The reconvening of old friends and accomplishing a goal together is a plan coming together indeed! I met Melissa (Bug) through my long-time friend James Magnum Cook, and when she found her person, Jeremy, I was honored that they chose me to be their wedding storyteller. Bug and Jeremy live in North Texas, and Magnum and I would be traveling together since he lives in Bowling Green. We did the math and decided to drive since it wasn’t very convenient to DFW airport. So it was a road trip for a great Texas destination wedding!
The venue, Clark Gardens was absolutely gorgeous, and boasted acres of lush gardens, fountains, walking trails, and a resident peacock! It was a great event venue with garden space, tent space, a chapel, and changing quarters on-site.
The poolside garden ceremony was beautiful, despite the heat! The weather was unseasonably hot for early May. Though pleasant upon our early afternoon arrival, temperatures soared to 96 degrees. Fortunately the guests had shade, and the reception was under a giant tent which made it manageable. The day was filled with love and excitement, nonetheless! Officiant, Lisa McDaniel prepared an abbreviated ceremony for the sake of the comfort of the couple and those standing with them.
DJ Keezy kept the tunes spinning for the reception, while some danced and enjoyed sweet tea / cocktails served by the bar staff! Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant kept guests (and us) well fed with a delicious taco bar. Bug and Jeremy wanted a day for their friends and family to gather, and be enjoyed by all. Mission accomplished. That’s one reason they chose me to document their memories, to experience the unposed freedom of documentary wedding photography and avoid hours of sore feet and fake smiles, orchestrated by a photographer. This way, they had exactly the day they wanted, and not one navigated by a photographer. I’m excited to see the next chapter in their lives, and to have had a successful trip and Texas destination wedding. Your Nashville documentary wedding photographer signing off for now, with reception photos! Congrats Buggles and Jeremy.