Carley and Grant at Crane Cottage

Real Weddings

January 11, 2023

Crane Cottage of Jekyll Island Club Resort
Crane Cottage

Jekyll Island Club Resort’s Crane Cottage

Crane Cottage is one of the many beautiful wedding sites of Jekyll Island Club Resort. According to the website, Crane Cottage was the most expensive home ever built on Jekyll Island when it was constructed in 1917. Guests love its Italian Renaissance architectural style. Crane Cottage has thirteen guest rooms that are joined by Old World communal spaces such as the Crane Library, Crane Dining Room, and Crane Living Room.  In the center of the cottage is an open courtyard surrounded by the loggia to provide protection from the weather.  Crane Cottageā€™s exquisite sunken garden has been the site of countless weddings. The garden is only a few feet from the front lawn with its calming reflecting pool and Italian cypress trees.

Carley and Grant choose Crane Cottage

If Carley and Grant were on their favorite date, they would be enjoying a picnic by a pond while listening to some great music. Choosing Crane Cottage allowed them to create their wedding like their favorite date! Their family and friends stayed on site in Crane Cottage and Cherokee Cottage. A clear top tent donned the sunken garden to protect guests from showers that were expected that day. After the sweet ceremony, guests moved into the Cottage Courtyard for cocktails. Then they crossed the bridge over the reflecting pool to enter the white tent on the front lawn for the Reception. Carley and Grant truly had a picnic by the water with some great music by Emerald Empire Band for their wedding!

The Groom and Groomsmen under the cypress trees at Crane Cottage
Sacred ceremony in the sunken garden of Crane Cottage at Jekyll Island Club Resort

Wedding Production Service for Crane Cottage

Carley and Grant have busy careers. Carley is an Elementary School teacher. Grant works at his family’s Event Rental Company. They knew they needed a wedding planner to make their dreams come true. Jennifer of Swanson Signature Events planned the wedding that they always wanted. Since they chose the Event Production package, Jennifer started working with them right away. The design of the event was very important to the couple, and they trusted Swanson Signature Events to create magic. The magic began in the sunken garden with white church pews creating the feel of a precious church sanctuary. Carley and Grant made their sacred promises to each other surrounded by the beauty of the garden.

The Bride and Groom at Jekyll Island Club Resort

Color and Style for Crane Cottage

The Bride’s color palette included Vintage Mauve, Light Sage, Golden Champagne, and a variety of green, amber, and golden tones. A primary bloom incorporated by Swanson Signature Events on the design board was the Golden Mustard Garden Rose. This very special flower was chosen by the Bride. It was her dream to have it in her bridal bouquet. Em. Creative Floral found just the right rose to anchor her bouquet as well as the ceremony and reception florals. The amber goblets from Savannah Vintage and Event Rentals glowed in the sunset that reflected off the water.

Under the goblets were the most beautiful linens from Nuage Designs. The elegant pattern and blush undertones of the “Blush Lotus” linens elevated every table. Bride and Groom and their loved ones dined at a whimsical head table. Bamboo folding chairs and woven placemats provided elements of that romantic seaside picnic. Rattan lanterns floating above the dance floor reminded everyone that they were on a romantic picnic by the water.

White tent on the front lawn of Crane Cottage

Swanson Signature Events and Crane Cottage

Swanson Signature Events can make dreams come true. First, we create the design board understanding the vision the Bride and Groom have for their day. Second, we source the details. Having wonderful relationships with our many creative partners leads us to find unique elements like rattan lanterns, amber goblets, a Golden Mustard Garden Rose, and white church pews. Third, we know the venue. We have worked with the fabulous staff at Jekyll Island Club Resort for many events, and we look forward to many more!

Talented Creative Partners

Photography || Molliner Photography

Videography || Jeff and Mollie Photography

Florals || Em. Creative Floral Design

Rentals || Beachview

Rentals || Savannah Vintage and Event Rentals

Beauty || Amanda Hopcraft

Cake || Chrislynn’s Confections

Stationery || Low Country Paper Co.

Classic Car || Martin’s Vintage Rides

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