Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Amber and Jeremy A Savannah Wedding

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WHAT A COUPLE! They were adorable, carefree and so happy to be marrying each other. They brought their favorite photographer, Maddox Photography, with them from Florida and boy did they do an amazing job of capturing a wedding in Savannah. (It didn't hurt that they were a breathtakingly handsome couple) They were a true pleasure to help plan the most important day of their life. Here are a few shots…but you can find the full gallery on our site! Enjoy!

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Jessica and Derrick-A true love story

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On November 8th, Jessica and Derrick shared their undying love for each other with their friends and family in the heart of Savannah, Georgia in Columbia Square. I truly enjoyed every minute of our planning and time together. They had great ideas and were so much fun. I remember our first meeting together…Jessica brought me a cupcake from “Back in the Day Bakery” their favorite stop in town! She informed me that those cupcakes would be their “wedding cake” so to speak. That was who they were…a thoughtful and unique couple! They were truly an out of the box couple and throughout all their trials and set backs during the planning process…their love was so strong for each other and it shows in their pictures! Take a look at a few shots of their day and one of my favorite couples in 2008! Their full wedding is on our website. Thank Jess and Derrick for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Meet Andrea and Jason

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Andrea and Jason

Date Engaged:

October 18

Where did you meet?

At a mutual friend's house

How did he propose?

Our families were all together in Savannah for an event at his Aunt's church. All weekend long, he tried everything to get everyone together so he could go through with the proposal. unfortunately, he couldn't seem to keep the secret and get everyone together at the same time, so he finally had me pull over in the parking lot of a Firestone, and proposed with my parents watching from their car.

When is your wedding date? 

August 8, 2009

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?

Besides, being  Jason's hometown, it is a beautiful city.

Where do you reside now?

Jacksonville, FL

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your  wedding day?

Jason and I are very simple people so there is anything off the wall planned for the wedding. The most important thing is that we have a great time! I want everyone at my reception to take off there shoes, and dance until they sweat!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Not-So-Traditional Guest Book

To me….what makes a wedding so special, is the uniqueness and personalization that goes into it. I never miss an opportunity to highlight the things that mean the most to my couples. For instance…a guest book is a must…but a traditional pen and paper just wont do anymore! Take a look below for some great ideas to personalize your wedding and leave your guests talking!

Music Lovers

These records look amazing as a feature on your wall, use a Deco Color marker/paint pen to sign them and then frame them. You can even personalize the labels!

record wedding guestbookIf you can part with your instrument or pick a used one up at a local music company, then how could you pass this up? HOW NEAT!!! Again, it can be mounted on your wall and is a great conversation piece when you have guests over.

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Wine Lovers

Get some of your favorite wines and grab some of those neat paint pens again…and let your guests sign em’. If you really want to make it special, go to your local wine supply store and ask them to suggest a good wine for your 1, 5, 10, 15 year anniversary, then have your guests sign those. The whole idea is to get a wine that will be perfectly aged by that year milestone. You can keep the bottles forever!

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Photo Lovers

If you are planning on having a photo booth at your reception, then this is a great idea…..Most photo booths print out 2 copies of the photo. One for your guest book and one for your guests to keep! (a great favor) This is a great way to get pictures of all of your guests at your wedding.

photobooth guest bookA less expensive option is a Polaroid camera! Have a guest book attendant take a picture of each guest and put it in a Polaroid Picture Ready Guest book.

polaroid albumThis is a hardcover book that can be filled with 20-50 pages of your favorite or engagement photos for your guests to sign…kind of like a coffee table book!

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If you would like something simple to display on your wall for your daily viewing pleasure…then this is a great guest book option. You can later add a photo of your wedding, use a favorite photo of your and your fiancé, or have your photographer take a “GROUP SHOT” of all of you and your guests!

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The Entertaining Couple

There are many options for the couples that love to entertain…The first is a silver platter by I Do Engravables . The second one is a platter that you can create yourself. Go to a “Paint Your Own Pottery” store and pick your favorite piece, design it, have your guests sign it with a charcoal pencil (or a regular pencil if you are having the PYOP place go over it with paint) and then brining it back to the store to have it flamed!

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The Scrapbooking Couple

A wishing tree is an a great way to display your wishes, memories, and advice from your guests. Not to mention how stunning! wish treenote guest book

A Knot bride had a unique way to document your guests…literally.

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Book Lovers

Have your guests sign the pages of your favorite book or a book about where you are getting married. It makes a great coffee table piece and allows your guests to learn more about the area or you as a couple!

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We have MANY MORE unique ideas….just ask! And don't forget to PERSONALIZE – PERSONALIZE – PERSONALIZE!

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Open Bar Etiquette by Holly Price



The words "open bar" are music to every wedding guest's ears. What's better than attending a wedding, having a good time, and getting drinks for free? This however this does not mean getting you should get extremely drunk, cause a scene, or having to be carried or escorted out of the reception.

