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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Susan & Scott Hyatt

Susan and Scott Hyatt met in 1991 at Savannah Mall in Georgia, when he worked for the mall’s commercial developer and Susan went in to apply to be a customer service booth representative.

“Every Friday night, he would come by that customer service booth and hit on me, and I finally agreed to go to appetizers at TGI Fridays,” Susan says. “And that was all she wrote.”

The pair were married two years later in a traditional Catholic cathedral ceremony in Savannah, where Susan grew up. The couple recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, and that, combined with Susan’s 50th and Scott’s 60th birthdays, led them to think, “Let’s celebrate big,” she says.

“Scott and I both really enjoyed our first wedding,” Susan says, “but I think everybody looks back on their wedding and thinks, ‘If I could do it again, what would I do differently?’ So, it was fun with the vow renewal to do that.”

Susan, a business and life coach, and Scott, a commercial real estate broker in Evansville, renewed their vows on Aug. 7, 2023, in an outdoor ceremony in front of a small group of close friends and family. The renewal took place in Savannah’s Monterey Square and was complete with a string quartet, surprise flash mob, and bagpipe entrance paying homage to the couple’s Irish and Scottish heritage. Susan’s daughter carried the train of her custom gown from Katelyn’s Alterations.

When the ceremony concluded, a New Orleans-style jazz band led the couple and their guests in a line parade around the square and into the reception, held at the Wedding Cake Mansion. The celebration featured a live watercolor artist who painted portraits of guests.

A surprise came at the end of the night when Susan arranged for horse-drawn carriages to line up outside the reception venue and take them on a downtown carriage ride and tour to close out the evening.

Vendors included:
• Photographers: Justin Brown, Elisabeth Donaldson
• Custom Gown: Katelyn’s Alterations
• Flowers: Gray Harper Florals
• Cake: Vanilla & Bean
• Catering: Emily Danzig
• Jewelry: Custom earrings from Studio Fran
• Venue: Monterey Square (ceremony), The Wedding Cake Mansion (reception)

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