Forbes Farm Wedding on St. Simons Island

Real Weddings

We first met Brittany and Bob when they began planning their fall wedding at Forbes Farm on St. Simons Island. Their Forbes Farm wedding was to be filled with rich fall colors and be set amongst the most beautiful St. Simons Island backdrop. It was truly the perfect southern venue for a one-of-a-kind day. 

Floral Design Details

For their floral design, Brittany wanted to embrace the rich and romantic colors of fall with pops of light blue throughout. With this floral design, we tried to emphasize the flowing movement of the blooms. From the scaling florals on the wedding cake to the various lengths of buds used in the floral arch, it was as if the flowers were meant to be there.

Saint Simons Island Wedding Ceremony

Our favorite part of this wedding was the aisle design. The bride trusted us to work our magic on designing low meadow aisle arrangements using a technique called color blocking. Color blocking is when we use clusters of the same color and contrast them again with an alternate color to create a bold look. By doing so, the flowers feel more natural, and they look as if they would appear in nature in clusters of lovely groupings. We loved how it turned out! 

Forbes Farm Wedding Reception 

Inside the ballroom, wood and white accents were selected to complement the space’s wood beams and white walls. We opted for mixed table designs, which included three different looks that flowed seamlessly together. The tables with rose-colored velvet linens had a sage green taper candle and a singular floral centerpiece in the middle. The tables with the ivory linens had pewter-colored pillar candles and clusters of bud vases. While the long wood table featured low-lying arrangements on each end, groups of blush taper candles and lush long floral arrangements aligned the table. Each table’s design was unique, yet they all tied together beautifully!

We love it when our clients trust us to create a one-of-a-kind floral design, and Brittany and Bob allowed just that! The uniqueness of the color-blocked floral arrangements in their ceremony not only looked breathtaking but was fun to design! If you are looking for a floral designer to work with you and create an exquisite floral display for your wedding, we’d love to chat with you!

Vendors

Venue: Forbes Farm
Planning and Design: Kellie Ryan Designs
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Cinema: Imagine Video Productions
Caterer: Halyards Restaurant
Entertainment: Island Sound Djs
Entertainment: Evolution Party Band
EventRentals: Beachview Event Rentals

What Makes Gray Harper Unique as Your Floral Designer

Tips & Tricks

When choosing to work with Gray Harper Florals, you not only get a skilled and passionate floral designer, but you also get our knowledge of working in the wedding industry for over ten years as a planner. That’s right! Owner and lead floral designer Andrea used to be a wedding planner! You may recognize her from the Design Studio South team; she is always organized and busy planning the next big thing. 

It is no surprise that there are some crazy talented floral designers in our industry. However, they do not bring the well-rounded knowledge of events and level of organization that Gray Harper does, which sets us apart from others!

Benefits of Working With a Floral Designer Who Use To Be A Planner

With several different wedding florists and floral designers to choose from, we wanted to share with you the benefits of working with a florist who used to be a planner.

1. We are organized

As a past planner, planning and organization run in Andrea’s veins, so there is no doubt that she will be organized. As a result, you can be guaranteed that your experience working with us will be seamless and stress-free! Andrea runs a pretty tight ship in her studio and is always looking for ways to improve her systems to work smarter, not harder. 

2. Planners like working with us 

When you and your planner decide to work with the Gray Harper team, they can rest at ease and know that we are organized and on top of things. They don’t have to micromanage us or worry about the details. We have been in their shoes, and they appreciate how easy we are to work with. We aim to make each of our client’s floral experiences run smoothly during their planning, design, and on-site to help all involved.

3. We understand how to be flexible 

One skill that a planner learns through their experience is how to be flexible and adaptable on site. For example, when the timeline says to set up florals at noon, but the venue still needs to set the linens, that is no problem! We are team players and will gladly lend a helping hand to get those linens set so that your florals are ready in time for your event.

We believe in providing a beautiful and quality product for our clients and working as a team with your fellow vendors. We understand that while we provide a very pretty product, it’s not about us but how all the vendors work together as a team to get the job done for our clients. We absolutely love bringing our client’s visions to life through flowers and working with all the incredibly talented vendors in our industry! Head on over to our Portfolio to check out some of our most recent work! 

Vendors

Planning: Design Studio South
Photographer: Jade + Mattew Take Pictures

A Simple & Timeless Jekyll Island Club Rehearsal Dinner

Events

When working with Julia and Chase on their Jekyll Island Club tented wedding design, they also asked us to be a part of their Jekyll Island Club rehearsal dinner, and we could not resist! As we went with a design with pops of blue for their wedding day, we wanted to go with a more simple and clean design for their rehearsal dinner. So, we chose a timeless white palette with subtle green accents from the blooms.

Jekyll Island Club Rehearsal Dinner

On arrival day to Jekyll Island, guests were invited to a fun and casual afternoon playing croquet. After the rehearsal, the couple and their guests then headed to Cherokee Cottage at Jekyll Island Club for a beautiful rehearsal dinner on the lawn. 

Our team designed simple arrangements of single-bloom groupings, coincidently foreshadowing what would come the next day at the wedding. On the guest’s tables, bundles of white hydrangeas were incorporated into the centerpieces. I loved how they looked like clouds of vanilla ice cream scoops so delicately placed. The head table was simply styled with a plethora of white pillar candles and vining greenery.

As the sunset, the bistro lights above the lawn illuminated the rehearsal dinner while the white pillar candles twinkled below. It was the perfect start to this wedding weekend!

It was so fun to be on-site for Julia and Chase’s wedding a day early and help with their Jekyll Island Club rehearsal dinner. We love a good multi-day destination wedding where guests come from all over to enjoy multiple events! Be sure to check out the highlights from Julia and Chase’s wedding day here; we know you will love their blue and white wedding design as much as we did!

If you are considering planning a multi-day wedding and want to welcome your guests with a stunning welcome reception, we’d love to help! Our team can work with you to create a simple yet elegant design to kick the weekend festivities off in style! So, check out our blog for some highlights of our recent events, and fill out our inquiry form to share more about your wedding plans!

VENDORS

Photography: Melissa Toms Photography
Planning + Design: Sarah Lillie Designs
Florals: Gray Harper
Printed Materials: Tiny Shindigs
Venue: Jekyll Island Club
Transportation: Light House Trolley Tours

What is Full-Service Floral Design?

Tips & Tricks

Are you newly engaged and trying to navigate all the different wedding terms? At Gray Harper, we get how confusing it can be! That is why we are here to help explain what it means to work with us on a Full-Service Floral Design.

What is Full-Service Floral Design?

