Taylor and Brett had a gorgeous Spring destination wedding, with a soft and romantic color palette of ivory, greenery and navy. These two are from NYC, and wanted a destination wedding in Savannah that was a little bit rustic but with classic and timeless elements. They chose the Georgia State Railroad Museum for their venue, one of my favorite spots in Savannah!
Taylor and her bridal party got ready at Perry Lane Hotel, and her bridesmaid’s reaction to seeing her for the first time in her gown was priceless. She wore a gown by Paloma Blanca, that featured French Alençon Lace, with sheer lace detail in the bodice. It was so gorgeous on her, and Royal Makeup and Hair kept her look natural and soft.
The couple did their first look outside of Perry Lane Hotel, and in the same spot they took some of their engagement pictures! It was the perfect spot, steps away from Chippewa Square, where we took their bridal party portraits. Chippewa Square is such a sweet little Square, with Forrest Gump’s famous bus bench (sometimes, you get to even see Forrest himself!)
The bridal party wore navy, with the men in navy suits, and the ladies in mix and matched navy dresses. Additionally, each girl wore a different style gown, which showed off their personalities. Not only did Ivory and Beau do the planning, but they also did the flowers! The bridal bouquet was filled with lilies, hydrangeas, roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. Similarly, the bridesmaids had smaller bouquets with roses.
After getting pictures downtown, we headed to their venue, the Georgia State Railroad Museum! Located right in downtown Savannah, this is the perfect spot for both your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! There is so much space, so you can have all three in one place. Their traditional Jewish ceremony took place a grassy area outside of the Blacksmith Shop, where the reception was held. In addition, their Chuppah was covered in lush greenery, and lots of flowers.
Afterward, the cocktail hour took place steps away, by the giant old smokestack. Café lights lit up the reception, with guests enjoying drinks and appetizers. Later, the reception took place in the Blacksmith Shop, a building completed in 1855, and features historic railroad equipment. To brighten up the space, the tables were covered in white linens, with white chairs, and white flowers throughout. As a result, it turned this rustic and industrial space into a stunning and classic room!
One of the coolest features was the giant wooden and floral chandeliers that were hung from the high ceilings. In addition, Café lights dripped from the chandeliers, providing the most beautiful light. Their wedding night was so gorgeous, and I am so thankful I got to be their wedding photographer! Congratulations Taylor and Brett!
Getting Ready: Perry Lane Hotel
Venue: Georgia State Railroad Museum
Planner & Florals: Ivory & Beau
Hair and Makeup: Royal Makeup and Hair
Video: I Thee Films
Transportation: Old Savannah Tours
Wedding Dress Designer – Paloma Blanca
Groom’s Suit – Hugo Boss
Groom’s Cufflinks – Cartier