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!

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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!

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography

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!

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography

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

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography

Josh & his groomsmen rocking it out…

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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!

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Jenny looking on as guests begin to arrive.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Nashville, TN Wedding Photography

Nashville, TN Wedding Photography

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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!

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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!!

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Josh VanValkenburg & Jenny Gill wedding images, celebrity wedding photographers, Zach and Jody Gray, Gray Photography, People Magazine

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!

Jenny Gill & Josh VanValkenburg wedding, heather and eugene, videography, 2duce2

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

Decor:

Nashville Tent & Awning

Classic Party Rental

FABU Event Decor

Visual Elements Nashville

Nashville Audio Visual

BBJ Linen

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  • http://www.2duce2.com/blog Eugene & Heather

    This was soo much fun!! You two are freakin amazing!! We can’t stop looking at all the images!! AAAAHHHHH

  • http://www.surrogateangelsofsanantonio.com Cori

    WOW – awesome photos! And Jodi, one day when all your clients are A-listers I can say, “I knew her when…”

    Well done to the two of you!

  • http://davidmolnarweddings.com Tammy Molnar

    wow!! you guys did a stellar job capturing this wedding!! soooo beautiful! congrats on getting published as well!!

  • http://davidmolnarBLOG.com d a v i d m o l n a r

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!!!! these photos. fantastic job. i know you. remember that.

  • Jenny miner

    wow wow i love the pics that you guys took Jenny and josh are a Gift from god what amazing pics thanks for shareing

  • http://www.fullframecine.com Jeffrey @ FullFrame Cinema

    Woah! Jerry Verner officiating! I love doing weddings there. Great photos guys as usual! and great video! I might just have to stop by the magazine rack today.

  • http://www.fullframecine.com Jeffrey @ FullFrame Cinema

    OH! and I just noticed the Leland cake… cant get any better than that

  • http://www.walczakphotography.com Gina Walczak

    HEY! I know Scat! I’ll have to tell him that I know you guys. He’s a great guy, and very talented. Awesome job on the wedding, as usual, and congrats on People Magazine. That’s a huge deal. Just don’t forget the “little” people. :)

  • Jenny

    I cannot thank you both enough for the beautiful work. They are absolutely stunning. LOVE LOVE LOVE you so much

  • Kenna Kingston

    Beautiful, fun pictures! Congrats to the bride & groom! :)

  • Jennifer

    These are AMAZING!!!! I’m actually in one of the pics!!! :)

  • Belinda

    Josh and Jenny’s photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love your work!

  • http://www.ocoeespringers.com kathy lorentzen

    Jenny your photos are stunning! I spoke with your dad last week after a show and he told me that your wedding was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. Indeed! You will cherish these photos forever.

  • Mia Simpson

    My youngest daughter (going into her senior year of high school) wants to be a photographer and says these are awesome pictures!! The creativity, lighting, and ambiance are phenomenal!!

  • Becky Stiles–Momma #2

    I was at the wedding, and though I never thought pictures could do it justice–you just have..it is even more beautiful than I remembered. Thanks for your storybook!

  • Toni Cain

    Simply stunning photographs!

  • http://www.sleeplessmornings.com Merrie

    AMAZING photography for this event! You really captured the moments, the feelings and the colors of the day. I know who to call if I’m ever blessed enough to get married again…

  • http://www.laharpist.com Amy McKinney

    Beautiful couple with everything perfect. I wish you both much happiness as you begin this special part of your life. Many, many blessings to you.

  • Kirk

    What a fantastic wedding and a wonderful way to cap it all off to drive off in that nice classic car!!! Nice pictures too!!! Makes me think of a storybook wedding.

  • Debby Cummings

    Beautiful pictures to capture a special event. Best Wishes for a wonderful life together.

  • Mary Lou Ely

    You took a beautiful couple like Jenny and Josh, who married in a beautiful setting, and captured the love and emotion of the day. The love of countless relationships, father and daughter, mother and daughter, future husband and wife, and friends are shown in your pictures. Awesome job!
    Mary Lou Ely

  • Rebekah Brashier

    What a lovely couple, what a beautiful wedding! These pictures tell such a wonderful story!

  • Krystal Nite

    The wedding was a vision and I’m so happy and lucky to have been a part of it! Thank you Zach and Jody for capturing the life and moments of that day so perfectly. You made real life look even better to cherish for a lifetime!

  • Linda Blackburn

    The photography at Josh and Jenny’s wedding was beautiful. They make a awesome couple. I know they must be very proud of the work you did.

  • Lauren Stiles

    Zach & Jody (and team) – you guys are AMAZING!!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of Jenny & Josh’s photos! You guys definitely bring a unique style to the pics and they are all BEAUTIFUL!

