Jessi and Ryan's wedding was full of love and some pretty amazing dance moves, if I do say so myself. All of Jessi's wedding day details were simple yet sophisticated. Jessi and her bridemaids got ready at a house out on Tybee Island. The Royal Make-Up and Hair girls were on-site putting the final touches on Jessi when I got to the house. Jessi had all her details ready for me the second I walked in. This makes my job soooo much easier and it saves on time to go ahead to have everything together that you're planning to put on whenever you get dressed. Have these items together before you start getting your hair and make-up done so there are no interuptions and everything can go smoothly on the wedding day. Getting behind can get stressful and no one ever enjoys being rushed. Trust me.
Jessi and Ryan's first look was at Old Fort Jackson. The fort was the location for both the ceremony and the reception. The fort provides a very different/interesting backdrop to a wedding. It blends the historical with the loveliness of a wedding day. Old Fort Jackson is located between downtown Savannah and the islands (Wilmington/Whitemarsh). The fort sits on the Savannah River and you often get views of the giant tanker ships pulling out of the Harbor, which is a pretty cool site to see.
The wedding was beautiful. Even the lovebugs couldn't help themselves!! (they were everywhere! They even flew into Jessi's veil! And Ryan, very sweetly, helped to get them out for her. -- Awwwww. ) The love felt between Jessi and Ryan was infectious as they exchanged their vows and were finally pronounced as husband and wife.
From the ceremony, came the most fun I think I've ever had at a reception before. These guests came to PARTY. They had some of the best/interesting/amazing/crazy/fantastic dance moves I've ever seen in my life. (Even a dirty dancing jump and lift!!) Everyone had a great night. Just take one look at the photos, and you can tell that to be the truth. This UGA dawg lovin' crew made my night and helped to make Jessi & Ryan's wedding one I'll never forget!!
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WHAT A WEDDING. Jessi and Ryan, you guys were amazing. The wedding day could not have been more perfect (...maybe without that random rain shower, but even then... it was still amazing). I wish you two many many years of happiness and love. I can't wait to see what the future brings to your lives.