The bride and groom have an open bar so that guests do not have to worry about bringing money or credit cards with them and as part of their "Thank You" for sharing in their day. Although this is very nice of the bride and groom, guests should not take advantage of their generosity.

What people might not know is that in some contracts, the bride and groom have to pay for every drink consumed. As you can imagine, this adds up pretty quickly. Other contracts charge a flat rate for an open bar per hour which is also costly. There is also ALWAYS a "NO SHOTS" policy to help try and prevent this from happening. I am not saying don't drink, just don't drink excessively. You don't want to be that guest that has to be carried out to the taxi (believe me, it happens more often than not). I was always told growing up: have fun, but not too much fun.

I think that this is very applicable to a wedding reception with an "Open Bar". Don't you want to remember your friends' wedding reception anyway?

For questions or comments you can reach Holly at: [email protected]

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Unique Wedding Gift

As I was laying in bed the other day and going through one of the 1,000 catalogs that were sent out for the holidays and came across, what I thought was one of the most thoughtful and unique wedding gifts someone could give! (If you are into the sentimental and sappy type of gift in which I AM!) then take a look!

The pages pose questions such as "What do you feel has been your purpose in life?" and "Is there any particular incident in your life that changed everything?" From the simple to the provocative, questions will help chronicle college, careers, leaving home, parental relationships, raising kids, traditions and milestones. A great tool for self-discovery and reflection, the memoir is appropriate for all who want to learn more about themselves and pass along their discoveries. It has about 500 questions, includes a family tree section and blank pages for momentos, the cover is brown leather, and gilded edges.

You can find it at Red Envelope for $49.95

Meet Kristin and Payson




You and your fiancés name

Kristin Nabers and Payson Schwin

Date Engaged

Aug 30, 2008

Where did you meet?

We lived two blocks from each other in DC, but never met until we moved all the way to Sioux Falls, SD in 2004 to work on a Senate race.

How did he propose?

Payson planned a surprise "Labor Day Staycation" in DC, complete with mystery dinner reservations and a stay at a local B&B. We arrived at the hotel shortly before midnight, and took the waiting champagne out to the back yard, where he asked me to marry him!

When is your wedding date?

April 4, 2009

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?

We visited Savannah several times when we were dating - it's our favorite city! Plus, we've been raving about Savannah for years, and this provides our family and friends with the perfect excuse to visit for themselves. We chose the Harper Fowlkes House for the reception because it's got such a great outdoor space with big porches, and it's very Savannah. It's exactly what we had pictured.

Where do you reside now?

Washington DC

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?

We want to be married by someone who knows us, so a friend is getting ordained online and will officiate the service.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Meet Lauren and Greg




You and your fiancés name

Lauren and Greg Hope


Date Engaged

May 30, 2007


Where did you meet?

Greg and Lauren both attended the same junior high and high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although they had many mutual friends, they never met until attending colleges in New York, 40 minutes away from each other. As it turns out, they rode the same school bus, played in the same baseball games, yet never met!

Lauren had an interest in the United States Military Academy and it's rich history. She attempted to find a familiar face to show her around campus, leading her to Greg. After attending a West Point football game, the two dated and traveled often between their schools.


How did he propose?

Greg invites Lauren out to dinner - the location is a surprise. He picks her up and they go to the park, a place where they share individual childhood memories in their hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio.


They take a long walk deep into the woods. Greg stops just short of a cliff, over looking a waterfall. There was a checkered picnic blanket, surrounded by red rose petals awaiting them. They sit down and chat for a while.


Out of the blue, Greg shouts "Hey Kyle, come here!" Kyle, their soon to be best man, hops out from behind a tree about 20 feet away and runs toward Greg and Lauren with the camera. The moment Lauren turned to Greg for an explanation, he was already down on one knee (Lauren and Greg could now see eye to eye).The moment flashed by in a millisecond, Greg proposed, and his bride to be responded "absolutely!" Not a second later, Kyle had lit sparklers and ran around us like a nut, jumping for joy (if you watch Scrubs, you should know this one). Everyone made the walk back to the car where yet another surprise was found - a dozen roses, planted by Chris, Greg's other best friend.

Greg and Lauren took a victory lap or two around town, then went to one of her favorite restaurants, MESH. Both of their families awaited them in the bar with bottles of Champagne. It was a magnificent day.


When is your wedding date?

April 4, 2009


Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?

We currently reside in Savannah. stationed at Fort Stewart.


Where do you reside now?

Savannah, GA


Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?

36" Sparklers to reenact our proposal, saber ceremony, army wedding, our second wedding!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Molly and John marry in Savannah, GA on November 1st



Here it is.......YUMMY food, a fabulous band, romantic location, intimate wedding followed by a horse drawn carriage....what more could a beautiful bride and handsome groom want? Molly and John had a memorable day filled with love and laughter and we were honored to share in it! Here are a few of our favorites!