Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Kev and I spent a few days in Savannah, Georgia for Valentine’s Day this year. We arrived at lunchtime on Saturday and immediately set about taking a tour of the beautiful historic district to familiarize ourselves with the city.

Savannah, Georgia

I absolutely loved the beauty of Savannah – all the old homes, buildings, and businesses.

Savannah, Georgia

One of my favorite things was that we were able to walk everywhere we needed or wanted to go.

Savannah, Georgia

Here’s one of the 22 picturesque squares located throughout the city. It’s impossible to walk very far and not run into one of these gorgeous parks!

Savannah, Georgia

There were a few cobblestone and brick roads that I couldn’t stop photographing.

Savannah, Georgia

Just lovely.

Savannah, Georgia

Our first tour of the weekend took us inside the Catholic Cathedral.

Savannah, Georgia

How gorgeous this church was!

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

They even allowed dogs in church.

Pardon my posture here. Seconds before this photo was snapped, I somehow managed to trip over my own two feet while standing still. This is me, stumbling to catch my balance, right before almost toppling over.

Savannah, Georgia

On Valentine’s Day, Kev and I got dressed for dinner.

Savannah, Georgia

When we went outside, I found this waiting for us!

Savannah, Georgia

Kev arranged for a horse-drawn carriage to take us to dinner, even though it was only a quarter of a mile away, so I wouldn’t have to walk too far in my heels.

Savannah, Georgia

Our driver presented me with roses and took us on tour through the city, telling us several animated ghost stories as the sun set over Savannah.

Savannah, Georgia

We had dinner at several outstanding restaurants during our stay in Savannah, but Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons, only took reservations on Valentine’s Day. The others took reservations every night, so for Valentine’s Day, we made reservations at The Lady and Sons.

Here was our dessert. Gooey Butter Cake. They had Original, Chocolate Chip (which was original with mini chocolate chips sprinkled on top) and Chocolate Peanut Butter (which I imagine was the original recipe using a chocolate cake mix instead of yellow, and adding peanut butter to the filling).

We couldn’t pick just one.

Savannah, Georgia

Now I won’t tell you you how much I had, but Kevin had a bite of each.

And this is all that was left.

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58 Responses
  1. BeeJay

    I love Savannah – so charming, so pretty, so historic, so close. We were unable to eat at Lady and Sons because of the crowd – still a long line at about 3:30 in the afternoon, not even meal time! Your red dress is beautiful.

  2. Laeti

    Hi !
    Your trip seems sooo romantic ! Your country is incredible, much more than mine (France) !
    And let me tell you : you are both stunning in your V-Day cloths !!
    Thank you for sharing those wonderful pics !

  3. Diane

    You were treated by Kevin like a queen! How blessed you are!

    Gotta say…I’m surprised that Miss Paula couldn’t spring for nicer dinnerware to serve up her treats. Those look like summer camp dessert dishes…just sayin’.

  4. Samantha Schmidt

    That first picture.. Forsyth Park.. That is where my fiance proposed to me at :)



  5. Curly Heir

    Beautiful Savanna, your V-day dress, the sweet horse carriage gesture & ur photos… Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto what everyone else said ;)

    By the way… do you have your own personal photographer follow you around? :) How did you get all those beautiful shots of you and your husband? Not just any friendly stranger off the street I am assuming.

    Oh, and more photography tips!!!

  6. creole wisdom

    Ahhh Savannah! Just love it. That church has always been my number one spot to get married, but it just doesn’t make much logistical sense considering I live in MN, but a girl can dream, right?

  7. alice hanson

    I loved seeing the thoughtfulness of Kevin. You two are just a darling couple. Your dress for Valentine’s was beautiful with you in it! I am so glad I found you while in Australia.
    smiles, alice

  8. Ashley

    Your photography is AMAZING… seriously.

    I love the pictures of the catholic church. I’d love to visit a big cathedral like that someday. :)

    glad you and kevin had a good time!

  9. Karen

    Wow, it looks like you had such an amazing time. I have always wanted to travel to Savannah, thank you for giving us a glimpse into this beautiful city!!!


  10. Maria Ortiz-Cintron

    I’m loving these photos of your trip to Savannah. How lovely, and the horse drawn carriage?… nice touch. I’m enjoying your posts, I would love to take a trip to Savannah, so seeing these pics is giving me a glimpse into all I have to look forward to.

  11. Sherrie

    I LOVE Savannah and can never get tired of photographs of Savannah. Forsyth Park is one of my favorite places- I love the fountain. In a few weeks they will have the greening of the water there to start off the long Saint Patricks celebration- My daughter attended Savannah College of Art and Design and I went every week to Savannah not to just see her, but to visit the city (I only live about 30 minutes away)- there is always something new to explore. I love the Lady and Sons restaurant despite the negative I hear- I also eat there often.
    Love your pictures and love the red dress too! Love the look on the carriage drivers face as he is watching you and Kevin.
    Glad you enjoyed your visit

  12. Laurie Clayton

    Savannah is so intriquing. I have not had the time yet to tour it but I dropped my daughter off at school last fall. She goes to the Savannah College of Art and Design and the school is intertwined all around that area. She has done some beautful drawings of the graveyard there and I can’t wait to visit her and take the ghost trolley and hear all those marvelouse stories too!

  13. Thais

    What a lovely trip. I always love to read about where you have been.
    On a TOTALLY different subject….I just got home from a quick stop at Pier 1. Amanda, they have this ADORABLE giant cupcake cookie jar. It even has a strawberry on top and sprinkles. I of course immediately thought of the QUEEN OF CUPCAKES when I saw this jar. I hope you have a Pier 1 near you.