  • kate

    love the pics!!

  • Sandra Lawrence

    Wonderful job of capturing the day. Brought it all back, tears and all. Thank you. Josh and Jenny, I couldn’t be a happier, prouder mama.

  • http://www.flickr.com/vmarcanth Vinicius Marcanth

    Amazing this wedding… the pictures you take are so gorgeous!! I love your wokr!

  • Keithan Melton

    Wow. I can honestly say this was the most enjoyable wedding I’ve attended in my life and your photos capture every bit of that excitement and fun that was had by all! Very very impressive… Can’t wait to see ALL of the shots!

  • Debbie Drumheller

    Fantastic pictures! Your wedding was captured so beautifully! My daughter got married last year and I know how much work and joy this day is! Beautiful bride and beautiful wedding and amazing photographs to remember it with.

    God’s Blessings,
    Debbie

  • MB

    Beautiful subjects and amazing photography!! I’m sharing this with my sister!! Congrats to Jenny and Josh!!

  • http://www.harlowsalon.com Shana Dyer – Harlow Salon

    Absolutely STUNNING photos! Made me feel like I was there….simply amazing!

  • Melissa

    Amazing photography! I love the way you captured these special moments. It makes me want to see even more of the photos. You are amazing!

  • Randall

    Awesome pictures! These are fantastic!

  • Barbara

    Absolutely stunning! Looks like an event of a lifetime, captured beautifully on film – gorgeous!

  • Amy Brooker

    What wonderful pictures! Jenny is a gorgeous bride!

  • Joni

    Absolutely stunning photography! and an incredibly beautiful bride and wedding. It looked like a perfect day and Jenny and Josh have the perfect keepsake in their stunning photo’s. Congratulations!

  • Luanne bowers

    Beautiful photos! Jenny looked gorgeous and it looks like everyone had a great time. Congratulations!

  • Dana Goodwin

    Beautiful beautiful pictures, Jenny – You and Josh make a precious couple !!!

  • Lori Cancilla

    Jenny & Josh,
    Your wedding photos and the video are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with everyone. You made a stunning couple on your wedding day. The ceremony and reception areas were decorated with such grace and style. Have a wonderful life together and remember this day always.
    Lori

  • Crystal Shaffer

    The most beautiful wedding pictures!Everything was just perfect!You sure were amazing Jenny!

  • Michele

    Fabulous photographs! Makes me want to go back and have my wedding all over again! Jenny you are such a beautiful bride. These photo’s will help you relive these moments over and over throughout your and Josh’s life together. Live well & celebrate your life together!

  • Ali J

    A picture is worth a thousand words, and these definitely captured the essence of that amazing day!! I can’t wait to see more! Incredible photography capturing beautiful moments of two unbelievably special people. What could be better?!

  • Dawn Wallin

    Just beautiful!

  • Lorie Richardson

    I loved the pictures.

  • Heath Howell

    What a beautiful wedding!

  • Trish Malcolm

    Great photos!! Picture perfect day for a picture perfect couple – Congratulations!!!

  • diane watkins

    By far the most beautiful wedding pictures I’ve ever seen. Just like a fairytale! If their marriage is half as beautiful and romantic as their wedding photos, they’re in for a lifetime of love and happiness! Way to go Gray Photography, and Congratulations Jenny and Josh!

  • Joyce Spicer

    A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple…. spectacular Job!

  • http://www.eyetoeyephotos.net Cindy Nowlin Photography

    Simply Beautiful, You make wedding photography look so simple. Best wishes to Jenny & Josh, your pictures are amazing.

  • http://www.stephenknuthblog.com Stephen Knuth

    So freaking stoked for next year! wink. wink. ;)

  • Krista

    What an indescribably beautiful day! So glad you have these photos to capture it perfectly!

  • http://none Diana Tan

    Beautifully captured pics of the bride and groom and the decors.Great work guys! Jenny is stunning and beautiful in all the pics and so is Josh.

  • Tricia C.

    Wonderful photos showing the beautiful wedding day for Jenny & Josh. Love the mix of colored and B&W shots capturing the love, fun & excitement shared on a special day.

  • http://www.LeeAnnTownsend.com LeeAnn Townsend

    WOW! Absolutely stunning!!!!!

  • http://www.photographybyshawnee.com shawnee pedraza

    so beautiful! Do you set up lights at the reception? if so what kind? Thanks :)
    Shawnee

  • Debbie Boothe

    Fantastic pictures! They really captured your special day in the pictures.

  • http://www.robindiniphoto.com Robin Dini

    amazing amazing amazing! This is a first time visit to your blog and I love your work. The shots of the ceremony site beforehand…under the huge big ole’ bright sun…how did you do that!? They look incredible! Very beautiful work.