Liesl was a hostess. Richie was a busboy. They met working together during college, and their restaurant romance blossomed when they hit it off at a party. For their fifth dating anniversary, Richie took Liesl to Savannah, GA and filled the trip with surprises – not the least of which was a ring! Liesl wanted to marry at an old estate house or mansion, and Richie wanted to tie the knot by a lake. With its southern charm and waterfront view, Cypress Grove Estate House was the perfect venue for them!
When it came to wedding colors, the couple chose whites with some shades of greys and blues for a look that was a touch of rustic and a bit of tradition. After dressing in a showstopping striped wedding gown, Liesl shared an emotional first look with her father. Liesl and Richie exchanged vows with a ceremony overlooking the lake, and then it was time to celebrate!
The reception tables were decorated with flower boxes and blue linens, along table runners made by the mother of the bride. Mini succulents with handwritten place cards awaited each guest at their seat. After dinner, everyone indulged in cake pops, macarons, and cupcakes in addition to a yummy wedding cake! Liesl and Richie closed out a magical day with a sparkler exit. See more of their story below!
From Bride, Liesl:
What advice would you give to the couple currently planning their wedding?
Be patience with one another. Its so fun to plan everything but also incredibly stressful. We were moving across country a few days after our wedding, so packing up your house, planning your wedding and working all at the same time is a lot, to say the least. Keep your vision in mind but also be adaptable. Not everything is going to go exactly the way you planned it, but sometimes thats ok!
It poured for about an hour in the middle of our outdoor wedding and we had to get a last min tent which dramatically changed the venue. We were for sure bummed we loved the pavers and cafe lights, we didn’t get to sit under them but the day was still amazing. And we got such a gorgeous photo under the cafe lights with a full moon right as the wedding was ending. It was perfect! Sure my dress was SO dirty, my shoes were ruined, it was crazy hot (100% humidity to be exact) we danced so much we broke through the dance floor but it was perfect! Good thing, my makeup & hair stayed put! So just roll with the punches and remember you are marrying your favorite person. The biggest disappointment you could do to yourself is to focus too much on what its suppose to be rather then just enjoy it for what it is.
Venue Cypress Grove Estate House/Wedding Photographer Ashley Jane Photography/Floral In Bloom Florist/Cake Le Petit Sweet/Wedding Rental RW Style/DJ and Musician Soundwave Entertainment/Hair and Makeup Kristy’s Artistry Design Team/Dress Designer Justin Alexander/Men’s Attire Tommy Hilfiger/Bridesmaid Dresses Adrianna Papell/Shoes Badgley Mischka/Veil Bride’s Mom