Coastal Couple Marries in Creative Waterside Wedding

by Ariel Felton

Photography by Izzy Hudgins

Amanda Jones and Brian Walker knew they were a match when they showed up to a birthday party wearing the same North Face fleece. A few years later, Brian surprised Amanda with a Fourth of July proposal at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island.

They chose to tie the knot under an oak tree at the Savannah Yacht Club, thus their RSVP cards and programs featured an original line drawing of the same tree, sketched by Amanda’s mother.

“I knew that I wanted something classic,” Amanda says of their wedding. “But during the planning process, I realized I also wanted to have a little creative twist on things to keep the more traditional elements from being boring.”

She decided on black bridesmaids dresses, accentuated by bright bouquets, and a guestbook table displayed photos of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents on their own wedding days.







Try to surround yourself with supportive people. I was lucky that my sister, my maid of honor, was willing to put so much effort into helping me, even when the tasks weren’t glamorous, like blocking off hotel rooms. – Amanda Jones









Amanda Jones + Brian Walker

Wedding date: March 4, 2017

Planning time: eight months

Number of guests: 200

Ceremony and reception: Savannah Yacht Club

Photographer: Izzy Hudgins

Officiant:  Rev. Charlie Buchanan and Judge John Edwards

Florist: Urban Poppy

Cake: Baker’s Pride

Catering: Savannah Yacht Club

Ceremony music: Serenade Savannah (Lorraine Jones, flute; Paul Lott, trumpet; Melinda Rubin, violin; David Kimble, cello)

Reception music: All About You Entertainment

Bride’s attire: Bleubelle Bridal

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bleubelle Bridal

Hair and makeup:  Marie Bramlett at Wicked Lu Lu

Groom and groomsmen attire: Joseph A. Banks

Rentals: Savannah Special Events, Ranco

Stationery: Tammy Walden, Sequins & Lipstick Paper Co.

Rehearsal dinner: The Lady & Sons