Monica & Carl
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The best quality our venue had was all-inclusiveness! We were able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one location. Having it all in different rooms of the same hotel allowed one style to permeate throughout the entire event, the wedding to proceed from event to event seamlessly, and there was a place for everyone to stay after the celebrations, which we were thankful for because we had a blizzard that night!
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Our very personal ceremony. Our closest friend (he introduced us to one another) was the officiant and family and friends wrote the readings for us.
2. The very emotional father/daughter dance that I shared with my father.
3. The dinner. It was long enough that we were able to visit with the family and friends, who were there, and still have time to eat!
3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Get married off season and shorten your wedding date! We had the best service from all of our vendors because they had nothing else planned. We received discounts and also had a faster turnaround for what we ordered. Also shortening my wedding date allowed me to make a decision and drop it. If I had had a full year to plan it would have made me crazy trying to pack more in!
4. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.
Finally putting on my wedding dress! My mother and I had made it together from a vintage vogue pattern. It was my dream dress, and my mother had put countless hours into it. The moment she zipped it up, I let out a big sigh because I have never felt better!
Inspiration for your wedding decor can come from anywhere – and a favorite movie, especially a classic film like the1952 Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds favorite Singin’ in the Rain, is a great place to start. We love how the creative Savannah-based vendor team, lead by Morgan Gallo Events and Azelle Photography, took this idea to heart by creating a style shoot full of Old Hollywood glamour and a touch of whimsy. Of particular note are the bright color palette, old school-meets-modern lounge area, raindrop-inspired details at every turn (love that cake!), and the vintage umbrellas hanging above the dance floor. Who said that rain on your wedding day is a bad thing? Check out the stunning, inspiring photos below – plus a bonus video from this gorgeous shoot.
Danielle & Michael
Q & A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
Neither my husband nor I are religious, so we made the ceremony more casual and romantic including photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day, which was important to us. I also loved the way our bridal party turned out. I gave them a color palette and told them to make a decision themselves! It turned out better than I could have chosen myself. The guys were handsome and the girls were beautiful in their knee-length, one-strap dresses. In addition, the food was phenomenal. The chef, who is one of our friends, did an exquisite job making all the appetizers and dinner as well as the midnight snacks.
Give us one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The one moment I can’t stop thinking about from our wedding was when we began our first dance. My husband, who is a musician, insisted we do a waltz so we took all these classes leading up to our wedding day. Then as we began our dance, I realized he had composed a waltz for us! I lost it and literally cried until the song was over. It was the sweetest thing I could have ever imagined.