today i wanted to share a few highlights about our wedding invitations, music, and decorations/rentals. our wedding was really about a million different people coming together to create something special and i’m excited to get to celebrate some of them here today. i wanted to start with an image of the porch in the garden of the harper fowlkes house- this was our bar for the reception and was decorated with gorgeous paper flowers created by erin heath. i’ll be posting more on those tomorrow. (click here for yesterday’s post on our location and the wedding party)
*all images above and below by belathee*
ps: click here to see our full wedding playlist on the ms weddings site
first of all, i wouldn’t have been able to coordinate everything without the help of our fantastic day-of planner, tricia huddas. i knew most of the people i wanted to work with in savannah, but she pulled in some great vendors that i didn’t know, and helped us coordinate all the details i would have gone crazy planning. tricia and i met with two of my favorite shop owners, liz demos of @home vintage general and paula of the paris market & brocante to find some of the beautiful vintage pieces we used for the wedding. both liz and paula went above and beyond to lend us antique furniture for the reception and i was blown away by their generosity. above, a gorgeous vintage green planter with swinging arms that we used to hold flowers and little notes written to us by guests.
paula at the paris market loaned us what felt like a sky-full of gorgeous antique chandeliers. there are more images of them below but i wanted to share a close-up here- they were so beautiful just hanging there in the sun, and even more gorgeous when the sun went down and we turned them on. stunning.
our wedding band was the best wedding band ever. hands down. i found the corduroy road online and was fortunate enough to get them to make the drive down from athens, ga for our ceremony. they played our walking music (such great heights, the iron and wine version), recessional music (when you love somebody, the fruit bats) and a wonderful set of their own bluegrass music during our cocktail hour. on guitar and harmonica was ian thomas– a friend of the band’s and a phenomenal musician as well.
i’ve been dying to share our invitations for over a year now and am so glad to finally share them! we worked with erin and nicole from bird and banner (love them!) to create invites that felt like “us”. we ended up using a series of over 75 different vintage handkerchiefs that had our invite screenprinted on the front! each one was folded around our rsvp card (which featured a black and white live oak tree silhouette) and secured with a woodgrain patterned sleeve. it was so cute to see so many of the men arrive at the wedding wearing the handkerchiefs as pocket squares.
CLICK HERE for more images of our invitations, the band, our favors, and the gorgeous vintage decorations we used at the reception.
[images above: our invitations by bird and banner. image above taken on green background by tara donne for martha stewart weddings]
[image above: antique chandeliers used as our outdoor lighting, from paris market and brocante]
[images above: wooden file cabinet we used to hold our escort cards (attached to a vintage petticoat dryer, also from @home) and photos of our parents’ weddings. both the dryer and the cabinet were borrowed from @home vintage general. (escort cards were attached to the petticoat dryer with miniature clothespin clips). image above right by tara tonne for martha stewart weddings]
[images above: we had a sweet tea table available for guests at the ceremony in the park. the napkin monograms were designed by britt browne at the paper moon project, the chalkboard was from erin heath and the calligraphy by the mint sprigs was by betsy dunlap.
[image above: our wedding favors were local grits from a neighboring farm, along with a recipe for general ogelthorphe’s shrimp and grits (he founded the colony of georgia). we attached the recipe to the paper bags using fabric buttons made by busy beaver button. julia and i picked out the fabrics from purl soho.
aaron and i both agreed that the vintage photobooth we rented was some of the best money we spent. everyone had a BLAST taking pictures and as the night went on, the photos got crazier ;)