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?
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 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?
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?
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.