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A Southern wedding at Old Fort Jackson in Georgia

Picnic tables set with mixed place settings, flowers and burlap runner, Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Picnic tables set with mixed place settings, flowers and burlap runner

What could be more Southern than an intimate wedding at the 19th-century Old Fort Jackson down river from Savannah, Georgia?

At this National Historic Landmark, best friends Brandi Cockram and Zach Harper exchanged vows and celebrated their new marriage with traditional attributes:

  • An open air building with flags hanging from the rafters over picnic tables, a bride and groom table, a dessert table, a buffet line, the band and room to dance
  • Soft lighting provided by strings of fisherman lights and candles
  • A simple but generous buffet dinner that included Prime rib and, of course, shrimp and grits
  • Dinnerware with English rose pink and sage green patterns
  • Voluptuous spring flowers, including full-bodied white peonies, blushing roses and sprigs of variegated ivy
  • A cannon shot off by Confederate reenactment soldiers – talk about a public declaration of private intentions!
  • Double India Pale Ale craft beer from local Moon River Brewing, where Brandi is the Operations Manager and Zach is a manager
  • Specialty Hers vodka drinks and His bourbon drinks
  • A cigar bar
  • Live music by the local acoustical band The Accomplices, whose musicians play acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin and upright bass
  • Two-tiered white wedding cake surrounded by fruit and custard tartlets and mini pecan pies
  • A washtub full of flip flops for guests who want to kick off their fancy shoes and dance in comfort
Brandi Cockram marries her best friend Zach Harper at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Brandi Cockram marries her best friend Zach Harper
Bridesmaids, Brandi and Zach Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Beautiful bridesmaids at Brandi and Zach Harper’s wedding
Groomsmen at Brandi and Zach Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Happy-go-lucky groomsmen
Brandi Cockram and Zach Harper at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
The new Mr. and Mrs. Harper
Dining at the Brandi and Zach Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Dining at the Brandi and Zach Harper wedding
Open-sided building where drinks were served, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Open-sided building where drinks were served
Wedding cake, tartlets, peonies, roses, Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
The Harper wedding cake surrounded by tartlets, peonies and roses
Fisherman lights at Harper wedding, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Romantic lighting as the sun set on the Harper wedding

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.