Friday, November 9, 2012

{Real Wedding} Lindsey & Blake

Lindsey Waldrep & Blake Elsignhorst had the most interesting and fabulous private island wedding in the LowCountry. Lindsey wanted to have an intimate family focused wedding where her guests could stay over, relax and hang out. In fact Lindsey said she was so happy she hired us so that she could take a long nap on her wedding day and not have to worry about anything. That's one of the biggest reasons I love to help people, so they can enjoy their day. This post is going to be very loooooooooooong because I loved their wedding and Traci the photographer is so amazing I couldn't cut out any images. Traci is available to travel too! Sit back and get ready to be WOWed! 

Ceremony & Reception Location: Reynolds Mansion Sapelo Island   
Wedding Planners: Simply Savannah Events/All the Little Details Designs
Photographer: Traci Arney 
Ceremony & Reception Music: Johan Harvey  
Paster: Dr. Caroline Dawes 
Eco-friendly details: made their own cake, guest didn't have to travel much since it was on a private island, guests favors were rented bicycles to explore the island, flowers from wholesale and arranged by the bride, DIY escort cards made from oysters that were left over from an oyster roast, rehearsal dinner was set up at the beach on the island and guests could walk, and drift wood for table decor was found on the beach. 
  Traci captured the experience of going on the ferry to the island and all the islands beauty. Her images are all copyrighted so please ask her permission to use any of them.
Rehearsal Dinner
Private couple session with Traci
Blake graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and as a gift to Lindsey, he made and decorated their wedding cake, plus it was gluten free! Blake is the owner and chef of the Savannah restaurant, Cafe 37, so you can image the gluten-free pineapple concoction with rum butter cream was delicious! Lindsey is a lucky woman! 
Prior to the ceremony, everyone wandered around the house grounds and just chilled for a bit. While Nicole and I set up all the wedding details, Traci took these artistic detail shot.
Once Lindsey was ready and before the ceremony began she and Traci went out for some bridal shots. Lindsey’s genuine happiness is evident in these breathtaking images!
One of my favorite moments during the ceremony was the breaking of the sand dollar. Here’s the story behind this sweet and very unique act of their union:
In the Legend of the Sand Dollar, the poem reads
“Now break the center open,
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good will and peace.”
Lindsey and Blake have had many special moments on the Georgia coast, from watching tropical storms hit Tybee Island in their 20’s to sharing a special weekend the first time they kayaked to Little Tybee last year. On that trip, they found sand dollars. Lindsey hoped to take them home as a memento, but they were broken in transit. When they first came to Sapelo, again, sand dollars were gathered to be kept, but broke in Lindsey’s suitcase on the way back to TN. A third time, again on Sapelo, the results were the same. This time Blake told her not to worry, that she was setting free the doves of peace.  Lindsey and Blake decided to break open another sand dollar, this time together with intention, to represent and guide them towards a peaceful marriage filled with good will.  May they always have the 5 doves of peace in remembrance of this day.
After the ceremony and while Lindsey & Blake took some husband and wife images with Traci, the guests enjoyed some more cocktails and hors d'oeuvre.
Lindsey glitterized these oyster shells for each guests place setting and wanted a gourmet elegant intimate dinner with her family and friends. What a romantic night!


  1. How could I have missed this? What a sweet post from a very talented lady. Thank you so much!


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