Rio and Amado’s “Urban Jungle” Themed Savannah Wedding

by Amy Serrago

Rio and Amado met while they were attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, in the architecture building. So, when this Seattle-based couple started planning their big day they knew they wanted to go back to Savannah. A place Rio calls, “the most beautiful city in the south”. They chose an “urban jungle” theme to incorporate their love of gardening and tropical plants with their industrial-chic venue, the Georgia State Railroad museum. During their ceremony, Rio and Amado performed one of the coolest (and most delicious) unity rituals we’ve ever seen, they made guacamole! Rio said, “we wanted to do something we can do on our anniversary every year, wherever we are and we both love to cook.” One of their favorite dishes to make at home is Guacamole, so there you have it. The perfect unity ceremony for fun-loving foodies!

Rio was radiant in her sexy sheath gown with its deep V neckline and court train. To top off her look she added dangling gold earrings and a sparkling chain belt. Her bridesmaids wore delicate shades of blush and pink and all of the ladies carried lush bouquets of exotic blooms and greenery to enhance the day’s “urban jungle” theme. Amado and his groomsmen were dapper in classic three-piece tuxes, Amado in a bow tie and his guys in straight ones.

At the reception, farmhouse style tables were adorned with long greenery runners, white napkins and gold flatware. Vintage furniture pieces and gold accents like lanterns and votive candles completed the decor and photos of the happy couple were displayed throughout the space. Industrial brick and antique trains created the perfect backdrop for lush florals and as the sun went down, strung Edison lights cast a romantic glow on Rio, Amado and their guests who danced the night away, right on the old train platform!

Invitation Designer: Minted//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux//Bakery: Wicked Cakes of Savannah//Equipment Rentals:Amazing Event Rentals//DJ: All About You Entertainment//Floral Designer:Ivory & Beau//Hair Stylist: Roots Southern Salon//Location: Georgia State Railroad Museum//Event Planner: Design Studio South {AES}//Photographer: The Happy Bloom

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