When you hire Gray Harper to be your wedding florist, your wedding will be the only wedding we take on that day and usually that week. This is because we want to ensure that our clients get the utmost attention to detail from our team. That is why we limit the number of clients we take on each wedding season.

What You Can Expect With Your Full-Service Floral Design

Months leading up to the wedding, we work with you and your wedding planner to create the floral design of your dreams. About two months before your wedding, and once your design is finalized, we start to gather supplies. From vases and vessels to candles and votives, we will help select the perfect elements for your wedding design! Finally, your floral orders are placed with our suppliers one month before your wedding.

The week of your wedding is when all the magic happens. On Monday and Tuesday, we are busy prepping your containers and processing the flowers as they arrive at our studio. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, our team is starting on your designs and pulling the individual pieces together. By Friday, we will begin working on any installation pieces for your event either in the studio or on-site if the venue allows.

On Your Wedding Day

On your wedding day, our team will bring everything to the venue and install any large-scale installation pieces on-site. We will also bring all the candles and vessels required and set them up along with your flowers. In addition, our team delivers and styles any personal flowers that are part of your design. During this time, I personally walk around to each flower location to ensure everything is set to perfection. 

During set up, we are there to help move any flowers and installations that might need to be moved last minute due to weather. We can also be present during the event to move any florals being re-purposed in two locations. For example, moving your ceremony backdrop or aisle flowers to the reception space. Once everything is done, we return at the end of your event and clean everything up.

Our Full-Service Floral design aims to create not only a one-of-a-kind custom floral design for your wedding but also to provide an elevated and stress-free experience. You can see some examples of our full-service floral designs here. If you have any questions or want to book a consultation, fill out our inquiry form here to start the process.  

Wood head table with greenery

Photographer: Jade + Mattew Take Pictures
Planning: Design Studio South

A Daufuskie Island Wedding at Haig Point

Real Weddings

Kailin and Jeffery approached the Gray Harper team for help with designing their destination wedding in South Carolina, alongside planner + designer Pejy Kash. The couple was planning a Daufuskie Island wedding at the stunning Haig Point. For their Haig Point wedding, we assisted Kailin and Jeffery with their floral design, as well as sourced and supplied all rentals for their celebration.

Fall Floral Design

The Gray Harper team worked alongside Pejy Kash from Pejy Kash Events to create a natural, fall-infused design. Kailin, the bride, put total trust in us to create something beautiful that she would love, and we did just that!

For the ceremony, we chose to stick with natural florals that fit into the surrounding landscape. Since the ceremony at this Daufuskie Island wedding took place on the beach, we opted for light and airy florals with greenery and dried grasses. We filled the ceremony arrangments and backdrop with warm-toned blooms and grasses, which were complimented by the wood chairs and surrounding sand on the beach. It was the perfect neutral and natural design for this setting.

The couple gave us the creative freedom to create a floral design focused on fall tones for their wedding reception at Haig Point. It was such a breath of fresh air to be able to let our creative juices flow and create a one-of-a-kind fall floral design for this couple. One of our favorite wedding reception features was the floral installation on the ballroom ceiling and chandelier. For this, we used lots of textured florals in deep burgundy and warm copper tones. We then draped lush greenery, including spanish moss, over the chandelier to create a cascading effect. The result was absolutely stunning!

Logistics of a Daufuskie Island Wedding

Daufuskie Island is an island between Savannah and Hilton Head Island. This unique southern region is beautiful for a destination wedding; however, there are lots of logistics to consider when planning a Haig Point wedding.

As the island is only accessible by boat, everything sourced and supplied for the wedding must be brought on a barge or the island’s ferry system. In the days leading up to the wedding, we loaded a truck with the rentals we sourced and supplied. That truck then had to be brought over to the island on a barge. Finally, in the early morning hours on the wedding day, our team loaded Kailin and Jefferies florals onto a ferry to arrive at Haig Point. Along with the additional logistics of getting the items onto the island comes the additional cost of staffing, transportation, and time. Even though there are more details to consider when planning a Daufuskie Island wedding, the results will far exceed expectations!

Our team had an absolute blast pushing the creative boundaries for this fall floral design. Thank you, Kailin and Jeffery, for trusting us with your design and helping to bring your Daufuskie Island wedding to fruition.

If you are planning a destination wedding and are looking for a floral designer who can make a one-of-a-kind wedding design, we’d love to connect with you! We offer full-service wedding floral design, where we will work with you to create a unique and customized design that feels like a piece of artwork! Be sure to check out some examples of our full-service wedding floral design here!

Bride getting dress buttoned up

Daufuskie Island wedding ceremony

Beach wedding ceremony backdrop
Beach wedding ceremony on Daufuskie Island
Black and white photo of couple kissing at beach wedding ceremony
Bride and groom portraits on the beach
Blackand White Bride and groom portraits at water fountain
Haig Point wedding reception with blue tables and wood chairs
Haig Point wedding reception
Three tiered naked wedding cake with fall flowers

Vendors

Designer/Planner: Pejy Kash Events
Photography: Medialand NYC
Venue: Haig Point
DJ + Lighting: Crush Entertainment
Florals + Rentals: Gray Harper
Officiant: Sarah’s Hilton Head Vows
Hair: Bride’s Side Beauty
Makeup: Stephanie Perez
Cake: Custom Confections
Dress: White House Bridal- Justin Alexander 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Custom Suit: Enzo
Custom stationery: Pink Champagne Design

Beautiful Blue Jekyll Island Club Tented Wedding Design

Real Weddings

We first met Julia and Chase during a consultation with the fabulous Sarah Lillie Designs. Julia came to us with a specific vision for her Jekyll Island Club tented wedding. She wanted rich textures and lush blue booms. So, we created a blue and white design that was showcased beautifully in her garden ceremony and tented wedding reception.

A Blue & White Floral Design

Julia and Chase’s wedding took place in the sunken gardens of Crane Cottage at the beautiful Jekyll Island Club. This Georgia wedding venue is a dream for anyone wanting to marry in a garden surrounded by romantic architecture. For this wedding, we focused on a blue and white color palette with several varieties of blooms.

Julia’s favorite flower was the blue delphinium, which was such a beautiful bloom to base the design around! During our design consultation, she shared that she wanted dark blue delphinium blooms, which is not a common request. So we were absolutely delighted to be able to design something unique and different to bring Julia’s vision to life.

Jekyll Island Club Tented Wedding Details

Julia and Chase had a large wedding party; Julia alone had 14 bridesmaids! For each bridesmaid, we designed unique bouquets for each of them using completely different blooms. Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of a single flower type in white. Then Julia’s bridal bouquet had blooms from each of her 14 bridesmaids’ bouquets incorporated into it. It was such a sweet and sentimental way to honor her wedding party.

