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Elope in Savannah

One of the original 13 colonies and the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah is oozing with history and Southern charm. With cobblestone streets, ornate public squares, and lush city parks, it’s easy to see why so many lovers fly south and elope to Savannah.

Savannah

Why is Savannah awesome

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Elope in Savannah and let its historic, southern charm drape over your ceremony like an ethereal veil.

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Savannah is a photography dream with its cobblestone streets, romantic public squares, and lush city parks.

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Gorgeous year-round temperatures will suit whatever theme you have in mind for your elopement.

Places to elope in Savannah

Chippewa Square

Chippewa Square Chippewa Square

Located in the heart of it all, Chippewa Square is a staple of Savannah. Forrest Gump famously waited for the bus here and some of the city’s most well known...

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Pulaski Square

Pulaski Square Pulaski Square

One of the city’s newer squares, Pulaski Square is where old town charm meets urban forest. Tall, mossy trees tower above wide brick paths bordered by ivy and greenery. The...

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Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park Forsyth Park

This breathtaking park occupies 30 acres in the center of Savannah. One of the most iconic attractions of Savannah is the large fountain at the north end of the park,...

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Troup Square

Troup Square Troup Square

Troup Square is one of the smaller squares in Savannah and is home to some of the most interesting art in all of the city’s squares. The Armillary Sphere monument,...

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Tybee Island

Tybee Island Tybee Island

Tybee Island is located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah is Georgia’s beach wedding destination. Tybee Island is rich with romantic coastal charm. Savannah Beach is a gorgeous ceremony site thanks...

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Chande Pines

Chande Pines Chande Pines

Just outside of Savannah sits a beautiful 50-acre pine grove known as Chande Pines. Country vibes, a lush forest, and quiet paths await for your ceremony. There’s a grassy meadow...

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Red Gate Farms

Red Gate Farms Red Gate Farms

Just 6 miles from downtown Savannah, Red Gate Farms offers an historic property complete with 300-year-old oak trees, lush paddocks, and a glistening pond. Venue rental fees apply.

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The Mackey House

The Mackey House The Mackey House

The Mackey House is a Colonial mansion that sits on 440 acres of gorgeous property. Have your ceremony in a lush garden, on the gorgeous deck, or in their open-air...

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Savannah Elopement Packages

Whether you’re looking for a simple elopement or an all inclusive ceremony experience,

we have Savannah elopement packages that will provide you with everything you need to get married in this charming Georgia city!

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$450

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,050

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,300

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

    1 Hour of Videography

  • Long-form Video of Ceremony & 1-2 Minute Highlight Reel

    Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$3,150

Marry Anywhere in Georgia

We have a team that can travel anywhere you please in Georgia. Reach out to us for a quote!

If you’re looking to venture outside of charming Savannah, photographer Karen Norian and officiant Melissa DeLynn will travel anywhere in Georgia that you can imagine, from the bustling city of Atlanta all the way to the scenic mountain views of North Georgia. Whether you’re craving a stunning cityscape or nothing but nature as far as the eye can see, our team can travel wherever you please! The Marry Anywhere Experience also includes:

  • Up to four hours of photography anywhere in Georgia
  • Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 75+ edited, high-res digital photos per hour
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

Reach out to us about your desired location for a quote!

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$400/hr
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$400/hr
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Videography

Videography

$800/hr

Videography

$800/hr

Videography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

*Powered by Pink Chique
$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$600

Engagement Shoot

$600

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper

Simply Eloped has been seen in

I would recommend your services to everyone! You took the stress and worry out of planning a wedding. Down to the last detail, everything was perfect! Thank you Laura, Megan, Melissa, and Jessica for making this the best day of our lives!!!

Kim and Sean
Kim and Sean

Thank you for your help! It’s an awesome service and I will be recommending to everyone.

Quanesha and Christopher
Quanesha and Christopher

Thank you so much for helping make my wedding one that was so wonderful. It was small but beautiful! It was an easy process without the headache of running around.

Brittany and Joel
Brittany and Joel

I could not have asked for a better experience for my day. It was absolutely perfect.

Corie and Matthew
Corie and Matthew

All around great customer service, can’t thank you enough for helping us plan our day to be what we wanted.

Leah and Cody
Leah and Cody

We are so appreciative of the team at Simply Eloped. Thank you for everything! We will sing your praise for a lifetime to come!

Kasey and Patrick
Kasey and Patrick

Simply Eloped seemed to be the most credible, as opposed to location-specific elopement companies. Good thing we did, they allowed us to switch our location!

