A Natural, Rustic Wedding at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia

The historic charm of Savannah, Georgia, inspired the destination wedding of New Yorkers Faith Mulroy (24 and a student) and Brent Dibble (27 and a re

The historic charm of Savannah, Georgia, inspired the destination wedding of New Yorkers Faith Mulroy (24 and a student) and Brent Dibble (27 and a resident physician) at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, a 19th-century home with a pair of gardens and an open-air event space designed for celebrating. Their tented ceremony incorporated rustic, natural elements that echoed the lush grounds with live oaks and Spanish moss. Their florist, Amy of Harvey Designs, filled the day with overflowing greenery, wooden slabs and driftwood to enhance the feeling of being outdoors. White and neutral accents and string lights channeled the romantic ambience of Savannah’s mossy live oaks. Passionate about food, Faith and Brent prioritized sharing Chinese cuisine and Southern barbecue. While those may not seem to mesh, chef Nick Mueller of Mahgniffe, created the perfect fusion menu using all their favorite flavors and ingredients. “He was able to get every food we mentioned into our menu while still making the dinner cohesive,” Faith says. Wedding planners Meredith and Genina at From This Day Forward guided Faith and Brent every step of the way, and Jade + Matthew Take Pictures was on hand to capture the sweet Savannah details and intimate moments. See them all, below.

Faith loves gowns with sleeves and has a soft spot for lace, so her dress had to have both. Modern Trousseau helped Faith select her dress with delicate off-shoulder lace half sleeves: "The minute I tried it on, I knew that was it," she says.
"The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum was the perfect place for us," says Faith. The historic museum venue, full of Southern charm, offered three separate areas for their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
Amy of Amy Harvey Designs created Faith's hand-tied bouquet with overflowing greens and white flowers, including freesia and veronica. The undone look fit her natural wedding style.
Tiny Pine Press incorporated Faith and Brent's natural design aesthetic into their neutral wedding stationery. "They had great recommendations and were so helpful with everything, from the words used to the layout and color palette," Faith says.
Brent worked with Menguin to pick out a pale gray suit with a slim black tie for himself and his groomsmen. Brent stood apart with a light gray vest, and the groomsmen sported sunglasses.
Faith and her bridesmaids picked their bridesmaids dresses from Union Station in New York City. They all wore the same gorgeous style of a blue gray dress that beautifully fit the natural wedding ambience.
Faith and Brent's ceremony took place under a white tent decorated with string lights and greenery  at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Overhead, a branch with hanging greenery and lanterns enhanced where they stood to exchange their vows.
The four-piece Back Porch Orchestra performed live music for Faith and Brent's ceremony, cocktail hour and even some of their reception at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. "We have pretty eclectic tastes in music, so we didn't settle on one type for the night," Faith says.
"There's no other time to wear a veil, so I knew I wanted a long veil," Faith says. She selected a sheer cathedral-length veil layered with a blusher, fastened with a white floral applique. She wore her hair in an updo, which allowed her to stay cool and comfortable in the Savannah, Georgia, heat.
Miniature fruit-flavored ice pops served as sweet passed appetizers during Faith and Brent's outdoor cocktail hour, as well as a nice break from the Savannah, Georgia, summer heat.
Faith and Brent's rustic wooden sweetheart table was covered in overflowing greenery and candles. They sat in regal yet comfortable brown armchairs facing their guests.
Faith and Brent worked closely with Nick Mueller, who customized their farm-to-table dinner menu with all their favorite flavors, ingredients and spices. “My favorite moment in working with Nick was one of his first questions: ‘If there is one thing that you don’t want to end your wedding day without eating, what would it be?’ ” Faith says. Nick was able to create an unforgettable dining experience with all their favorite foods.
The round dining tables had neutral linens with ivory napkins and wooden cross-back chairs for a simple yet strong look. Centerpieces of natural greens, driftwood and candles channeled the rustic, natural ambience and added a splash of color.
Ivory paper table names with whimsical calligraphy labeled each table with the name of one of Faith and Brent's favorite cities.
Each rustic wooden dining table had eclectic centerpieces of wild and potted greenery and wooden decor mixed with glassware and metallic accents.
A Squad Bake Shop created Faith and Brent's coconut wedding cake covered in white flowers and greenery. According to Faith, it was as mouthwatering as it looked. "When we went to the cake tasting, all the flavors were so delicious that we couldn't give any up," Faith says. "We decided that for some extra dessert, we would do cake bites based off the small-bite samples that were at the tasting."
Faith and Brent shared their first dance to "My Love" by Joshua Radin under a romantic canopy of string lights and glass baubles at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia.