“Less is More & Keep it Simple”: Michelle & Kyle

January 13, 2012

Michelle & Kyle we’re married in Savannah, GA. The outdoor ceremony was held in a public park, Oglethorpe Square, and their reception was at the amazingly named (and coloured!) The Olde Pink House Restaurant.

“If you allow yourself to get pulled into today’s wedding etiquette, you can really drive yourself crazy,” Michelle began, when I asked her if she had any advice for the newly-engaged. “We ignored all the rules and threw caution to the wind, and just chose what we liked and what represented us well. We both love vintage things – ideas from the 1930s or 1940s or just something that is banged up and broken in, ‘well loved’ as we like to call it. We also played on our love for tattoos and nature. We both have been getting tattooed for years and wanted to incorporate our art into the day in a natural way. It’s part of who we are.”

“Getting married outside was just a given, rain or shine,” she continued. “We had Jarrod, a friend of mine since childhood officiating the wedding. This made it really special. We also had family travelling in from Maine, Illinois and Florida.  For our portraits we went with our wedding photographer Jeremy to a hotel, abandoned hospital and cemetery which are all supposedly haunted!”

“Our motto was, ‘Less is more and keep it simple’,” the bride concluded. “The largest part of our budget was the photographer (Jeremy Lawson rocks and is worth every penny!), the musicians and the food.  We had booked a horse carriage but decided the $350 could be put towards something else. It went towards the music, and we are so happy we made that choice. Having a violinist and guitarist really set the mood for our wedding. They were fantastic!”

Thank you to Michelle & Kyle and photographer Jeremy for sharing this wedding with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Ceremony Venue: Oglethorpe Square
Reception Venue: The Olde Pink House
Bride’s Dress: The Limited
Bride’s Shoes: Nina
Bride’s Headpiece: MarlaJDesignsPeacockPixys both on etsy
Groom’s Outfit: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: Savannah Rum Runners Bakery
Flowers: Johnson’s Florists, Savannah
Buttonholes: PeacockPixys & ArtQueenClaire both on etsy
String Quartet: The Wedding Violinist
Stationery: CraftyPagan on etsy