An Elegant Glam Wedding at Westin Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia


                    Combining classic elegance with myriad glam details, Amanda Lane (28 and an advertising professional) and Chris Lane (28 and a s

Combining classic elegance with myriad glam details, Amanda Lane (28 and an advertising professional) and Chris Lane (28 and a sales professional) wanted their wedding day to be an unforgettable experience for them and their 210 guests. It began with white trolleys transporting guests to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savanna, Georgia, where Amanda walked down the aisle to a live performance of “Prince of Denmark's March.” After “I do,” everyone took the trolleys to the riverfront cocktail hour, where guests enjoyed views of the city and low country while sipping on signature Southern cocktails: mint juleps and Georgia peaches. Amanda and Chris pulled up to the Westin Savannah Harbor in a white Rolls-Royce. They had their reception here for its gorgeous waterfront and views, which were a comfortable place to celebrate the weekend with everyone. With the help of event designer Harvey Designs and event planner Posh Petals and Pearls, hues of purple, lavender, gray and gold decorated the Grand Ballroom where a 10-piece jazz band, Men of Distinction, performed “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison for the newlyweds’ first dance. They followed all classic traditions, including the cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, and even a champagne tower. But their grand exit was one that no one saw coming. The final surprise was their getaway vehicle: a boat. See the moments below, captured by Abri Kruger Photography.

Amanda's bridesmaids wore long gray-purple trumpet-style dresses with a train. Her maid of honor and matron of honor chose strapless styles, and her bridesmaids wore sleeveless styles. A crystal belt and diamond drop earrings, both gifts from Amanda, completed their styles.
Amanda carried a cascading bouquet of all-white spray roses, mini calla lilies, sweet peas and freesia with pearl-studded stephanotis and whimsical jasmine vines. She held on to a bouquet wrap of lace from her mother's wedding dress and her grandmother's rosary as she walked down the aisle to a live performance of "Prince of Denmark's March."
"All my life, I had dreamed of walking down the long aisle at one of the biggest and most beautiful churches the South has to offer," Amanda says. She got her wish: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, where she married Chris, is as grand and elegant as she imagined.
Chris continued the formal theme in a classic black tux with a white bow tie and pocket square. He and Amanda's classic, elegant styles fit the ambience of Savannah, Georgia, where they posed for photographs along the riverfront.
Amanda and Chris's signature cocktails couldn't have been more sweetly Southern. His was a classic mint julep, while hers was a Georgia peach, a nod to her alma mater, the University of Georgia.
Gold carpeting and purple uplighting framed the Grand Ballroom at Westin Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia, where Amanda and Chris hosted their reception. Their custom monogram was displayed on a screen, which later showed a personalized video of their love story.
Purple and white hydrangeas, stock and spray roses burst from tall gold vases surrounded by low candelabras.
An ivory menu with gold script waited at each guest's place setting, folded into a lavender napkin atop a gold charger.
Black-and-white table numbers in detailed gold frames continued the glam motif. Floating tea candles surrounding low lavender and white floral centerpieces toned down the room.
Minette from Custom Cakes created this five-tier confection based on Amanda's dress, incorporating the Chantilly lace from the bodice on the top layers and the rosettes from her ball gown skirt. A single gold tier and the newlyweds' custom monogram added a touch of glam.
Chris's  combined all his favorite things—sports, schools and even cities—all on a suitcase-styled groom's cake with a gold luggage tag.
Amanda and Chris's gold chiavari chairs had hanging bride and groom signs with lavender ribbon. Lavender spray roses and jasmine vines on opposite ends set their seats apart from the rest.
Amanda and Chris danced to one of their favorite songs, "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison, performed by their 10-piece jazz band, Men of Distinction. Their monogram and wedding date lit up the dance floor.
At the end of the night, Amanda and Chris had one final surprise: Their grand exit on a boat. "It was a nice touch, since we both grew up on the coast," Amanda says.