Empowering Wedding at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, TN

 
I love you. Not the concept of you. Not the perception of you. Not what you will become. Not your prospects. Not your need to be loved. I love you. Today. Right now. Just as you are. And I know, with time we will change. We will evolve. We will grow. And I hope we do all of it together. But I don’t ask anything from you other than what we have now. I don’t expect you to promise me anything in return. Because I love you for you, and the promises you are unable to make today don’t change anything.
— Unknown
 
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
 

Libby and Sean hosted a “not-ceremony” with many of their deeply cherished friends in attendance. They shared their gratitude for friendship, love, and partnership. At their elopement in Asheville, they chose to tie a ribbon around their clasped hands to signify joining in marriage rather than wedding bands and saved the ring exchange for this wedding at Ijams Nature Center. During the declaration, they passed around their rings (wrapped in the same ribbon from the elopement) around asking all the guests to hold them acknowledging each and every person was a part of their relationship.

The evening kept getting better as it continued. Defying standards, the couple chose to merge their existing last names together creating a whole new name for their union. In trivia format, Libby and Sean revealed their new last name one letter at a time with questions relative to each group of friends present.


 
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer
Ijams Nature Center | Knoxville Wedding Photographer