is it sad to admit that in my 31 years on earth, this was my first time in the great state of georgia?
where all my georgia peaches at!?!
work took me to this gorgeous area of the country, which is so rich in american history, you can feel it in the spanish moss.
i’ve been traveling with the insanely talented Carrie Patterson to help photograph these fancy destination weddings.
it has been incredibly inspiring to shoot in a new location so i’ve made it a point to add an extra day or two to explore these new spots.
and shop, duh.
ah, Savannah! sweet, sweet, Savannah. you have really stolen a piece of my heart.
the cobblestone streets, artsy vibe, and gorgeous mansions are filled with hundreds of years of southern livin’.
we stayed at The Marshall House, right smack dab downtown.
arriving at this hotel is a lot like that feeling you have coming home from college, when everyone is SO excited to see you, and you want to hug everyone.
the staff couldn’t have been sweeter, which is a testament to everyone i met in savannah. southern hospitality is the real deal.
i was pretty certain the place was haunted and then after some heavy googling, my internet searches confirmed The Marshall House is one of the most haunted places in the country. (so glad i found that out at 11pm alone in my hotel room.)
when i asked the lady at the front desk to tell me ghost stories, she immediately got quiet and just said, “well, they found some bones a few years ago in the basement”, and gave me this look like, “do what you want with that”.
turns out the hotel has been a hospital, twice.
but don’t let that deter you from staying there, it seriously was so lovely and charming.
and i’m pretty sure ALL of Savannah is haunted, anyways.
i made a point to drive out to the Old Sheldon Ruins, and so glad i did.
it was quiet, without a soul in site, just me and the old church ruins.
pretty peaceful if you ask me.
we finished the trip with a stay at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina,
and if you fancy, you can see those wedding images here!