Grab a Badge
Stairway to Matrimony: A Playfully Edgy Wedding Shoot Inspired by Classic Rock
Photos By MacKensey Alexander
By Lauren Kathryn on Nov 2, 2016 at 4:00 am in Vintage, Modern, Urban and Bohemian
Leave it to the nuptial visionaries behind Savannah, Georgia’s Ivory & Beau—a bridal boutique, floral studio, and wedding design company magically rolled into one party-planning powerhouse—to strike the right note with an edgily playful wedding shoot inspired by classic rock.
“The idea took root after a night out with friends at a recording studio,” says Adrienna McDermott, co-owner of Ivory & Beau. “We wanted to turn a nontraditional venue into a unique wedding spot with a cool, inviting vibe in the spirit of great music.”
The Garage was just what she and her team had in mind. Like Ivory & Beau, it, too, is a one-stop shop. Built from scratch in 2014, the multipurpose studio serves artists of all mediums, whether they’re musicians seeking recording and rehearsal space or wedding designers in search of a fresh site for private events.
The ceremony was staged on the studio’s spiral staircase, festively festooned for the occasion with foraged greenery. In the lounge area, whose walls are brightened with bold musical murals painted by local artists, drums served as cocktail stations and amps as hors d’oeuvre displays.
“We got to work with two foodie favorites: Thrive Catering and Service Brewery Co.,” Adrienna says. (Thrive, Savannah’s only green-certified caterer, sources its cuisine from more than 20 different area farms. Service Brewery, a veteran-owned craft beermaker, donates a portion of its earnings to local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations that assist veterans and first responders.)
On the fashion front, Ivory & Beau of course turned to its own impressive collection of handpicked dresses to put together a bridal ensemble befitting a rock star. Hayley Paige’s “Azi” gown, a lace-bodiced frock featuring the designer’s signature tulle skirt with horsehair trim, was pitch-perfect. Studded shoes and chevroned hairpins amped up the look, but it was a cuddlier addition that stole the show—a fluffy Pomeranian named Rupert, whom everyone on set agreed was the cutest pooch they’d ever seen.
Sharing is Happiness
Event Production and Design > IVory & Beau
Photography > Mackensey Alexander
Bridal Attire > Blush by Hayley Paige
Location > The Garage
Flowers > Ivory & BEaU
Catering > Thrive Catering
Bar > Service Brewing Co.
Vintage rentals > Lillian’s China
Bridal Boutique > Ivory & Beau
Hair > Royal Makeup & Hair
Makeup > Royal Makeup & Hair
Earrings > Adele Amelia
Stationery > McKenzie Does Calligraphy
Invitations > McKenzie Does Calligraphy
Linens > McKenzie Does Calligraphy
Calligraphy > McKenzie Does Calligraphy
Model 1 > Keeley Collett
Model 2 > Matthew Salter
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