For as long as I can remember, I’ve been utterly captivated by the time-worn facades and draping mossy trees found in the streets of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a town oozing with understated elegance inspired by the natural and a rich history—the quintessential cocktail of visual inspiration for me as an artist and the perfect backdrop for an old world-inspired elopement.
On a bright, cool spring afternoon, Joey and I found ourselves executing a personal project I’d been dreaming up for quite some time. I’m particularly drawn to blending aesthetics that may not obviously compliment one another, and the same was true in the planning of this project. In this design, I chose to play off of the romantic, aged buildings by dressing our darling couple in modern yet classic wedding day attire. Eileen donned a stunning two-piece Jenny Yoo set with clean lines and a bit of structure, a whimsical floral applique veil, and the decadent Camellia block heels from Loeffler Randall. Her earthy, lush bouquet designed by the amazingly talented Madeline Read of Madeline Read Floral was what all my bridal bouquet dreams are made of—movement, depth, organic shape, and a beautifully contrasted color story that echoed the natural surroundings. We chose to keep her hair and makeup simple, and I love the low modern bun and naturally elevated makeup Shae-lyn Margaux of Shae-lyn Makeup Artistry executed. Jacob, our groom, sported a dapper black tux with a more tonal boutonniere. Chef’s kiss!
Whether we’re in the mountains of Virginia on a flower farm or a quaint town like Savannah, I’ll always seek to bring the visions dancing in my head earthside. It revitalizes me creatively, allows me to experiment, and ultimately enriches the imagery I’m able to create for clients in the future. Cheers to creating the work you’ve been envisioning for far too long, choosing the unconventional route of an old world-inspired elopement, and true love in the romantic streets of Savannah.