Pardon us while we dab away the happy tears after seeing this sweet Lowcountry wedding with romantic ancient oaks and Spanish moss only the South can serve up. Guests were welcomed to the outdoor ceremony with vintage jewel-toned goblets of pink lemonade, and the Savannah reception to follow was equally as hospitable. Waves of navy, burgundy and gold will carry you through a celebration wrought with intention from the family heirlooms and favorite Southern dishes to the boxwood backdrop featuring Karina and Will’s custom crest. Don’t even get us starting on the lush blooms in this one because we just won’t be able to quit. Ready to have all your Southern wedding dreams come true?
From photographers, Justin + Amanda of The Happy Bloom: Karina and her girls got ready in downtown historic Savannah. It only made sense to capture her and her girls in beautiful Forsyth Park with the sweeping oak trees overhead. Karina is a girl obsessed with details – which is also the best way to capture a photographer’s heart! A finely crafted invitation suite ornately calligraphed vows and personalized handkerchiefs were just a few additions to her already stunning day. But the biggest wow factor of the whole wedding was the flowers. Florist Gray Harper truly put flowers on everything possible – and it was pure magic. The ceremony arch donned hundreds of garden roses. The ceremony chairs were backed with oversize pieces. And the reception even consisted of a boxwood wall sprinkled with roses and the couple’s custom monogram.
From the bride, Karina:
How was your wedding perfectly “Southern”?
Southern weddings for me are full of southern hospitality, honoring traditions and family heirlooms, and the low country views you can only find in the south. We kept our guest count at 50 people to make sure that every single guest felt like family. We wanted each and every guest to know that they are loved which meant we were able to spend time sharing a drink or conversation with everyone who celebrated with us. We also wanted everybody to feel like they were welcome in our home, which included serving some our favorite southern comfort foods (Shrimp and Grits are Will’s fav, mine are collards and fried chicken). I felt honored to wear my great grandmother’s ring on my right hand, which has been passed down to my grandmother, and mother, and now to me. It was so special to know that this ring has been worn by so many women in our family for over 100 years. It was also so important that our wedding was outside under the beautiful oak trees and Spanish moss you can only find in the south.