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