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A Gone With The Wind Destination Wedding Savannah Georgia

Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

One late spring in a slightly dusty karaoke bar, two friends met with others for a fun night. A few hours later with a duet of Bennie and the Jets between Megan and Austin, an instant connection took place. Over the course of a couple of months as the pair worked side by side doing volunteer construction work, love cast its spell. If you’re curious about their proposal, well…you can check out Austin’s surprise proposal to Megan on my blog at A Georgia Winter Wedding Proposal! Bride getting ready at destination wedding savannah Georgia

If you have already seen Megan and Austin’s Savannah engagement session, you know both Megan and Austin are big fans of Savannah. Megan really LOVES Gone With The Wind and it was an inspiration for their wedding, so obviously, a destination wedding in Savannah made perfect sense for the two. The couple, along with their bridal party, got ready at the 1882 Brockington Hall mansion in the Historic District just a few blocks from Forsyth Park.

The design of Brockington Hall made it perfect for being able to keep the couple away from seeing each other before it was time. As everyone busily got ready, Austin had another surprise up his sleeve, and he appointed one of his groomsmen to bring Megan a special gift. As Megan slowly opened the bag a teal box became visible that was unmistakably Tiffany & Co. A few more pulls and a ring made its way into Megan’s hand. Being worried she would lose her wedding ring in the ocean on their honeymoon, Austin got her a Tiffany & Co. ring to be used as her wedding ring while they were on their trip. Of course, it made a great addition for the other hand when they returned. Reflection of bride's wedding dress in square mirror at Bride getting ready at destination wedding savannah Georgia

Once everyone was ready, Megan and Austin had their first look. Shortly after, a horse-drawn carriage and trolley showed up out front of Brockington Hall right on schedule. Austin helped Megan gracefully make her way onto the carriage and then joined the bridal party and guests to head to Forsyth Park for the ceremony.

At Forsyth Park, many guests were already there chatting and preparing for Megan’s arrival. After everyone was seated, the bridal party and Austin were in place, the carriage carrying Megan slowly made it’s way down the Savannah streets with a clip-clop of horse hoofs. Megan made her way off the carriage and made the long walk down the walkway of the park to the ceremony as everyone watched on.   Bridesmaid doing bridesmaids hair at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding

Although the day called for 60%-70% chance of rain all day, the ceremony pressed on without a hitch. Aside from a 15-minute shower earlier in the day, the sun shined bright filtering through the Spanish moss of the Oak trees as Megan and Austin were pronounced husband and wife.

After the ceremony, everyone made their way back to Brockington Hall by trolly for the reception. Once the grand entrances were made and everyone was full of the southern cuisine, the dance floor was flooded by all of the guests. Dancing did not stop the entire night and the smiles on everyone’s faces could not have been bigger. Megan and Austin made their final exit and jumped right into a limo waiting outside to take them back to Atlanta.

Congratulations to Megan and Austin! Here are a few of my personal favorites from their beautiful Savannah wedding! :) Red bridesmaid dresses hanging on door at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Makeup artist doing bride's makeup at Bride getting ready at destination wedding savannah Georgia Groom getting ready with groomsmen at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Reflection of groom getting ready at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Groomsmen buttoning grooms cufflinks at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Brides wedding dress handing up in shadow filled hallway with sunlight at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride and groom wedding rings sitting on brick with vines at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride's wedding shoes and earrings at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Groomsmen holding brides wedding gift from groom at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride opening Tiffany & Co. gift from groom before wedding ceremony at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Groomsmen hanging out before ceremony with reflection in table at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Groomsmen handing groom flask at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Groomsmen drinking from flasks at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride looking at camera with wedding dress at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride putting on earrings and wedding dress at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bridesmaids helping bride to first look with groom at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride walking down stairs to groom for first look at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride and groom hugging at first look at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride and groom looking out window at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Trolley here sign at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Horse carriage arriving to pick up bride and groom at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Bride and groom getting on horse carriage for ceremony at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding Wedding guest standing with wedding invitation at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Bride arriving on horse drawln carriage at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Bride walking down long sidewalk to Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Bride and groom standing with groomsmen at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Photo of bride and groom at alter shot through wedding guests at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Bride and groom standing at alter with red and white rose pedals all over ground at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Groomsmen standing with bride and groom at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Wide shot Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Groom standing with bride at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Groomsmen holding bible and rings at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Bride and groom exchanging rings at Forsyth Park Savannah wedding ceremony Little boy making funny face at Forsyth Park ceremony at Savannah wedding Bride and groom looking at guests in Forsyth Park ceremony at Savannah wedding Bride and groom leaving Forsyth Park ceremony at Savannah wedding Bride and groom walking down sidewalk in Forsyth Park at Savannah wedding Bride and groom standing in spotted sunlight in Forsyth Park at Savannah wedding Bride and groom walking through Forsyth Park with sunlight filtering through trees at Savannah wedding Bride and groom hugging in Forsyth Park with bride's rose bouquet at Savannah wedding Bride and groom walking through Forsyth Park with spotted sunlight at Savannah wedding Destination Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin Bride and groom red and white layered wedding cake at Savannah wedding reception Women in red dress pointing while dancing at Savannah wedding reception Little girls dress flying up while dancing at Savannah wedding reception Groom dancing with bride at Savannah wedding reception Groom and mom laughing at Savannah wedding reception Little girl being thrown in air at Savannah wedding reception Little girl dancing at Savannah wedding reception Bride dancing with bridesmaid at Savannah wedding reception Bride and groom dancing with motion streaks at Savannah wedding reception Wedding guest leaning back dancing with motion streaks at Savannah wedding reception Wedding guests dancing hard at Savannah wedding reception Wedding guests dancing at Savannah wedding reception Bride waving on dance floor at Savannah wedding reception Bride and groom walking through sparkler exit wedding Savannah Bride and groom leaving in car at night wedding Savannah

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    • KellyJune 26, 2014 - 6:20 pm

      What a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

    • Jessica WeaverJune 26, 2014 - 6:21 pm

      Very stunning wedding. You did a really great job Matt!ReplyCancel