Real Weddings

Two Grooms say I Do in Classic Southern Style – Savannah, Georgia – Benjamin & Peter

These handsome chaps first met when Peter was bartending in Orlando and Ben was a patron. They immediately locked eyes and Peter thought Ben was very attractive. They then met a week later through a mutual friend and immediately hit it off! Ben proposed to Peter in December 2016 in Quebec City, Canada. Since Peter works for an airline and was scheduled to work during the holidays; they planned a trip to Quebec City to celebrate the holidays together in a wintery wonderland. One night before dinner, Ben recommended that they go for drinks a bit earlier. On the walk to to the restaurant he guided them through a park that overlooked the city, and as Peter looked off in the distance he saw candles on the ground and a person standing nearby. He looked at Ben and said, “Aww… look it’s a memorial for someone’s death.” Ben was nervous himself since he was just about to propose to Peter so he just didn’t pay any it any mind. As they got closer, Ben kneeled in the circle of candles and proposed to Peter. The rest is history!

Their wedding day had a classic and clean look with white and navy blue colour scheme. They wanted to incorporate a lot of natural candle lights, florals and rustic greenery. Their best friend was the officiant who added a personal element to our ceremony – they say that they couldn’t have dreamt of another person marrying them. “She was truly perfect.”

“Our ceremony had touches of rustic eucalyptus garland behind the last row of seats and two dogwood trees framing the aisle. White rose petals covered the sides of the aisle underneath the aisle seat tied with a navy chiffon bow. Our reception tables were draped with navy Lamour satin tablecloths and white napkins. The centrepieces encompassed a large white lantern, 3 vases with white roses, hydrangeas and tulips, and our table numbers were a picture frame stating “When we were (table number)” and included pictures of each of us at that age. Our table assignment/ name place cards were tied to a small white lantern and featured a candler oak tree drawing from a local artist. We used this oak design all throughout the wedding decor and design.”

“Our ceremony backdrop was an arbour draped in white chiffon fabric bunched with white hydrangeas and eucalyptus on both sides.  The back of the arbour had eucalyptus hanging garland which tied in the gorgeous natural greenery of the venue. We used white hydrangeas and eucalyptus in our bro’smaids bouquets and white ranunculus in the grooms’ and groomsmen boutonnières. Instead of one traditional centrepiece vase; We opted to have large white lanterns be the centrepiece with 3 vases surrounding it. Those vases had arranged white tulips, roses and hydrangeas.”

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Photographer: Bobbi Brinkman Photography // Pre Ceremony Venue: The Whitman Mansion // Venue: The Mackey House // Floral Designer: Improvisions of Grace // Transportation: Old Savannah Tours // Musicians: Arlin // Bakery: Wicked Cakes of Savannah // Caterer: J Thomas Catering // Photo Booth Equipment: All About You Entertainment

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