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Christina & Travis Elope at Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah

Wormsloe Plantation is one of the most romantic and scenic locations for a Savannah wedding. I met with Christina, Travis and their family at the historic plantation for an evening elopement. We began with first look photos and then family portraits. Christina and Travis are from Alabama and they met her family in Savannah for a vacation to celebrate their fall wedding. Ceremonies can be performed in Wormsloe Plantation in the evening after it closes to the public, this ceremony was at sunset.  As Christina walked down the aisle, gold-filtered light began shining through the tree canopy upon her. The ceremony was officiated by Christina’s father, who is also a US Army Chaplain. As part of the ceremony, the couple read heartfelt letters that they had written to each other while the sun set.  Afterwards, we took additional photos near the main entrance to the plantation.


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What made you decide to Elope? How did you decide on Savannah and Wormsloe? We decided to elope after the wedding got too big for the both of us. I got too caught up in vases, burlap, and mini quiche that I forgot that it was about the two of us coming together as one. Besides, we wanted a cool story to tell our kids and grandkids when they come. Savannah was the obvious choice. My parents are stationed on base and I thought it would be sweet if my Dad married us.  I did research on Savannah for weeks choosing it over Vegas and Florida after I saw the beautiful pictures online. Wormsloe was suggested by our photographer. When I first google-imaged the site, I caught my breath in my throat. It was romantic and perfect. The folks at Wormsloe were also easy to work with.

What do you like most about the Savannah area? What were some of your favorite places to visit while here? Savannah is a charming historic city. I love that it was not a “party town”. Everyone is southern and sweet and they all wave and say hello. We were able to walk everywhere and feel safe and take in the sights of the old buildings, cemeteries, river etc. My husband and I are foodies and we love to eat our way through any city we visit. I had enough awesome fried chicken and mac n cheese to last me all week. Mrs. Wilkes was the favorite. We actually stayed in the property above Mrs. Wilkes so every morning we were woken up to the smell of biscuits and the kitchen staff getting ready for lunch. I would return to Savannah time after time. I am also from the South but Savannah is on “slow time”. Nothing and everything to do with all the time to do it. It was a fantastic honeymoon.

What was it like to have your father officiating the ceremony?  Since my Dad is a chaplain for the U.S. Army, I have watched him do plenty of weddings. I know that my dad would want what was best for me no matter what. I watched my dad hold back tears the entire time during the ceremony until the very end when he started crying. It was special and sweet.


Hotel Accommodations: Mrs. Wilkes Pied-a-Terre’ /Officiant: Chaplain Michael Bradford /Wedding Dress: Davids Bridal plantation style pick up ball gown /Hair & Makeup: MAC /Bride’s Jewelry: Pearls from Kay Jewelers /Maid of Honor’s Dress: Davids Bridal in Coral