stunning images and thank you to all of the vendors that made their day so memorable:

 

Ceremony: Harper Fowlkes House

Reception: Georgia Railroad Museum

Planner: Genina Ramirez of From This Day Forward Weddings + Events

Photographer: Donna Von Bruening Photography

Florist: Harvey Designs

Calligraphy: Lowcountry Calligraphy

Videographer: Stephen Withers Event Videography

Caterer: Chef Nick Mueller + Company

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: New Arts Ensembles 

Reception Singer: Trae Gurley

Band: THE DICKENS

Rentals: Event DRS

Invitations, Save the Dates, Menus: Bride DIY

Cake + Dessert Bar: Minette Rushing Custom Cakes

Chocolate Bar: Chocolat by Adam Turoni

Lighting: JLK Events

Transportation: Oglethorpe Tours + Silver Oak Transportation 

 

xoxo,

Genina

Real Wedding: Jessica + Steven

Jessica + Steven were married on a beautiful Saturday in April at the Historic Harper Fowlkes House. From the first time we met, we could see how perfectly compatible these two people were for each other! This Texas couple wanted to show their guests to a vintage, Savannah soiree and we were happy to oblige – from the art deco invitation design to the metallic details and the soft touch of white, peach, and blush flowers. Jessica’s bridesmaids all wore different dresses in a lovely blush color accented flawlessly with turquoise jewelry – a gift to the ladies from the bride. Steven’s groomsmen were quite dapper in their gray suits and enjoyed some down time in the house before all of the guests arrived. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a tour inside the house while we performed “wedding magic” and turned the garden over from the ceremony to reception. Everyone enjoyed great food, great music, and great company before the couple enjoyed a sparkler send off and were whisked away in a cream 1937 Packard.

 

Congratulations Jessica + Steven!!

 

A very special THANK YOU to Jade + Matthew Take Pictures for these stunning images and all of the amazing vendors who made this day wonderful:

 

Catering: Chef Nick Mueller & Co.

Cake Design: Minette Rushing Custom Cakes

Bar Service: Whitemarsh Beverage

Rentals: Savannah Special Events by Ranco

Lighting: JLKevents

Floral Design: Artistry in Bloom

Ceremony Musicians: New Arts Ensembles, guitar / violin duo

Reception Music: Coastal Entertainment

Transportation: Oglethorpe Trolley Tours

Classic Car: Timeless Motorcoaches

Hair + Makeup: Salon Aqua

Calligraphy: Lowcountry Calligraphy

 

xoxo, 

Meredith

Real Wedding: Jessica + Jack

Jessica and Jack were married on a cool crisp day in late October. Jessica, a graduate in fashion from the Savannah College of Art & Design, truly showcased her incredible sense of style while planning her Southern wedding. The traditional ceremony took place at Trinity Methodist Church. The bride carried a beautiful cascade bouquet while being escorted down the aisle by her father.   Following the ceremony guests were escorted into Telfair Square for cocktail hour where they were greeted with Southern delicacies and the lovely smell of fresh lavender — which had been sprinkled throughout the square just moments before. Following cocktail hour guests were ushered into the Jepson Center, a modern three story art museum, for the reception. As they were introduced, the bride and groom descended two flights of marble stairs before doing their first dance in front of their 280 guests. For the next several hours guests explored the museum while eating Southern delicacies (such as chicken and waffles) and danced the night away to some incredible Motown classics. The couple ended the evening with a dramatic kiss on the museum steps while being showered by metallic confetti (courtesy of some confetti cannons). They departed the reception in a white 1949 Bentley.

 

Photographers: 6 of Four

Ceremony Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: Jepson Center for the Arts

Florist: Garden on the Square

Cake Designer: Minette Rushing Custom Cakes

Caterer: Dennis Dean Catering

Band: Musical Fantasy

Lighting + Confetti Cannons: Kaufman Heinz LLC

Classic Car: Silver Oak Transportation

 

Real Wedding: Donessa + Clayton

Donessa + Clayton were married at the newly completed North Garden at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum on a warm October Saturday. Unlike most of our brides, Donessa and Clayton are local Savannah residents, so I was able to enjoy more face-to-face meetings than usual! From the first time I met with them, I knew this was going to be a fun evening…and they did not disappoint!!

 

I don’t usually recommend using a friend to photograph your wedding, unless you happen to have a professional photographer as a friend like Donessa! Thanks to Rob Ingram Weddings out of Birmingham, Alabama for these lovely preview images from the wedding – we can’t wait to see the rest!! Kudos also to the talented team at A to Zinnias for these scrumptious succulent creations – a perfect design for an early fall garden wedding. The cake, a beautiful design from Minette Rushing Custom Cakes’ Pure line, was adorned with the most beautiful “dinner plate” dahlias I have ever seen and it tasted just as delicious as it looked (pardon the photo – it was taken by my iPhone but I just had to include an image). Savannah Special Events by Ranco provided the rentals, Whitemarsh Beverage served up the alcohol, and the team at JThomas Catering & Events cooked up a divine menu of southern fare – complete with fried green tomatoes!

 

xoxo,

Meredith

Real Wedding: Cass + Danny

Every Monday brings with it a bit of a slow start and quiet reflection after a busy wedding weekend, so we’re starting this week off with some images of quite possibly the happiest, most in-love couple we’ve met! Cass + Danny’s intimate wedding at the Mansion on Forsyth Park was exactly what you think of when you hear of an intimate wedding – personal, warm, and bursting with happiness!

 

Like so many of our brides, I met Cass on her wedding day after speaking with her over the phone for several months leading up to the wedding. It’s hard to describe to others the type of relationship we have with our brides, but this one sure did feel like so many of my friendships. Conversations were easy and I could tell how much fun I was going to have when their wedding day finally came around. Many thanks to the super talented Jade + Matthew Take Pictures for these images – exceptional job at capturing just how much fun these two are!

 

Thanks also to Rev Steven Schulte for officiating and Garden on the Square for providing the lush flowers!

 

xoxo, 

Meredith

Real Wedding: Laura + Ryan

There are some couples that, no matter how much time goes by, you will never forget. Ryan and Laura Keogh are one of those couples.

 

Laura and Ryan chose to have both their ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Jepson Center. They exchanged their vows in the Jepson’s atrium overlooking beautiful Telfair Square surrounded  by 144 of their closest friends and family. Following the ceremony the guests were invited to cocktail hour on the third floor while the atrium was transformed for their black and white reception.  It was then that the party truly started! Guests spent the evening enjoying some absolutely incredible food from Chef Nick Mueller and Company and dancing to the rocking tunes courtesy of All About You Entertainment. The night ended with the couple speeding away in a 1940s white Bentley!

 

Congratulations to Captain and Mrs. Keogh! We wish you a lifetime of endless joy and happiness.

 

Florals courtesy of the lovely ladies at  A to Zinnas.

 

Photography courtesy of the amazing Jade + Matthew Take Pictures.

 

xo,

Genina