melissa + wade {wedding : nashville}

Melissa is a dear friend of mine who I have known several years since moving to Nashville. One night we went out to see a band and she told me she was interested in a new guy. We were at the show and he called and asked her to come over for Kung Pao Chicken later that night. I knew he must have been a keeper 'cause she left me to go hang out with him... and she doesn't even like chicken. HA! They stayed up that night until the wee hours listening to music and playing each other songs they love. Oh by the way...they are both very talented musicians.

Melissa says Wade is kind, tender-hearted, hilarious, patient, smart, passionate about life and a great cook. Wade describes Melissa in three words: "Perfect For Me." I'll never forget when they got engaged because Melissa sent me a photo from her phone holding up the ring on her finger with tears in her eyes. He tucked her into bed that night (like he does every night) a couple days after her birthday and he said he had one more gift for her. He pulled out the ring and asked her to be his wife. She was totally surprised.

I was so happy that Melissa and Wade asked me to capture their special day. The ceremony and reception was held at BUILDING 8 at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee outside of Nashville. It was a beautiful perfect Tennessee day. Every detail was meticulously planned out to match Melissa and Wade's personalities. Congrats to you both!

To see more of Melissa and Wade's Nashville Building 8 wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!