The Beautiful Nashville Wedding of Josh & Jenny!

We had the pleasure of shooting an absolutely beautiful Nashville wedding for an absolutely beautiful couple this last month. When we first met Josh & Jenny, we loved their personalities and their love for music, and we were a perfect fit for the kind of wedding photography experience that they were looking for.

Their wedding was beautiful, the weather was perfect, everything looked fantastic, and the wedding went off without a hitch, thanks to Dori Thornton and her fab team from The Social Office, not to mention all of the other fantastic vendors who were a part of this day as well.

Enjoy the images and further details of their wedding day!


We will start off this post with Josh & Jenny’s adorable favors! These favors, along with the programs and koozies were all created and by Nicole and Lauren of Nico and Lala. The “Mint to Be” favor was placed in a mint plant for guests to take home. So cute!

Jenny’s GORGEOUS dress was a Melissa Sweet with hand embroidery and floral applique with Swarvoski crystal detail from the fabulous The Bride Room in Nashville, TN. The dress fit Jenny like a glove and was absolutely stunning on her!

Jenny’s bridesmaids were a RIOT and super fun! If only you could have been there while we were shooting … :)

Josh & his groomsmen rocking it out…

The flowers that you see below and throughout this post were done by Ilex for Flowers. Phalapopis Orchids, hundreds of white and green roses, and White Garden Peonies, created a beautiful backdrop for the festivities!

Jenny looking on as guests begin to arrive.

Josh & Jenny got married in the garden where Josh proposed…

Their cake, by Leland Riggan of Desert Designs, was AMAZING! As you can see, the bride’s cake was 5 tiers, designed with a chocolate brown branches and delicate Spring green blossoms inspired by their invitations. The flavors were a combination of chocolate truffle cake and sour cream cake iced in butter meringue, and the groom’s cake was an un-iced marble cake covered in fresh strawberries!

The fantastic live band, Scat Springs, kept the party going with their amazing musicianship and entertainment, and if you take notice of the dance floor, it was custom hand painted continuing the tree branches and blossoms theme.

Jenny threw her bouquet from the balcony, just before her and Josh departed. They exited the house under a tunnel of lit branches as they were surprised by the Odessa and the Settles Connection singing “Oh Happy Day.” It was a beautiful moment!!

If you enjoyed the images, you have to watch their amazing video trailer done by videographers, Eugene & Heather of 2Duce2.

This is them in action at the wedding…

Click on the below to watch the VanValkenburg/Gill wedding trailer!

Thanks Jenny & Josh for being such a fun and fab couple!! :)

The full list of vendors who were a part of making this day spectacular:

Planning and coordination: Dori Thornton from The Social Office

Videographers – Eugene & Heather Brown of 2Duce2

Live Fantastic Band – Scat Springs

Fresh & gorgeous flowers – Ilex for Flowers

Bride’s dress – The Bride Room

Delicious Catering – Kristen Winston Catering

Bride & Groom cake – Leland Riggan of Desert Designs

Jenny & s. mother-of-the-bride’s hair and makeup – Sheila Davis

Bridal party hair & makeup – Brady Wardlaw & Neal Robison

Custom favors, programs & koozies – Nicole and Lauren of Nico and Lala

Valet Services – Parking Management Company

Live Choir – Odessa and the Settles Connection

Getaway vehicle – Matchless Limousine

Cocktail hour & Ceremony Quartet – Nashville Symphony Players


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