Natasha & Dinko’s Intimate Pulaski Square Elopement in Savannah
Natasha & Dinko met as workmates and clicked immediately. They soon realized that nothing else mattered when they were together and they became partners in life. They also knew they did not want a large wedding and dreamed of tying the knot under the mossy trees of Pulaski Square in Savannah. They found Simply Eloped online and immediately loved that they could hand over all the hard work to a team of experienced professionals! Read more on their story about how they fell in love, when they ‘knew’ and why they chose to elope in Georgia.
How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?
Natasha: We met while working at Little Caesars Pizza during college. We were very good friends at first but we clicked immediately and naturally.
When did you first fall in love? How did you know?
Natasha: We helped each other through some difficult times in our lives and quickly realized nothing else mattered when we were together. He first told me he loved me on NYE about a month after we started dating. At that moment, I did not know if he was talking to me or his dog!! I went ahead and said it back anyway because I knew I loved him. He was, in fact, talking to me!
How did you accept the proposal?
Natasha: Dinko proposed at a corn maze during the fall, which is our favorite time of the year. He ran ahead of me and, when I turned the corner, he was on his knees. I jumped on him and knocked him to the ground!
What do you love about your partner?
Natasha: He is the kindest, most considerate person I know. We laugh constantly and can make even a trip to the grocery store fun.
What is the greatest strength of your relationship?
Natasha: We root for each other always and are truly partners in life.
Why did you decide to elope?
Natasha: We did not want to have a large wedding and absolutely did not want to spend the money.
How did you find Simply Eloped?
Natasha: I googled ‘elopements’ in Savannah, Georgia.
How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?
Natasha: The reviews were great and included everything I wanted in a wedding – for the right price.
What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?
Natasha: Dinko and I visit Savannah every year and we love it. I had always wanted to get married there but thought it would be too difficult to arrange. But then I found Simply Eloped! We chose to wed at Pulaski Square, instead of Forsyth Park, so it would be more intimate.
What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?
Natasha: The day of the wedding, Pink Chique arrived to do my hair and makeup, which turned out exactly as I had wanted. Afterwards, Dinko and I just hung out in the hotel room and watched The Office until it was time to leave. Traffic was CRAZY and it took almost thirty minutes to get the five minutes from the hotel to the Square which added to our nerves. However, we made it on time and everything turned out perfectly.
Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!
Natasha: Simply Eloped was so easy to work with and quick to answer any questions. I was amazed at their ability to read me and know exactly how to make our wedding absolutely perfect!
How did you celebrate after?
Natasha: After the ceremony, Dinko and I left everyone to take pictures which was so much fun and intimate. Then we went to River Street for dinner with our family and, afterwards, to a few bars to celebrate.
What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?
Natasha: I feel that eloping made our wedding so special in that it was so intimate. We were really able to focus on the fact that this was about our love and nothing else. Everything was perfect and it was a dream come true to get married under the mossy trees in Savannah. Simply Eloped handled everything and took away so much of the stress that comes with planning a wedding.
Officiation by: Melissa DeLynn
Photography by: Karen Norian
Hair & Makeup by: Stephanie Rae & Emily Van Scoy
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Pulaski Square, Savannah, Georgia.