An Industrial Jewish Wedding at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah
For their industrial-chic wedding, Hana and Eddie Holecko drew inspiration from the Tim Burton movie Big Fish —“whimsical, romantic and a bit magical,” the bride says. Their historic venue, the Georgia State Railroad Museum, also influenced the rustic aesthetic and color palette of oxblood, ivory, blush, sage and denim blue. “Our decorations were minimal to let the venue shine, but mostly consisted of flowers,” Hana says. “For our ceremony, we had a bamboo chuppah with eucalyptus, curly willow branches and quicksand roses.” Hana’s modern bridal bouquet consisted of silver and green succulents, burgundy football mums and dusty miller lacy leaves. She also wore a showstopping, self-designed blush dress with white floral lace appliqués over ivory tulle. Eddie sported a wool burgundy tux with a white shirt, a mixed-fiber tie in various shades of green and cognac leather shoes. After the ceremony, which included many Jewish traditions, guests attended a reception in a blacksmith shop with brick flooring and wood rafters. Historic farm tables arranged in two long rows were covered with lace runners, succulents, flowers and candles in a mix of wood, bronze and antique glass centerpieces and votives. Hana and Eddie’s “topsy-turvy” tiered cake was decorated with edible Spanish moss, and, at the end of the night, the couple made their getaway through a whimsical shower of paper airplanes.
Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “We surprised our guests with our first dance, which we had choreographed ” Hana says. “We had created our dance in pieces over the week before our wedding, but we only ever practiced in our pajamas—so on the day of, I was so terrified I wouldn’t be able to dance in my massive dress, that we almost bailed on it. But, ultimately, I decided it was worth it to at least try and that we’d both really regret it if we didn’t. It ended up going miraculously smoothly.”