Savannah is one of the most romantic cities I can think of, and such a beautiful place for a traditional wedding. Nkechi and Mitch were married at the Mansion on Forsyth Park on a lovely day in March. I can’t get over the wisteria and the Spanish moss… Says Nkechi:

Georgia is a very special place to us. We met in Atlanta our freshman year of college and had so many wonderful experiences there. We have a great life in New York, but there was something very special, gratifying, and comforting to be married in Georgia where our story began. Like Mitch says about the first time we met, “It felt right as rain.”

I was surprised how wonderfully perfect the weather was in Savannah that day. It was like the weather wrapped all of us in a warm happy embrace. The day before was very hot, the day after the wedding was gray and rainy, but our wedding day was bright and sunny with a slight breeze. Perfect.

Gorgeous photos by Jen Huang.

Nkechi’s bridesmaids wore lovely floor length dresses by Miranda Bennett.

The wedding program was typed and assembled with the help of friends and family. It was so special to select all the Bible passages and customize our celebration. We also wrote our vows and created a special prayer that we read during the ceremony. The prayer is something that we can always use to reaffirm our love and strengthen our relationship.

In the African American tradition, we jumped over a broom. We chose to jump over Mitch’s late grandmother’s broom. It was small, old, and red – charming. Mitch more than embraced my Nigerian traditions when we traveled to Nigeria for our wedding ceremony there, so it was important for me to embrace his traditions, too.

The Mansion on Forsyth Park boasts a diverse collection of art and other surprises, including an entire wall of vintage ladies’ hats. Love it!

Nkechi’s advice for other couples getting married? Don’t forget that you are celebrating the love that you have for the person in your life. On the day of the wedding, instead of fretting over details you should be holding hands and kissing your husband, dancing, eating, and drinking. Believe me, all the little details will not mean anything if you allow the day to go by without enjoying yourself.


Photography: Jen Huang

Ceremony venue: Saint Michael Catholic Church on Tybee Island

Reception venue: Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia

Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier

Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid dresses: Miranda Bennett

Groom’s custom tuxedo: My.Suit

Groom’s shoes: Ted Baker

Flowers: Chuck Haynes Floral

Cake: Art Cake Co.

Linen rentals: BBJ Linen

Music: DJ Mighty Mike


Happiest wishes to you, Nkechi and Mitch!

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  1. Jen @ Darling Notes

    The bride’s dress is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! I adore the sleeves!

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  2. Teresa Marenzi

    I love these photos! And the couple is gorgous… Their joy really shines right through. Truly beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Meredith

    It’s so fun to see Nkechi & Mitch’s wedding on Snippet & Ink- it’s one of my all-time favorites! Jen’s work is incredible, and these two are absolutely adorable!

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  4. em

    That dress! How gorgeous. What an amazing silhouette and fabulous sleeves. So modern and sexy.
    OK, I’m done fawning over the dress. Savannah is one of my favorite places in the world and these folks used it well. What a lovely, charming event. Classy to the max.

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  5. Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}

    Lovely photos, and her dress is strikingly simple.

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  6. Irene

    I love everything about these pictures! The bride’s dress and the grooom’s tux are elegant, classic, and understated. Great job Jen.

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  7. sarah g

    sooooooooooo gorgeous, i LOVE it!

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  8. Jen

    Congrats to Nkechi and Mitch! Thanks Kathryn for posting… it looks beautiful! xo jen

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  9. the Perfect Palette

    beautiful wedding. so full of timeless details. Love that they got married in georgia too, since I live there! love the trees. xoxo, chrissy.

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  10. Rock Paper Scissors Events

    The location, the couple, the photography – so, so dreamy!

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  11. rachel

    wow — such a gorgeous wedding!

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  12. Kristen

    Gorgeous! Really so lovely. And I must say, the groom’s tux looks perfectly fitted. Kudos to their tailor!

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  13. Laura *You Stir Me*

    her dress is perfection – talk about the perfect dress for the perfect bride and location!

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  14. camilla

    what a STUNNING couple!

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  15. Kourtney @7 Centerpieces

    This is one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen. I love everything about it!

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  16. Aneta

    Stunning shots. That dancing one is just out of this world!

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  17. Jessica Schilling

    Wow, such a stunningly beautiful wedding and couple! I love everything about this!

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  18. Cocroft & Delbridge

    Oh my goodness. I am so in love with the bride’s wedding gown! It is so uniquely chic…such a stunning silhouette! The cake is so beautiful too…I love that it is so simplistic yet perfect.

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  19. Silvana

    Elegant and stylish. The cake is perfect and the color palette is soft! I love this wedding.

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  20. Laura

    such a handsome couple! Beautiful dress…the bride is so cute you just want to squeeze her.

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  21. Mallary

    Perfection! This makes me so excited for my wedding. The venue, the couple, the flowers, everything is so delightful to look at.

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  22. sarah

    What a beautiful wedding!!!

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  23. Jo Ann

    What a beautiful wedding…gorgeous couple and amazing light!

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  24. Elle

    Oh this is lovely. I adore Savannah & what a charming couple. I love the bride’s final words of advice — kiss & don’t worry about the details on the big day. Perfect.

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  25. Heidi@TrulyEngaging

    What a striking and exquisite bride Nkechi is. The elegance and charm of this wedding is undeniable.

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  26. Branden Harvey

    Beautiful. I love this wedding.

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  27. Erika

    Totally love the venues and the color scheme! Everything coordinates perfectly.

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  28. Paloma

    This wedding is so sweet and lovely. Wow. What a truly beautiful couple and that dress is just breath-taking!

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  29. Meaghan

    Wow! They ooze love…and their day looks so magical the way only a sophisticated southern fete can look! So great!

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  30. Aaron Snow

    Perfection! The photos are amazing. The bride and groom are stunning.

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  31. DBI Events

    Such a beautiful dress! It fits her like a glove and couldn’t be more perfect for her. Gorgeous location and the reception venue is to die for!

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  32. Stephanie @rhinspirations

    Beautiful couple and lovely details. I really like the dark dresses and dark suits!

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  33. a

    LOVELY bridal gown, and just a gorgeous, gorgeous couple!!! They look absolutely darling and so in love….

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  34. Janet

    Just came across your blog! I love it and I adore this wedding. Good job!

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