Real Wedding | An A-Typical Halloween Wedding in Savannah

Just because you decide to host your wedding on a holiday doesn't mean you automatically have to choose that holiday as your wedding theme. Jenna & Craton decided to host their wedding on October 31st and it was not your typical Halloween wedding. This wedding in Savannah was a beautiful mixture of historic Savannah with a mid-century tropical design.

Our team worked with Jenna and Craton to bring this moody tropical mid-century design to life with our wedding management and design packages. We worked with the couple to scale their event from 250 guests to 150 guests due to covid, and the results are magnificent!

Locals to Charleston, the couple looked for assistance finding a Savannah wedding venue with rustic and industrial features so that’s where the Georgia State Railroad museum came in. The Georgia State Railroad Museum is the perfect Savannah wedding venue for outdoor weddings in October. With exposed brick, rustic beams, and black accents the Georgia State Railroad Museum was the perfect Savannah wedding venue to provide a moody and historic background for this wedding.

Design Details For This Wedding In Savannah

For the wedding ceremony, Jenna's mother chose to walk her down the aisle as her father had passed away. In memory of Jenna's father, we incorporated small touches of sunflowers throughout the day.  It is so important to recognize those who are no longer with us on your wedding day. During your planning process ask us how you can incorporate sentimental details into your design.

After the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception in the museum courtyard.  While the cocktail reception took place the wedding party hopped into pedicabs for photos in the iconic Forsyth Park. 

The reception space included modern design details with tropical touches; this was the perfect juxtaposition to the rustic and historic industrial venue. For their wedding table design, we used a combination of high and low centerpieces with a mixture of tropical foliage and dried florals. Natural elements were incorporated with wood chairs and natural linens. Some of our favorite modern wedding reception details included the wedding day stationery, a custom neon sign, and an intimate lounge setup.

The couple didn't want a Halloween themed wedding, so to honor Halloween they handed out masquerade masks during dancing. This was a fun way to recognize the holiday while not having a Halloween themed wedding. 

This wedding in Savannah was an epic party with loads of entertainment! Earlier in the evening, Jenna & Craton opted for a live wedding painter who painted an oil painting of the reception space. While after dinner, an eight piece dance band took the stage setting the party vibe for the rest of the evening. To end the evening, Jenna & Craton had a magical sparkler send off as they jumped into their pedal cabs for the start of their life as newlyweds.

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Design + Planning // Design Studio South
Venue // Georgia State Railroad Museum
Florist // Nectar Floral Boutique
Hair + Makeup // Wild Ivory Beauty 
Band // Az Izz Band 
Rentals // Ooh Events
Table Linens // Event Works Rentals 
Napkins // Nuage Designs
Lighting // Jlk Events
Caterer // Current Catering Savannah
Live Painter // Almond Tree Art
Invitations //  Paper Paper
Day of Paper Goods // Jen Simpson Design  & Paper Paper
Wedding Dress // Carol Hannah Bridal 
Wedding Party Transportation // Royal Bike Taxi