Madison and Justin
Madison and Justin

Amazing experience. Would recommend to everyone getting married. I can’t even relate when people talk about being stressed before a wedding because I had 0 stress.

Jessica and Austin
Jessica and Austin

My Simply Eloped experience was absolutely perfect! I cannot recommend them enough for the couples that are considering eloping!

Nina and Josh
Nina and Josh

Meet our vendors

Martha, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Savannah so special?

The overall atmosphere of Savannah. We are laid back and very welcoming.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Savannah?

I can’t pick just one, as every season I have a new favorite.

Melissa, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in Savannah so special?

Savannah is pure magic. The old trees, and coastal breeze create the most beautiful setting for love to be witnessed.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in Savannah?

Forsyth park is like a second home to me. Its beauty is just unmatched!

Our Team

Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
Karen
Karen
Photographer
Melissa
Melissa
Officiant
Jessica
Jessica
Photographer
Tina
Tina
Officiant
Stephen
Stephen
Officiant
Matthew
Matthew
Videographer
Cameron
Cameron
Photographer
Chelsea
Chelsea
On-Site Helper
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Hilary
Hilary
Photographer
Martha
Martha
Officiant
Kelsey
Kelsey
Photographer
Maeve
Maeve
On-Site Helper
Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
Karen
Karen
Photographer
Melissa
Melissa
Officiant
Jessica
Jessica
Photographer
Tina
Tina
Officiant
Stephen
Stephen
Officiant
Matthew
Matthew
Videographer
Cameron
Cameron
Photographer
Chelsea
Chelsea
On-Site Helper
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Hilary
Hilary
Photographer
Martha
Martha
Officiant
Kelsey
Kelsey
Photographer
Maeve
Maeve
On-Site Helper

How to elope in Savannah

Old world charm and history go hand in hand in the gorgeous coastal city of Savannah. With its cobblestone streets, quaint squares, and historic architecture, Savannah is truly something of a hidden gem for your elopement. If you’re sold on a Savannah elopement, we’ll walk you through how to plan your big day.

Can I get married in a Savannah, GA wedding chapel?

The short answer: Yes! Quaint squares and Spanish moss make Savannah the perfect place to elope to – it’s dripping with historic southern charm! And, if you like to keep things traditional, consider having your ceremony in one of the wedding chapels in Savannah, GA.

While there are only a few chapels in Savannah, GA, you can’t go wrong with either one you choose. Whether you’re looking into the century-old Whitefield chapel or the coastal Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, these Savannah GA wedding chapels both offer a unique, romantic place to tie the knot.

Where else can I have my Savannah destination wedding?

Savannah is an iconic city with perfect locations for a wedding ceremony every way you look. Romantic squares, historic homes and a sprawling shoreline are all beautiful options for an intimate wedding day! Whether you’re looking to elope to Savannah for an epic outdoor ceremony in one of its parks or squares or having a simple justice of the peace Savannah GA wedding, we can help make your day unforgettable.

How to legalize your Savannah elopement

Eloping in Savannah is a simple process and only requires a few legal steps. If you’re dreaming of a romantic Savannah elopement, you’ll need to both arrive at the County Courthouse to apply for your marriage license and present valid identification. You’ll need to pay a fee of $66. Once you’ve received your license, there is no waiting period to get married – which means that once you receive your license, you can get married the very same day! To learn more about how you can obtain your marriage license for your Savannah elopement, you can visit the Chatham County website.

When is the best time of year to elope to Savannah?

Savannah has gorgeous, historic beauty year-round, but depending on your temperature preferences, you may want to choose your elopement date by figuring out first what season is best for you. With mild winter temperatures, Savannah is the perfect place to have a winter ceremony if you’re not looking for a winter wonderland of snow or extreme cold! Spring and fall tend to boast beautiful and generally mild temperatures, but it might be worth noting that some months during the fall and spring season can feel like summer! If heat and humidity are both climates that you want to avoid, we recommend skipping the summer season, as temps can go past 90 degrees and the humidity can be well past 75%! Overall, it entirely depends on what kind of climate you envision for your big day. Once that’s nailed down, choosing a season will be much simpler!

Karen Norian

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.

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Read the stories of real couples that eloped in Savannah!

If live oak trees with Spanish moss and quaint Victorian townhomes are your idea of the perfect ceremony backdrop, then you may want to consider a Savannah elopement like Vanessa and Brian! And having a Forsyth Park wedding or elopement is the perfect destination to do so: the park is filled with lush greenery, an iconic fountain, and colorful homes dotted along the park’s outskirts, meaning your Savannah elopement will have the southern charm you’re wanting for your day. After Vanessa and Brian realized planning a wedding amidst the current pandemic was simply not an option they’d want to go through with, the couple eloped on May 20, 2020 at Forsyth Park, then headed back to the beautiful Alida Hotel to capture some more intimate post-ceremony portraits. Scroll below to read their love story and to check out the incredible photos that were captured that day!

