Like so many others, Courtney and Adam had big wedding plans that took a detour due to Covid-19. Their original August 2020 wedding was supposed to take place at 14TENN, one of Nashville’s most popular wedding venues. A couple months prior to their wedding they had to make the difficult decision to cancel their plans out of abundance of caution and county restrictions due to Covid-19. Instead of postponing their wedding for a later date, they opted for an intimate, magazine-worthy Downtown Nashville elopement instead.
They tied the knot at the Nashville Courthouse on a beautiful August afternoon, then I met up with them to take some couple’s portraits of them immediately afterwards. Courtney rocked a sleek mini Sarah Seven dress that was perfect for the occasion. Toward the end of their session they brought out a bottle of champagne that they shook up and popped on top of Nashville’s pedestrian bridge. People walking by stopped to congratulate them and cheer them on.
During our time together that day I could feel a sense of relief and joy between the two of them. While it was a difficult decision to put a hold on their big wedding plans and choose a nashville elopement instead, I could feel the joy they felt during these photos knowing that through the trials of 2020, they still had each other, and now as husband and wife. Outside of the stress of wedding planning (especially during a pandemic), they still had a special day together and it was an honor to photograph them as they celebrated their marriage, even if different than originally planned.