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our wedding: part one

by Grace Bonney

good morning! i’m so excited to finally be able to share some images from our wedding this past april in savannah. the issue of featuring our big day is finally on stands, so this week i’ll be sharing some of our photographs (taken by our photographers, ).

aaron and i were married on april 25th, 2009 in savannah georgia. it was one of those days when you feel like things are so perfect you need to pinch yourself to make sure they’re real. the previous week in savannah had been blasted hot (think 95+ with humidity) and we started to get nervous that our guests were going to pass out in all that heat. but the afternoon of the wedding the sun chilled out a bit and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful 75 degree day with just enough sunshine falling through the trees.

we chose to get married in one of savannah’s many public squares. we selected because it was slightly off the beaten path, had a beautiful fountain and was right across the street from our reception location, . we stumbled upon the harper fowlkes house a year prior to the wedding when we were visiting to consider savannah as a possible wedding location. we both loved the bricked in garden space, and the way the historic home seemed to ooze equal parts “gone with the wind” and “addams family” charm.

at 4pm, we gathered in orleans square for the ceremony, which was officiated by aaron’s childhood friend, joel baden. our ceremony was short and sweet, held under the branches of an old live oak tree.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the post (including details on the dress, shoes, wedding party, ring pillow and more) after the jump!

after we exchanged rings (our ring pillow was made for us by my dear friend, ), everyone stayed in the park to enjoy sweet tea and lemonade and snacks from our caterer (more on food this friday).

the best part of the wedding, aside from marrying aaron, was to be surrounded by all of the people that meant so much to us. our friends and family are spread out across the country so to have them all in one place at the same time was such a rare and special treat. below are more details from our big day. stay tuned tomorrow for details on the decorations, invites, our wedding band, and some special vintage pieces we borrowed to set the scene.

[image above: my dress, by , the powder blue garter belt worn by all the women in my family]

[image above: bonney women love shoes. my mom’s shoes (jcrew) and my shoes (manolo blahnik) i’m aware i lost my mind when i bought those)]

[image above: my wedding party. from left: mindy, leslie (my new sister-in-law), jennifer, me, , and my man of honor, bryan]

[image above: aaron’s wedding party. from left: joel, aaron, dan, richard and ]

[image above: our families- from left: chris and elaine bonney (my parents), me, ac, ruth and leslie coles (ac’s mom and sister)]

[image above: a little slice of the design blog world. from left: felice and (team d*s), lauren (/d*s), victoria from , and derek (/d*s)]

[image above: two of the cutest girls at the wedding. from left, zara (joel and gillian’s adorable daughter) and a detail from the lovely ‘s tights]

[image above: the harper fowlkes at night]

[images above: last moments from a beautiful night]

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