Homegrown Homecoming

blog by Rachael Bach

photography by Cedric Smith

When Savannah Christine unearthed her grandmother’s old yearbooks, filled with pages of debutants and the southern charm of bygone days, she was inspired to throw a dinner party. Using the fashion of today’s designers, and recipes from the harvest season, food stylist and acclaimed blogger Libbie Summers created a Homegrown Homecoming parade into the past. The videos from the exclusive shoot for South magazine offer a behind-the-scenes look at how this stunning spread came to life and what inspired Summers to create Savannah Christine's beautiful world. While other homecomings welcome back alumni, enjoy a lively football game or parade, and crown the homecoming king and queen, South hosted a whole new version of this time-honored tradition in a photo shoot like no other. Models dressed in whimsical gowns, dashing suits, and varsity jackets for the affair, while the drumline from the Savannah State University Marching Band and a majorette added a little pep to the party. In true homecoming fashion, dinner was served on a float styled platform with the best recipes in mind, including Georgia Salt Marsh Oyster Stew with Hot and Spicy Oyster Crackers, drinks courtesy of the Beer Growler and for dessert a Blue Ribbon Apple Pie.