by Maggie Harney

Hello fall! Dive into 10 gorgeous Real Weddings in honor of our 10th anniversary in our latest issue, and uncover all that glitters, sparkles and shines in Hostess City nuptials. Plus, you could win 10 custom welcome bags stuffed with signature Savannah products for your guests’ welcome bags (more info here)! 

On the Cover

Local couple Meg Massey and Eric Bayliss on the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist with just a few of their 400 guests. 

Photography: Justin Brown, The Happy Bloom

Event designer and florals: Sebrell Smith Designer Events

Gown and veil: Casablanca Bridal

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Angelo

Hair and makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Groom and groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse 


Real Weddings

Ring in the New: Cecilia Russo + Bob Turner, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Benedictine Military School 

Bringing the Outdoors in: Shannon Show + Britt Spencer, Soho South Cafe

A Wintry Wedding at a Stately Museum: Jordan Real + Jared Linson, Georgia State Railroad Museum

A Day to Remember, Times Two: Brittany Sullivan + Emeka Iwuagwu, The DeSoto and Jepson Center for the Arts

Big Love, Big Day, Big Party: Meg Massey + Eric Bayliss, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and The DeSoto

Making History in a Famed Square: Jessica McElroy + Kyle Klingensmith, Washington Square and Charles Morris Center 

Shimmer and Glow at the Yacht Club: Chamberlain Iocovozzi + Stephen Gambrell, Savannah Yacht Club

Elegant Ease in a Bucolic Setting: Haley Carpenter + Shae Hudson, Woodlawn Plantation

Downhome Charm at a Farm Wedding: Ashley Latimer + Ken Jacobsen, Red Gate Farms

Wonderland at Wormsloe: Caitlin Dutton + Joshua Reaver, Wormsloe Historic Site and Vic’s on the River


Decisions, Decisions: Recent Savannah brides and their stylists share how they did the smaller (but still super important!) things right, from decor to hair and makeup.

Meet the Designer: Andrea Gray Harper shares her wedding favorites, inspirations and tricks of the trade.

The Making of a Wedding Gown: Bride Erin Bacon had her dream look custom designed. We tagged along for the process.

9 Questions for Corie and Mark Thomas: The owners of Magnolia Grill Catering talk breakfast for dinner, why a crudit√© is just wrong, and their dessert that comes with its own soundtrack.

A Warm Reception: All the stats on area wedding sites.         

Sacred Spaces: When it comes to saying your vows, this coastal city boasts a host of ceremony locations. 

Ever After: Celebrate your big day in style with the chicest something blue in town. 

Available at ShopSavannahMagazine.com