It’s a well known fact that the cutest weddings always involve either pets or children, which means, Samantha and Kyle’s Savannah wedding has to be the all-time cutest, because they had both! Drake, the couple’s 4 year-old yellow lab, donned a vest and tie for the occasion as one of Kyle’s groomsmen while the bride’s 3 year old niece made for the most adorable flower girl you can imagine. Can you say, cute overload??

Thanks to Jennifer Woodbery for capturing all the cuteness and the love, and for sharing it with us today!

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Samantha, 26 & Kyle, 24

Savannah, GA

Wedding Date: October 11, 2013

Number of Guests: 60

Wedding Cost: approximately $15,000

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: The reception and the ceremony were both held at the Savannah Railroad Museum. Also known as The Roundhouse, it’s a beautiful old historic building that didn’t require much decorating.

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Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We wanted an intimate wedding because it was such a special day for us that we shall remember forever and we wanted to share it with only our closest family and friends. It helped cut down on the stress and let us enjoy the people who did attend.

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Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

Keeping the guest list manageable was difficult at first. We decided to have our wedding away from both of our home towns (he’s from Texas and I’m from Alabama) and the travel constraints made it much easier to have the small, intimate wedding we both dreamed of.

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What were the highlights of the ceremony?

Of course being able to say I DO! Additionally, our 4 year old lab named Drake was one of our groomsmen on our special day and my niece Aleia, who was three, was an excellent flower girl. Between the two of them, everyone at the ceremony smiled and probably even let out a small giggle.

I was also excited to carry my bouquet.  My bouquet was handmade and my maid of honor and I worked on it for a year. It was our largest DIY project of the wedding. Each one of the brooches was given to us by family or personally found by us at an antique store and placed on to the bouquet carefully.

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What were the highlights of the reception?

Besides the great food and open bar, we provided lawn games and great music. The reception was meant to be a party and we wanted everyone to celebrate and enjoy each other.

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What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

Having an intimate wedding made for a less overwhelming day and it allowed us to share a special time with the people who matter the most to us in our lives.

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

Remember it is you and your future husband’s day. Make it special for the two of you, something you BOTH will want to remember forever. And don’t forget to enjoy it, as stressful as it may get.

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Venue: Savannah Railroad Museum

Wedding dress: Suzy Q’s formal Wear

Bridesmaid dresses: Simple Elegance Bridal and Formal Wear

Dj: Shockwave Entertainment

Wedding cake: Gloria Colson (Gloria’s Creative Cakes)

Grooms cake: Maid of Honor’s mother, Glenda Brock

Drake’s (dog/groomsmen) tux: Cate Lyon

Lighting: JLK Events

Hair and make up: Jessica Perle (Ms. Quito Artistry)

Photography: Jennifer Woodbery

Catering: Creative Catering

DIY: bride’s bouquet,  bridesmaids’ bouquets, centerpieces, signs, jellys, window decor, cornhole boards, cake stand

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  1. Posted by Ashley on March 10th, 2014 at 2:42pm

    The photos for this wedding capture great natural lighting. I love the first picture with the sunset in the background. It's gorgeous. Thanks for posting!
  2. Posted by Adam on March 11th, 2014 at 12:41am

    Stunning! I absolutely love the last photo.
  3. Posted by Leon Bailey on March 12th, 2014 at 5:02pm

    Beautiful photos. I absolutely love the last wide shot with their dog included in it. Greatness!
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