Our third feature in A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine was the stunning wedding of Ember and Adam at Dunham Farms! This is hands down one of my favorite venues in the Savannah area. It's acres and acres of stunning oak trees, and marsh views that are breathtaking! Such the perfect and intimate spot for a wedding, and we love how Ember and her family decorated. They wanted to keep it natural, and chose lot's of greenery and wood accents. We did the personal flowers, and included succulents, lavender, and lush greenery into the bouquet's to go with the rustic vibe of the wedding. And the photography by Mackensey Alexander is just oh so wonderful (it's looks like a magical fairy tale!)
From the bride: What were the most important elements about your wedding day to you and your husband? Besides making a lifelong commitment to each other, we wanted this to be an incredible party for our family and friends. They waited for nine years for us to get married, so we wanted to let them know it was worth the wait! We carefully chose our venue, food, and drinks and booked an outstanding band (Traveling Riverside Band) that kept us dancing the night away. Everyone couldn’t stop smiling!
How did you select your venue: Since we’re both Georgia-grown, and the majority of our family lives there, we wanted something in the great Georgia outdoors that was naturally serene and secluded. After lots of internet browsing, I found Dunham Farms and scheduled a visit. It was the only place we looked at because it was perfect! Meredith Devendorf and her staff at Dunham Farms really helped us execute our vision seamlessly, even if we weren’t sure what it was at first!
Ceremony Site + Personal Details: We situated the ceremony on the edge of the property near the waterfront underneath an enormous shady oak tree, naturally draped with wispy tendrils of Spanish moss. The chairs were arranged in a semi-circle for a more intimate atmosphere, and the aisle was sprinkled with dried lavender and flanked by fresh flowers in hanging mason jars. We kept the décor here fairly minimal since the breath-taking scenery pretty much speaks for itself. Brad Garner (a friend of the bride and groom) played an acoustic guitar piece which he wrote for us as the entrance music. We wrote our own vows to exchange, and the whole ceremony lasted maybe ten minutes, short and sweet! Seth and Jessica Watts, close friends of ours, talented musicians, and also in the wedding party, performed an original song as we left the ceremony as husband and wife, which brought everyone to tears!
Venue: Dunham Farms // Event Planning & Floral Design: Ivory + Beau // Catering & Bar: Magnolia Grill Catering // Photographer: Mackensey Alexander // Cakes & Sweets: Baker's Pride // Gown: Maggie Sottero // Dress Shop: Bridal Boutique (Gainesville, FL) // Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Hair & Makeup: Lavender Hill Salon & Spa // Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse, Kenneth Cole, Converse // Rentals: Beachview Event Rentals // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas l Ceremony Music: Brad Garner, Seth & Jessica Watts // Band: Traveling Riverside Band // Rehearsal Dinner: Dorchester Lodge & Shooting Preserve // Officiant: Ricky Allen // Reception Dress: Cynthia Rowley // Seamstress: Alterations by Maria