Being a second wedding for both the bride and the groom, Esmeralda and Armando wanted their nuptials to be as intimate an affair as possible. The couple chose the gorgeous historic Mackey House in Savannah, Georgia for their venue and exchanged their vows outdoors on the property grounds in front of 40 of their closest family and friends. They celebrated into the night with dinner, dancing, and cupcakes!

Special thanks to The Allens Photography for sending us all the beautiful photos from Esmeralda and Armando’s charming Savannah wedding.

Savannah wedding

Esmeralda & Armando

Savannah, GA

Wedding Date: June 14, 2015

Number of Guests: 40

Wedding Cost: about $8,000

Wedding Ceremony Location: The Mackey House

Wedding Reception Location: The Mackey House

love sign in kitchen

wedding ring in bouquet

young flowergirl

bride holding hands with bridesmaids praying

groom at reception

bride and groomfirst dance

bride and groom embracing

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We wanted to share the intimate moment with intimate friends.

The mackey house

bride's shoes

bridesmaids taking photos of bride getting ready

bride getting ready

bride having her veil put on

bride getting ready

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

We didn’t really have any because it was small enough that if any changes were made it didn’t make a big difference.

groomsmen portrait

bridal party portrait

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list? 

Yes, because of the individuals coming from out of town, it made it more difficult.

bride and groom walking down dirt road

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait

Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?

Not at all. My friends and family where very supportive just like I suspected they would be.

wedding sign

outdoor wedding ceremony set-up

guests at outdoor wedding ceremony

bride walking down aisle with sons

bride walking down aisle with sons

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The highlights of the wedding were the ceremony, the pictures, and the food was amazing.

outdoor Savannah wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor Savannah wedding ceremony

bride and groom at outdoor wedding ceremony

bride and groom walking back down aisle

What were the highlights of the reception?

The reception highlights were the first dance, the love, and the pictures were amazing.

wedding place cards

wedding cake and cupcakes

wedding cupcakes

wedding dessert table

chocolate covered marshmallows

bride and groom first kiss

guests at wedding reception

groom dancing with mother

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

It was small, cozy, and adorable.

wedding reception tent

wedding reception

groom at recetpion

mother of the groom at reception

bride and groom cutting cake

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

I would definitely recommend it.

bride and groom feeding each other cake


Food: Mongolian Grill

Venue: The Mackey House

Music: DJ Ivan

Wedding Ceremony Music: Ocean Violinist

Photography: The Allens Photography

Bridal Party Attire: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Decorations: Owl Teal Inc

Cake: Gigi’s Cupcakes