College sweethearts, Melissa + Andrew traveled across the USA last summer, from Washington to Savannah, Georgia and fell in love with the city. From the historic architecture of Savannah to the hospitality of the Southern residents, plus the budding and vibrant food scene, they realized that they had found THEIR place. Soon after their trip, Andrew popped the question and they both agreed immediately that they would run way to Savannah to elope. Event planner Tristan Needham, helped them to highlight the character of the city, while also incorporating the couple’s modern style.
The couple shares Melissa is an artist and Andrew is pastry chef, we both like simple + modern styles, but love the unique and historical aspects of Savannah… And since we got engaged shortly after our trip there, it made perfect sense for us to marry there!
Colonial House of Flowers created this gorgeous bouquet, brimming with peachy antique roses + buds in white.
So, so sweet!!
Melissa’s GORGEOUS dress is from Pronovias… We’re seriously crushing on all that lace!
How darling is this sweetheart table?
The pretty tabletop pieces are from Ooh Events.
Keep the centered thought that an elopement is something built to reflect you as a couple while retaining the ultimate intimacy. Without the fanfare and need to please a crowd that comes with a regular wedding, you truly can do just that if you stay committed to it. Scratch what causes stress and doesn't really matter at the end of the day - things you may feel conflict over with hundreds of guests to impress. Also, even though you aren't inviting guests, keep those you love in mind and consider their feelings by doing something personal like an announcement of your elopement thanking them for their presence and influence in your life.
How sweet was that?! And how sweet is this cake by Savannah’s Hall of Cakes?
A huge congrats to the two of you, Melissa + Andrew!
photography: Sarah Ingram // venue name: Harper Fowlkes House, Savannah, Georgia, USA // event design: Tristan Needham // planning: Tristan Needham // florals: Colonial House of Flowers // wedding dress: Pronovias // wedding dress boutique: Bleubelle Bridal // bride's ring: Susie Saltzman // hair stylist: Lauren Kitchens of Royal Makeup & Hair // makeup artist: Lauren Kitchens of Royal Makeup & Hair // groom attire: The Black Tux // videography: Vitor Lindo // paper goods: Michaela McBride // cake: Savannah's Hall of Cakes // tabletop rentals: Ooh Events // furniture rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals