Having a wedding during a pandemic was a challenge, but I think with any wedding it’s important to be flexible and remember the most important thing is love. Love for your groom, your family, and friends. No matter what is going on in life, you are marrying the love of your life and that’s the most important thing about the day!
Autumn Elkins and Sawyer Stamps were married November 21, 2020 in a 3:00 afternoon ceremony held at Camp Creek Weddings in Killen with Harrison Chastain officiating. The reception followed at Camp Creek.
The bride is the daughter of Andy and Lisa Elkins of Florence. She is the granddaughter of Steve and Paula Elkins and Gwyn Jones and the late Ricky Jones, all of Florence.
The groom is the son of Randall and Darlene Stamps of Florence. He is the grandson of Danny and Paulette Abernathy and Faye Stamps and the late Clayburn Stamps, all of Florence.
The bride was escorted by her father. She chose a white lace gown with matching cathedral length veil from Mary’s Bridal.
Maid of honor was Aleah Elkins, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Laura Johnson, Harley Parker, Kaylee Windsor, Kaitlin Davis, Mariah Belue, all friends of the bride, and Gracie Holden, cousin of the groom. Flower girls were Serenity Elkins, Ka’Shari Elkins, and Ka’Nyla Elkins, all sisters of the bride.
The groom’s father, Randall Stamps, served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Raleigh Stamps, brother of the groom; William Elkins, brother of the bride; Ben Qualls, Temon Brown, Eoin Broadfoot, and Markus Johnson, all friends of the groom. Ring bearers were Colton Elkins and Kingston Elkins, brothers of the bride.
Wedding director was Sarah Atkins, family friend, and floral designer was Paula Elkins, grandmother of the bride. Ceremony music was provided by Nathan Johnson. The wedding cake was made by Yummies Bakery and the groom’s cake was made by Publix. Servers were Amy Windsor, Angela Haddock, and Niki Adrian. Photographer was Kirstin Bynum of Southmere Photography.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Canyon Lake, Texas, and are now residing in Florence.
Photos by Southmere Photography