Today’s wedding is hailing from the ever-beautiful Savannah, Georgia. When you have plenty of lovely sights and scenery in this town, it’s no wonder why Emily and Adam wanted to say their I Do’s here. Mackensey Alexander Photography captured the couple’s beautiful wedding day along with all of the very fine details with it. This warm-colored wedding adds such a heavy dash of sophistication and modernity, and what we love the most is that the couple came up with the design all on their own with Ivory + Beau helping them execute their vision.  They kept the color palette toned down and went for cool browns and soft neutrals, and then went bold with the flowers and enlisted Colonial House of Flowers for their skills. This elegant fête is one for the books!

savannah weddings - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

From the bride, Emily: Adam and I wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate, joyful dinner with our friends and family. We wanted our wedding to feel formal yet understated, modern yet warm, and elegant yet relaxed. We wanted every moment to genuinely feel like us, and to reflect our joy. More than anything, we wanted to give our guests the opportunity to feel our love – both the love between Adam and me, and the love we have for all of them.

black and white wedding invitations - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

white boutonnieres - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding dresses - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding vow books - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

 

bridal photos - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding ceremony altars - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding ceremony ideas - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

weddings in Savannah - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

pink and orange wedding bouquets - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

Floral recipe: peoniesgarden roses, pincushion protea, dinner plate dahliasanemonesranunculus, and greenery. Hanging wreath: Bay leaf, Ruscus, Salal, Olive, Plumosa.

Adjectives that describe our wedding: warm, intimate, industrial, organic, romantic, clean, understated, fun. Most of my friends and family joke that I never wear color (I’m definitely a neutral kind of girl), so our wedding followed suit. Everything was very neutral and we focused more on texture than color. The only real exception was that I wanted the natural color and vibrancy of the florals to stand out against a neutral palette. We decided on grey suits for the groom and groomsmen (they could choose their own), and a neutral palette for the bridesmaids dresses (they could also choose their own). All of the paper goods (except the invitation suite) were DIY (including the menu, programs, place cards and escort cards, table runners, welcome boxes/packages, signage, etc).

brown wedding details - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding place card ideas - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding lounges - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

bridesmaids bouquet ideas - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding centerpieces - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

small wedding centerpieces - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

pink wedding centerpieces - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

gray wedding party attire - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

Savannah wedding venues - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

chocolate wedding cakes - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

wedding table setup - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? To be true to yourself. We went through a number of concepts (and several complete overhauls) within the first month or two of wedding planning. We would finally decide on something, but we would feel unsettled about it. We originally started planning a much more formal event (lots of stark black and white), but then settled into ourselves. We realized that on some level, we were trying to plan a wedding based on what was expected, not on what we wanted. As soon as we made choices based on our personality as a couple, we started heading in the right direction. Instead of focusing on what we wanted things to look like, we started focusing on what we wanted things to feel like – and then everything fell into place.

wedding cake ideas - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

sparkler exits - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
First Dance: “Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Mackensey Alexander Photography

Second Photographer

Wendy Norman

Wedding Coordinator

Ivory + Beau

Floral Designer

Colonial House of Flowers

Venue

The Charles H. Morris Center

Wedding Dress

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Shoes

L.K. Bennett

Accessories

J.Crew

Hair and Makeup

Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Groom's Attire

The Trunk Club

Catering

Cha Bella Catering

Wedding Cake

KM Cake Design

Ceremony Music

Chris Dooley

DJ

All About You Entertainment

Officiant

Rev. Joe Wadas

Rentals

Snyder Events

Gold Flatware

Set Event Rentals

Transportation

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours

Wedding Invitations

Hello Tenfold

8 comments
  • Floranext

    Great Blog! Amazing Photos – Floranext – Florist Ecommerce

  • Adam Green

    My wife is amazing. This was beautiful!

  • Christy

    I agree with Adam, above. Emily is genuinely stunning and intentional. This couple embodies the reason we love weddings. The love strong. And, that all came through in the meaningful details of their wedding. Wishing them years of love and a happy marriage. Xx. Christy

    P.S. Thank you, Ruffled Blog for the kind feature.

  • Colonial House of Flowers

    Loving this couple, this wedding, Emily & Adam. The details and selections and coordination from Ivory + Beau plus the images from Mackensey Alexander all with this blog post and this marriage… make it no surprise why we all love weddings! And, thank you, Christy (above) for your leadership and love for this couple, and the way you delivered Nic’s vision is fantastic. We love you, too! :)

  • Rebecca Lynch

    I was there and it was a joyous and lovely time with family and friends. We all were there to bear witness and to celebrate the commitment between two loving spirits in an environment rich with history and beauty. It was a time not to be forgotten.

  • Brandy

    Wow. Everything about this is beautiful. Plus, I love Savannah. It’s awesome. I think my favorite thing are the flowers. The sparklers at the getaway is pretty romantic, too! Love this, Ruffled!

  • Kaitlyn

    The flowersssssss. That wreath! The bride bouquet! The posy. The whole thing is incredible! Is that the right recipe for the flowers? Would love to know! Beautiful work.

  • Emily Green

    Hi Kaitlyn – yes – those are the flowers my florist used for our bouquets! Thanks for the kind words!