Planning

Looking back, I can’t pinpoint exactly when the planning really started. We flew down to meet with vendors in November so I’m guessing September or October. Basically, planning has been my second job for months now.  It’s basically my obsession right now and I’m having so much fun. Big decisions are (mostly) figured out and now focusing on the details. And with the holidays over, it’s crunch time.

I started this process with a vision. Not in an, I’ve been planning my wedding since I was a little girl kinda way. More like, I want this to be a beautiful + fun celebration of  an amazing day, getting hitched to an awesome guy.

Last April we visited Savannah, and I fell in love with the city. How can you not love a city that feels like a huge garden? Which is why we’re getting married here:

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I’m doing the florals + decor DIY. I love working with flowers, and know I’m setting the bar high with the prep work that will be needed ahead of time, and the assembly once we get to Savannah, but it will totally be worth it.

So this is my vision for florals:

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I’ve collected an assortment of vintage glass compotes, which I’m going to attempt to give a mercury glass finish. Unfortunately we’ve been locked in a polar front for weeks, and I hear spray painting in the basement is kinda dangerous, so that project is going to have to wait for a warmer day.

Until then, here’s a sneak peak at some of the before’s:

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As for decor, I’ve got so many cool items around the house, and after checking out the prices of rental furniture, I realized it’s a better value to purchase the smaller items myself. We are however renting some sweet vintage lounge furniture, which I’m super stoked about. Since we’re going for a cocktail party feel, as opposed to a formal, assigned seating vibe, thinking it will be fun to have some creative seating options.

 

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