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.
Nikki shows off her ring to family while Aunt Sandy does her hair.
Nikki's Dad escorts her to the garden courtyard, where the wedding took place.
After Nikki's Dad stumbles over the words he was supposed to say, everyone cracks up laughing.
Nikki has a little trouble getting the wedding ring on Christian's finger.
The traditional kiss at the end of the ceremony.
Everyone reacts after Christian "accidentally" gets some cake on Nikki's face.
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.
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.