A Vow to Remember

If you’re in knots over your impending nuptials, try tying the knot at one of two local ceremonies that will spare your holy matrimony of grief.

Looking for a gift idea that will last your lover longer than a plain old box of chocolates this Valentine’s day? How about a vow of ‘til death do you part? Two V-Day events—Tie the Knot on Tybee and the Wedding Day at the Davenport House Museum—provide couples in the Savannah area the opportunity for a clever, even convenient, way to wed on February 14.

In its second year, Tie the Knot on Tybee provides participants a chance to exchange vows in a large group ceremony performed by Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman. For betrothed couples looking to renew their vows, a ceremony performed by an as-yet-unidentified local celebrity will follow. The event is organized by a group of volunteers, consisting of Tybee Island business owners and residents, and offers food (including cake, of course), drink, photography and even childcare services by local Tybee businesses.

If a group wedding isn’t quite what you had in mind, perhaps consider the Isaiah Davenport House Garden. “Judge Harris Lewis of Chatham County Probate Court came up with the idea,” says Jamie Credle, director of the Davenport House Museum. “He donates his time and asks marrying couples to donate to the museum instead of paying him a fee. The most emotional part of last year’s event was participating in the weddings of four couples who were about to be deployed overseas,” Credle explains. “Knowing that these people were committing to each other—in our beautiful garden—just prior to step- ping into harm’s way all was very meaningful.”

Both events are sure to remind us of the romance and merriment that Cupid has in store for us this February 14. Not to mention, ladies, that a Valentine’s Day wedding may provide him with an inarguable reason to never forget your anniversary.