When Scott prepared a romantic evening for Jennifer it was not unexpected since Scott had spent the previous months serving in Iraq and the two had not spent a romantic evening together in quite a while. What did come as a surprise though is when, during dessert, Scott proposed to Jennifer.
Keeping her cool, Jennifer, of course, said yes. It wasn’t until Scott told Jennifer that he had already spoken to her father and her father sent his congratulations did the emotion set in and Jennifer got teary.
Scott and Jennifer knew early in their wedding plans that they wanted to honor Scott’s late grandfather, who played a major role in Scott’s childhood. The perfect way to honor him, they decided, was to hold their wedding on his birthday, December 5.
In addition to choosing a date of significance, Jennifer wore a sixpence in her shoe as a lucky charm promising a life of wealth for the couple.
The date selected naturally lent itself to décor celebrating the beauty of the season. Fortunately for Jennifer and Scott, the city of Savannah decorated Forsyth park, the ceremony site, for the holidays the day of their wedding; an added bonus to the elegant and creative décor designed by Amy (Harvey Designs).
The amaryllis is frequently seen around the holidays as a potted bulb, adorning a window ledge, but as a cut flower it makes a striking statement. Jennifer chose white amaryllis adorned with a festive red velvet ribbon for herself and her girls carried bouquets of red amaryllis; a bold statement against the slate of their dresses.
Scott also wore white in his boutonniere; white tallow berries with mixed evergreens tied with green velvet ribbon. Like Jennifer’s bouquet, Scott’s boutonniere contained a sprig of mistletoe. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were of red ilex berries and evergreen greenery, also tied with green velvet.
By grouping candlelit lanterns together and decorating them with amaryllis, red velvet ribbon, greenery and red ilex berries , Amy was able to create a ceremony site that stood out against the famous Forsyth Park fountain while at the same time complimented it perfectly.
The crown jewel of the ceremony was the three hundred foot aisle flanked by candlelit lanterns, stretching from Gaston street to the ceremony site, which Jennifer and her father walked down. This aisle featured as the most memorial moment for both the bride and groom. Jennifer, because her veil nearly went up in a cloud of smoke from the candlelit lanterns and Scott, because of the field glasses he used to watch his beautiful bride make her journey down the expansive aisle.
After the ceremony, Jennifer and Scott invited their guests to The Mansion on Forsyth Park to celebrate their wedding day.
Here, the low and high table centerpieces of wisteria vines, amaryllis, tulips, red ilex berries and mixed evergreens brought all the charm of Forsyth park indoors with a charm to rival the elegance of The Mansion ballroom.
The gift table, usually an after thought at most weddings was adorned with a whimsical arrangement of curly willow, white amaryllis and candlelit mercury glass hanging votives.
Once all of the excitement of planning a wedding and the day-of festivities were over, Scott and Jennifer escaped to sunny St. Lucia for some much needed rest and relaxation.
After having time to reflect on the whole process, Jennifer and Scott were quick with their advice for future brides and grooms; hire someone to handle the details! They both felt Doreen (Harvey Designs) was instrumental in making their wedding day the success it was.
It was a pleasure for Harvey Designs to work with Jennifer and Scott. We wish them a long and happy life together.
Ceremony: Fountain at Forsyth Park
Reception: The Mansion on Forsyth Park
Ceremony Music: New Arts Ensembles
Photography: Open Light Studio
Wedding Coordination: Doreen Karls-Harvey Designs
Event/Floral Design: Harvey Designs