March 10, 2020

Mansion on Forysth Park + Harper Fowlkes House Wedding | Savannah Georgia Wedding Photographer

Beth and Jesse were one of my first couples that had to postpone their wedding due to Covid. Thankfully, they were able to finally get married with their closest loved ones by their side! Beth and Jesse live in Virginia, but wanted a destination wedding. As a Savannah Georgia Wedding Photographer, it was an honor to photograph their day. Additionally, the design was beyond gorgeous, as described by Design Studio South

“Bethany and Jesse’s destination wedding highlighted the charm and romance of Savannah, Georgia. A location with both family ties and precious vacation memories, like visiting every Christmas, that quickly stole the hearts of this couple. The historic and natural beauty of this city set the most perfect backdrop for this couple to say “I do!”. The private garden screamed romance with its natural awe and wonder. Additionally, to make sure we accentuated rather than transform this incredible space, we chose soft colors + patterns with subtle pops of bold burgundy. Gray Harper Floral nailed the arrangements to help keep the party going.

A little more about the wedding…

However, a bold floral design wasn’t all this couple had in mind for a party. This couple celebrated “tying the knot” with a second line band. As you can see, their wedding has a touch of a New Orleans vibe. This led a parade featuring the newlyweds through the streets of Savannah back to Forsyth Park. Their final round of celebration was at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Additionally, we wanted to carry the intimacy from the private garden inside and push the formal romantic vibe through to the reception space. Of course, while continuing to keep the fun atmosphere which included a bourbon and cigar bar! To accomplish the romantic vibe at the reception, we canvassed the venue with subtle pink linens. As well as plenty of lit candles, gold metals, and deep red/pink tones in the table arrangements. 

We valued the intimacy in this COVID restricted, destination wedding and ensured that personal details of the couple. A handmade quilt honored the bride’s mother, and a pot of pansies signified their shared sorority. Every detail in this wedding shared more and more about this darling couple. However, the star of the show was undoubtedly the couple’s fur baby. As you can see, he was dressed to the nines in his very own tux. This sweet pup carried several roles as both the inspiration. a specialty cocktail at the reception and as a featured ring bearer during the ceremony. 

Despite the challenges faced planning a wedding, Bethany and Jesse made sure every touch remained intimate, personal, and full of vibrant celebration. We were thrilled to partner beside them to make sure the whole show went down without a hitch and fulfilled their wildest destination dreams!” You can feel the tangible love at this gorgeous Savannah wedding.

Thank you to all the incredible vendors!

Design + Full Service Planning: Design Studio South | Florals: Gray Harper Florals | Baker: Vanilla and The Bean | Hair + Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty | Ceremony Venue: Harper Fowlkes House | Ceremony Music: JL Music Service | Second Line + Cocktail Hour Pianist: Equinox Entertainment | Reception Venue: Mansion on Forsyth Park | DJ: First City Event | Linens: Nuage Design | Rentals: Eventworks Rentals | Invitations + Paper Goods: Kara Anne Paper | Transportation: Old Savannah Tours

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