This Elegant Winter Wedding Captures Nostalgic Savannah Charm
Picture this: a foggy winter wedding beneath the live oak lined streets of Savannah, a historical venue clad in heirloom details, and a night of dancing among the Spanish moss and salty air. Sounds too dreamy to exist in this century? It’s not, and we have proof. Between romantic details and timeless Southern traditions, Megan and Rob’s black tie affair brought to life all the intangible elements that give The Hostess City of the South its unique charm and character—and all the old-school romance we've been needing in our lives.
The Bride and the Groom
Georgia natives Rob and Megan knew that Savannah—a city near and dear to their hearts—would make the perfect backdrop to their ‘I do’s.’ Although they met in college at Georgia Southern, the bride’s hometown of Savannah holds significance to the couple as it marks the spot where Rob asked Megan to be his girlfriend years ago. On their one-year anniversary, Rob gave Megan a necklace with the coordinates of the exact spot in historical downtown where he “asked her out,” that she still wears today.
Pre-Wedding Prep In A Historical Home
The bride chose The Bandy House as the bridal party’s ‘getting ready’ location. This historical Savannah home—owned by family friends of the bride—was built in the 1800’s, and Megan was immediately drawn to its old Southern charm.
Sisters Before Misters
In true Southern form, being surrounded by close family and friends was the overarching theme of Megan’s wedding day. She celebrated with college-roommates-turned-bridesmaids, Caitlin and Caitlin (yes, you heard that right), and says that this photo encompasses their college years to a T.
Subtle Southern Touches
We do love a good monogram, and evidently this bride is one after our own hearts. The bride and groom’s customized wedding monogram was subtly hidden in details throughout the day—here, on the invitation. Pearls, furs, and delicate lace intertwined uniquely Southern details with old-school glamour.
A Formal Affair With A Touch of Sparkle
The traditional pallete selected by the bride consisted of black bridesmaid's gowns, white flowers, and subtle touches of gold and silver. Minimalistic tendencies allowed the natural greenery and landscape of their surroundings to play its part as an accessory.
Wintery Bridal Accessories
The bride's fur shawl came out of necessity in this chilly December fête and provided the finishing touch to an über-romantic ensemble.
Bridesmaids on Parade
Megan and her ladies in waiting took the cobblestone streets of Savannah in style.
Dreamy Earth Toned Florals
The color pallete of choice for florals was curated to a minimal white and green—but the outcome was anything but simple. Hydrangeas, amaranthus, ranunculus, white roses, eucalyptus, bells of Ireland and orchids adorned every bouquet with refined elegance.
Tuxedo Clad Groomsmen
Rob's dashing groomsmen came clad in formal tuxedos for the black tie affair.
A Personal Touch
The verse Colossians 3:14 reappeared throughout the day, which reads: “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity.” Megan included it in this sweet pre-wedding note and had the verse engraved in Rob’s wedding band.
A Show-Stealing Flower Girl
It’s hard not to notice the littlest bridesmaid of all! Daughter of the bride’s dear friend and fellow bridesmaid, Louisa, Liza Lake has a special place in the heart of the bride (and us as well, if we’re being honest!)
A Timeless Train
The bride fit right in with her surroundings in a long, lace train to complement the draping Spanish moss of historic Savannah. Her vintage-inspired gown comes from the curated collection of Kelly's Closet in the couple's current residence of Atlanta, Georgia.
The sun set right as the bride walked down the aisle, which she notes calmed her nerves immediately. The dense fog provided a calming ambiance before they said their "I do's."
A Moonlit Soirée With A Historic Host
Well Wishes for the Mr. and Mrs.
The couple opted for a photo album turned guest book to combine sweet memories from their relationship with advice and well wishes from guests.
Sparkler Send Off
Guests said their final goodbyes to the happy couple with a sparkling sendoff. The bride says the wedding 'was the most special day of our lives because all of the most important people to us were in our favorite little city, dancing the night away.'
A Nostalgic Goodbye
The couple recreated a treasured photo from the bride’s grandparents on their wedding night.
Cheers to the vendor team who helped bring Megan and Rob’s vision to life!
Florist: John Davis Florist
Linens: BBJ Linens
Cake: Baker’s Pride Bakery
Dress: Kelly’s Closet
Hair: Candace Baker and Sylvia Griggs at Foil Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy
Month of Coordinator: Anne Bone
Makeup: Joli A
Photographer: Ashlyn Cathey Photography
Second Shooter: Kayla Routh Photography
Band: Loose Chain – Booked through East Coast Entertainment
Stationary and Custom Monogram: Emily McCarthy
House Rental: Lucky Savannah Rentals