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Wedding :: Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN

Jessica and Clayton were married on a Tuesday in November
at The Tivoli Theatre
in Chattanooga, TN

Jessica and Clayton are both performers at Dollywood.
So the whole theatrical atmosphere suited them perfectly.

This wedding was SO unique and SO much fun to photograph!
As most of you know, I have a background in theatre. And this was my first time photographing a wedding inside a real theatre. It was SO perfect for me! I love all the "dramatic" details ... from the stage lights to those red velvet seats. Ahh! It was so exciting!


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Before the wedding Jessica had written a "chorus" that include the words "My life, my love, my only". She used that on the invitations and had it engraved in the rings. It became a kind of theme for the wedding day. Little did Clayton there would be more to it ... keep reading ...

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica's dress was unlike anything I've ever seen before! She basically sketched an idea of what she wanted and gave the ideas to her friend who is a seamstress at Dollywood. So this is a one-of-a-kind dress completely customized just for Jessica and it was amazing.

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Being the showman that he is ... this was Clayton's hilarious entrance into the ceremony:

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography

Ahh ... The extravagant proscenium:

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


So back to the "theme" I mentioned earlier. Clayton and Jessica had agreed to write their own vows - which I always appreciate and love to hear. Little did Clayton know that Jessica had quite a surprise up her sleeve. She had taken the chorus "my life, my love, my only" and turned it into a full song with several verses and a bridge. And so ... bringing a tear to almost every eye in the room ... Jessica promised her life to Clayton through song. And it was beautiful.

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Some dramatic portraits before the reception:

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography

These girls were gorgeous and so much fun to pose!

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


handsome, handsome, handsome!

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


And so the reception began ... in the lobby of the theatre ...

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica and her dad danced to an old child hood recording of the two of them talking and singing. It was the most intimate and nostalgic father daughter moment I've ever witnessed.

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Then we got a few super fun shots outside in front of the big Tivoli sign. So cute!

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Then the fun began!

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


The reception was complete with a karaoke portion of the show. This wasn't just any kind of karaoke though! Jessica and all her friends are professional performers so I felt like I got to watch a real show.

And Jessica, girl ... GET OUT! You are SO SO SO TALENTED!!!!
Seriously, blog readers, you have never seen a show until you've watched Jessica sing "Lady Marmalade". This girl can wail!!!!

Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography


Jessica Elroy and Clayton Reavis - Wedding Photography - The Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga, TN, Julie Roberts Photography



 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

Your Name
Dec 11, 20093weemonkeys
it must be wonderful to have such unique weddings to photograph! absolutely beautiful photos julie. tuly one-of-a-kind!!
Dec 10, 2009Anonymous
BEAUTIFUL!

-Lori
Dec 9, 2009melissa
Wow! What a wedding!! I totally remember her from a portrait session you did a year or two ago for her right?? I think it was for an album cover or something. She's a gorgeous bride and the venue was fantastic! Love this one!!
 

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