We at Design Studio South have a detailed, well-rounded approach to our wedding planning and design processes, allowing the overall event design and execution to come together seamlessly. From the guest atmosphere to the little details. We believe that the best weddings are a true reflection of you and your partner’s personal style.

Our sixteen years of industry expertise allow us to seamlessly execute celebrations of all our events!

Meet Danielle

Creative Director + Lead Planner

Hearing our clients' stories, watching their designs come to life and helping create memories that last a lifetime are what drew me to the wedding industry. I love having the opportunity to get to know our clients while creating lasting relationships with our vendor partners.

I originally studied Fashion Development and Manufacturing while working as an apparel developer. The skills and industry knowledge I acquired in the fashion world were easily transferable to event planning. Those experiences helped me hone my sharp attention to detail and exceptional communication skills. I have a high standard for providing the utmost quality of service for each of our clients and pride myself on staying cool, calm and collected to execute events with ease. I also learned to draw inspiration from all different industries. This allows me to add dimension, texture and form to design unique elements for all for our design clients.

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Meet Andrea

Director of Operations

For as long as I can remember, I have been an organizer and planner; as a child, I color-coordinated my closet. To this day, I'm the one to organize get-togethers for friends and family. I have been involved in the wedding industry since 2010 and cannot imagine serving a role in any other arena. To me, the most well-crafted events are packed full of personally significant details, have open bars with delicious signature cocktails, and have guests who never want to leave the dance floor. My thoughtful sense for design is backed by a master's degree in Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) while my logistics and organizational skills are directly linked to my career as an entrepreneur and small business owner for the past ten years.

Meet Samantha

Event Manager + Social Media Guru

From an early age I knew that I loved being creative. As I got into high school and college, design became my passion. I went to college at the Savannah College of Art and Design  initially with a focus on technical design for fashion but quickly changed my major to graphic design after my first color theory class where I found a passion for pairing design with psychology in a creative and meaningful way. Post graduation, I jumped into corporate marketing and merchandising but always felt something was missing. 

Wedding planning was a dream I knew I had to pursue and  in 2021 I finally got the chance to dip my toes in the water and fell in love with all aspects of planning and coordination. For me, event management felt like the perfect match of creativity, coordination and organization. There is something about meeting a couple and helping bring their vision to life while alleviating the stress of curating each detail that is pure magic.

Samantha - Evnt Manager