Sofia + David’s Savannah Wedding

The Love Story

Sofia and David’s Savannah wedding has been one of my favorites to work on because I’m a hopeless romantic. When I learned of this couples “meet cute” in addition to their unlikely long-distance love story, I was beyond excited to help them plan the beginning of their happily ever after chapter.

The couple met online while playing a game they both enjoyed. They started chatting as a result which evolved into a friendship and eventually into love. Sofia was in living in South Africa while David was living in the United States. Dating while living on different continents posed many challenges. Yet it only made the love between them grow deeper and the appreciation for one another’s commitment stronger. During their wedding reception, David and Sofia performed a skit for their wedding guests. It gave everyone a glimpse into what dating long distance was like and the challenges it posed to everyday communication. The skit was funny and heartwarming and consequently almost made me cry. I was overwhelmed with happiness for my new friends, who had fallen in love under unlikely circumstances and did whatever it took to make it work while being thousands of miles apart.

Sofia + David’s Savannah Wedding

Because Sofia remained in South Africa during the wedding planning process, in addition to Sofia, I also worked with her mother-in-law. Her mother-in-law lives in Savannah and therefore was able to be her eyes and ears on the ground as we chose wedding vendors. Throughout the process, I could tell the anticipation was building to have not only Sofia in Savannah for the celebration but also to be able to meet and spend time with the rest of her family who was flying in from all over the world. Finally seeing these two families come together with so much love already in their hearts was truly moving.

Sofia and David chose to have their wedding ceremony in the ballroom of Brockington Hall. This venue is a historic mansion in the heart of Savannah’s historic district built in 1882.



Venue Brockington Hall 
Date June 17, 2016
Photography Diane Dodd Photography 

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