Erica + Matt :: Westin Savannah Harbor Resort Wedding Part II

By Diana

Let me start Part II of Erica and Matt's wedding with a small homage to Mother Nature and the beauty of Savannah. I always hate to start the "official" wedding season off with a soggy day, a blistering hot day, or well any day other than exactly what we got! While it was breezy, okay scratch that, down right gusty at moments -- how much more perfect could it have been. The harbor view of Savannah's River Street with glimpses of the bridge and the gold dome of City Hall in the background are simply breathtaking. Sometimes, I think because I grew up here and have seen the full evolution to what it is today, it's easy to take all this for granted, but today I'm grateful that growing up here gave me a distinct love for the romanticism of a live oak draped in spanish moss, the kiss of the salt water against your face, and a distinct Savannah drawl saying "thanks" and "yes ma'am" to complete strangers.

And now for some wedding wisdom we can all take into everyday occassions:

1.) Cloudy With A Chance of GORGeous Nuptuals Seriously, if I ever was happy about anything, it was that veil of clouds that shaded this ceremony. It was still pretty bright with the intense refraction of sunlight coming from across the water and backlighting everything. This is a tough lighting situation and the clouds created a perfect diffusion for a beautiful ceremony.

2.) Mixy, Matchy Perfection One of my favorite syling elements was the bridesmaids dresses and shoes. I love that they each chose a different style from one collection. They had some pretty rockin' shoes too! So classy. I bet your girls loved you for this too!

3.) Smiles for Miles And a couple giggles too. Sometimes you just got to go with it, right! One of my favorite moments of the wedding will always and forever be the new Mr. and Mrs. leaving the alter. It is the one moment during the entire day, when you will be completely lost in each other and in a complete state of joyfullness. Treasure that beauty. This makes me tear up every time! I'll need to also add that moment when Erica and her Dad glanced at each other coming down the aisle. Seriously, get the Kleenex!

Vendors who contributed to the pretties in these pictures (please go visit their websites and share some love):

Primary Photographer, Diana Daley

Second Photographer, Denise Gonsales

Makeup Artist, Dollface by Jules

Hair Stylist, Salon Aqua

Floral Designer, A to Zinnias

Wedding Dress Designer, Anne Barge

Menswear, JoS A. Bank Clothiers

Bridesmaids Dress -

Ceremony Venue, Sarah @ The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa

Day of Coordination, Ashley @ Posh, Petals, and Pearls


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