For the ceremony, we used her favorite flower as the base of the design and then incorporated six different varieties of delphinium flowers into her wedding aisle. The billowing blue blooms that filled the wedding aisle were absolutely stunning! Later in the evening, the ceremony flowers were re-purposed in the tent and placed in front of the stage. I love how the florals truly transformed the dance floor and brought Julia’s blue floral vision to life inside the tent.

We wanted to incorporate other flower varieties into the tented wedding reception as dark blue is not a common color in the flower world. So, we went with the blue cornflower, which was perfect! We designed some bud vases using the blue cornflower and other white blooms that looked stunning in the tented reception space at Jekyll Island Club

Working with Julia and Chase on their Jekyll Island Club tented wedding floral design was an absolute pleasure. We loved working with the less common color palette of blue blooms and how the design turned out! 

If you have a unique wedding vision and are looking for a floral designer to help bring that vision to life, we’d love to hear from you! Head on over to our contact us page and fill out an inquiry form to get the process started!

watercolor wedding invitations
Black and white photo of dad tieing grooms bowtie

Bride and groom kissing infront of wedding party
Wedding ceremony with blue and white flowers lining the aisle
Wedding ceremony at Crane Cottage

Bride and groom kissing in middle fo wedding aisle

Entrance to tent with bleu flowers and candles
White wedding cake with white sugar flowers

Bride and groom entering tent
Bride and groom champagne tower
Black and white photo of bride and groom with wedding veil blowing

Vendors

Photography: Melissa Toms Photography
Planning + Design: Sarah Lillie Designs
Florals: Gray Harper
Printed Materials: Tiny Shindigs 
Venue: Jekyll Island Club
Cake: Vanilla and the Bean

An Elegant Forbes Farm Wedding on Saint Simons Island

Real Weddings

It was an absolute joy getting to work with Delaney and Mikey for their elegant Forbes Farm wedding on Saint Simons Island. It was one of our first times visiting this new one-of-a-kind wedding venue, and it did not disappoint. 

Forbes Farm

Forbes Farm is the newest wedding venue on Saint Simons Island and is a must-visit. This marshside wedding venue provides a stunning southern backdrop with the perfect Lowcountry atmosphere.

With indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, you truly can’t go wrong with this Georgia wedding venue. The outdoor area features immaculate lawns, open-air patios, and classic southern views. While the indoor spaces are truly exquisite. The indoor reception space is an elegant wood frame structure with crisp white walls and exposed wood accents. One of our favorite features in this venue is the breathtaking chandeliers in the ballroom. We can’t wait to bring these ceilings to life with beautiful blooms!

Elegant Fall Wedding Design

For this Forbes Farm wedding, our couple opted for a warm, rich-colored palette with autumn tones. We used lots of burgundy, chocolate, dusty pink, and white blooms in the floral design.

Deep burgundy tones were incorporated throughout the design, from the velvet bridesmaid dresses to the wedding day stationery. Even the groom’s outfit change featured a velvet burgundy jacket.

This autumn-inspired color palette popped in the reception space, where it was paired with white textured linens and natural wood accents.

Forbes Farm Wedding on Saint Simons Island

Delaney and Mikey’s wedding ceremony took place on the Forbes Farm lawn overlooking the marsh. The couple opted for low-lying floral arrangements as the backdrop to their ceremony, which were brought to life with autumn-colored florals.

After the ceremony, guests headed indoors to the reception space for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. For the guest tables, Emily Burton Designs went with a tasteful neutral design where the floral centerpieces were a focal point and were a warm pop of color. We opted for clean, classic, and crisp ivory tapered candles to not take any attention away from the romantic florals.

No detail was forgotten for Delaney and Mike’s elegant black tie affair on Saint Simons Island. We were so thankful to get to work with one of the newest Saint Simons wedding venues and would love to help bring your Forbes Farm wedding to life! Reach out to see if we are available on your wedding date and to book your consultation call today!

Burgundy and white bouquet
Southern bride in veil
Bride and groom at Forbes Farm
Bride kissing groom at Forbes Farm wedding ceremony
Fall wedding reception
Wedding Table At Forbes Farm Wedding Reception
Bride and groom kissing at sparkler exit
Bride and groom in vintage car

Vendors

Plan + design: Emily Burton Designs
Photo: Esther Griffin 
Venue: Forbes Farm 
Dress: Bridals By Lori 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo 
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals

An Autumn Jekyll Island Club Wedding At Crane Cottage

Real Weddings

Lindsey and Jonah were married on an early fall day in the sunken gardens of Crane Cottage at Jekyll Island Club Resort in Georgia. Their Jekyll Island Club wedding featured the most gorgeous blooms with muted fall tones and lush textures. It was the perfect fall wedding on Jekyll Island.

Jekyll Island Club Wedding 

Lindsey’s family frequently visited Crane Cottage at the Jekyll Island Club Resort during family vacations. They knew the picturesque lawns and gardens on the immaculate resort property would make a wonderful place to invite their friends and family for their wedding. 

The couple loved the southern setting of this Georgia wedding venue and the exceptional service that the club provides. This ocean club wedding venue provided space for a beautiful garden wedding ceremony and intimate al fresco reception. One of our favorite things about the Jekyll Island Club Resort is the stunning oceanfront views that are perfect for couple portraits during golden hour.

Fall Wedding Flowers

For this fall wedding, our couple opted for a wedding color palette with dusty rose and navy blue. So, we incorporated muted fall tones that matched their wedding color palette into the bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets. In addition, our team opted for a mix of textured florals ranging from Scabiosas to Delphiniums and even Butterfly Ranunculus for the bouquets and finished them off with delicate silk ribbon.

Their asymmetrical floral wedding ceremony arch included a mixture of roses, spray roses, and lush greenery. We lined the aisle with large arrangements billowing in fall blooms and repurposed them later in the reception at the head table. The wedding ceremony flowers were breathtaking and looked beautiful in the garden backdrop of Crane Cottage.

On the guest’s tables, we opted for medium-sized floral arrangements in white ceramic vases that paired perfectly with the white architecture of the cottage. These floral centerpieces included similar blooms to the ceremony with the addition of white dahlias and a pop of red from coffee berries. We loved how the contrast of the floral arrangements looked on the navy blue linens.

If you are planning a Jekyll Island Club wedding, we’d love to talk with you! Our team loves to bring your dream wedding florals to life through gorgeous designs and flawless execution. So, head over to our contact page to fill out our inquiry form to start the process!

