Outdoors is always where my heart lies! You can create any guest experience you want. I love that! Naturally fresh air and tree-lined views are elegant. Al fresco is the perfect setting for lush florals. When Green Wedding Shoes featured flowers from an elopement in the courtyard at the Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, I can remember feeling all the love. The flowers are shades of cream and rich mustard and foraged greens. For the full gallery and beautiful layout you have to visit Modern Elopement in Historic Savannah. Excerpt below.
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!!
How darling is this sweetheart table?
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.
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
If you are inspired to create tabletop centerpiece with mustard and cream try our Seasoned Stone Compote. Take lots of pictures and tag us on Instagram and Facebook.