Kelsey & Victor

by Southern Coastal Weddings


Photography by SOLA GRATIA PHOTO
Event planning & design by SPECTACULAR SATURDAYS


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Kelsey Collazo and Victor Castroverde were introduced in 2014 during Florida State University’s study abroad program in Valencia, Spain. They originally intended to wed in October 2020 in the city where they met, however, the pandemic made planning an international wedding challenging. They rescheduled three times before shifting the location to Savannah. 

With special help from the visionary entrepreneur, luxury hotelier, and philanthropist Richard Kessler — a close business associate of the bride’s father — the couple created a one-of-a-kind celebration. Select wedding details honored the couples’ shared Cuban-American heritage, as well as the groom’s relation to the Bacardi family.


  • Rehearsal dinner: Mansion on Forsyth Park 
  • Coordinator: Anna Livingston at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District 
  • Officiant: Dr. Thomas Land 
  • Florals: Kato Floral Designs 
  • Music: Sean Driscoll; Dj Lil G 
  • Videographer: Compass Films 
  • Cake: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District  
  • Catering: JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District 
  • Kelsey’s attire: One & Only Bridal; The White Magnolia Bridal Collection 
  • Kelsey’s accessories: Reubel Fine Jewelry diamond earrings and ring 
  • Hair and makeup: Beauty by Diane; Royal Makeup & Hair 
  • Victor’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse custom tuxedo  
  • Victor’s accessories: Gabel Gems cufflinks with Bacardi bat design 
  • Wedding party attire: Jenny Yoo dresses from Bella Bridesmaids; Men’s Wearhouse tuxedos 
  • Rings: Reubel Fine Jewelry  
  • Rentals: EventWorks Rentals 
  • Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours 
  • Stationery: The Knot 
  • Seating chart: Sundance USA 
  • Something old: Kelsey’s great-grandmother’s handkerchief 
  • Something new: diamond earrings from Victor’s mother 
  • Something borrowed/something blue: garter from the late mother of Kelsey’s mother’s best friend


A few times a year, the Armstrong Kessler Mansion opens its doors and welcomes guests to host only the most exclusive events. If you are planning such an event and would like to tour the lavish spaces and magnificent gardens, please schedule an appointment with an event specialist at 912.721.5014 or [email protected]