Southern wedding party in matching Pjs
Jekyll Island Club Wedding ceremony
bride and groom at Jekyll Island club wedding
Crane cottage wedding reception
floral centrepiece on blue linen tables
Jekyll Island Club wedding reception
Southern bride and groom with vintage car

Vendors:

Photographer: Shauna Veasey
Planning + Design: Browne + Towers
Venue: Crane Cottage Jekyll Island Club
Hair + Makeup:  Paulina Perez 
Cake: Sweet Luncheonette 
Linens: BBJ La Tavola
Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals 
Signage/Paper Goods: Em Paper Co. + Sugared Fig Paperie

A Rose-Infused Crane Cottage Wedding at Jekyll Island Club

Real Weddings

Danielle and Tucker’s rose-infused Crane Cottage wedding at Jekyll Island Club turned out beautifully! From the beautiful Georgia wedding venue to romantic wedding design, this couple and their guests were treated to a magical southern summer wedding. 

Crane Cottage Wedding at Jekyll Island Club

Nestled in the private gardens of the Jekyll Island Club lies Crane Cottage. It is an Italian renaissance style building that is a dream wedding venue for a romantic garden-inspired wedding. Crane Cottage is the perfect place for a southern wedding, with indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy. The Gray Harper team loves any opportunity to design a Crane Cottage wedding at the Jekyll Island Club. We have designed many ceremonies in the sunken gardens in the past but loved how Emily Burton Designs used the space differently. The planning team opted for a tent in the sunken gardens and the ceremony on the lawn under an old Live Oak tree covered in Spanish moss. Thus making this an completely outdoor wedding.

Southern Summer Outdoor Wedding 

It was a challenge pulling off an entirely outdoor wedding in July in the South. However, due to inclement weather, we had several plans to ensure our couple’s vision went off without a hitch.

On the wedding day, it was stormy and rained on and off. So the entire vendor team kicked into full gear to transition from plan A to plan B and set the ceremony up under the tent. Thankfully the skies cleared just before the ceremony, and we could pivot back then to plan A so that our couple could have their dream wedding ceremony on the Crane Cottage lawn.

Southern Floral Design

The floral design for this Crane Cottage wedding was lush and romantic, with lots of roses. Yellow roses were significant to the couple, so we incorporated pops of yellow garden roses throughout the design.

A soft pink, peach, and yellow pastel color palette was incorporated throughout the space, and it looked beautiful in the tent. We included a mixture of tall and short floral arrangements at the guest’s tables. We also accentuated key areas like the bar and stage with lush blooms of Delphiniums, Smilax, blush pink Hydrangeas, peach roses, and lush greenery. The ceiling installation above the dance floor was a favorite feature and a stunning focal point in the tent. Filled with pink and white Delphiniums and lush greenery, this ceiling installation took the guest’s breath away.

Working on Danielle and Tucker’s Crane Cottage wedding was an absolute joy. We love any opportunity to work at beautiful Georgia wedding venues with as much character and personality as the Crane Cottage at Jekyll Island Club. If you are a Southern wedding planner or a newly engaged couple looking for help with your floral design, we’d love to speak with you! Head to our contact us page and fill out an inquiry form today!

Crane cottage wedding ceremony
Southern bride and groom
Wedding photos with vintage car at Crane Cottage wedding
Crane Cottage wedding tent at Jekyll Island Club
Beige and white lounge at tented wedding reception
Southern bride and groom
Wedding photos with vintage car at Crane Cottage wedding

Vendors

Photography: Anna Shackleford
Planning & Design: Emily Burton Designs
Catering: Jekyll Island Club Resort
Cake: Cathy Huber Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Paulina Perez
Wedding Dress: Henri’s Cloud Nine
Florals: Gray Harper
DJ: Island Sound
Lighting, Tent & Chairs: Beachview Rentals
Fireworks: Pyrotecnico
PaperGoods: Dogwood Blossoms
Videography: Danielle Shackleford

San Diego Destination Wedding At Westgate Hotel

Real Weddings

When Alex and Sarah approached us to design their wedding florals for their San Diego destination wedding, we were over the moon! We love working with our couples to create their dream destination wedding florals, and this wedding was no exception. Alex and Sarah’s wedding took place on the most beautiful sunny Southern California day. We can’t wait to share some details with you!

San Diego Destination Wedding Details

We met Alex and Sarah while they were living in Atlanta, Georgia. The two decided to get married in Sarah’s hometown of San Diego, which was an absolute dream. It was such a treat to be designing flowers in California, especially since most of the flowers we work with are grown in California. 

When working with our couples on their destination wedding floral designs, we work with them to create a unique floral design that will transform their wedding venue. With every destination wedding comes months of planning, sourcing supplies, sourcing working and living spaces, and packaging and transporting wedding day details. For Alex and Sarah’s San Diego destination wedding, we not only designed the florals, but we also brought with us the perfect mauve-colored taper candles.

Destination Wedding Floral Design

The focal point of this floral design was a color palette of romantic mauve blooms with pops of burgundy florals. In addition, we incorporated the bride’s favorite flower, white Delphiniums, into the aisle arrangements, which were later re-purposed in the reception space. 

Sarah’s bridal bouquet was a beautiful collection of white textured flowers with pops of peaches, pinks, and burgundy. We loved how this palette turned out and enjoyed incorporating it into smaller versions for the bridesmaid’s bouquets. For Alex’s groom’s boutonniere, we chose a unique textured flower called the blushing bride, which was very fitting for this wedding design. 

Before the reception, once the ceremony had ended, we moved the ceremony aisle arrangements to their new location at the Westgate Hotel. These arrangements were freshened up and re-purposed for the sweetheart table, DJ table, and cake table. Our team added additional blooms, including garden roses, butterfly ranunculus, and smokebush, to these new arrangements. It was like they were entirely new arrangements in the reception space, they looked so beautiful!

At Gray Harper Florals & Styling, we love the challenge of a destination wedding or event! Whether it be a San Diego destination wedding or a Southeast wedding, we will come to you! We love working with our couples to design their dream destination weddings. So, let us hear from you! Reach out and share your destination wedding location and dream design with us!

