We’ve known Ashlee ever since doing senior portraits for her a few years back. When she got engaged, we were delighted to hear her story and hear about her wedding day plans. Upon hearing that they wanted a courthouse elopement (on a Thursday because their date was just that special), we simply couldn’t wait! We love intimate ceremonies because when you strip away all the fluff, it forces you to think about what REALLY matters at a wedding. Commitment. Love. Honor. And even family. Ashlee and John Michael had all of those, and more. Their vows were exchanged in front of their closest family, officiated by our absolute favorite Chancellor (never mind you that there is only one), and staged in a beautiful Cookeville courtroom with light, sophistication and nostalgia.
The vows were quick (thanks to Chancellor) and only minutes after we all gathered, they were married. I love that these two were able to share their day in the best way possible with their families, yet they remained focus on their love and vows as it gently rained on the windows outside. It truly couldn’t have been more perfect or special. We wish this new husband and wife nothing but the very best, and we are so honored to have witnessed such an incredibly precious elopement.