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?


We have put together packages for every kind of budget and need including our popular 15 minute photo + officiant package! $300 allows you to elope in a beautiful park setting, with an officiant and professional pictures!




Do you offer adventure sessions that aren't for elopements?


Absolutely! Whether you are looking for some crazy awesome engagement pictures, want to renew your vows or just want to do it for no particular reason at all - we are all about it!




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 or a destination elopement across the world! 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 a solid 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.




Do you only do elopements in Nashville, TN?


Heck no! We LOVE to travel and helping plan elopements and then photograph them in some of the most stunning places on earth is are ultimate jam! We offer packages for both inside and outside of the US!




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
AND…
  • 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.
AND…
  • 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 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! A destination elopement for us would take place anywhere in the world, except Nashville, LOL. The sky is the limit! Iceland, Ireland, Colorado, Washington, etc... These packages include travel and are simply put, AMAZING! An adventure elopement can also be anywhere in the world, but includes some hiking to remote locations. Think nature, waterfalls and mountaintops! Our adventure elopements are for couples that want a different kind of elopement experience, outside of a traditional park or venue. Hiking boots and backpacks - our two most popular spots actually only require very short hikes and pay off big time in their views once you get there!We have spots that are just outside of Nashville, in Gatlinburg, Chattanooga, Sedona, and many many more...




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?


Yes! Travel fees may apply if ceremony location is outside of a 30 mile radius of Nashville. Travel fee will be $1/mile.




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.




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... But you can follow Cooper on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cooperonthetown/




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!





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