He lived in New Orleans and she, Atlanta, but after meeting at a football game in Alabama, Kerri and Brandon sparked up an exciting new relationship. The long distance only made these two realize their love for one another and how they couldn’t spend another moment apart, so Brandon quickly made the move to Atlanta. Deciding on an intimate, wedding, Kerri and Brandon focused on creating an awesome dinner party surrounded by love. The Bethesda Academy in Savannah, Georgia with its historic buildings and Spanish moss covered oak trees created the perfect setting for this charming Savannah wedding. Hopkins Studios expertly captured the happy couple on their big day!
Kerri and Brandon
Bethesda Academy, Savannah, Georgia
We wanted our overall feel to be very focused on family and love. We wanted to keep things very intimate and small. It was all about the love between us and the love of our families. We wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate dinner party…with a kick ass party band! :) We definitely took some inspiration from our surroundings. Bethesda Academy’s grounds are absolutely stunning; the old buildings, the Spanish moss covered oak trees, the Moon River, Whitefield Chapel. Wedding day fashion was simple. We wanted to be comfortable and relaxed. I was not even looking to wear a “wedding dress” but I came across the beautiful Lela Rose “Forrest” gown and thought it was perfect. It fit my personality perfectly and fit with the setting as well.
It is so hard to pick just one, because the whole day was absolutely perfect! But if we had to pick one, it would be our ceremony. Brandon and I decided to write our own vows to one another and it was so special. We called them our Love Letters to one another. It was so great to look out at our family and friends and see the smiles on their faces, and the tears in their eyes. You could feel love in that little chapel. And to have my brother standing next to me as my “Man of Honor” and Brandon‘s sister next to him as his “Best Woman”, it is a moment we will never forget.
The Couple Recommends:
Every single one of our vendors was amazing to work with, and did a fabulous job! We couldn’t have pulled any of it off without Kelly Mattox! What a life saver she was. It was challenging at times trying to plan a wedding from out of town, but Kelly made it so simple and easy for us. I told Kelly the overall look that we wanted for our reception, with no pictures to show her, and she totally got it and made it come to life. Our florist, Amy with Harvey Designs also did an incredible job! She far exceeded our expectations! Our flowers were exactly what we had wanted and more! And she was able to use our flower containers that Brandon made himself! (the brown wood boxes used as the center pieces on the tables)
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Hopkins Studios
Event Planning – Kelly Mattox Weddings
Venue – Bethesda Academy
Floral Design – Harvey Designs
Catering – Tasteful Temptations
Cake – Tasteful Temptations
Officiant – Reverend Steven Schulte
Live Music – The Voltage Brothers
Invitations – Low Country Paper Co.
Makeup Artist – Jessica Shefsick
Hair Styling – Erica Reynolds
Wedding Dress – Lela Rose
Rentals – Amazing Event Rentals
Transportation – Oglethorpe Trolley Tours
A special thanks to Hopkins Studios for sharing Kerri and Brandon’s romantic Savannah wedding at the Bethesda Academy. Want to see another similar wedding style? Check out this dinner party inspired wedding at the Marston House!