If you’ve ever read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berend or seen the flick
, chances are Savannah, Georgia is on your bucket list of places to visit. It’s definitely on mine!

Savannah attracts millions of visitors each year – not only because of Berend’s bestselling novel, but also because of its architecture and historical buildings. Savannah’s downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US.

Elizabeth on 37th, a restaurant housed in a 1900’s Southern mansion in the historic district, was the setting for Devon and Rob’s 20-guest destination wedding.

“We had the family there that we wanted, the location was elegant and intimate, the flowers and trees were in bloom. It was just lovely,” says Devon.

Thanks to event planner Simply Savannah Events and photographer Memories N More for sharing this gorgeous little wedding with IW readers!

 

savannah wedding

Devon, 32 & Rob, 36

Savannah, GA

Wedding Date: April 28, 2012

Number of Guests: 20

Wedding Cost: $12,500

Wedding Ceremony Location: Elizabeth on 37th, Savannah, GA

Wedding Reception Location: Elizabeth on 37th, Savannah, GA

Savannah wedding

chocolate wedding cake with white sugar roses

wedding cards

beaded wedding gown with brown sash

crystal brooch on brown wedding sash

fabric flower bouquet

fabric flower garter

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We only wanted immediate family to attend and wanted something fun, but moderately stress-free.

bride and groom in orange and purple top hats

wedding rings next to placecards

bride underneath hanging chair

What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

The most difficult challenge was the coordination, since we had a destination wedding. We had to carry a lot of our reception décor to the site.

wedding gown hanging in window

wedding gown hanging in window

wedding table setting in historic home

wooden bride and groom

bride and groom in front of grand Savannah house

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

Not at all; We decided to only invite immediate family and didn’t waiver.

bride with mother and sister

wedding guests at Savannah wedding

Savannah wedding reception

Savannah groom

smiling bride portrait

bride in profile

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

Getting married!!! We had the family there that we wanted, the location was elegant and intimate, the flowers and trees were in bloom. It was just lovely.

father walking bride down the aisle

bride and groom in Savannah

bride and groom in Savannah

bride and groom walking in Savannah garden

Savannah courtyard wedding

Savannah courtyard wedding ceremony

bride and groom first kiss

bride and groom at Savannah wedding ceremony

outdoor Savannah wedding ceremony

unity candle ceremony

Savannah courtyard wedding ceremony

groom putting ring on bride's finger

courtyard wedding ceremony

courtyard wedding ceremony

Savannah wedding ceremony

What were the highlights of the reception?

The ability to enjoy it, visit with family and not feel rushed. We weren’t torn in different directions and enjoyed the time together.

wedding speech

Savannah restaurant wedding reception

wedding meal

chocolate wedding cake with white flowers

white flower on chocolate wedding cake

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

It was a lot more fun than any other wedding that I have attended.

tossing the wedding bouquet

grandma catching the bouquet

grandma with the wedding bouquet

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

You should have the wedding that you want and stick to it, regardless of the size.

bride kissing groom at wedding reception

bubble wedding send-off

­­­Vendors:

Ceremony/Reception LocationElizabeth on 37th Street

Wedding Planner: Simply Savannah Events

Photographer: Memories N More

CakeTwo Cakes

Hair & Makeup: Joli A Brides

Ceremony Music: Chris Dooley Violist & Pianist

Rentals: In Any Event

Florist: Innstyches

Hair Accessories: Innstyches

Centerpieces:  Decoratemywedding.com