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 90 minutes.

What is an elopement with the Blair's like?

An absolute BLAST! Okay, but seriously - we love connecting with our couples whether it's for a 15 minute elopement a Micro Ceremony! We are both super laid back, and love to laugh and joke around, which always helps get real emotions out of our couples. Not only are we married (for over a decade now!) but we have worked together as a husband + wife team for just as long, so our flow is seamless and that really is a huge advantage for the couples we work with.

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. REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE 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.
The marriage license is valid for thirty (30) days from issuance and is good for ceremonies performed anywhere in Tennessee.

Do I need a TN marriage license if I live in another state?

Yes, It doesn't matter which state or even country you live in, you'll need a TN marriage license if your ceremony is taking place in TN.

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?

Unfortunately no. We only offer the packages on our website.

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?

Absolutely! We carry professional liability coverage in addition to having backup photography gear.

Are Cooper & Bentley available for my elopement?

We wish Cooper and Bentley could be a part of every elopement, but we just aren't sure about the child labor laws and what not...

What's the best time of day to get married for wedding photos?

About an hour or so before sunset produces even, warm light that's great for backlit photos as well. Once the sun dips just below the horizon, the light's also super even and flattering, and we love shooting from golden hour into this sunset light. This is generally our go-to time for shoots as it's easy enough on most folks' schedules, flattering as mentioned, and everyone’s sweating and squinting a whole lot less. With overcast skies (which produce soft, flattering light), any time is the right time!

What if we want more photos but only have a few guests?

You can book a larger package to get more photos regardless of your guest count. The packages includes the venue rental and the photographer for the elotted time.

Can we bring our own photographer or officiant.

We do not allow outside vendors. Our packages are all inclusive and due to strict scheduling of back to back elopements, we can not allow outside vendors.

How many photos will we get?

Each elopement is different so the number of photos will vary. However un like other companies, we do not limit the number of photos you will receive.

How long is the ceremony?

You have the option of a religious or non-religious ceremony and the ceremony is generally 5 to 7 minutes long. The remaining package time is used for more photos.

What type of ceremonies do you offer?

You have the option of a religious or non-religious ceremony and the ceremony is 5 to 7 minutes long. The remaining package time is used for more photos.