Back in August, the helium gang jumped on a plane to travel to a land we’ve now coined as The Wedding Alley of America [maybe we should trademark this LOL]. From countless groups of bachelorettes in Savannah, Georgia to jaw-dropping venues in Amelia Island, Florida – the southeastern coast of the United States is fertile territory for destination weddings. And we were eating it all up during the discovery trip for a new floral + event design client, but more on them in a future post!
We started our trip flying into Jacksonville. Our final destination was Amelia Island, but being so close to the iconic and historic Georgia city – Savannah – we had to take a little road trip. Savannah brought us a ton of inspiration not only for our florist client, but also for us to fill our inspiration buckets for future projects. Savannah had touches of modern design mixed in with old history charm all throughout the city. It’s valuable to see how other brands [fashion, home décor, restaurants] are inspired by their surroundings and are able to incorporate the old in a new way.
After touring [and eating] our way through Savannah, we headed back to Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. Not knowing what to expect, we were surprised by this quaint, beach town preserved in Old Florida Charm. Similar to Savannah, in walking through the Historic Downtown area we kept running into amazing design inspiration mixed with remnants of a town that is over [a whopping] 450 years old.
By the end of the discovery trip we were really able to grasp why our floral + event design client chose this are of Florida to call home. There’s no doubting excited brides or event planners flock to the surrounding Amelia Island area to create whimsical spaces that blow their guests’ minds. Taking the time to go and experience with our clients’ clients will experience is what makes helium creative so unique. We’re more than a graphic designer, we’re an immersive brand studio.
P.S. On our drive back from Savannah, we HAD to stop at Flacos Tacos #2 and leave our mark.