So I think I’m going to start a new blog series: Wedding Wednesdays! My goal is to blog at least one wedding every other Wednesday until I FINALLY get all these gorgeous events off my desktop and onto the internet for the world to see. Case in point, this stunning Savannah wedding at the Olde Pink House! Why in the world did I hide this one for so long? Oh. Em. Gee. it is breathtaking! I mean c’mon…a handsome Australian lad marries a regal New York lady in the charming southern city of Savannah? Even Nicholas Sparks couldn’t script a more swoon-worthy romance. And heeeellloooo! Sarah plays viola for an opera but you’d almost believe she’s a professional bride and her groom a dashing prince by looking at these photos. Yep. This is my formal apology to everyone and their grandma for depriving you of such a lovely wedding and couple.
Sarah began the day with a private bridal boudoir session. I was thrilled with her secret plans to incorporate a mini boudoir session before she put on her wedding dress. She planned to surprise Jonathan on their first anniversary (paper!) with a little black book of all the images. What a perfect gift and wise use of an already “dolled up” day!
I also adored Jonathan + Sarah’s unique ceremony which incorporated traditions from Quaker and Mennonite religions. But my favorite part? The couple being able to laugh off a scare after Jonathan FAINTED at the altar! Later that night, Jonathan’s brother joked during a speech that this groom always passes out when his bride enters a room thanks to her sheer beauty! Another memorable part of the wedding day: Sarah’s uncle planned to bring a restored vintage car from out of state as the couple’s getaway car. But when a problem arose preventing delivery of the car, he surprised the newlyweds with a horse-drawn carriage instead! So the newlyweds spent their first married hour riding around Savannah, taking photos in the picturesque squares (including a stop at Savannah’s Columbia Square where the couple got engaged) and reflecting on their ceremony. I wish every couple had that sort of “slow down” mode built into their wedding so they can truly soak up the day together and I am forever grateful Jonathan + Sarah invited me to document it.
Savannah Fine Art Wedding Photographer – Elle Golden Photography
Bridal Boudoir Location – Ballastone Inn
Ceremony – The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah
Reception – The Olde Pink House
Wedding Design – Caroline Carter Events
Officiant – David Messner
Ceremony Music – Friends of the Bride
Fleur – DIY by Bride’s Mother
Caterer – The Olde Pink House
Makeup – DIY by Bridesmaid
Hair Stylist – Ony Salon
Accomodations – Planters Inn Savannah
Transportation – Madison Tour Company
Honeymoon – Costa Rica