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Real Wedding | Fall Inspired Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum Wedding

Real Weddings

When we met Olivia and Michael, they were working with Design Studio South to design a beautiful neutral-toned Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum wedding. The couple chose this Savannah wedding venue for its beautiful gardens and outdoor space. Design Studio South did a fantastic job designing an event that highlighted the gardens in a whimsical and romantic setting. 

Outdoor Ceremony At Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Wedding

For this wedding at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, the outdoor wedding ceremony took place in front of the historic Scarbrough House. Dark wood folding chairs were set out for guests while the aisle was lined with low-lying floral arrangements of blush pink, peach, and white-toned blooms. The bride and groom stood under a stunning floral wedding ceremony arch that went perfectly with the space. When designing the floral wedding ceremony arch, we chose to incorporate white dahlias, white roses, peach dahlias, peach ranunculus, and peach roses with lots of greenery. This floral wedding ceremony arch turned out to be one of our favorite design aspects!

Fall Wedding Reception With Neutral Tones

The incredible vendor team set up a combination of long and circle tables under the roofed pavilion for this Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum wedding reception. Each guest table was set with white textured linens, wood Helix chairs, and a mixture of tall and short floral arrangements. We used two different colored taper candles in “moss” and “seaside” to round out the design.

Neutral fall tones with pops of peach-colored blooms were the inspiration behind the wedding design. Our couple loved to incorporate blooms wherever possible, from the beautiful floral installation at the sweetheart table to the lush garden of flowers on the cake table. This elegant neutral fall color palette was thoughtfully incorporated in every aspect of the wedding reception. Elements such as the white anemone flower added a touch of modern elegance to the space.

It was an absolute joy working with Olivia, Micheal, and the Design Studio South team for this neutral-toned fall wedding! We loved how Olivia and Micheal embraced florals and had them featured everywhere at their event. Our team enjoys creating a custom floral design that is unique to you! We’d love to chat with you more about your wedding vision and help it come to life! 

Bridal party in matching pyjamas with champagne
Savannah bride and groom with floral wedding ceremony arch
Southern wedding bar decor
Wedding reception decor for Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum wedding
Peach and white buttercream wedding cake


Photography: Gracie Byrd Jones 
Videography: Gavin Sellers Creative 
Design + Panning: Design Studio South 
Hair + Makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather 
Venue + Bar: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum 
Ceremony Music:  New Arts Ensembles 
Ceremony Sound + Cocktail Hour Music: All About You Entertainment 
Catering: J.Thomas Kitchen 
Cake + Desserts: Vanilla + The Bean 
Band:  Sam Hill Bands 
Rentals:  Snyder 
Rentals + Draping: Eventworks Rentals 
Rug Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals 
Linens: BBJ Linens 
Lighting: JLK Events 
Tree Rentals: Savannah Secret Gardens 
Transportation: Old Savannah Tours  & Royal Bike Taxi 
Invitations: Jen Simpson Design 
Day of Paper Goods + Signs: Lowcountry Paper Co.

Real Wedding | Simple & Elegant Destination Wedding in Savannah

Real Weddings

Grace and Sean originally had a beautiful destination wedding in Savannah planned for September 2021. However, like many other couples, they chose to postpone their wedding due to Covid 19. Almost exactly one year later, the two said their vows during a beautiful garden wedding ceremony in the Scarbrough Garden at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

On the wedding day, it was the perfect Southern weather for a wedding in Savannah! Typically Savannah can still be quite hot in September. However, the week leading up to the wedding brought cooler than usual temperatures. These temperatures were not only favourable for Grace and Sean’s guests, but the flowers also loved it! 

Simple Yet Stunning Wedding Design 

Grace and Sean had a clear vision for their wedding day design. For this destination wedding in Savannah, they wanted the day to have a simple and classic aesthetic focused on greenery. Grace expressed her love for greenery during our initial consultations, we knew it had to be a focal point of the floral design. 

Our team paired traditional white blooms with lush greenery for this classic wedding design. A selection of white flowers including dahlias, hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus, and iris’ were used. In addition, the white anemone flower was chosen as an accent to the floral design bringing a modern element to the arrangements. We love the anemone flower with its dark black and sometimes navy center as a way to add a touch of color to all-white floral designs.

Garden Wedding Ceremony

Located in the historic district of Savannah, the Scarbrough gardens at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum were the perfect wedding venue for this destination wedding in Savannah. The William Scarbrough House is home to the largest private gardens in Savannah. With this in mind, we knew there was already endless amounts of beauty at the ceremony site, so attention was focused on the bridal bouquet and bridesmaid flowers. Various white blooms were used for the bouquets that were finished with an elegant dusty blue ribbon. 

Ships Of The Sea Wedding Reception

Amongst guest tables, we rotated tall and low centerpieces designed with white florals and greenery. It was the perfect combination for this mixed floorplan with round and long tables. 

The tall centerpiece arrangements on the round tables consisted of all greenery and paired nicely with the simple aesthetic. We incorporated over five different types of foliage in each arrangement to create texture and variety. The greenery for this wedding was sourced locally and was foraged from a local friend’s farm here in Savannah.

On the long tables, we placed blue pillar candles with greenery intertwined and elegant white floral centerpieces in white vases. We were so excited that we were able to source pillar candles that matched the dusty blue color palette, and we love how they tied the design together.
From the all-green centerpieces to the greenery intertwined in the reception decor, this simple and classic floral design worked perfectly for this destination wedding in Savannah. 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 holding wedding bouquet with whit flowers
Savannah bride and groom portraits
Savannah wedding ceremony at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
White wedding centrepiece with white and blue table decor


Venue: Ships of the Sea 
Catering: J. Thomas 
Cake: Vanilla and the Bean 
Hair + Makeup: Emma Collins 
Photograph: Kati Rosado 
Band: The Midnight City 
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: All About You Entertainment 
Rentals: Amazing Event Rentals & Event Works Rentals

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