Imagine this scenario: Izzy Hudgins Photography and French Knot Studios are all set to make your dream elopement come true, when Hurricane Matthew peeps his head in. It didn’t deter Brenna and Alexis’ plans, as the couple made their way from Charlotte to Savannah in order to say “I Do” in pre-storm winds. Thank goodness for their uplifting wedding mantra, “love weathers all storms!”

Savannah Elopement During a Hurricane - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

From the bride, Brenna: We got engaged last January and due to Alexis’ Green card application timeline, we decided to do an intimate elopement for our “paperwork wedding.” Savannah was close enough of a drive to Charlotte, where we live, to go for a long weekend but far enough away to feel like a proper runaway elopement! We were both excited to visit this beautiful town and have it as backdrop to our special weekend. Little did we know that Hurricane Matthew would provide us with the ultimate in wedding experiences! One of my best friends had given us a mantra the week before our elopement – “Our love weathers all storms” – and here we were in the middle of a hurricane about to get married! It was really too ironic and funny, but we kept saying it to each other as we walked around a deserted Savannah taking photographs with Izzy. It felt like the set to a movie.

wedding rings - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

modern wedding bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

Savannah elopement - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

Savannah weddings - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

modern bright bouquets - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

Audrey, our planner and stylist, was such a pleasure to work with. After an initial consultation via Skype we set up a Pinterest board to help narrow down ideas and themes, where we eventually settled on bees. The theme came together beautifully with bright pops of fall color and bees subtly worked into various details. Audrey created this amazing installation of flowers in the courtyard where we were married that looked like a tide of flowers blowing in the pre-storm winds. Not only was she our design guru, but she made sure everything went off without a hitch with our vendors who rocked on despite the storm! We couldn’t have asked for a lovelier, more memorable experience.

ceremony backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

wedding pictures - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

wedding ceremony - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

wedding ceremony - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

ceremony kiss - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

wedding food - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

heart shaped lollipops - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

handmade cake toppers - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

Savannah Elopement During a Hurricane - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

Hurricane Matthew weddings - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography https://ruffledblog.com/savannah-elopement-during-a-hurricane

View all images from this elopement in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Izzy Hudgins Photography

Event and Floral Design

French Knot Studios

Wholesale Flowers

Flower General by Carlstedt's LLC

Venue

The Two Two Four

Wedding Dress

Saks Fifth Avenue

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Charcuterie and Champagne

Smith Brothers Butcher Shop

Wedding Cake

A Squad Bakeshop

Officiant

Reverend Rubi

Cake Topper

BHLDN

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