Elegant Navy Wedding at Savannah Station
Nicole and Joe escaped the city to have a destination wedding in beautiful Savannah where they became engaged in 2014 in Chippewa Square. Captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography, these two threw a glorious southern wedding in shades of navy and seafoam that truly showcased Savannah's charm!
Was there a moment when you knew you were in love?
Not one moment specifically, but rather a multitude of little moments added over time. He always held the door for me, pulled my chair out for me at restaurants, makes me walk on the inside of the sidewalk (for my safety), always holds my hand when we cross the street, lets me have the window seat when we fly, and answers the phone every time I call. He tells me I’m beautiful every day and that he loves me, he never leaves the house without hugging and kissing me goodbye — he is a true gentleman in every sense and that is why I fell in love and continue to fall in love with him every day.
What significant traditional elements did you include?
My husband and I did not spend the night together before the big day. My sister (and Maid of Honor) came to stay with me and my husband stayed with his Best Man the night before. Doing this really built up a lot of excitement and really made our first look that much more special seems how we hadn’t seen or spoken to one another for a whole day. For my wedding dress, I incorporated “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Something old & borrowed – a piece of lace from my mom’s wedding dress was worn in my hair, Something New – the dress itself, Something blue- my navy blue, sparkly kitten heels :)
What made you choose Savannah for your wedding and do you have any tips on planning a wedding in Savannah?
We were engaged in Chippewa Square in summer 2014 in historic Savannah. So, this place became a place associated with a sweet memory and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Also, my husband and I live in Atlanta and were wanting a destination wedding that wouldn’t break the bank for ourselves and our guests. Savannah was the perfect solution because it’s just a 3.5 hour drive for us and is an absolutely gorgeous city and oozes romance everywhere you turn. Since we were planning from afar, I would advise future Savannah brides to research potential vendors online and schedule visits (like we did) to make the most of your time when you can physically be in Savannah to scope things out. Also, I would suggest to ask all of your vendors for any suggestions they may have for other aspects of your wedding. The wedding community here in Savannah is really closely knit and almost everyone knows each other and can recommend someone if asked.
Savannah Wedding Vendors: Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography | Getting Ready Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District | Wedding Gown: Madison James from Bravura Bridal in Atlanta | Veil: Blanca Veils on Etsy | Hair: B Street Salon | Menswear: Savvi Formalwear | Cufflinks: SwagUp on Esty | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Savannah Station | Florist: Kato Floral Designs | Officiant: Rev. Steve Schulte | DJ & Uplighting: All About You Entertainment | Linen Rentals: In Any Event | Catering: Thrive | Cake: LowCountry Confections | Transportation: Old Town Trolley