Olga ♥ Sebastian
She is from Ukraine while he is from Colombia. This union is a testimony that love knows no boundaries. Just as their wedding is a combination of two lovely cultures, Olga and Sebastian united together in Jekyll Island where the beach is mixed with the dessert view of the driftwood. It was a lively evening that ended with a sparkler exit for the couple who were able to run through it three times, which absolutely must be some sign of good luck for them! Felicidades to the newlyweds!
How It All Started…
When a mutual friend introduced Olga and Sebastian, he knew immediately this beautiful Russian doll would be his bride. Her girls became his daughters instantly, loving his kind and lively nature. So it was perfect when they were the ones to help Sebastian pull off the perfect proposal at home!
The Happily Ever After Begins Here…
Extra Special Details
The ceremony location on Driftwood Beach. The wedding venue became a melting pot for guests who came from different parts of the world. It is such a beautiful and unique view with all of the driftwood on the beach. And even though it’s a public beach, all the people that were enjoying it were so respectful of our ceremony and didn’t walk through or behind the arch!
The kids. The groom’s furry kids and the bride’s daughters as a part of the ceremony since they were also part of the proposal!
The food. The catering was fantastic! They had honey cake and traditional Russian salad to represent the bride’s culture, and areapas to represent the groom’s culture. The honey cake was actually a wedding surprise from the chef, who went above and beyond to create dishes from both of their cultures!
The ultimate sign. The bride wasn’t sure about taking the groom’s last name; so while shopping one day, she went to Things Remembered and found a plate. It was at that point she decided she would take his last name. She had it engraved with their shared married last name, and took it home to surprise him. It was her way to show him that she was going to take his last name, and he absolutely loved it.
Union of families. They chose to honor their families from two different cultures joining as one with a single row of tables set up family-style along the boardwalk situated parallel to the beach, offering a perfect view of the surf as it crashed along the waves.
The color palette. Their color scheme was lavender, cream and white. It was the most beautiful accompaniment to the clear blue sky.
Heed These Pieces of Advice!
From The Bride:
♥ Stick to your budget and choose wisely were you want to do your weeding, the place, time and convenience for all the parties invited. We had a hard time due to the weather which we didn’t take in consideration until it was
♥ Talk in advance with your photographer before the weeding and with who you would like to take pictures and let the photographer be in control.
Tips From The Photographer:
♥ Take your time to make decisions about where and when you want to have your wedding, since the location and weather is a big factor in the success of your wedding day.
♥ HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER! I didn’t want to worry with all the details and get stressed out, and Ginger was such a lifesaver for me. Especially when we had to move our reception indoors because it got too cold outside for our guests, we didn’t have to worry about moving anything that had been set up outside! She and the other vendors worked together to make that happen so we could enjoy our time together.
♥ Hire a great caterer. We absolutely loved Gullah Geechee and were so glad we hired him! We recommend him to anyone needing a caterer in the Savannah area!
$10,000 – $20,000
Photographer: Heather Kline Photography
Hair Stylist: Dahiana Rivas
DJ: George Greenlee
Event Planner: Ginger Fawcett Events
Caterer: Gullah Geechee Catering
Other: In Any Event Rentals
Event Venue: Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center