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Zana & Denis Wed at The Gastonian

I had such a fun time with Zana & Denis at the Gastonian. They eloped to Savannah!!! Their ceremony with Reverend Schulte was romantic in every way. The day was sunny and warm for their beautiful winter wedding. We began with photos in the courtyard area of the Gastonian, then worked our way around the property, taking portraits of the couple at various locations at the Gastonian. I always recommend staying at the Historic Inns of Savannah.  Each time I am in one, its like stepping back in time and I always find myself in awe and trying to imagine what it must have been like to live in Savannah so long ago.  The grand porches, gardens and balconies are simply amazing and provided so many wonderful back drops for their wedding photos. Zana and Denis especially loved the front of the historic mansion and their view of Gaston Street. The street is lined with live oaks that are draped in Spanish moss and it was so charming for portraits. After their photos, the bride and groom enjoyed a celebration dinner at Garbaldi’s, located in City Market. They spent time the rest of the week in Savannah, then traveled to New Orleans before returning their home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Congratulations to this beautiful couple!

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How did you meet?  About 6 years ago, we met through my friend who was sitting next to Denis during a flight to Yugoslavia.  Just knowing that we are from the same country helped us feel instantly connected. We had some tough time when Denis’s job moved to Boston area, but obviously, we managed to get over that obstacle. We fly alot for now, but we hope to live in one house very soon.

What activities do you enjoy doing together? Denis loves road biking, and Zana is all about tennis.

What made you decide to have your wedding ceremony at The Gastonian? Initially we planed to get married in Charlston, but thanks to Google, The Gastonian won and the rest is history. The team at the Gastonian was extremelly helpful and proffesional from the first day and we are actually very happy we chose them to be part of our special day!

Where did you get the inspiration/ideas for the details? Red is my favorite color and it just fit so well into Christmas time!

Any planning obstacles? Just one, we had to drive from Raleigh to Savanah in one day so that we could obtain our marriage licence on time
Shoes: I actually had them had them in my closet..they were waiting the perfect moment!
Hair & Makeup: B Street Salon
Bride’s Jewelry: from Europe
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Officiate: Reverend Schulte
Flowers & Cake: Provided by the Gastonian
Dinner Celebration: Garibaldi’s in City Market, Savannah

Honeymoon: We are planning a trip to Italy this year


Gigi Marquart

So cute!

Marie Hamby

I Love all of the Photography

Marie Hamby

Actually my Daughter and Grandaughter are having you do her Wedding on June 20. Tonya Hamby Sands and Lauren Anna