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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Kehoe House, Savannah, Georgia Elopement Photo Story Award

Savannah Wedding pic at The Kehoe House of bride and groom acknowledging a veteran and his wife

Savannah Weddings at The Kehoe House | The bride and groom acknowledge a veteran and his wife

Christian and Nikki acknowledge a veteran and his wife who are waving from a trolley driving past.

A Covid Wedding Celebration Delayed and Delayed Again

Nikki and Christian, already officially wed, planned a small ceremony and celebration for a date in late October, 2020. The ceremony was set to take place at Lillian Gardens in Newnan, Georgia. It would be small, the guests would be wearing masks, and the chairs set 6 feet apart. 

But then, a week before the wedding Christian tested positive for Covid. So, the couple regrouped, chose a new date, same location, and contacted those on their small guest list to let them know that the celebration would take place in mid-April, 2021.

But then, just a little more than three weeks before the new wedding date, an EF-4 tornado hit the wedding venue where they were to wed. So, once again the couple had to regroup.

The big scramble this time was to find a venue where they could celebrate on the same day as planned, or the next day. Finding their Saturday date in April proved to be impossible, but they were able to find an awesome venue for the following, four hours away from the tornado-damaged venue. 

The Kehoe House and the 1790 Inn and Restaurant, in Savannah, Georgia, proved to be the perfect combination for a small garden wedding followed by a reception of fine dining.

Savannah Elopement Image from The Kehoe House as brides Aunt does her hair

Wedding Photography at the Kehoe House | The bride shows off her ring to family

Nikki shows off her ring to family while Aunt Sandy does her hair.

Kehoe House, Savannah Elopement Photograph of the wedding in the garden setting

Kehoe House Wedding Image from Savannah | Dad escorts her to the garden courtyard

Nikki's Dad escorts her to the garden courtyard, where the wedding took place.

Kehoe House Reception Venue Photo of Dad stumbling over the words he was supposed to say

Kehoe House Reception Venue Photos | Dad stumbles over the words he was supposed to say

After Nikki's Dad stumbles over the words he was supposed to say, everyone cracks up laughing.

Savannah Wedding Ceremony Photo of bride w trouble getting the wedding ring on

Savannah Wedding Ceremony Photo Gallery | The bride has a little trouble getting the wedding ring on

Nikki has a little trouble getting the wedding ring on Christian's finger.

Wedding Photo from Savannah, Georgia as Everyone reacts to the cake accident

Wedding Photo Gallery from Savannah, Georgia | Everyone reacts to the cake accident

Everyone reacts after Christian "accidentally" gets some cake on Nikki's face.

1790 Inn & Restaurant, Savannah, Georgia wedding image of the couple dancing at reception venue

Savannah, Georgia Wedding Photographers | After the ceremony, the couple and their guests head across the street to the 1790 Inn

After the ceremony, the couple and their guests head across the street to the 1790 Inn and Restaurant for a fine-dining dinner reception.

1790 Inn Restaurant, Savannah, Georgia wedding image During toasts couple poured wine into each other's mouths.

Georgia Wedding Photographer - 1790 Inn Restaurant | During the toasts, the couple poured wine into each other's mouths

During the toasts, Nikki and Christian poured wine into each other's mouths at the 1790 Inn Restaurant. Nikki was not completely successful in getting all the wine into Christian's mouth.