Moss and Magnolias
We were privileged to spend the first morning of 2011 in the company of eloping couple, Kim and Matt. Smiling and happy they met us at their chosen location, Calhoun Square in Savannah. There amid the moss-draped oaks and light posts decorated with greenery and red ribbon Kim was beautiful in her white gown accented by red satin shoes and a bouquet of red Freedom roses.
Kim's red shoes and Freedom roses.
Jim and I want to tell them "thank you" for inviting us to share in this very special moment of their lives and for filling our New Year's Day 1/1/11 with smiles and happiness. After doing hundreds of weddings, we never tire of seeing two people in love make that lifetime commitment. It is fresh and new each time we see it and we wish for Kim and Matt many wonderful years together. We encourage them to remember that it's the journey... that's the blessing. Enjoy it!
Kim and Matt's wedding date, 1/1/11 on Calhoun Square.
Afterwards, Jim and I treated ourselves to a stop at Clary's on Abercorn for coffee and a New Year's oh-so-Southern breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy. It's such fun to sit and enjoy the food, chatter and watch the tourists taking in this happy place that should be on every visitor's list of "must do's" during a visit to Savannah.
Founded in 1903, Clary's was prominently featured in the book and the movie, Midnight in The Garden of Good & Evil and is the ideal place to experience a good ole Southern breakfast. The one-storey building that houses Clary's has a family connection for me. My cousin, Larry Harley, reminds that his father once ran a grocery in the location long before we were born.
Another advantage, aside from the history of the area, destination weddings in
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She danced through the dreams of your childhood. Elusive. Shimmering. Beautiful.
Now childhood is just a memory and your finger sparkles with the promise of happy
tomorrows. The time has come to turn your dreams into reality.
Will it be grand and formal? Or, elegant yet understated? Whatever the choice, you
know the look, the feel, the colors, and the sounds that have filled your dreams.
We suggest you consider Southern. You may want stand beneath giant oaks with late afternoon light filtering through Spanish moss as the strains of a violin fill the air. Or, perhaps, beneath the scarlets and lavenders of a sunset sky on the beach with the sound of breaking waves for music. The South offers it all.
You don't have to be Southern to plan it, you just need a friend who is. Come and visit us. We specialize in Savannah, the Hostess City of the South, but we have ventured across the river to the Low Country of South Carolina and up the River to historic Augusta and have traveled as far "North" as West Virginia and as far South as Florida. We don't just do Southern. We are Southern. We're An Affair To Remember and our dream is to make your dream come true.
In our next few blogs we will explore some of the many Southern weddings that have taken place here in our city. You'll get a feel of Savannah and how special it is. We will also include a few of the Weddings For Warriors Project wedding and vow-renewal couples. In that we'll also introduce the volunteers and businesses that went above and beyond for military couples and their families.
Well, your day is a reality. He, or you, asked the question. Here we will discuss all things weddings and all things Southern. This is our first post, so drop by in the next few days as we begin our discussion on Southern weddings. We'll talk about the where and the how; the elegance and the romance. Drop us a note and we'll respond. Questions and comments are all welcome. In the mean time you can post them here, just click on the "comment" link.