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

We knew we liked Simply Eloped based the packages they provide, professionalism, and prompt communication. Another selling point was the edgy and sophisticated style of their photography. Flexibility is important and the Simply Eloped team were more than happy to improvise if need be.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

We chose Savannah because of incredible scenery and it’s proximity to where we live. There were a number of locations to choose from but Forsyth Park in our opinion was the most beautiful.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

We stayed at The Alida Hotel in Savannah. Brian had told the manager we were going to get married and she delightfully upgraded our room to a beautiful suite. We chose to stay in and enjoy our wedding morning together. It was raining all morning so we were a bit concerned that the wedding would be rained out. Right before it was time to leave the hotel the clouds disappeared and the sun came out. We both had feelings of happiness, anticipation, and relief that the sun would shine down on us on our perfect day.

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Eloping is a personal choice. People who truly love and support you, will honor how you choose to get married. Marriage is about love and commitment and eloping is an incredibly intimate way to celebrate that union. We would choose an elopement again and again if we could! It was the best decision ever.

It was the start of a beautiful thing when Kacie & Taylor met – they both thought they looked better in person than in their dating app photos! There was instant chemistry! Long story short, they decided they would rather invest in a new home together than an expensive wedding. That’s when they found Simply Eloped who helped them have a perfect elopement in Savannah, Georgia. Kacie had an epic wedding gown as she and Tyler eloped in beautiful Chippewa Square. Their families watched as they exchanged their vows under the trees and then celebrated with champagne. Read more to find out how Kacie & Taylor got engaged and decided on Simply Eloped to help them plan their elopement.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Kacie: A google search confirmed that Simply Eloped was the best. It had the best reviews and vendors that they had vetted. We wouldn’t have to do a ton of our own research.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Kacie: We actually found both the officiant and photographer on Instagram, and after several in depth stalking sessions, I was sure they were the right fit for us.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Kacie: It was close enough to be an easy trip for our parents, but far enough that our friends wouldn’t be expecting an invite! Plus, Savannah is just a beautiful backdrop for an elopement.

What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel in the moments leading up to your elopement?

Kacie: We took more time planning the honeymoon. We were so excited to take a trip and explore Savannah. The wedding itself sort of snuck on us! We didn’t think we would be so nervous, but the hour before took a lifetime!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Kacie: Go for it! Everyone I know who has eloped has said it feels so much more intimate and special. Most people who have the big event don’t get to enjoy it the way they want and the cost is astronomical. Also, go for the big dress and the exciting suit. It might be an elopement but it’s still your day and you should feel fabulous!!

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 find Simply Eloped?

Natasha: I googled ‘elopements’ in Savannah, Georgia.

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.

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.

Laura & Karissa met just like you see in the movies…at the movies! Each saw the other and knew they were the one. Fast forward and, after two proposals, they began to plan the beach elopement they envisioned. They chose Tybee Island in Georgia as their destination to tie the knot. They enjoyed the sandy beach and ocean breeze as they exchanged vows. Afterward, historic Savannah awaited them as they celebrated with a wonderful meal and champagne. Find out why Laura & Karissa thought their Simply Eloped wedding was utterly perfect.

 

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Laura: We met at the town’s movie theater. Once I saw Karissa, I knew she was the one.

Karissa: I saw Laura walking into the theater and thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and just had to talk to her.

 

How did you propose or accept the proposal? 

Laura: I proposed in two ways. The first time we were lying in bed discussing our relationship, and it hit me. I had been carrying around Karissa’s engagement ring for some time and just couldn’t help myself. I felt so nervous but, after I gave my speech, the love of my life said YES!!!! The second proposal I got her nails done, bought her a dress, and took her to this lovely hidden place in our town. It’s like a fantasy getaway. I proposed to her on the pier while her step-sister took our pictures.

Karissa:  I was stunned, but it was a long time coming. I was so excited to be Laura’s fiance!

Where did you choose to elope, and why did you choose that destination?

Karissa+Laura: We chose Tybee Island because it’s close to home, and the pictures were just beautiful on the beach. We both have always wanted to get married on the beach.

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement? What were your favorite parts about eloping there? 

Karissa+Laura: Honestly, the water and the sand. We are both big fans of beach life, and there is no better getaway than Tybee Island !!

 

How would you describe your elopement venue to someone who has never been there? 

