Our inspiration for the day was classic and clean, with a white and navy blue color scheme. We wanted to incorporate a lot of natural candle lights, florals and rustic greenery. We didn’t incorporate any cultural or religious traditions. Our best friend was the officiant who added a personal element to our ceremony. We couldn’t have dreamt of another person marrying us. She was truly perfect.
Some of the most memorable parts of the wedding included the reception, more specifically the parent and sibling toasts and dancing. We had a bocce ball game set up to pay homage to Peter’s Italian heritage. We also had a fantastic photo booth set up by All About You Entertainment. In addition to emailing the guests their pictures immediately, they also had print-outs for them and one copy for us in a guest book that could be personalized!
We both wore navy blue tailored suits and brown dress shoes. We wanted a more casual look than a tuxedo, and we considered the weather and it being an outside wedding in the south. The groomsmen wore tailor navy blue suit jackets, khaki pants, and brown Sperrys. The "bro’smaids" wore knee-length chiffon navy blue dresses in the style of their choice with nude heels.
Everyone says to savor every moment because it goes by so fast. This statement couldn’t be more true! One of our favorite moments of the night is when everyone was on the dance floor during one of the last songs, ‘We are Family.’ Our friends made a huge circle and people started showing off dance moves and catwalks through the circle. It was icing on the cake when Ben’s grandmother (Granjan) strutted her stuff across the circle!
One of my best bits of advice is to enjoy the planning process. Find your niche of what you like to plan that compliments your partner. There were parts that neither of us enjoyed doing, so we delegated tasks to our wedding party. Make sure there’s ample time for dancing, as this is what most people will remember! We opted for no videographer and have regrets. Although we’ve gathered videos from family and friends, get a videographer to take away that stress post-wedding!
Words by Peter and Ben, the grooms, as told by Amber Marlow. Photos by Bobbi Brinkman.
Photography | Bobbi Brinkman Photography
Florals | Improvisions of Grace
Pre-ceremony location | The Whitman Mansion
Event venue | The Mackey House
Transportation | Old Savannah Tours
Baked goods | Wicked Cakes of Savannah
Caterer | J Thomas Catering
Photo booth equipment | All About You Entertainment
Musicians | Arlin
We bring years of experience understanding that your wedding day should reflect who you are as a couple, and so should your wedding photos. Authentically you, silly in love and embracing the moment—our focus is on you and not about being rockstar photographers. You may have heard, we’re fabbo, but hey—it’s not about us!
Here at BBP, we celebrate and respect all love stories and partnerships of all genders, and we know they come in all shapes and sizes, as do their weddings. Whether you’re having an over the top wedding in a circus tent or a small intimate wedding in your backyard with your dogs barking your first dance song, inspired by all backgrounds, religious or faith based (or non-religious), we want to embrace you, your story and your cultural traditions and document it in the most honest way, always being true to you as a couple.