2020 has been the year of elopements. Before this year, elopements were something I photographed only every once in a while but of course with COVID came a change of plans for many couples. Rather than cancelling or rescheduling weddings completely, many couples this year have turned to elopements on their original dates and maybe hosting a larger party next year.
I’ve come to love these intimate gatherings of close family and friends focusing on what truly matters — the union of two people who love each other. In a year of such gloom, elopements have really brightened up my days.
I was happy when I got the call to photograph Erin and Josh’s Savannah elopement. When I met them for the first time on their wedding day in Forsyth Park, I knew instantly that we would be great friends. These two were so relaxed, cheerful, and completely trusted me to take beautiful photos of their wedding day.
Erin wore the most beautiful beaded wedding gown and I’m completely obsessed with her bridal cape that she made herself! Her gorgeous and unique bridal style was topped with her custom made starburst engagement ring that she and Josh designed together. Josh’s groom style complemented Erin’s so well. He was effortlessly handsome in his classic blue suit accompanied by a homemade boutonniere.
They were married under a swooping oak tree in Forsyth Park surrounded by their parents and siblings. After they exchanged vows and their first kiss as newlyweds, their guests sent them into married life with a bubble ceremony exit.
This is one day I will remember for years to come. Here are some of my favorites from their Savannah elopement!