Stephanie & Josh – Pulaski Square & Olde Pink House wedding – Savannah

Stephanie & Josh’s wedding was one of my favorites this year.  Probably because these two are sweet and badass all at once.  Stephanie is a derby girl and made me a happy photographer when she revealed to me she was wearing a black lace wedding gown (adore her!) and Josh is a super tatted awesome dude who is probably the sweetest groom I’ve ever met.  He has impeccable taste and all of his attire was custom made (adore him!).  Photographing them getting ready at the Hamilton Turner Inn was a visual feast.

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I nearly died when I was handed these gorgeous Jimmy Choo sandals. Perfection. Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Stephanie & Josh chose to do a First Look and I just love Stephanie’s giggles! Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

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Stephanie, you are stunning!!!! Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Coastal Creative Events planned and styled the wedding and they did an amazing job on the florals and pretty details! (You can see more of their weddings here and here.) Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Pulaski Square is hands down my favorite square in Savannah so I always love when my couples choose it for their ceremony. (see another lovely Pulaski Square wedding here!) Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Favorite image of the day.  Possibly ever. Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Their family & guests enjoyed an intimate dinner reception at the always lovely and accommodating Olde Pink House. Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Guests received their own little jar of Savannah Bee Company honey – I love it when couples give a local treat and support our local business owners! Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

One of the most thoughtful details was that Josh found a wine from the year he and Stephanie started dating for the reception – LOVE this! Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

Stephanie & Josh – thank you so so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer – you guys have amazing style and class and I’m so happy to have shared this day with you!  If I ever find myself in Indy, I’m coming to see you!

Vendors:

Planning, florals, cake, decor: Coastal Creative Events

Getting ready venue: Hamilton Turner Inn

Hair & Makeup: Spa Bleu

Ceremony location: Pulaski Square

Ceremony music: Two Strings

Transportation: Timeless Motor Coaches

Reception venue: The Olde Pink House

Favors: Savannah Bee Company

Gerica & Aaron – downtown Decatur engagement session

I couldn’t be more excited for these two kids.   Gerica was one of my student workers when Martin and I lived in Knoxville and I was working at UT.  This was the time that I really got into shooting weddings and from the very beginning Gerica loved me and my work.  She’s pretty special like that.  And ever since, she always assured me that when her time came, I would be photographing her wedding.  Then she met this cute boy and I can’t really blame her for wanting to spend the rest of her life with him.  He’s pretty awesome like that.

We met in downtown Decatur for a fun afternoon of silly engagement photos – these two are the cutest!  I absolutely cannot wait to photograph their sweet wedding in Nashville THIS WEEKEND!!!

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Shannon & Steve – Whitefield Square + Savannah Station Wedding

I can’t say enough about Shannon and Steve.  We bonded over our love for good beer when we had our initial meeting and I immediately fell in love with these cool Brooklyn kids.  I have to say I’m a little sad that they’re wedding is over and now they’re back in NY very far away.  Thank goodness for facebook so we can still be friends;)

Shannon and Steve visited Savannah on their 2nd anniversary and fell in love with its charm – they returned with all of their closest family & friends for their amazing wedding.  From start to finish, Shannon and Steve were incredibly thoughtful, sweet, fun and this carried through to every aspect of their wedding.  Not only did I thoroughly enjoy documenting Shannon & Steve’s crazy love for each other – but I also adored all of their family, friends and especially their sweet wedding party.  Everyone was perfect.

I started the day photographing Shannon’s charming details – I was especially smitten with her Twigs and Honey headpiece and the darling totes she gifted her maids.

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Wendy Wells helped me for the day and I couldn’t be more grateful to have had her!  She is hysterical and a damn fine photographer – she hung with the guys. Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding

Shannon and Steve opted to do a First Look, which I love.  Especially, when the grooms give me this sweetness. Love him. Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding

Their pup, Rusty, held the key role of ring bearer. Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding

The ceremony took place in beautiful Whitefield Square in downtown Savannah – the ladies at Ivory & Beau added just the right amount of charming details. Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding

Shannon and Steve travel A LOT – another reason why we got along so well!  Showing off their adventures was the perfect way to personalize and decorate their reception.  Each table represented a different favorite place and included a fun photo of the couple.  Guests found their seats by travel inspired escort cards. Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding Whitefield Square Savannah Station Wedding

Shannon & Steve – words cannot express how lucky I was to have been your wedding photographer – y’all were so awesome and I’m so glad that we’re now friends! I cannot wait to come visit in Brooklyn and I sure do hope you let me know next time you’re in Georgia!!

