David and Sara met in architecture school, drawn together by their mutual passion for music, art, and design. The architectural history of their North Carolina hometowns, as well as their frequent childhood family vacations to Savannah, and Charleston, are part of what inspired them to pursue careers in architecture and also inspired the design of their wedding.
Sara searched for a wedding venue that captured the romanticism of classical architecture, as well as the familiarity of the live oaks and Spanish moss of the Southern landscape. Villa Opso and Villa Marianna, two 1920’s Italian renaissance revival mansions in Jekyll Island, Georgia, checked all the boxes. The two homes and their surrounding gardens were the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony and reception. Because of the immaculate landscaping and decadent woodwork of the interiors, hardly any additional decor needed to be purchased. Guests were transported to another era from the moment they stepped foot into the garden of Villa Marianna, until the dancing died down under the dimly lit iron chandeliers in the great hall of Villa Ospo.
To continue the classical theme, the couple decided on a black tie dress code. They wanted their wedding to emulate the atmosphere of vintage wedding photos. Inspiration for the bride’s look came from iconic weddings such as those of Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Kennedy, and Priscilla Presley. The groom chose ivory silk accents for his tuxedo to mirror the ivory of his bride’s vintage Vera Wang couture gown.
Jekyll Island | June 9th, 2018
Photographer – Michelle Scott Photography
Second Photographer – Sabrina Fattal Photography
Videographer – A Willis Production
Bridal Store – Britt Wood Bridals
Hair and Makeup Bride and Bridesmaids – The Key to Glam –
Florist – Madison Delilah Floral
Caterer – Tasteful Temptations
Officiant – Kim Bashor, Hitching Hearts
Venue – Villa Marianna, Villa Ospo – The Jekyll Island Club Museum
Groom and Groomsmen attire – Calvin Klein
Bridal Gown Designer – Vera Wang