It’s absolutely no secret that our Cocktails & Details® team loves a little bling. So, when we worked with LA-born Katherine and her fiancé Travis to plan an elegant rustic November wedding at Savannah property where he grew up, we knew it would have a little sparkle.
Travis may have put down some roots in Miami, but this hidden gem on Savannah’s outskirts is home. The place he played with his siblings and best man, as children, even has a cabin he built himself.
Family and friends from both coasts arrived for a 4-Day celebration. What began with a blowout Halloween bash in their private residence in Historic Savannah continued with a rehearsal dinner on The Square, the wedding day, and a post-wedding brunch back at the preserve.
Start Your Day With Champagne
On the wedding day, guests were transported to the unmarked private property for a pre-wedding Champagne reception.
The entry doors were flanked with four stunning statement pieces. Garden urns, two towering to over six-foot-tall, were overflowing with soft flowers and rustic textured grasses. Shimmering market lights and a row of crystal chandeliers added some sparkle to the wooded trail.
The Happy Couple
Meanwhile, Katherine and Travis, along with their wedding parties, spent the day relaxing and getting ready in cabins on the preserve.
Travis looked smashing in his classic black tuxedo with black satin shawl collar, and he really rocked the hand-tailored feathered bow tie.
Katherine sparkled in a long sleeve, crystal-studded wedding gown with a plunging neckline from the Morning Star collection of luxury bridal designer Dana Harel. Her monochromatic bouquet of red roses, cockscomb, and astilbe looked stunning against this simple, but lux wedding gown.
These back and white photos of their first look on the front porch of the cabin are epic!
With This Ring
The ceremony on a floating dock was set with garden chairs in natural wood tones, with the aisle accented with bubble vases filled with grasses, resting on locally sourced logs. The unique ceremony structure was a low wall of grasses that flowed in the breeze and allowed for spectacular views of the lake.
Just before the sun began to set, the wedding party, dressed in black tie attire, entered under twinkling crystal chandeliers, followed by Katherine, making her entrance to “LA Woman’ by the Doors.
The couple exchanged their “I Dos” in a touching sunset wedding ceremony officiated by Travis’ Grandmother, surrounded by loved ones.
We would not be very kind if we didn’t share some of the newlyweds incredible wedding portraits. The fall colors and rustic setting were the perfect backdrops.
Cocktails & Details®
Following the lakeside wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed each other’s company, and some bite-sized passed hors d’ oeuvres.
Some well-placed vintage furnishings offered casual seating, while the cabin that Travis build was converted into a well-stocked Bourbon and Cigar Lounge. The lounge included His and Hers Signature cocktails – his an Old Fashion and hers, a Mint Julep. Classic.
Inside the reception tent, every last detail was being double-checked. Long wooden tables were dressed with greenery, glass bottles, and vases filled with grasses and soft florals in rustic containers.
Votive candles, tall black taper candles, copper flatware, knotted taupe-colored napkins, custom place cards that matched guests’ escort cards, and wooden table numbers added texture and depth to the design.
The tent was dotted with strands of lights, with rattan chandeliers along its length. A cloud of grasses floated above the head table, giving the tent a unique focal point.
Nearly 150 guests enjoyed a plated dinner, tableside wine service and several toasts before taking to the dance floor.
A Sweet Ending
Everyone paused long enough to enjoy the show-stopping dessert station. Dessert featured a three-tiered textured black wedding cake, surrounded by tiny sweet treats on wooden crates and gold cake stands. Dessert service also included a specialty coffee and espresso trailer.
The brief respite for dessert was followed by a return to the dancefloor for a disco interlude, complete with disco ball, a change into 70’s attire, and props for guests.
Fireworks, late-night snacks, and a 1:15 last call to end the night didn’t deter anyone, with the after-party continuing until nearly five in the morning.
Congratulations, Katherine and Travis, our Cocktails & Details® team loved working with you to create a one of a kind rustic elegant Savannah wedding!
We wish you a lifetime filled with images just like this.
The Event Team
Savannah Wedding Planning Team: Cocktails & Details®
Savannah Wedding Venue: Private Estate
Savannah Wedding Hair & Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty
Décor: Cocktails & Details®
Wedding Officiant: Ms. Cockrum, Travis’ Grandmother
Hilton Head Wedding Photographer: Hopkins Studio
Band: Mr. Potato Head
Mixology Team: InDnGrl
Catering: Savannah Events Catering
Coffee Trailer: Three Tree Coffee Roasters
Desserts: Lulu’s Chocolate Bar
Savannah Transportation: Kelly Tours