Karissa+Laura: A fantasy. It’s so comfortable there. And very gay friendly. Everyone treated us with respect. And didn’t act like we were unnatural. We felt at peace.

 

What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel in the moments leading up to your elopement?

Karissa+Laura: We shopped for our wedding dresses, got our hair and nails done, had our wedding party with family and friends, and arranged all of the places we would stay and what we were going to do for our honeymoon.

 

How was your experience with Simply Eloped? 

Karissa+Laura: PERFECT!! COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER VENUE AND COMPANY.

 

How did you choose to celebrate your elopement? 

Karissa+Laura: We went to Elizabeth on 37th and had great food and champagne to celebrate. With lots of sweet kisses, smiles, and laughter!

 

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Karissa+Laura: DO IT!!! BEST DECISION WE HAVE EVER MADE!! It’s more personal, and that’s how you want to start your lives together.

Kassie & Cory are a dating app success story! They clicked right away and by the time they got to their first date, they felt they had known each other forever. The two of them decided they did not want to experience a large wedding. So they found themselves looking to wed with Simply Eloped. They chose Savannah, Georgia, for the beauty of the city and Troup Square for its romantic mood. The nearby church added a wonderful historic feel to the entire day. We love the idea of the photo charm on Kassie’s bouquet. Read on to find out more about this no-stress elopement and why the photo charm was so important to Kassie & Cory’s day.

 

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

Kassie: We met on the Hinge Dating App and instantly made a connection. By the time we went on our first date, it was as if we had known each other for years. Even now, we find it amazing that we’ve only been together a couple of years instead of a couple of decades.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know? 

Kassie: I’m not sure of the exact moment for either of us. I knew after a few dates that I really liked him and that we really clicked. One night, while we were sitting on the couch after dinner, it kind of just hit me that I had never felt this way about someone.

 

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Kassie: For our first date, we went to a little Mexican restaurant in town that had a taco truck set up where the old location was. Cory drove us out to the taco truck on our first anniversary and, while we were waiting for our food, he proposed with the most beautiful opal ring.

 

What do you love about your partner? 

Kassie: I love his dedication and his sense of adventure. I love how our humor meshes so well. I love how we can share responsibility which makes both of our lives easier.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Kassie: Unconditional understanding and support. Since we began seeing each other, we have been through so much, from legal battles to a pandemic to losing my Dad and Grandpa.

Why did you decide to elope?

Kassie: We had both been married previously and were both miserable when it came to planning things. We had spent way too much money and time planning a party for a bunch of other people to enjoy. Additionally, with the pandemic and loss of family members, eloping made sense. We could make it about us. There is something extra fun about running away from it all to elope!

 

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Kassie: I was sitting on the couch one night googling and searching through Pinterest, trying to figure out how one even goes about eloping. It was like a sign from above that I came across an ad for Simply Eloped. A couple of hours later, we had picked a location, what services we wanted, and had an official date!

 

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Kassie: How could they not be? They make it so easy to explore venues and locations. They even helped me find services like nails and a dry cleaner that they don’t directly offer. They made it so easy.

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement?

Kassie: You can’t get more beautiful or charming than Savannah, Georgia. Cory had worked there for a couple of years and was familiar with the area. We were also trying to strategically pick a location within a reasonable driving distance to Orlando, Florida, because, before the wedding, I ran my first half marathon!

 

What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel in the moments leading up to your elopement?

Kassie: The day before, we ran around Savannah, so we could get our marriage certificate and drop my dress off at a cleaner to get it steamed, I got my nails done, and we went to a local restaurant to have our rehearsal dinner of sorts. On the elopement day, we went for breakfast and had a relaxed morning while we waited for my hair and make-up to show up. We got dressed and drove down to our venue, where our officiant, videographer, and photographer were waiting for us. Honestly, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. There was no pressure, and there was no stress. It was just the two of us and what we wanted.

 

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day! 

Kassie: The correspondence was excellent.  If I had a question, I would email them, and they would always get back promptly.

How did you celebrate after your elopement? 

Kassie: We had a reservation to go to a very nice restaurant where we exceeded the dress code. A couple at the restaurant ended up picking up our tab, which was an incredible gift!

 

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Kassie: If you’re looking for a simple, stress-free, low-key, intimate way of getting married, then this is for you. We couldn’t picture doing it any other way, especially since the two of us had already done the big wedding in our past. It was perfect.

