My Thoughts On Weddings

Thanks for being here. I shared this information on our instagram page (@elizabethervinweddings) but felt the need to share it here as well. 

I wanted to show up and extend a helping hand to the growing need for small-format ceremonies. We are calling these “elopements” but also consider this to include, yet not be limited to: 

destination weddings, dinner-party-vow-readings, backyard weddings, courthouse ceremonies, dive-bar weddings. 

All are equal + beautiful in every way.

During this season, I’ve had the chance to take a close look at Elizabeth Ervin, the business, and ask her what she wants to be when she grows up. And the truth is that this weird state of life has led me right back to the reason why I fell in love with documenting weddings in the first place.

To connect with people, and share their stories.

For a long time now, I’ve felt that the status quo of weddings needed to be broken, especially here in the south. Our culture has shaped an industry standard for weddings that simply doesn’t fit everyone, and I believe that no one can write the rule book on your marriage, much less your wedding day. So I want to make sure you hear me when I say, DO THE WEDDING THAT MAKES SENSE AND FEELS THE BEST TO YOU. 

For Chris and me, that meant saying our vows at the courthouse, and going to eat tacos afterwards. 

Couples who are getting married tomorrow, next month, anytime in the future, are probably having to rethink their original plans. And I want you to know that I encourage you to LEAN IN TO THE WEIRDNESS, and go for it. A wedding is beautiful no matter if it happens in your backyard, at the courthouse, or over a zoom call with your officiant.

Practically speaking, I want it to be abundantly clear that I will cover your wedding for no minimum amount if time. If you only need an hour to document the beginning of your marriage story - then let’s do it. If you want portraits at a safe distance and ceremony coverage, let’s do that too. 

How you choose to celebrate should be totally up to you and your partner, and I’ll be there to document and cheer you on. 

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

- Harry, When Harry Met Sally

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