This Sweet Savannah Wedding Overcame the Worst Weather Woes
This sweet bride’s biggest piece of advice? Just roll with the punches. When her wedding in Savannah was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, everything from the ceremony location to the wedding color palette shifted suddenly. Although Mother Nature tried to stir up a logistical nightmare, Taylor and Anthony kept impressively calm. The result? Their Big Day still turned out to be an absolute dream.
With guests traveling South to her home state for the affair, Taylor let her Southern side shine in every little detail. From using adorably packaged pickled okra from her hometown as a way to assign seats to handkerchiefs embroidered by her cousin and Dolly’s "Forever Love" playing during the ceremony, it’s safe to say her guests received a proper Southern welcome.
Between the bride’s ability to stay calm during a plan-altering storm to the rich, romantic details with sweet Southern undertones, we’re sure you’ll give this Savannah wedding a standing ovation.
The Bride and Groom
A mandatory evacuation of Savannah due to Hurricane Irma couldn’t stand in this couple’s way. Anthony and Taylor overcame it all to plan a wedding (practically twice) that showcased their individual upbringings and sweet love.
Soft colors and floral accents made their way to guests’ mailboxes, setting the tone of the sweet affair to come.
Taylor kept her stunning emerald cut diamond in a fitting emerald colored box on the Big Day.
Traditional with a Touch of Tulle
Taylor’s ensemble was bridal white all the way down to her toes, adding a touch of tulle to her traditional white heels.
Pretty on the Porch
The bridal party started the day with a champagne toast in a perfectly Southern spot – the porch of course.
Graceful in White
Taylor gleamed in her effortlessly elegant Jaimie Sortino gown with bedded embellishments.
Dusty Rose and Deep Merlot
When the couple’s wedding date was postponed due to weather, Taylor incorporated a more dramatic color palette into her florals. The addition of burgundy into their originally gold, ivory, and blush color combination helped transition their late summer theme to their new winter date.
Bridal Party with Personality
Taylor let her bridal party’s personalities shine with a mix-and-match ensemble of outfits.
Dashing Lads in Dark Tuxedos
Anthony’s groomsmen wore traditional tuxedos, letting the groom stand out with his black buttons and burgundy boutonniere.
Guests could stay cool during the outdoor ceremony with the couple’s garden-inspired fan programs, even if the adjusted date wasn’t quite as warm.
A Ceremony Surrounded by Sweet Spanish Moss
Rich, romantic blooms at the alter paired beautifully with live oaks dripping with Spanish Moss at the ceremony as tunes like Dolly Parton's "Forever Love" and Willie Nelson's "Georgia on My Mind" took the Southern scene over the top.
Arrangements Infused with Romance
Lovely arrangements overflowing with lush garden flowers filled the ceremony and reception spaces.
A Hometown Touch
Personalized containers of okra labeled with guest names from the bride’s hometown offered a sweetly Southern way to direct guests to their seats.
Pastel Petal Statement Cake
Taylor’s taste for gold was the foundation for this custom confection with the ornate petals that look almost too pretty to eat.
Worth the Wait
After overcoming all the obstacles Hurricane Irma threw their way, the newlyweds danced the night away on a packed dance floor full of friends and family. This splendid affair proved that some things a worth waiting just a little bit longer for in the end.
Cheers to the vendor team that helped bring Taylor and Anthony's wedding to life:
Photography: The Happy Bloom
Planning + Flowers: Ivory & Beau
Hair + Makeup: Royal Makeup & Hair
Bride’s Dress: Jaimie Sortino
Bridal Shop: Spina
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN
Reception Music: Emerald Empire Band
Rentals: Savannah Special Events
Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals
Videography: Ivory & Iron
Catering: Cape Creations
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet
Cake: Vintage Soul Cakes
Suits: The Black Tux