Officiation by: Melissa DeLynn
Photography by: Karen Norian
Hair & Makeup by: Emily Van Scoy
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Troup Square, Savannah

Jessica & Jonathan met at the movies and had an instant connection. Jonathan turned up the romance with his Savannah, Georgia proposal, which ended with a carriage ride through the city’s historic downtown. So, when they planned their intimate elopement, they decided to return to where they were engaged. They were so happy to have Simply Eloped take care of all details for their Whitefield Square ceremony. After their vows under the gazebo, they took advantage of nearby Forsyth Park for their photos. The newlyweds then joined family and friends at a nearby restaurant for a meal and to cut the wedding cake! Jessica & Jonathan have some great advice for other couples looking to elope, so read on!

 

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another? 

Jessica: I met Jonathan through my brother. I went along with them to a get-together with their friends. He and I instantly had a connection. My first impression of him was that he was very sweet and talkative.

Jonathan: As Jessica said, we met at a movie outing with some friends. My first impression of Jessica was that she was very cute and had a quiet but sweet demeanor.

 

How did you propose or accept the proposal? 

Jonathan: I planned a trip to Savannah, GA (our first time visiting the city) and got a nice hotel in the historic downtown district. I took her to a nice local restaurant. After which, I took her to the nearby Telfair Square and got on one knee as she was viewing the Telfair art museum. She turned around and, to my great joy, said yes. Right after this moment, I had planned for a private horse carriage to arrive at the location with flowers. We ended the night with an excellent tour of the downtown area in our carriage.

Jessica: I said yes, of course! Jonathan went above and beyond, and it was one of the most romantic things he had ever done. I will always cherish and remember that night.

 

Where did you choose to elope, and why did you choose that destination? 

Jessica & Jonathan: We chose to elope in Savannah, GA, due to our proposal story taking place there. We ended up eloping about two years after the proposal, and it was our first time revisiting the city since then.

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement? What were your favorite parts about eloping there? 

Jessica & Jonathan: We chose Whitefield Square to get married at because of its beautiful gazebo. Also, Jonathan’s mother’s side of the family has the name Whitfield. The square was conveniently close to the beautiful Forsyth Park, where we had many of our wedding pictures taken.

How would you describe your elopement venue to someone who has never been there?

Jessica & Jonathan: We both felt that it was the perfect place to exchange our vows with the scenery around us and the feel of the location. All of the beautiful oak trees enhanced the atmosphere.

What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel in the moments leading up to your elopement?

Jessica: Jonathan and I got ready separately so he would not be able to see me in my wedding dress until the ceremony. At the same time, I felt at ease and nervous due to wanting everything to go as planned. And fortunately, everything turned out better than I could have wanted.

Jonathan: Leading up to the actual trip, Jessica bought a wedding dress, and I rented a suit. We bought each other’s wedding bands. Before the actual ceremony, I separated from Jessica and went to get ready at a hotel where my family was staying. I felt nervous but very excited to be doing this finally.

 

How was your experience with Simply Eloped? 

Jessica: my experience was very positive with everyone assigned to us. The hair and makeup pro did an amazing job. I loved my bouquet. Our officiant was very accommodating and communicative with us before the ceremony. I can’t say enough positive things about our photographer, Hilary Dykas! She was so easy to work with, and the photos came out better than I could have ever hoped. Our videographer was also very professional, and we are excited to see the final product of his work.

Jonathan: I had a great experience with Simply Eloped. Planning a wedding can be very complicated with a lot of components. The package we used combined many of these components (officiator, photographer, videographer, etc) into a pretty good value. This took a lot of stress off of us, making the special day go right. Our officiator, Tina, was awesome conducting the ceremony with a loving, sincere tone that ourselves and our family enjoyed.

 

How did you choose to celebrate your elopement? 

Jessica & Jonathan: We had some of our close family members meet us in Savannah to witness the ceremony. Afterwards, we ate dinner at a nice restaurant to enjoy our wedding cake and each other’s company. We also stayed in Savannah for an additional day or so to further explore the city and enjoy our trip.

 

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping? 

Jessica & Jonathan: Every couple’s situation and preferences are different. But for those who are wanting a smaller, more intimate, and memorable wedding; we can’t recommend the elopement service enough. The location provided a very unique experience we would not have been able to have in our hometown. We were still able to have close family attend without any issues. Elopement doesn’t always mean being alone if you want to share the moment with loved ones. We chose to go with a smaller guest count, and we both felt like we had a very nice wedding without breaking the bank. This plan really helped us balance between our financial priorities and having a beautiful wedding that was right for us.

Officiation by: Tina Nelson
Photography by: Hilary Dykas
Hair & Makeup by: Emily Van Scoy
Flowers by: Jessica Malpas
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Whitfield – Gazebo, Savannah, Georgia

Updated: July 23rd, 2021

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