casual outdoor holiday party inspiration – Rethink Design Studio

I love holiday decor that strays from the typical red and green.  Rethink Design Studio never fails to bring a fresh eye to design and I love how they gave their outside patio a cozy holiday feel.  Rustic and campy elements like antlers, pinecones & enamel mugs mix perfectly with modern furniture and fresh citrus.  Take a cue from the experts and think outside the holiday box this year!

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Kristi & Mitch – Whitefield Square + Vic’s on the River wedding – Savannah

I was delighted when Kristi asked me to photograph her wedding.  I’ve grown to know her through Jessica & Casey – you’ll remember them from their wedding and their adorable twins.

Throughout their wedding, Kristi & Mitch chose to use the symbol of the pineapple which represents hospitality – a fitting icon as Savannah is dubbed “The Hostess City”.  Their wedding lived up to their emblem – it was beautiful, genuine and showed off Savannah in all of her charming glory.

The day began at The Marshall House where the gals got ready.

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I adore using this pink house next to Whitefield Square for portraits – its so pretty and it fit in with Kristi’s color palette so perfectly!Whitefield Square VicWhitefield Square Vic

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Guests enjoyed dinner and dancing in the upstairs room at Vic’s on the River.Whitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square VicWhitefield Square Vic

Kristi & Mitch – thank you so much for having me document your sweet wedding.  I have so enjoyed getting to know your family over the last several years and am happy to have participated in yet another milestone!  A million years of happiness to you two!

And a special thank you to Kinzie Ferguson for second shooting with me!

Getting Ready: The Marshall House

Hair: Megan at Willow Salon

Ceremony: Whitefield Square

Planner: Geez Louise Events

Florals: Kroger

Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals

Transportation: Old Savannah Tours

Reception: Vic’s on the River

Kinzie & Donnie – a sweet southern pine company session – savannah, ga

This is Kinzie.  She is a sassy, full of energy, red lipped gal who is a rockin’ photographer and all around fab person to be around.  I like her.

She loves to empower women through her photographer which is a pretty great thing – so check her out!

We goofed off one afternoon at Southern Pine Company in Savannah, GA to give her some playful updated head shots for her website.  I love it when work = playing!

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Then her hunky husband Donnie tagged along because everyone needs some new lovey dovey photos, don’tcha think!?Savannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographerSavannah portrait boudoir photographer

Bright bohemian wedding inspiration – Cohen’s Retreat – Savannah, GA

As beautiful as blush, ivory and gold will always be, I’m ready to see some color pumped back into weddings! I teamed up with French Knot Studios to bring you some bright and bold bohemian wedding inspiration, showcasing one of Savannah’s newest and hippest venues – Cohen’s Retreat.  Get ready for some punchy hues and loads of sparkle.

The benefit of choosing a non traditional dress for your wedding day is that its money wiser spent because you actually would wear it again.  We love this sparkly gown!

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Update the flower crown trend by using succulents and air plants instead – added bonus – you can detach them and keep them growing after the wedding!Cohen

Create a stunning ceremony backdrop simply by threading fabric circles onto string – its an easy DIY and affordable!CohenCohenCohenCohenCohenCohenCohenCohen

Chocolat by Adam Turoni is one of our favorite makers of sweets.  His handmade chocolates are divine and thoughtful – including these eggs which reveal a sweet message when cracked open.CohenCohenCohenCohenCohenCohen

Vendors:

Venue: Cohen’s Retreat

Styling: French Knot Studios

Hair & Makeup: Jessica Duthu

Succulent crown: Colonial House of Flowers

Airplants: Madame Chrysanthemum

Gowns: James Gunn

Menswear: Simon’s Formal Wear

Chocolates: Chocolat by Adam Turoni

 

Thank you to Ruffled for featuring this fabulous shoot!

Jason - What a fantastic wedding! Love the flower crown made of succulents. So unique!

Becky & Jason – Meinhardt Winery Engagement Session

These two are pretty infectious to be around – fun tends to follow them.  Plus, they share my love for wine so we’re pretty much insta-friends – so you can imagine how excited I was that they wanted to do their engagement sessions at a winery!  We met at the closest, The Meinhardt Winery in Statesboro, GA – beautiful property complete with wine tastings and restaurant – they kindly let us play (and drink) to our heart’s content!

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Becky & Jason – thank you for spending the day with me laughing! I can’t wait for your wedding next Fall!