Vendors:

Rehearsal Location: Moon River Brewing Co.

Vacation Rental/Getting Ready: 109 West

Planning & Styling: Ivory & Beau

Ceremony Location: Whitefield Square

Reception Location: Savannah Station

Hair & Makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Flowers: A to Zinnias

Ceremony Music: Chris Dooley

Officiant: Rev. Steve Schulte

Trolley: Oglethorpe Tours

Limousine: Southern Comfort

Chair Rentals: In Any Event

Caterer: Cape Creations

Linens: Connie Duglin

Reception Music: All About You Entertainment

 

The great big party that is Alt Summit

This past winter, Audrey (French Knot Studios) attended Alt Summit, a conference for bloggers out in SLC, and came home raving about it.  I fell in love with all the amazing creative cards she brought home and the incredible swag.  I also desperately wanted to be a part of the Alt Tribe – the group of besties she made while there.  That on top of 3 days of learning and connecting with other creative professionals – I knew I had to go.  We got our chance sooner than we expected as Alt Summit decided to open up a summer event on top of the always sold out winter one.  I bought my ticket right away!

In the months leading up to the event, Tiny Prints – the wonderful stationary company that we all know and love (or at least should!) reached out to us to collaborate with them during Alt.  The very first night, each sponsor was responsible for hosting a dinner to welcome Alt attendees, offer a intimate setting for getting to know yous and a bonus opportunity to connect with a major national brand.  Thanks to Tiny Prints, we were assured seats at their dinner & were able to showcase our talents – Audrey styled the dinner perfectly and I of course took pictures!  We enjoyed an intimate, delicious French meal at The Paris surrounded by lovely pink florals & lots of beautiful Tiny Prints designs – Audrey used the invite below as her inspiration and decorated the table with lots of pinks, grays, golds and polkadots!

Alt Summit Summer 2014 We each received a swag bag full of thoughtful gifts from Tiny Prints including this fab ipad case – thank you Tiny Prints! Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 One of the most fun parts of Alt is swapping business cards and there’s definitely an unspoken contest to see who brings the coolest cards.  One of my clear favorites was this sparkly gold card from Maison Confiserie et Boutique announcing their launch of Sucré – a cotton candy catering service – a sampling of their delicious homemade cotton candy was attached! I mean hello, feed me sweats and you are my favorite. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Just a few of the amazing women I met:

Sam Pierson – an adorable & very talented photographer in SLC

Alix Adams of A Ruffled Life

Reachel Bagley of Cardigan Empire – fashion consultant

Trisha Antonsen of Wayfair

Briton of Rad Mom Cool Kid

Sarah Deragon of Portraits to the People

Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Each day of Alt is filled with discussions, roundtables & other fab learning experiences as well as some pretty major key speakers – we got to hear from Oh Joy, who recently launched her line at Target and the mother of all things creative – Martha Stewart herself.

The conference takes place each year at The Grand America in downtown SLC and my oh my how fancy I felt staying there.  What a beautifully luxe hotel that was the perfect mix of extravagance & hipness.  Alt Summit Summer 2014 Bing was one of the sponsors and they provided the coolest lounge ever – perfectly decorated & laden with inspirational message & fun activities. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Photographers & beautiful backdrops were available to update your headshot. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 The second evening we treated to a block party complete with food trucks, a grafitti artist & break dancers. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 The intense majestic mountains took my breath away each time I saw them peak out amongst the city buildings – how great to live in a city where this is your daily backdrop! The evening light made them candy colored. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt throws a huge party the very last night as a farewell to all the attendees- they took advantage of the summer weather to throw an outside garden party and The Grand America’s interior courtyard proved to be the perfect spot.  Vibrant colors danced in the wind & lawn games & bicycles were provided for fun. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Another unspoken rule at Alt is that fashion is key.  Or at least its a good opportunity to bring along some more creative outfits – which is kind of my favorite.  Audrey made us our signature flower crowns so that we would stand out in a crowd and I wore this custom Blue Sparrow Bridal tulle skirt from our styled shoot at the Salt Flats along with the Agnes & Dora leggings I scored during Alt.  The more ridiculous the better in my book. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Again, we had the honor of working with Tiny Prints for this party – Audrey styled their adorable “photobooth” backdrop and I took photos!  Audrey fashioned paper flowers from their stationary, clever girl, and also made some handheld props for the photos. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Here we are with the Tiny Prints team – love these ladies! Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 This is beautiful Melissa Esplin – an insanely talented calligrapher, hip hop dancer and all around rockstar – the girl even makes her own clothes! Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Meet the Alt Tribe – Simply Troy, Emmily of Charming Details, French Knot Studios, Jess of From Rain to Shine and Jeannette Ring of Ringmaster for the Most Fabulous Circus. Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014 Alt Summit Summer 2014

