JULY 4th ELOPEMENT

Cameron and Cody’s July 4th elopement near Cookeville, Tennessee will forever hold a special place in my heart. They were actually supposed to have an intimate wedding in October however, decided last minute to change it into a July 4th elopement and incorporate all things red, white and blue due to their line of work.

Each image shown in this blog has a story tied to it. Including the shotgun shells that were Cody’s grandmothers and some of Cameron’s mothers jewelry. Little items like this can bring so much meaning to a photograph and they represent those who were not there in person.

The wedding party was small and consisted of Cody’s best man (his son) Wes and Cameron’s closest girl friends and her maid of honor. They chose to have two first looks, one with each other and the other with Wes.    Afterwards we made our way to a waterfall that was less than ten minutes away from the venue. Cameron really wanted photographs in front of a waterfall and as we planned their day out I made sure to incorporate the time within their timeline.

We spent an hour at the waterfall and honestly it was perfect. It gave the bride and groom some much needed alone time and we were able to get some epic images before heading back to River Cliff. Upon arrival I began photographing their guests as they were seated. When Cameron was walking down the aisle I couldn’t help but notice the emotion coming from Wes. You could tell he was just as happy to see her as Cody was.

The ceremony was breathtaking over the Caney Fork River. The sun was beginning to set during their last minutes of portraits which made for beautiful images. It couldn’t have went any better.

Afterwards, they celebrated with a reception inside followed by dancing and a smoke bomb. They ended their July 4th elopement with fireworks and an intimate sparkler exit.

Cody & Cameron,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to capture your day. I am so happy for the both of you and I wish you all the best! You both deserve each other and I am thankful for our friendship. I can’t wait to get our boys together!

With Love,

Chels

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Venue : River Cliff Event

Bakery : AC Squared Bakery

Hair & Makeup : Celene Onate

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