We are super excited to feature our first LGBT Wedding on AtlantaBridal! Many thanks to The Brice Hotel in Savannah for sending Jose and Levi's wedding to us! Jose and Levi were top winners in The Brice’s summer 2015 Facebook contest that asked LGBT couples across the State of Georgia to submit their love story. After weeks of voting—and waiting, Jose and Levi were declared the winners of a full wedding package and ‘minimoon' getaway, courtesy of The Brice.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Jose and Levi were married in the company of friends and family at The Brice, a Kimpton Hotel. The Atlanta, GA couple and their friends hosted an outdoor wedding at the hotel’s outdoor Secret Garden where tears, laughter and lots of hugging fit in with the hospitality that best defines Savannah.
Every detail of Jose and Levi’s wedding was a personal display of their modern day love story. The ring bearer was Levi’s brindle-colored dog, while Jose’s childhood friend traveled from South Florida to officiate the couple’s wedding. Tables were adorned with modern terrarium centerpieces filled with fresh succulent gardens and name placement cards to match. A close friend of Jose and Levi’s sang the first song of the evening—a song Jose, a musician himself, wrote based on his love for Levi. After the tears had dried from everyone’s face, the couple’s DJ friend played tunes that kept wedding guests entertained and hotel guests curious about access to the party. To culminate the evening, Jose, Levi and their entourage of friends and family held sparklers in nearby Washington Squared, a popular Savannah landmark, to illuminate their love before heading off to south Florida for their ‘minimoon' getaway at The Surfcomber Hotel in Miami, also part of their prize package.
Director of Catering: Kristen Haddick, The Brice
Caterer: Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar, The Brice
Photographer: Teresa Earnest
Floral/Event Designer: French Knot Studios
Wedding cake: A Squad Bake Shop
The Brice Hotel | 601 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
Kimpton’s The Brice hotel, located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, opened May 20, 2014. An adaptive reuse of one of the city’s timeless structures originally built in the 1860s, The Brice pays homage to the building’s rich history while putting Kimpton’s playful and contemporary twist on the more traditional style of lodging commonly found throughout Savannah. The 145-room hotel, situated on Washington Square at 601 East Bay St., includes 5,700 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, as well as 2,300 square feet of outdoor space. The Brice is home to Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar, a chef-driven Kimpton restaurant and craft cocktail bar. For more information or to reserve a room, visit www.bricehotel.com, or call (912) 238-1200 or 877-48BRICE.
Congrats to Jose and Levi and Happy Planning to you!
A leader and innovator in the wedding industry for 20 years, Lei is a Georgia native and has been featured on CNN, 11Alive, Star94 and other TV, Radio, Internet and Print media. Lei has also represented Slim-Fast and speaks all over the Southeast on weddings and marketing in the wedding industry. Lei is the proud Mom of two and lives in the Atlanta area.
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