Sally and Carlier got married in 2016, but I never got the chance to write about them. So, here we are! Their Bonaventure elopement was so cute, and I’m glad I can bring it back. Before their ceremony, we got portraits in Downtown Savannah. It was a spring wedding, so the Azaleas were blooming, and the flowers added some beautiful color! Bonaventure has tons of Azaleas as well as dozens of large oak trees and endless Spanish moss. This is why it’s one of my favorite spots for springtime portrait sessions, engagement sessions, and elopements.
Tips for a Bonaventure Elopement
On top of the scenery, there are tons of reasons why it’s worth having a Bonaventure elopement. For instance, it’s in an easy spot for guests to get to whether they’re coming from out of town or live in Savannah. It’s only a short drive from Downtown. You also get a more private elopement because you book the space. This means you don’t need to worry about tourists walking around in the background (which can happen if you get married downtown). But even with an elopement, there are details to consider.
If you decide to get married at Bonaventure, I recommend you rent out Greenwich Park. This will allow you to have a private spot with gorgeous trees and marsh views. Walz Garden is another great location that includes some greenery. That’s the place Sally and Carlier chose! You’ll also need to register your wedding. You can’t just show up, even for an elopement.
Bonaventure allows up to 150 guests, but I suggest keeping it under thirty. You can’t have alcohol or music, so it’s really a better spot for a ceremony rather than a reception.
And don’t forget the bug spray! Trust me. Like any coastal spot, there might be some sand gnats and mosquitos, so bring some bug spray so you’re prepared.
Sally and Carlier picked a simple color palette, but you can easily add lots of color to your elopement like Michelle and Steve did! The great thing is that you can have a beautiful environment, but you can still customize your wedding. Hopefully, this convinced you that a Bonaventure elopement is worth it, and we hope you’ll let us be a part of it! Say hello, so we can start planning your special day!