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Emily & Brian: A Destination Wedding in Hampton Island, GA

  • DVB Photographers, Savannah, GA
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Emily & Brian in Hampton Island, GA
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Emily and Brian didn’t distinguish maids of honor or best men from the wedding party. Emily’s seven maids wore J.Crew, Emily’s favorite brand. She chose navy, tea-length dresses in four styles, and each girl chose the one that fit her best. Then they incorporated their own style with gold shoes and any jewelry they wanted.
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In keeping with the outdoor wedding’s natural, rustic vibe, Emily carried a bouquet of peonies and in-season wildflowers.
Stacy’s Florist, Hinesville, GA
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Despite the weather forecast of heavy rain, Emily and Brian made the last-minute decision to stick to the original plan and have their wedding outside. (And it didn’t rain!)
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The couple didn’t add much to the beautiful lawn where the ceremony took place, just Mason jars filled with wildflowers tied to the chair at the end of each row.
Stacy’s Florist, Hinesville, GA
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Emily and Brian arrived at the reception site in a horse-drawn carriage.
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Mason jars filled with wildflowers complemented the natural surroundings and added a pop of color to the white-linen-covered reception tables. Table numbers and photos of Emily and Brian’s English bulldog puppy, Coach, accompanied the floral arrangements.
Stacy’s Florist, Hinesville, GA
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Dubbed the “Mollo-tini” for the couple’s last name, the signature drink recipe played off the Georgia peach theme and was made of peach vodka, peach schnapps, Grand Marnier, and a splash of grenadine.
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Emily and Brian’s first dance was to “One and Only,” by Teitur. “We wanted to pick a song that reflected who we were and also wasn’t a song that everyone has heard a million times,” Emily said.
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Because the catered menu included a delicious dessert, Emily and Brian just bought a small, two-tiered wedding cake from Publix supermarket! They added their monogram to the top tier and dressed it up with wildflowers.
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In order to incorporate their locale into their favors, Emily and Brian ordered small jars of Savannah Bee Company honey, boxed them, and added labels from Wedding-Ideas-and-Details.com.
Savannah Bee Company, Hampton Island, GA
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An M made of white mums hung from the front door, welcoming guests to the reception.

Emily & Brian in Hampton Island, GA

Emily and Brian met through a mutual friend in Los Angeles and started dating. Five years later, Brian surprised Emily at work when he swept her away to a resort in Santa Barbara. The Bride Emily Millard, 28, film production The Groom Brian Mollo, 30, media sales The Date May 24 After they’d checked in and eaten dinner, they walked down to the beach to watch the sun set. Brian handed Emily a book filled with pictures and dates that chronicled their relationship, and on the last page, he wrote a long letter that ended with, “Now close your eyes.” When Emily opened her eyes, Brian proposed. In just less than a year, they planned a destination wedding at a farm in Georgia.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • DVB Photographers, Savannah, GA
  • J.Crew, JCrew.com
  • Stacy’s Florist, Hinesville, GA
  • Publix
  • Savannah Bee Company, Hampton Island, GA

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