I’m so super excited about the connections I made at Alt – so many sweet talented ladies (and a few guys:)and I look forward to following all of them and collaborating with them in the future!

Link to gallery of photos: http://izzyhudginsphotography.shootproof.com/altsummit

Here are a few other amazing blogs + shops to check out:

Lulu the Baker

Antisparkle – motivational tshirts & accessories

The Clutch Guide – the girl’s guide to everything essential

Cyndie Spiegel – lifestyle mentor + fashion business consultant

Robbi & Matthew – picture books & letterpress

Dear Miss Modern & Deluxe Modern Design – blog templates, graphic design, branding, social media, etc.

Hideous Dreadful Stinky – crafts

Tinsel & Twine – event styling in Brooklyn, NY

Yellow Bungalow Shop – handmade lovelies

Confetti Sunshine

Girl Loves Glam – fashion + lifestyle

Something Detailed – custom wedding stationary

Thrift Me Pretty

A Girl Named PJ

Rue Rococo

Handmade Mood - recipes + DIY’s

The Bannerie & Shoes Off Please – custom handmade garlands

Chatbooks – print your instagram photos!

A Thousand Threads – a gorgeous girl with a gorgeous blog – DC area

Courtney Khail – watercolor artist & stationary designer

 

Jennifer - Izzy! These are so amazingly beautiful. You and Audrey are so talented! I enjoyed meeting you!

Melissa - You guys did such a great job at Alt! Thank you for including me in your list among such fabulous people! xoxo

Julie Vazquez - It was so great meeting you and thanks for all your help at our dinner and photo-booth! You’re the best!!!

Gilit Cooper - Woman!!! I cannot get enough of you or your photography! Loved this post! XOXO

Elizabeth & Martin – Savannah wedding – Fragrant Garden + 10 Downing

Hooray for sweet couples and adorable weddings!

I hit it off immediately with Elizabeth and Martin, because, well duh – we totally have the same names!  It was sort of meant to be.  And I’m so glad because these two couldn’t get any sweeter or more adorably in love.  And they had the best wedding party + friends EVER.  I wish they lived here so I could adopt all their amazing friends.  (I’m coming to visit!)

The day started at the gorgeous Bohemian hotel in downtown Savannah where the ladies primped and I got to play with Elizabeth’s beautiful bridal details.  Elizabeth chose her invitations from Forever Fiancés, a great company that offers 100% recycled, green invites that have embedded wildflower or herb seeds so guests can plant them!  Coolest ever.

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My favorite thing was this heirloom necklace that Elizabeth wore in her hair as her “something blue.” 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding

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I love it when couples choose the Fragrant Garden in Forsyth Park for their ceremony because it offers a level of privacy that the fountain or nearby squares do not.  Elizabeth made sure there were lots of charming details – love the fabric streamers! 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding

The reception took place in cute 10 Downing above Churchill’s Pub.  I love this space – but be sure to also reserve the outside patio for better dancing & privacy for your guests!

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Lots of handmade details sweetened the ambiance & provided guests with fun activities during dinner. 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding

Elizabeth & Martin splurged on a fab band that kept the party hoppin’.  These guys were excellent!! 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding 10 Downing Savannah wedding

Elizabeth & Martin – thank you again and again for choosing me as your photographer – y’all are so kind of loving and I’m so happy to know you and your dear friends.  And really, when can I come visit?!

Vendors:

Getting ready: The Bohemian

Makeup: Lindsey Wirht

Hair: Regis Salon

Invitations: Forever Fiancés

Ceremony location: Fragrant Garden in Forsyth Park

Florals: Garden on the Square

Reception venue + catering: 10 Downing

Band: Billy Buchanan & the Free Avenue

Cake: Publix (with flowers from Garden on the Square)

Decor: DIY