freddie & brian their story

Savannah · May 24
photography by Art Pinney Photography
the escort cards
In lieu of hiring a calligrapher,
Freddie printed the names of
guests in light grey ink on ivory
place cards, and then traced
over the print with black pen.
the bridal bouquet
The bride carried full and
vibrant roses, tulips, godetia and
alstroemeria in shades of peach
and coral. The bridesmaids carried
similar, but smaller bouquets.
“I do believe in love at first
sight, but it didn’t happen to
either one of us,” says Freddie Geppert (28 and
an elementary school teacher). She and Brian
Eklund (28 and a construction project manager)
hung out with the same circle of friends for about
four years before sparks flew. Then one Christmas
everything changed. They were soon buying a
house together and then, two-and-a-half years
later, Brian proposed to Freddie with a humorous
twist. During one of their weekly date nights,
Brian got down on one knee and pulled out a
four-carat pink stone set. Freddie cringed, but
held her tongue and said yes. Then, Brian asked
her if she wanted to see her “real ring.” “It was
perfect!” says Freddie. —CC
their story
the exit
After exchanging vows, the bride
and groom left the ceremony
under a shower of festive confetti.
the cake
“We saw the design in the cake shop
and fell in love with it,” says Freddie.
A peach fondant, flowering branch
gave the three-tiered confection a
summery, elegant feel.
their ingredients
the formalwear
To keep the guys cool in the Georgia
heat, Brian chose light seersucker
suits with a bright coral-print tie
and simple rose boutonnieres.
the ceremony
Freddie and Brian got married
in the tented Marble Garden
Courtyard. The only décor needed
was a swath of coral and peach
rose petals along the aisle.
ceremony site Marble Garden Courtyard at
the Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah,
(912) 721-5020
reception site Viennese Ballroom at the
Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah,
(912) 721-5020 photography Shawna and Art Pinney/Art
Pinney Photography, Atlanta,,
(678) 438-1470 consultant Day of consultant: Ainsley
Crowell, Tricia Huddas & Co. Weddings &
Events, Savannah, (912) 660-0713 gown Melissa Sweet, Pricilla of Boston,
Atlanta, (404) 475-4505 veil Handmade by the bride’s mother
bridesmaid dresses Coren Moore, Bella
Bridesmaid, Atlanta, (404) 846-8880 formalwear Jos. A. Bank,
flowers Garden on the Square, Savannah,
(912) 233-7227 ceremony music Acoustic guitar: Sean
Driscoll, Savannah, (877) 444-8253
reception music Jeff Braner, Music for the
Occasion, Atlanta, (404) 455-8885 cake Minette Rushing Custom Cakes,
Savannah, (912) 356-0072 transportation Oglethorpe Trolley Tours
of Savannah, Savannah, GA, (912) 233-8380 honeymoon Jamaica