Friday, July 10, 2015

Ashley + David's Tybee Island Wedding Chapel Wedding

all photos Rich Burkhart 









 







  




This photo (left) of Ashley giving David bunny ears just before their first look pretty much sums it up.  Ashley and David were  a beautiful, fun, easy going couple with a great sense of humor and their wedding matched them perfectly!  Thank you to the many vendors who helped to make this a wonderful event: 

  • Photos by Rich Burkhart Photography
  • Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
  • Pastor Billy Hester-Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church 
  • Cape Creations Catering
  • Salon Twenty-Ten
  • In Any Event
  • Doug Povie on guitar
  • Josh Gramling, bar tender
  • First City Events' event planners and DJ Chris

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Chelsea & James: The Olde Pink House Savannah Wedding

 All photos (c) Greg Ceo 










 
   










Bringing Chelsea and James' families together for this wedding was a lot of fun. With James' family coming all the way from England, we wanted to make sure we showed them some of Savannah's best while also including some British customs to make them feel at home. Our day began in Chelsea's room with 90s hip hop playing on her laptop and the ladies getting hair and make up completed. Soon it was time for pictures. Chelsea was already very familiar with Greg Ceo as she had him for a professor at SCAD back in her college days. Back at the Pink House everything was being set for the ceremony. Greenery and candles lined the aisle of the gold chivari chairs. Each chair had a bees wax candle and a beautiful program. During the ceremony, we lit one candle at the back of each side of the guests seating. The guests in turn, lit each others candles until the spark was all the way at the front with the family. Each family then lit the two side candles of the unity candle. Chelsea and James used those candles to light the center unity candle. It was quite beautiful, especially since this was a December wedding. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed into the cocktail area. They enjoyed delicious food and drinks and had fun filling in mad libs for the couple. The ballroom was flipped quickly and soon guests were headed back in for the reception. Urban Poppy continued her beautiful decor with a mix of centerpiece styles and candles. There was a hat table for the ladies to remove their hats and a perfectly British cake by Thrive for the groom's cake. Tea was served with cake and poppers were added to the sparkler exit. There was even video with special messages from family members who were unable to make the trip.  All touches to help the Brits feel at home. I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to coax them off the dance floor as everyone was having so much fun, but we did and the couple had a beautiful exit to their pedi cab.
Thankfully, Bonnie

Thank you to the vendors who helped make this another successful First City Event:

  • The Olde Pink House (ceremony and reception venue)
  • Churchhill's Pub (rehearsal dinner)
  • Urban Poppy (florist)
  • Greg Ceo (photographer)
  • Dollface by Jules (hair and make up)
  • Two Strings are Better Than One (ceremony music)
  • Thrive (cake)
  • Savannah Pedi Cab (get away transportation)
  • New Arts Ensembles (cocktail hour musician)
  • River Street Sweets (favors)
  • Planter's Inn (accommodations) 
  • First City Events (planning and dj)