  14. LauraEmm

    Thanks for sharing! Now I have a new place I want to visit! Could Kevin maybe write a segment on ‘How to Romance Your Wife’?? My husband sure could use a few tips from him! :)

  15. Diane Eck

    Amanda, As usual, your pictures make the viewer wish to be there…and it looked like you had a very fun, yet romantic four days!! Where did Miley and Howie stay while you were out to dinner, etc? Your dress and shoes looked beautiful on you and Kevin looked quite handsome! As always, thanks for sharing! Diane :o)

  16. BECKY

    Just beautiful. I’ve always heard Savannah is beautiful and you have just proved it in your photos. It looks like you went back in time…just lovely. Your pictures are quite stunning especially of the church. What a wonderful picture of you and Kevin. Looks like a wonderful Valentine’s Day to me. The desserts looked divine. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Becky

  17. Heather :) :) :)

    Oh, I want to visit Savannah now..those cobblestone streets with the huge trees was so beuatiful :) :) I’ve always love tree-lined streets.. :) :) There is oen cobblestone street left in my town and I think most people have forgotten that it exists. The homes are large and built around the turn of the 20th century…and it’s like stepping back in time. Thanks for sharing these photos of Savannah. Everything looks beautiful :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  18. doughmesstic

    What an awesome trip! I loved Savannah when i was there – but it’s been too long! Thanks for all the great ideas – and you rocked those shoes!

  19. Lilianna Grace

    I too visited Savannah last week. It was my first time there and we only stayed one night, so we didn’t have that much time to explore. I do love the tree lined streets though! We ate at the Pink House and enjoyed not only it’s food but it’s charm and rich history. We almost ate at Lady and Sons but after hearing some negative reviews we decided to pass. I’m glad you enjoyed it and I’m kinda bummed we didn’t make it there just to check it out for ourselves. Always love your beautiful travel photos!

  20. ryan

    Wow thanks for sharing all those photos of your trip to Savannah.The photos are Amazing and you both look Fabulous. What a Lovely Trip.
    My husband doesnt think of these kinds of things like your Kevin
    (your a lucky girl) But I think Im gonna have to put a bug in his ear about this place. lol

  21. Debra D.

    Love the pictures! I can’t believe I stumbled upon your blog because my husband and I were also in Savannah last weekend and we were on the same walking tour with Savannah Dan. I remember your sweet dogs, they were so adorable and so well behaved. It looks like you and your husband enjoyed your visit, as did we. Hope to see you there again someday!

  22. Marilyn

    The pics are gorgeous, I think I might have to take a weekend trip to Savannah sometime. That is so cool that Kevin got a carriage ride, how romantic!

  23. Laurie

    Great pictures Amanda! You guys look so gorgeous all dressed up for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for your continued updates on Savannah, I’m taking notes!

  24. Jeannine

    These are wonderful!!! I was wondering… how “dog friendly” is Savannah??? I have never been there and was wondering how my pug Lily would like it. ;-)

  25. Rebekah Harris

    I have always wanted to visit Savannah and The Lady and Sons! I am drooling just looking at your pictures! Savannah is SOOOOO beautiful! I might book a flight today!

  26. Katherine @ Grass Stains

    Amanda, I haven’t been to Savannah in 10 years, but your photos (as usual!) make me feel like I was there with you. Thanks for the tour!

  27. Angela

    I loved the great pictures and seeing a place I really want to visit. I especially loved the photo of your dogs in the beautiful church!!

  28. Brandy

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning! So glad you guys had a wonderful time!

    Oh and I love your red dress!!! You looked beautiful.


  29. AZAnjanette

    I’ve been subscribing to your blog for a few weeks now since my friend recommended it to me. I have to say I have been enjoying it tremendously! The photos of you two on V-Day in the carriage were just fabulous! How lucky to have such great pictures. My hubby never wants to be in a photo so I just had to comment on how lucky you are.

  30. Leasa

    We were married in a Historic Church Trinity United Methodist downtown on Telfair square and had a horse drawn carriage from the ceremony to our reception on the river.

  31. Kristen@PrettySweet

    Loved looking at these and remembering our own recent trip to Savannah. =) I knew you would have great pictures! It’s such a super beautiful city. We loved our trip to Charleston, too, but the way that Savannah was planned out is just so unique. Those parks are the best. =)

  32. Kay

    Great pics and the trip looks like so much fun — now I want to go!! Love your dress and super cute shoes too!! One small thing … your hubby needs to get a pair of dress shoes! ;)

  33. Southern Gal

    That red dress and those red shoes are gorgeous on you. So glad you showed something you ate at Paula’s that was all about butter. She’s all about the butter, y’all.

  34. Paulette

    I was just about to ask the same question that Julie asked. What’s your secret? You guys look great, such a lovely Valentines day gift from Kevin. Wish hubby was that romantic. Thanks for the pictures. Paulette

  35. Jan

    Oh! I LoVe the foliage there! Probably b/c it is so lacking where I live. Great shots!! Do you take them or your husband? I HAVE to go there…I don’t know why I haven’t. It’s not THAT far. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    I would do anything to eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant….Oh my, how much buttery and sugary fun would THAT be!!! :)

    Your pics of Savannah are breathtaking…the vertical shot of the sidewalk shot…it’s so perfect and crisp it almost looks fake. I am in AWE of your photography skills…simply beautiful, Amanda!

    1. tammie

      hey your pictures are lovely we are here this week end with our family an d
      we got to see paula deen store did not get to eat but we are haveing fun

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