Textured groom boutonniere
Textured bridal bouquet with white, mauve and burgundy flowers
wedding bouquets with white, mauve and burgundy flowers
Rooftop wedding ceremony in San Diego
outdoor wedding ceremony in San Diego
Wedding ceremony kiss
San Diego destination wedding reception
Photo guest book
Wedding photos at the Westgate hotel

Vendors

Rentals: APR Boutique Event Rentals + Enticing Tables
Florals: Gray Harper 
Linens: BBJ
Hair + Makeup: Beauty By Nat
Photography: Carrie McGuire
Entertainment: High Profile Entertainment
Planning: House of Planning
Venue: Westgate Hotel
Cake: VG Donuts

Four Factors To Consider For Donating Your Wedding Flowers

Tips & Tricks

Do you have a plan for your wedding flowers at the end of your wedding? As wedding floral designers, we want to share with you some important factors to consider before you decide if donating your wedding flowers is right for you.

Consider This Before Donating Your Wedding Flowers

Consider the timing

For a Saturday wedding, flowers arrive in our studio on a Tuesday, which means they were shipped to us on Monday. With that being said, they were most likely cut at the farm the week prior. By the time we are able to donate the flowers (i.e., the following Monday), they are no longer in their prime condition and are most likely wilting. At this point, there is not much we can do to extend the life of these blooms.

Change the narrative 

I often hear from guests, “oh, what a waste all these flowers are now,” so I wanted to discuss this further from a florist’s perspective.

The flowers used for our floral designs are specially grown and cut for this purpose. You would not typically see this caliber of florals growing naturally on a hillside to enjoy. That is why we ensure that the blooms we use in our designs are at their prime during the event so that our clients and their guests get to enjoy them to their fullest potential. After the vast number of hours put into meetings, designs, and prep work for these floral displays, it is simply not a waste to only enjoy them at your event.

Consider the climate 

Given that most of our weddings are in a hot climate, this severely impacts the lifespan of your floral arrangements. Our client’s events are often outdoors; therefore, the flowers can spend an entire day in the heat. Typically after a day of sitting out in the heat and after a week since they’ve been cut, the flowers are starting to not look their best. So, by the time Monday rolls around when your flowers are donated, you are left with significantly fewer blooms that survived the heat.

Donating comes with additional labor 

As much as our team would love to donate every piece of floral and greenery used at your event, we simply do not have the time or manpower to do so, nor is it advised to.

When donating your wedding flowers, we do not donate the flowers “as-is.” At your event, each arrangement is broken down carefully, sorted by the good and bad, loaded back into our van, and returned to the cooler for the night (or the next day as many of our events are several hours away). Once your florals have returned to our studio, we then redesign everything in hospital/hospice-friendly arrangements and containers, then deliver it to your donation location. Due to this additional labor, manpower, supplies, and driving, we need to charge for this service. 

The Gray Harper team is more than happy to help you with donating your wedding flowers after your event. We will evaluate which blooms are in good condition and put together donation-friendly arrangements that may extend the life of your flowers by a day or two. During your floral design consultation, ask our team for more information on the additional cost associated with donating your wedding flowers and if it is right for you. 

Boho wedding ceremony arch
Fall wedding floral arrangements
Fall wedding reception decorations

Vendors

Photography: Yellow Bird Visuals   
Design + Coordination: Design Studio South  
Florist: Gray Harper Florals   
Cake: Vanilla And The Bean 
Venue + Caterer: The Alida Hotel  
Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals  
Linens: Nuage Designs  
Wedding Invitation + Signs: Idyll Paper  
Day of Paper + Signs: Low Country Paper Co

Intimate Waterfront Wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar

Real Weddings

Isabelle and Brandon hosted an intimate waterfront wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar this past spring. It was a beautiful and relaxed affair planned by our friends at Sincerely Yours Events

Wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar

This unique Savannah wedding venue is ideal for the relaxed bride and groom looking to host an intimate evening with their closest friends and family. At The Wyld, you can have a romantic low-country wedding ceremony on the deck overlooking the waterfront and classic Savannah marshes. Your guests will enjoy the classic Southern grub served by this amazing restaurant while taking in the laid-back low country view.

Floral Design Inspiration 

For this wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar, our bride wanted the florals to feel like they were a part of this outdoor Southern wedding venue. So, we paired the perfect spring wedding color palette of peaches, pinks, and baby yellow with relaxed blooms. 

The bride requested we incorporate a sentimental family flower into her floral design, the orchid. So, we added orchids into Isabelle’s bridal bouquet and Brandon’s boutonniere. Simple and understated arrangements of white blooms and greenery lined the wedding aisle and were displayed in wicker baskets. At the end of the aisle, we designed an asymmetrical floral wedding ceremony arch. The wedding arch perfectly combined relaxed florals, including peach roses, pink dahlias, and baby yellow carnations. We absolutely loved how this spring wedding color palette suited the laid-back vibe of this wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar.

In the reception space, we displayed a combination of petite ceramic vases with greenery and fresh herbs, along with lush and oversized floral arrangements. We incorporated the most beautiful green candles into the design to honor this laid-back marsh-side wedding venue.

Working with Isabelle & Brandon on their intimate waterfront wedding at The Wyld Dock Bar was an absolute pleasure. These two were blessed with the perfect spring day in Savannah, and we wish them nothing but happiness as newlyweds! If you are looking for a floral design to match your unique Savannah wedding venue, we’d love to help you! At Gray Harper, we love to create beautiful floral designs that accentuate the individual elements of our couples and their venues. So, get in touch with us to schedule a consultation call today!

Asymmetrical floral wedding ceremony arch
Savannah wedding ceremony
Savannah bride and groom
Wedding centrepieces on picnic tables
Peach, orange and yellow wedding flowers

Vendors

Event Planner: Sincerely Yours Events
Rental: Event Works Rentals
Photography: Sarah Ingram 
Band: Legacy Band Live 
Cake: Vanilla And The Bean 
Venue: The Wyld Dock Bar

What To Expect With Our Full-Service Floral Design Booking Process

Tips & Tricks

If you are looking for a stunning floral design at your event that captivates your guests and sparks conversations, you are in the right place! Now that you’ve found your dream floral designer and florist, you may wonder what to expect after you inquired with Gray Harper. Below I have outlined what you can expect with the booking process when inquiring about your full-service floral design with me. 

Full-Service Floral Design

As a floral designer, I am passionate about creating custom floral designs that are produced solely for you and your event. I want your personal style to be expressed through your event florals and for your guests to be aww struck.

When working on your full-service floral design, I like to consider the guest experience from start to finish. From a beautiful floral installation in your entryway to the intimate details at each guest place setting. Your floral design will be one of a kind and custom curated for you.

Our Booking Process

Step 1

Fill out the contact form on our website. Once we receive your inquiry, we’ll email back to confirm availability on our calendar and present the steps for booking an initial consultation.

