Cassandra and Pierce

Wednesday, May 22, 2013













































 A gorgeous location with family history, a stunning couple with classic style and two very talented photographers–I can't imagine anything more gorgeous! 

The bride and groom grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and the bride's parents had been making weekend getaways to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff for years; just thirty minutes from home, the location gave guests the best of both a destination wedding and a local celebration. Cassandra and her mother worked with Sebrell Smith of Sebrell Smith Designer Events and Kelli Corn of Palmetto Bluff's Wedding Design Studio to create a classic event that honored the beauty of their spectacular venue, starting with a navy invitation suite featuring a hand-drawn map from Mr. Boddington Studio

Although they'd already hired a photographer for the big day, the bride's mom spotted Docuvitae's work and with one look, a plan was in motion for Eric Giovon and Ginna Richards to come cross-country to capture Cassandra and Pierce's wedding. Sometimes it pays to change your mind, because I can't imagine lovelier images!

On Cassandra's very first bridal shopping trip, she found her gown–a structural Vera Wang gown from BleuBelle Bridal Salon in Savannah. She added a pair of ornate Isabel Marant earrings, a Christmas gift, and studded Valentino sandals scored on sale to complete her elegant look. The bride's pink bouquet of ranunculus and roses complimented the bridesmaid's white posies and their navy dresses from Amsale, pitch-perfect next to the groomsmen's black tie and white ranunculus boutonnieres.

After morning yoga practice and bubbly during hair and make up, the bride met her groom at Palmetto Bluff's Waterside Chapel overlooking the May River. They were married in a traditional ceremony featuring a harpist and a local choir, the Hallelujah Singers, as the sun began to set, then hosted a Champagne-filled cocktail hour on the lawn where delectable mini crab cakes, beef carpaccio and smoked salmon on Parmesan crisps were served. Their reception was held in the ballroom of The Inn where guests enjoyed paella, charcuterie, beef tenderloin with sweet potato gratin and vanilla-almond cake with buttercream by Mollie Stone Bakery, and the newlyweds continued the celebration with a late night dance party in the wine cellar. 
Their only wish after the big day? That they could do it again! 


Images by Eric Giovon and Ginna Richards of Docuvitae Photography–tell me, do you have a favorite? The photos of their first dance are stunning if you ask me!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful bride! These photographs are gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I love the ones of the first dance especially.

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  2. That dress and that cake!! Wow!

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  3. The cake is just fabulous, it displayed so perfectly too!

    always, koru kate

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  4. That dress and that cake!! Wow!

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  5. So pretty. I'm loving all of the photos of them dancing!

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  6. I'm a sucker for b&w wedding photography. And heels with zippers. So good!

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  7. Morning yoga practice? What an amazing idea! I wish I'd been able to relax long enough to do something like that. :)

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  8. That church! Oh my goodness it's amazing.

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  9. her bouquet is so fun and full of color, i love it! and the photo of her getting her makeup done is so sweet

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  10. Gorgeous bride - so elegant!

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  11. This is classic done right! SO beautiful. I love the photography, the beautiful bride, and the joy and happiness that is so apparent!

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