Savannah wedding: Jessica + Terry

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Our Labor Of Love is going to help us start the week off right with the charming and woodsy wedding of Terry, a photographer and videographer, and Jessica, a budding photo stylist, crafter, and style blogger. They’re crazy about the outdoors and the handmade, so fusing the two was an obvious choice when inviting 100 close friends and fam to the historic, Old Fort Jackson, nestled in a sleepy Southern town in Savannah, Georgia. Their theme was a perfect balance of soft and rugged – rundown barracks, fire pits, with fabric flowers, acorns, burlap, mason jars, and other DIY elements – all in a soothing color palette of pale pinks, mustard yellows, grays, and browns.

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The gals all picked out their own dresses (some vintage some not) in a shade of mustard yellow, and pulled their looks together by wearing gray tights and pink velvet ribbon belts.

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Jessica found her dream dress in Atlanta during a vintage buying trip for $30! It was a 1950s pale pink prom dress with silver detail and fit like a glove. Her adorable shoes and beaded belt came from BHLDN and her hair piece was made by the lovely talented Twigs and Honey.

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Another money saver – Jessica’s father built the arbor they married under out of reclaimed wood and vintage wrought iron trim.

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The music:

Our talented close friends, Lovely Locks covered songs like “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Mamas and the Papas, “Lets Get Rich, You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson, and “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova while guests arrived. I walked down the isle to them performing “All I want is you, hold me n your arms and sway me like the sea” by Barry Louis Polisar.

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Get this – they didn’t use any live floral arrangements. All the flowers seen above were handmade out of fabric and paper. This also included Jessica’s bouquet made out of silk handmade flowers, vintage millinery leaves, and antique brooches. Even the fellas wore boutonnieres made of felted acorns and vintage millinery details.

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We chose to do our first dance before dinner started and had our friend Bob Jones perform our first dance, singing “In an Aeroplane over the sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. The rest of the night our DJ blasted tunes from all eras, tying in our love for the music of the past.

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What’s better than a vintage mustang send off? Congrats Jessica + Terry!

Photography: Julia Robbs at Our Labor of Love / Catering: Cha-Bella / Wedding planner: Elizabeth Demo / DJ: Keith Kozel / Venue: Old Fort Jackson / Musicians: Lovely Locks / Hair: Salon Aqua / Bridal Makeup: Mary Clarke / Cake Topper: Monica Lynch / Bride’s blog: 20s to the 60s, and own a vintage style blog Strawberry Moth / Bride’s dress: vintage for $30 / Shoes & beaded belt: BHLDN / Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey / Jewelry: borrowed from mother / Groom’s suit: H & M /

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Serena {Love By Serena} on Feb 27, 2012

This wedding is BEAUTIFUL! I love the bride's red hair - she looks oh-so-darling. Also, all of the details and those colors... <3

dekalb wedding photography on Feb 27, 2012

Oh, this is so incredibly beautiful. This has to be Old Fort Jackson if it's in Savannah. The wedding has such a timeless feel to it that's right up our alley. Thanks for featuring it.

half orange photography on Feb 27, 2012

Such a sweet wedding!

Jess M on Feb 27, 2012

Beautiful bride, and stunning decor. Congrats to the adorable couple! Psst, I think you mean "wrought iron", and the song's title is simply "All I Want Is You".

Tim Duncan on Feb 27, 2012

Beautiful bride! And I'm totally loving the yellow bridesmaids dresses! Swoooon!

Lauren Brady on Feb 27, 2012

This is too cute! What a darling couple and wedding party! Love!

Krista Jones on Feb 27, 2012

Oh my gosh this wedding is seriously amazing! I can't believe they didn't use any live flowers!

JoannaLyn on Feb 27, 2012

Beautiful Wedding! And AMAZING job LIZ!! I

Kate on Feb 27, 2012

wow, so impressed with this wedding. beautiful couple! i love her hair, and the decor is so perfect! well done!

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Feb 27, 2012

Gorgeous wedding! I adore the mustard yellow bridesmaids & the vintage mustang!!

katherine on Feb 27, 2012

What a beautiful celebration of love.I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog! Hugs, Katherine

Calie Rose on Feb 27, 2012

Very cool idea of having all the flowers made out of paper or fabric...The brides bouquet and groomsmen boutonnieres all look great! Loving the mustard yellow!

maria on Feb 27, 2012

OLOL is pure genius!!!!!!!!!

Three Eggs on Feb 28, 2012

I love everything about this wedding! It has got be inspired for my own!!!

Paula on Feb 28, 2012

lovely pics! love the bridesmaid dresses nice colors

jen on Feb 28, 2012

awesome awesome awesome stylish wedding!

Firework displays on Feb 28, 2012

Incredible photography..!

Leila | Be Inspired PR on Feb 28, 2012

The bride's hair piece is to die for, and the yellow bridesmaid's dresses are fab with those gray tights!!

Jenny @ La Fleur Vintage on Feb 28, 2012

What a stylish wedding. The colors are muted and beautiful and the photographers captured it perfectly! Lovely!

Kale on Feb 28, 2012

Awesome photos and wedding, but that isn't a Mustang... it is a 1966 Ford Galaxie. :)

vintage style clothing on Feb 28, 2012

The vintage headpiece is absolutely beautiful! I also love all the DIY crafts. I may be stealing some of these ideas for my roommate's wedding ;)

jane on Mar 1, 2012

love the badges. Can anyone tell where I can get these

Penelope on Jun 5, 2012

Absolutely exquisite! I don't know which is more beautiful, the concepts or the photos. How nice of you to share your beautiful wedding with the world. I would love to attend one with the delicate colour scheme and rustic touches. Peace :)

Gayle on Jun 22, 2012

I love your color scheme and plan on using the mustard and charcoal grey for mine next summer. Can you tell me where your bridesmaids got their dresses? Thanks!

Jason on Sep 11, 2012

By the way, that's a '65 Ford Galaxie 500 not a Mustang. Looks great though!

Fireworks for sale on Jan 14, 2013

Some beautiful shots here. What a lovely occasion x

Kelly @ IdealistMom.com on Jul 12, 2013

So many gorgeous details! I think I pinned every photo, just about :-) Thank you!

Fireworks UK on Aug 7, 2013

That shot of the band playing and the couple dancing is one of the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen.

Elinor on May 29, 2014

Oh my! What a beautiful wedding...I especially love the flowers.

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