Step 2

During your initial consultation, we will meet together via zoom and discuss your event design and floral design vision. Then, I’ll ask you pertinent questions to be able to provide you with an initial estimate for your event. At this point, you can ask me any questions about the process and what to expect on your event day.

Step 3

Following our initial consultation, you will receive an estimate for your floral event design. Within two weeks of your consultation, I’ll provide you with an initial estimate of the total cost of your design. This estimate will help you have a good idea of what to expect in terms of budget.

Step 4

Once you approve the initial estimate, I’ll send over an invoice for our proposal design fee of $500. This fee reserves your date on our calendar and covers the cost of putting together your full-service floral design proposal. Should you choose to work with Gray Harper on your floral event design, we will use the $500 as credit towards your order.

Step 5

After your invoice balance is paid, I’ll put together your full-service floral design proposal. This process typically takes up to two weeks and potentially a little longer if we are in the middle of our active event season (February – May and September – November).

Step 6

Once you have received your proposal, and have had a chance to fully take everything in, we will sit down (most likely via zoom) for your second consultation. During this meeting, we’ll discuss the proposal and make any necessary changes. The goal of this meeting is to have you leave happy and excited about your floral design.

Step 7

Soon after your second consultation, and once the proposal is in a good place for both of us, I’ll send you a contract and retainer fee invoice. This invoice is typically for half of your total order value (minus the $500 fee you’ve already paid!). When you sign the contract and pay the retainer, we will officially be booked and committed to working together!

To get the process started, head on over to our contact page on our website and complete our contact form! I can’t wait to hear from you and hear all about your dream floral event design!

Peach and pink bridal bouquet
Floral wedding centrepiece with pastel tones
Wedding place setting with blue napkin
acrylic wedding menu

Vendors

Photography: Apt B Photography
Floral Design & Styling: Gray Harper Florals
Planning: Design Studio South

Real Wedding | Floral Fall Wedding in Savannah

Real Weddings

In September, as the days grow shorter and the air gets crisper, it begins to feel like fall in Savannah. This September day, in particular, was perfect for a small and intimate wedding in the heart of the Savannah Historic District. Kellie and Bill’s floral fall wedding took place at the elegant Mansion on Forsyth Park, and the day was absolutely beautiful!

Floral Fall Wedding Design

The floral design for this downtown Savannah wedding was inspired by traditional and classic southern elements with pops of Fall colors like burgundy.

Kellie’s floral fall wedding bouquet consisted of dusty pink astilbe, white campanula, roses, ranunculus, and burgundy dahlias. Her bridal bouquet was the perfect combination of soft tones with bold pops of color and texture.

Lush floral fall wedding arrangements, which sat in ceramic vases, lined the aisle during the ceremony. Our team also installed a beautiful display at the altar above the couple with dusty pink and white roses and lots of eucalyptus.

Savannah Historic District Wedding Venue.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park was the perfect backdrop for this intimate celebration. The ceremony took place in the stunning marble garden courtyard where our couple exchanged their vows. Friends and family gathered under the elegant tent where lush greenery on the walls of the Mansion complimented the wedding design. Upstairs in the art gallery, guests met Kellie and Bill for their reception. Filled with lots of character and charm, the galleries are a unique option for your reception at the Mansion.

If you are looking for a unique Savannah wedding venue for your destination wedding, The Mansion on Forsyth Park will provide your guests with a truly unique experience. It was the perfect location for this floral fall wedding, which had a classic southern feel. 

Whether you are local to Savannah or planning your dream destination wedding beyond, we’d love to work with you to bring your design vision to life! So, reach out and let us know where you are planning your dream destination wedding!

Savannah bride getting ready
Savannah Mansion Wedding Ceremony Decor
Savannah bride and groom kissing
floral fall wedding bouquet with white, pink and burgundy flowers
Savannah bride and groom
White, pink and burgundy wedding flower arrangement
Three tiered wedding cake with fresh florals
Savannah bride and groom

Vendors

Photography:  Bronston Photography  
Design + Coordination:  Design Studio South  
Venue, Catering, + Bar: Kessler Collection- The Mansion on Forsyth Park  
Florist:  Gray Harper Florals  
Hair + Makeup:  Royal Makeup And Hair 
Baker:  Vanilla And The Bean 
Chair Rentals:  Event Works Rentals 
Band: Equinox Orchestra.  
Transportation:  Trolley Tours  
Linens: BBJ Linen  
Signs:  Low Country Paper Co

Real Wedding | Memphis & Christmas Big Brother Stars Wedding

Real Weddings

Celebrity Big Brother stars Memphis Garrett and Christmas Abbott wed during a romantic wedding ceremony at Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Along with Design Studio South, we worked with Memphis & Christmas to design their opulent southern wedding.

Memphis & Christmas’ Wedding Design

Memphis & Christmas’ wedding design was another stunning and unique design from Design Studio South. The couple wanted their wedding to feel opulent while also grounded and welcoming to their guests. So, a combination of masculine and southern elements was incorporated into their rustic and industrial venue.

Memphis and Christmas wedding ceremony took place inside the Georgia State Railroad Museum with a unique wedding ceremony design. The couple said their vows in the middle of a circular wedding ceremony, surrounded by their loved ones. This unique wedding ceremony layout is a great way to make your guests feel involved in an intimate ceremony.

Wedding Florals

One of our favorite details of Memphis and Christmas’ wedding was their circular wedding ceremony design. Our team crafted a breathtaking floral chandelier that hung above the couple as they said their vows. This floral installation was by far a show-stopping piece. Along with light wood folding chairs and bohemian rugs, smaller floral arrangements were displayed at the entrance to the ceremony and complimented the floral installation above.  

When designing Christmas’ bridal bouquet, we used a subtle ombre technique where the lighter and darker flowers were grouped. Peach ranunculus were incorporated into Christmas’ bridal bouquet, as well as hundreds of mini bud vases throughout the reception space. The peach blooms and peach tapered candles truly popped against the turquoise velvet linens and brightened up the overall darker backdrop of the reception space.

Memphis and Christmas, the Big Brother stars wanted to celebrate their love with close family and friends as they blended their two families together. Their opulent and intimate southern wedding allowed them to do just that! Working with these two on their Big Brother fairytale wedding was an absolute pleasure. We love helping couples plan their happily ever afters. If you are looking for some guidance with your wedding floral design, be sure to reach out! We’d love to chat with you!

