Oh So Pretty Savannah

Oh, you Low Country, you.  Every time I visit the historic southern coastal cities I fall a little more in love.  

A dash of Paris in Savannah.  A table and two chairs outside Cafe M in Historic Savannah, Georgia.

Thanks to a sweet elopement, work brought me back to Savannah.  This time, I brought Ben along with me - which always adds more romance.  I don't know about you, but my fave kind of date includes strolling downtown with a well crafted coffee in hand.  Savannah offers plenty of eye candy with local shops and cafe's lined with moss laden oaks.  

Apparently, we were feeling a little Parisian inspired because the two big stops for the day were The Paris Market and Café M.  

The Paris Market

Even the outside of this Parisian shop has me ohhing and ahhing.  Cafe tables with marble tops, gilded edging around the windows, it's right out of a European dream.  Inside, you find a delicious coffeeshop along with two stories of artisan books, furniture, APOTHECARY, candles, and even a children's corner (where I literally wanted to buy it out and redecorate our playroom).  

They even have citrus flavored ice water to appease that the scorching southern heat.  It's more than a shop, it''s about entering a different world, one where you never want to leave.  

Café M

Ben and I love a good local cafe that offers hand crafted cuisine.  Café M did not disappoint!  Parisian mouth-watering CROISSANTS ordered with a server boasting a French accent, all of the restaurant details were oh so white and pretty.  Even a fireplace!  We opted to sit outside to take in the bustling city.  

The Elopement was in the Victorian District, which was a new part of the city for me to explore.  The architecture and charm were the perfect backdrop to intimate nuptials.  After the ceremony, we simply walked the southern streets, down by Forsyth Park, for all of our portraits.   More on that Later!

xoxo and "au revoir" Lovelies

Montage Palmetto Bluff - A Coastal Carolina Escape

There are some women in the wedding industry that inspire me to be the best version of myself.  Rana Mohammadian Tierney is one of them.  Not only is she a savvy businesswoman, she is also an amazing mother to the most gorgeous little boys. 

When Rana asked me to help her with a two-day wedding in coastal South Carolina, I jumped at the opportunity.  I adore working with Rana, when my schedule allows.  But, I also love a little roadtrip to the coastal south.  

There is something so magical about South Carolina.  The traditions, the architecture, the charming manners - I love it all.  

We arrived and went to Hilton Head for an authentic BBQ lunch at The Smokehouse.  We went over logistics for the weekend and laughed over Snapchat stories.

The wedding took place at Montage Plametto Bluff.  It's this hidden gem of a resort - um city?  I mean, you guys, it has it's own post office.  

When strolling the cobblestone paths, you think you surely must be in heaven.  Leisurely bike rides take you all around the miles of resort property.  I couldn't get over the Coastal Carolina architecture of these homes!  Moss laden trees, sidewalk cafes, lakeside panoramic views, and the sweetest chapel.

The one morning we weren't working or scouting the resort for photo locations, Rana and I enjoyed a quick morning visit to historic Savannah.  

Oh Savannah, how I love your historic charm.  We walked by the river, popping into Huey's for coffee and beignets.  Further along the river we loved seeing the steamboats and vendors setting up their market fares.  

In March I'm back to Savannah to shoot a wedding at The Mackey House.  Can't wait to soak in all the pretty all over again.