When an Izzy + Co. family member gets married, we get so excited! Zach is our associate photographer Hannah’s little brother. So it was an extra special affair! This was the last wedding we got to do before shutdowns due to the pandemic, and I’m so glad we got to photograph their day. Since Zach and Courtney’s wedding was so close to St. Patricks day, they went with a color palette of green, ivory and rose gold. The couple chose Bethesda Academy, which is one of my favorite venues in Savannah. In fact, it’s one of my favorite hidden spots in Savannah to elope!
The bridesmaids wore emerald green gowns, with each lady in the gown of her choice. It was perfect with the groom’s black tuxedos and bow ties. The flowers were done by Kato Florals, who focused on lots of greenery! The bridal bouquet had magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, ranunculus, roses and green berries for the perfect spring bouquet.
Courtney’s wedding gown was a showstopper! She chose a lace sheath gown by Sottero And Midgley, from Ivory And Beau Bridal Boutique. The sheer low back and lace detail was just oh so perfect. And let me just say, I was obsessed with her accessories! She wore snake pattern boots for the reception (cute, and practical for an outdoor wedding!) and diamond and emerald earrings, for that touch of fun.
Their wedding took place on Pi Day, so they had a beautiful display of pies for their dessert table! It was not just pretty to look at, but the pies were delicious. Guests couldn’t stop going back for more. This couple did so many of the things themselves, from planning (with help from Hannah!) to the decor. It was DIY done right! You don’t have to break the bank to have a gorgeous wedding. You can easily design a beautiful wedding like this, by making many of the items yourself, or finding shops on Etsy. One of my favorite details was their cocktail napkins – they had their two sweet dogs on them!
When designing their gallery walls, it was so hard to just pick a few favorite images! This couple was just so giddy and joyful, and it shows on every picture. For their living room, I played with two options – both featuring black and white and color. I always get asked if it’s okay to mix black and white pictures with color, and the answer is yes! It gives such great variation and works with so many types of home decor.
Wedding Gown: Sottero And Midgley
Bridal Boutique: Ivory and Beau
Bridal Heels: Badgley Mischka
Hair and Makeup: Southern Belle by Maria Noel
Suits: The Black Tux
Cocktail Cups: Sip Hip Hooray
Cocktail Napkins: TippeeDaisy
Venue: Bethesda Academy
Florist: Kato Floral Designs
Lighting: JLK Lighting
Rentals: Ranco Rentals
Catering: Aladdin Food Services
DJ: Premier Mobile DJ