Wedding ceremony at Georgia State Railroad Museum
Memphis & Christmas wedding ceremony
Memphis & Christmas kiss during wedding ceremony
Georgia State Railroad Museum wedding reception
Bubble wedding exit
Savannah bride and groom in vintage car

Vendors

Photography: Valorie Darling
Videography: Fly Boy Aerial
Design + Planning: Design Studio South 
Florist: Gray Harper Florals
Venue + Bar: Georgia State Railroad Museum 
Catering: Current Catering
Cake: Vanilla and the Bean 
Bridesmaids Hair + Makeup: Royal Makeup and Hair
Sound Equipment: Advanced AV
Rentals: Eventworks Rentals + Ooh! Events
Lighting: JLK Events
Linens: Nuage Designs Inc
Classic Car: Callans Classics 
Invitations + Menus: Minted 
Day of Signs: Lowcountry Paper Co
Welcome Party: Soho South

Real Wedding | Savannah Spring Wedding At Soho South

Real Weddings

Meagan + Paul’s wedding took place on the most beautiful day! It was the perfect sunny spring day for a Savannah spring wedding. The couple said their vows during an outdoor wedding ceremony at the steps of the Harper Fowlkes courtyard and then headed to Soho South for a reception. These beautiful Savannah wedding venues are located in the heart of the downtown Savannah historic district and have a ton of history and charm.

Spring Wedding Design

We worked with Design Studio South for this Savannah spring wedding design, and they dreamed up a gorgeous design with a very sophisticated palette. It was the perfect balance of dark blues with green and white accents. The couple’s masculine southern design complimented the reception space’s exposed brick and industrial elements. Our absolute favorite detail of the day was the asymmetrical wedding ceremony backdrop in the Harper Fowlkes courtyard. We chose to pair the asymmetrical arch with caramel-toned candles and glass votives to add a romantic touch to the design.

Savannah Spring Wedding Florals

We loved designing this Savannah spring wedding in early March because the flowers in season are our absolute favorite. 

Our team designed Meagan’s bridal bouquet with dyed lisianthus, pieris, roses, spirea, hellebore, white anemone, and sweet peas. Her bouquet smelt amazing with all of the fresh spring blooms.

The asymmetrical arch at the end of the aisle included pops of plum-colored hellebores and caramel combo roses. We then mixed in a ton of fresh greenery to build up the arch in an off-balance fashion. We absolutely loved how the design came to life in their wedding ceremony arch!

When it comes to florals for your wedding day, they can truly make or break your wedding design. That’s why we always enjoy working with professional wedding designers and planners to help bring our client’s wedding vision to life. Thanks to our collaboration with Design Studio South, Meghan and Paul’s masculine southern wedding design was brought to life at their Savannah spring wedding. So, consider pairing your wedding design with Gray Harper’s full-service floral design to ensure your vision comes to life!

Savannah Historic District Wedding At Harper Fowlkes
Asymmetrical wedding arch
Savannah Spring Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception At Soho South
Savannah Historic District Wedding
Sparkler Exit At Soho South Wedding

Vendors

Planning + Coordination: Design Studio South 
Photography: Katie McGee Photography
Venue, Catering, Bar: Soho South Cafe
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Venue: Harper Fowlkes 
Florist: Gray Harper Florals
Hair + Makeup: Brides Side Beauty 
Rentals: Eventworks Rentals
Lighting: JLK Events
Officiant: Randy Brekke
Baker: Vanilla and the Bean
Linens + Napkins: Nuagedesignsinc + Stradley Davidson 
Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design
Calligraphy: Cake Paperie 
Reception DJ: W. Smith MusicInvitation: A&P Design Co.

Real Wedding | Dark and Moody Wedding At Victory North

Real Weddings

One thing we love about weddings is how every couple has a unique personality and unique style. Celeste and David enjoy a dark aesthetic with gothic undertones. So, we wanted to honor their style and personality through a dark and moody wedding design that had bold pops of color. 

Dark and moody wedding design

We worked alongside Design Studio South to bring our couple’s dark and moody wedding aesthetic to life through their floral design and wedding decor. 

The couple wanted everything to be dark, from the black taper candles, turquoise velvet linens, dark-colored flowers, and greenery. Everything reflected our couple’s dark and moody wedding aesthetic.

Dark and moody wedding flowers

We were inspired by the bride’s vibrant turquoise-dyed hair for their floral design, so we ordered some dyed preserved foliage to match. It’s safe to say the dyed foliage was a huge hit! 

For this unique dark and moody wedding design, we ordered custom-painted anthuriums from Haus of Stems. I’d been wanting to use these for a while and knew this would be the perfect event to showcase them. Our team incorporated the stunning painted anthuriums into the bridal bouquet and altar backdrop.

Inside the reception space, chandeliers were covered in dyed teal plumosa and hung above dramatic wedding tables. These dramatic wedding tables were set with dark and moody wedding flowers that were incorporated into tall floral centerpieces and low floral arrangements.

My favorite element of the day was the breathtaking floral wedding ceremony arch! Complete with the purple alliums popping up from the ground, this dramatic altar backdrop was meant for this couple.

We don’t often get requests for dark and moody weddings, so it was a fun challenge for our team to pull off this dark and dramatic wedding aesthetic for Celeste and David. Not only was the design a fun challenge, but they were all-around dream clients to work with. If you have a unique wedding design that you’ve been dreaming about, we’d love to help bring the floral design to life! No wedding aesthetic is too abstract or unique for the Gray Harper team! Reach out to find out how we can bring your dream wedding aesthetic to life through beautiful blooms!

Dark and moody wedding invitations
Savannah wedding couple
Dark and moody wedding cereomony
Dark and moody wedding table setting
Dark and moody wedding table
Dark and moody wedding decor
Savannah wedding couple

Vendors

Photography: Cait Carr Photo 
Videography: Jones and Company
Design + Planning: Design Studio South
Florist : Gray Harper Florals
Venue + Bar: Victory North Savannah 
Catering: Daniel Reed 
Cake: Vanilla and the Bean 
Hair + Makeup: Bride Side Beauty 
DJ: W Smith Music
Photobooth: All About You Entertainment 
Rentals: Event Works Rentals + Ooh Events + Save Event Rentals
Linens: Nuage Designs
Transportation: Kelly Tours
Invitations, Menus, Programs + Escort Display: Jen Simpson Design
Welcome Sign, Table Numbers, Bar Sign + Escort Cards: Low Country Paper Co

Real Baby Shower | Andrea’s Baby Shower

Events

Earlier this year, we hosted a baby shower at the Gray Harper studio with a feminine floral and pink design for my second baby, baby Beatrice. After spending years having to draw my attention away from the color pink (as my first born was a boy), I wanted to celebrate our baby girl with everything pink!

