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Hillary & Will’s Wedding at The Savannah Railroad Museum


Hillary and Will were married at the Savannah Roundhouse Railroad Museum. We began with photos of the bride getting ready and then moved into the garden area for the ceremony. Afterwards we took photos around the museum and then moved into the main area of the Roundhouse for the Reception. The entire venue offers open spaces with plenty of natural light. When I was posting these photos, it occurred to me that I always forget to post dance shots, its always so fun to take them, but always such a challenge to pick favorites for the blog, that I never get around to it! A special thanks to Hillary’s Father, Ron Caird and Tom Hamlin for their Guest Appearance and some incredible music! The wedding couple had a spectacular send off.  Cheerful guests escorted them to the entrance of the Museum where a Savannah Pedi Cab then whisked them away.


How did you meet? Will and I met while working together about eight years ago. We started out as friends and turned into a couple a little bit later.

What made you decide on the Rail Road Museum for your wedding? We wanted somewhere uniquely Savannah. The Railroad Museum was the perfect mixture of charm and history. We love the architecture and didn’t have to do much to jazz it up, as the space is beautiful!

Where did you get inspiration/ideas for the colors and unique accessories? Thank goodness for Pinterest!  We got a lot of inspiration and ideas from there. I am a big fan of crafting so we wanted to include a lot of personal touches like the banner and  the candy bar and our close friend Madeline was the officiant. My bridesmaids are all so different and have their own style, so they chose their own attire. I wanted to them to feel comfortable and love the dresses they were wearing. I loved that their dresses reflected their personalities! The boots (centerpieces) are a long running joke with Will’s family. There is an old expression “put your boots on” in times of stress or struggle- so there they were- our boots!

Approximate Planning Time: 13 months /# of Guests: 100+ /Officiant: Madeline Stanford /Ceremony Music: Vanessa Carlton, Home- processional  Swinging Medallions, Double Shot of My Baby’s Love- recessional /Band/DJ: Jeff Kaar, First City Events, Guest Appearances by Tom Hamlin / Ron Caird, The Elderly Brothers /Hair:  Hair- August Alderman, Color Geek Salon /Make-up: Angela Auito /Jewelry/ Bridal Accessories: all bridal accessories from Etsy. Hillary’s necklace was from Paganucci Designs by Cat Paganucci. Earrings were made from her grandmother’s diamond ring /Bridesmaid Dresses: Various /Florist: Two Sassy Ladies (Will’s Mother, Cheryl Bradbury and friend Vicki Doss) /Cake/Cupcakes: Carrie Briscoe at Two Fabulous Cakes- red velvet and cream cheese pound cakes /Transportation: Savannah Pedi-cab /Caterer: Creative Catering
Rentals: In Any Event /Guest Hotel Accommodations: Doubletree Historic District, Courtyard Marriott Historic District / Honeymoon: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
What do you like most about Savannah? We knew we wanted to get married here since this is where we met, fell in love and started our life together. Savannah is such a charming city, full of great people and great memories for us.
What are some local activities you recommend to guests/others? We had a karaoke after party at a favorite dive bar, Bay Street Blues. We also recommended our guests out Tybee Island, J. Christopher’s for brunch and grab some candy from River Street Sweets!