Anyone that knows me (or anyone that has had more than a 15 minute conversation with me) knows that Savannah, Georgia is one of my favorite places in the world. It's similar to Disney World, for me, in that Savannah just feels different. There's a magic in the air that I can't quite put my finger on, but my soul feels infinitely lighter when I'm strolling through the Spanish moss lined streets of Historic Savannah. (Pro tip: DO NOT touch the moss unless you love bugs and want them all over you!)
When Shelly reached out to me and told me that her wedding was in Savannah, I was over the moon! Y'all-this bride is an absolute doll. She's stunningly beautiful and as sweet as she is gorgeous. A few weeks before the wedding, I had a quick FaceTime session with Shelly and Patrick (with a cameo by their dog Moose that the crazy dog lovers of Lights Out sorely missed at the wedding!) and I just couldn't get over how kind they both were and how, even virtually through FaceTime, I could feel the love between them.
As I've mentioned before, Savannah is a place of magic, and because of that, the weather is always perfect there. (No need to research that. You can trust me; I'm not biased.) The Faraces' November wedding day was no exception. They opted to do a First Look, which was hands down one of my favorite moments that we've ever filmed. Patrick's reaction to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time was a moment that we will certainly remember forever. (I'm glad that we'd brought along our third shooter, Alex, that day, because I was a blubbering mess for their First Look! It was so emotional, real, and heartwarming. I'm such a sap!)
The Faraces were married at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, in a courtyard lined by beautiful aged brick walls. Patrick's vows included Harry Potter references, which made this Potterhead sap cry yet again. You guys, this couple could be a movie. After the wedding, we moved to Savannah Station for a reception/concert combination! We enjoyed all the wonderful traditional moments like the first dance, parent dances, cake cutting, and the bouquet/garter tosses, all mixed into performances by The Geeks, a band that played fantastic covers that had everyone there singing and dancing along! Patrick and Shelly even took the stage for "All The Small Things". Their favors included CD mixtapes of some of their favorite songs, many of which I'd actually listened to on our ride from Macon to Savannah that morning! Clearly, in addition to their both being so lovely and sweet, they have exceptional taste in music as well!
The Faraces ended the magical evening with a lavender toss exit and rode away in a beautiful Rolls Royce.
Check out the Faraces' wedding film below. I hope it makes you feel even half of the magic that we felt that night.
It's been months, and we're still reeling.
love & light,
Mrs. Lights Out