Upon arrival, we welcomed our guests with a fabulous pink balloon installation by Pop Squad Balloons. We completed the balloon installation with sprigs of pink baby’s breath, making it the perfect baby shower backdrop.

Danielle from Design Studio South and I designed an intimate table setting for baby Beatrice’s baby shower inside the studio. The base of the design was inspired by a soft pink and modern look. We set the table with soft pink velvet linens and bold printed pink floral napkins from Nuage Designs. Each place setting was brought to life with my grandmother’s china, rented flatware, and of course, pink candles and flowers. One of my favorite features was the pink floral installation that I made to hang above the table. Leading up to Beatrice’s baby shower, we hand-painted each baby’s breath in two shades of pink. This pink baby’s breath played a key role in the baby shower design and was incorporated throughout the space. Thanks to Vanilla and The Bean my baby shower cake dreams came true with this stunning pink baby shower cake! 

Given the crazy times we were in at the beginning of the year, it was so wonderful to be able to celebrate baby Beatrice with eight lovely ladies for an in-person baby shower. Being pregnant at the time of covid-19 was a surreal experience, but my heart has been so full of all the love that our little girl has received.

Baby girl baby shower backdrop

Vendors

Photography: Josh Morehouse
Design:  Design Studio South
Catering: Current Catering
Rentals: Eventworks 
Cake: Vanilla and the Bean 
Linens: Nuage Designs Inc. 
Calligraphy: Lowcountry Paper Co 
Balloons:  Pop Squad Balloons

Real Wedding | Spring Inspired Jekyll Island Club Wedding

Real Weddings

This past February, we had the pleasure of working with L+E on their Jekyll Island Club wedding at Crane Cottage. The couple wanted a fun and bright spring-inspired color palette, so lots of beautiful blooms were chosen to bring this garden-style wedding to life.

Crane Cottage Sunken Garden Wedding Ceremony

The sunken garden of Crane Cottage was the perfect Georgia wedding venue for our couple and their Jekyll Island Club wedding. Crane Cottage is known for its beautiful lawns and immaculate gardens and was an ideal setting for this spring-inspired wedding.

A pair of vintage doors with greenery intertwined were set up on the lawn as an entrance to the aisle, while two beautiful pillar floral arrangements greeted guests to their seats. At the end of the aisle, a simple yet elegant wood wedding arch with greenery was the backdrop for this Jekyll Island Club wedding ceremony. There was something so magical about seeing the vintage doors open as our bride headed down the aisle.

Garden Style Wedding Reception

After the outdoor wedding ceremony at the sunken gardens, our couple treated their guests to a cocktail hour on the terrace and garden-style reception on the veranda overlooking the courtyard. The floral pillars from the wedding ceremony were re-used in the reception space, while a beautiful floral arrangement was displayed in the courtyard fountain as a focal point.

Elegant long tables were set with crisp white linens, vintage metal bistro chairs, and fun, bright springtime blooms that brought this garden-style wedding reception to life. The floral design included a spring color palette of soft pinks, peach, and white. When possible, we opted for fragrant florals in the centerpieces; the hyacinths and sweet peas smelt amazing!

To end the evening with a bang, our bride and groom enjoyed a private fireworks show for their guests and their Jekyll Island Club wedding.

We are so thankful that we got to work with L+E on their floral design. It was fun to work with bright and beautiful blooms for all of their guests to enjoy! Be sure to check out some of our favorite recent wedding designs for more spring-inspired weddings

bright floral centrepieces at Savannah wedding
fireworks at Savannah wedding

Vendors

Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Videography: Square City Productions
Planning + Design: Design Studio South
Venue, Catering + Bar: Jekyll Club
Baker:  Vanilla and the Bean
Rentals:  Beachview Event Rentals + Savannah Vintage + Event Rentals 
DJ:  W. Smith Music
Napkins: Nuage Designs Inc.

Real Wedding | A Garden Style Rooftop Wedding in Savannah

Real Weddings

Kristin and Teddy’s garden-style wedding at the Perry Lane Hotel was inspired by a classic white and green garden-style wedding palette. Their timeless southern wedding design perfectly fits their rooftop wedding ceremony overlooking the Savannah skyline and garden-inspired reception.

Kristin and Teddy’s day started with an emotional first look in Forsyth Park. The two exchanged love notes during their first look and enjoyed some intimate photos.

Rooftop Wedding Ceremony At The Perry Lane Hotel

The rooftop wedding ceremony took place high above the Savannah skyline at the Perry Lane Hotel, where the view was unforgettable. The faux grass rooftop of the hotel provided the perfect setting for this garden-inspired wedding ceremony. 

Our team designed classic floral wedding arrangements with white blooms and lush greenery for the ceremony. The aisle was lined with bountiful white blooms that paired nicely with Kristin’s bridal bouquet. Kristin and Teddy met at the end of the aisle and said their vows under a delicate floral wedding ceremony arch. The floral wedding ceremony arch highlighted white blooms of peonies, roses, tulips, and lily of the valley while simple and elegant greenery intertwined among the florals.

A Garden-Style Wedding Reception 

Rooftop Wedding Cocktail Hour

After the rooftop wedding ceremony, everyone enjoyed a cocktail reception on the roof. Guests mixed and mingled amongst elegant ivory cocktail tables and a modern lounge while bistro lights twinkled above. Before heading down to the ballroom, guests found their names amongst a modern seating chart made of faux boxwood.

Wedding Reception

Inside the hotel, the classic white and green garden-inspired wedding design continued. Our team designed luxurious tall wedding centerpieces that were elevated above the guest’s tables, while we also re-purposed the aisle arrangements in front of the stage where they looked right at home. With a room filled with beautiful blooms, overhead guests were drawn to the beauty of the room and the garden-inspired wedding design that was featured throughout.

Simple accents of gold were incorporated into the wedding reception decorations with the help of the gold centerpiece pillars, gold cutlery, and elegant gold-rimmed charger plates.

The Gray Harper team loved transforming this lavish Savannah wedding venue into the garden-style rooftop wedding that our couple envisioned. There truly is no limit to your dream floral design! Check out more of our fabulous floral designs in our portfolio– we hope they inspire you!

Rooftop wedding in Savannah
rooftop wedding reception
Wedding reception band stage
Rooftop wedding

Vendors

Photography: JB Marie Photography
Planning: Sincerely Yours Events 
Venue: Perry Lane Hotel
Band: Legacy Band 
Ceremony Music: New Arts Ensembles
Hair & Makeup: Ash and Co
Rentals: Eventworks 
Officiant: Reverend Joe Wadas
Bride’s Attire: Anne Barge Bridal Atelier

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