Thanksgiving wedding inspiration – Railroad Museum

November 25, 2013

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When Audrey and I started planning our Thanksgiving editorial for Savannah Magazine, we decided to kill two birds with one stone and have it develop into an avant garde high fashion wedding inspiration shoot – well, because you know, that’s what really makes our hearts go pitter patter! Here’s a sneak peek video from the ever so talented Munn Brothers.

A Thanksgiving Wedding from Munn Brothers on Vimeo.

We decided to continue with the Thanksgiving theme and focus on the beauty and meaning behind the original story.  Audrey wrote a beautiful artist statement:

Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time for weddings.  Families are already coming together and days off allotted, so why not tie the knot?  With this beloved holiday comes the typical decor and color palette: autumnal hues, pumpkins, turkey, cornucopia.  We wanted to spice things up for our inspiration shoot, pun intended, with the delish spiced apple caramel naked cake and goat cheese filling.

The story goes that the first Thanksgiving celebrated the coming together of different cultures and backgrounds through a feast of celebration.  Although history is full of negative accounts between opposing sides, we wanted to focus on the positive – the melding of cultures, traditions, and customs that created (and continues to influence) the USA.  Weddings are also a time to celebrate the uniting of families, beliefs, and ideals.  It’s all about coming together.

Armed with an inspiration board filled with images from high fashion, tasty food, and rich colors, our artisans got to work.  Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules researched make-up motifs from native tribes around the world.  Her final creations are a beautiful mix of Asian, African, America, and Indian culture with a dash of fantasy.  She made a contentious effort not to reference one tribe or culture in particular, but to celebrate them all globally.

The floral design is more a collection of produce and grasses then lush petals.  Gilded chili peppers and mini pumpkin branches with safari sunset, purple millet, seeded eucalyptus, and broom corn from came pre-mixed in perfect seasonal boxes.

What is Thanksgiving without a feast?  Putting aside the typical menu of turkey and stuffing, Form created a smorgasbord of Low Country, Southeastern favorites: oysters, crabs, saffron prawns (Ah-mazing), sweet potato souffle, pork tenderloin, spiced rice, and crisp cucumber canapes.

Handcrafted jewelry from the world over added glitz and focal points – a gold necklace from India and oversized South American green turquoise.  A necklace of agate stones and a painted palm pod made a stunning hair accessory.

Much like the Gothic Romance Poe inspired shoot we did last year, this one combines traditional wedding elements with a style that’s fashion forward, a little mysterious, and all together beautiful.

Please enjoy the photos!


A huge thank you to all the fabulous people involved in this amazing shoot!

Styling and Floral Design: French Knot Studios
Venue: Georgia State Railroad Museum

Makeup: Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules
Hair: Emily Warren of Dollface by Jules
Gown: Sarah Seven from The Sentimentalist
Bridesmaids: Custard Boutique
Menswear: Vintage from Civvies
Jewelry: Zia Boutique

Fur: Gaucho Savannah

Tassles on bridesmaids bouquets: Satchel
Invitation and Paper Goods: Miss Pickles Press
Food: Form
Cake: Natasha Gaskill of Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
Buffet Table Backdrop: Ivory & Beau (formerly Simply Savannah Events)
Wholesale Flowers:
Table Settings: World Market

Videography: Munn Brothers Films

Models: Kim & David Tanner, Sterling Horry, Melody Munn


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