Elopement Frequently Asked Questions
We’re very passionate about what we do! Every Elopement is different and we treat each and every one as though it were our own wedding day. Hopefully our Elopement FAQ will answer some of your questions and help with the planning process. Don't hesitate to contact us for questions that we didn't answer here and let's start planning your big day!
Do you still photograph big, traditional weddings?
Nope! We dove into strictly elopements and small intimate weddings - and haven't looked back! We don't provide coverage over 3 hours with the exception of destination elopements. (out of the state of TN or international elopements).
We are on a tight budget, what's your most affordable option?
Do you offer adventure sessions that aren't for elopements?
What is an elopement with the Blair's like?
Do you only do elopements in Nashville, TN?
What's an Elopement?
Eloping no longer means running away from family to secretly get hitched, or purposely leaving your family and friends out of the biggest day of your lives. It's not even about trying to save money, even though in some cases it does! It's about allowing yourselves the opportunity to have a stress-free, one of a kind, crazy awesome experience on the most important day of your lives. A day that is truly about the two of you and no one else! It's about two people committing themselves to each other in the most romantic, intimate way possible- while on an incredible adventure no other couple will ever have but them! Oh- and getting really EPIC pictures along the way!
How do we get a Marriage License?
If you're having a Nashville elopement or intimate wedding you would proceed to the Davidson County Clerk to get your license.
Proof of date of birth such as government issued photo identification
Proof of Social Security Number, such as social security card or tax document with social security number listed. Passports and birth certificates do not meet this criteria. This requirement is for individuals who have been issued a social security number.
Both parties must appear together at the 700 2nd Ave South, Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37210 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F) and must have proof that they are 18 or older. If either party is under the age of 18, they must be accompanied by his/her parents. Tennessee law does not permit those under the age of 16 to marry without a court order.
The fee for a marriage license is $99.50.
Cash, debit/credit cards, and money orders are acceptable forms of payment. The County Clerk’s Office does not accept checks for the purchase of a marriage license.
Do I need to be a resident of the state in which I plan to be married?
You do not need to be a resident of any of the states in which we perform elopements. That’s why they call them destination elopements! In fact, you don’t even need to be an American citizen. As long as you are in the country legally and have the appropriate documentation, you can obtain a marriage license.
What’s the difference between a Nashville elopement, a destination elopement and an adventure elopement?
A Nashville elopement may actually be a destination elopement for you, but for us it is a daily occurance. Nashville is the fastest growing city in the US at the moment and is a popular destination wedding spot. We book several Nashville elopements a day and some brides are booking elopements 2 years in advance!
What types of ceremonies do you perform?
We perform civil, non-denominational, christian, same sex unions, vow renewals, unity ceremonies, secular, and interfaith ceremonies.
Will you come to my location to perform my ceremony?
How can I access the photos from my elopement?
After your photos are edited, we will email you a link to your gallery. Here you get print rights to your edited photos, and you can take them to any photo lab to get them printed. You can also order prints right from your gallery!
Are you insured?
Is Cooper available for my elopement?
We wish Cooper could be a part of every elopement, but we just aren't sure about the child labor laws and what not...