I had the best time photographing this intimate wedding celebration at Iriswoods Events in Mt. Juliet. Hampton and Kaylyn originally planned to get married in March 2021. It’s not easy planning a wedding during a pandemic, so this couple ended up deciding to elope at Iriswoods instead. While they were joined in person by their closest family and friends, they also live streamed their wedding on YouTube for all their virtual guests!
Even though this wasn’t their original plan, they were intentional with every detail of the day. Kaylyn pinned a charm from her soon-t0-be mother in law on the inside of her dress as her “something borrowed” and she carried her mother’s handkerchief as her “something blue”. Hampton’s wedding band was passed down from his father. It was freshly engraved with 10/4/20 next to the old engraving of his father’s wedding date. The bride and groom made their way down the aisle as live musicians played softly. And they were married under a beautiful wooden arch draped with florals and greenery.
Their Iriswoods wedding ceremony began with the officiant leading Hampton and Kaylyn to turn around and soak in the moment. To look at the faces of their family joining them in person, and to wave at the camera for their loved ones that were celebrating from afar. Their ceremony similarly ended with a focus on their family and friends too. Before they were announced husband and wife, the pastor prayed with Hampton and Kaylyn, and requested that everyone at home and at Iriswoods pray for the couple too. I loved seeing how they were celebrated from near and far!
After the ceremony we had just enough time for family pictures and bride and groom portraits. Iriswoods Wedding Venue has a gorgeous open field behind the wooden house. It was the perfect spot for Hampton and Kaylyn’s wedding pictures. They ended the night with a small reception at Iriswoods. You can scroll through to find some of my absolute favorite pictures from Hampton and Kaylyn’s elopement at Iriswoods in Mt. Juliet.