Friday, April 8, 2011

Tricia Huddas & Co. Real Savannah Wedding: Katie and Brad

To kick off our 2011 wedding season, we had the opportunity to work with a beautiful couple. Katie and Brad got married the first weekend in February at the Mansion on Forsyth Park with close family and friends in attendance. From the first moment I met with them, I could tell Katie had a clear vision of how she wanted her wedding day to look and the creativity to pull all of her details together…and I was happy to be able to allow her to enjoy those details!

The morning kicked off at 700 Drayton with a bridesmaid’s luncheon before heading off to Park West Salon for hair and make up. Katie was a gorgeous bride in her lace gown accented with a gray sash. Her gunmetal and silver color scheme with pink accents looked stunning under the beautiful crystal chandeliers at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, and the flowers by A to Zinnias were beautiful, as usual! Many thanks to her photographer, Kimberly Wilson, for these beautiful photos.

Katie and her sweet bridesmaids were all smiles and laughter while they got dressed, primped and anxiously awaited the time to walk down the aisle. Helping her daughter get dressed and put the final touches together, Katie's mom was all smiles throughout the night.

Joined by her father as she prepared to walk into the arms of her love five years after they met, Katie was calm, cool, and collected, just like her husband-to-be. Listening to Brad talk about Katie made me melt and I could plainly see why these two were meant to have their "Happily Ever After."
After an intimate ceremony beneath the tent in the Marble Garden Courtyard, Katie and Brad took a walk through Forsyth Park to enjoy some "us" time before the reception. As the sun began to set, the newlyweds joined their guests…but not before snapping these sweet photos.

After wiping the tears from my eyes during the father of the bride's welcome toast to his daughter and son-in-law, guests enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by yummy cakes from the fabulous Carrie of Two Cakes. The music picked up after a lovely round of the Happy Birthday song for Katie’s father and uncle, his twin brother, and everyone danced into the wee hours of the night!

The smile on Brad and Katie’s faces at the end of the night was the icing on my cake, and I enjoyed working with them to help make their wedding day the celebration they envisioned. Following a sparkler send off, the couple took a ride around the city in a horse and carriage to begin the new chapter in their lives together.

Congratulations Brad and Katie!