Meet Connie & Alex. Connie moved to Nashville for a change of pace back in the summer of 2007. She had been living in New Jersey for several years, but wanted to get back to the south where she felt more at home. Something about the music city just felt right to her so she headed out to try something new on for size. She fell in love with the southern charm and down-home feel of Nashville. Within a couple weeks of moving to town she had a new home, and a new job working at Vanderbilt University. It was there she met a young doctor named Alex who quickly stole her heart. In a matter of months their relationship developed from colleagues to friends to sweethearts and before either one of them knew it they were planning the rest of their lives together.
This past spring, Alex began plotting his perfect proposal scheme and in early May he hopped on a plane to Texas to pick up the engagement ring he had meticulously picked out for Connie. While he was away, one of the largest disasters in Nashville’s history occurred. The May flash flooding swept away so much of his beloved town and caused incredible amounts of devastation. In the blink of an eye the place these two called home had changed all while Alax was in Texas. When Alex got back to Tennessee he was determined not to let the disaster stop him from his original plan of proposing on the Shelby Street pedestrian bridge overlooking downtown and the Cumberland River. He told Connie he wanted to take a walk downtown and see the extent of the damage. They walked down deserted streets to the bridge and began climbing to assess the flood waters. Before Connie knew what was happening, Alex dropped to his knee and asked her for her hand in marriage. She was completely shocked and elated. With Connie’s background in event planning, it didn’t take long at all for her to start making plans for their 2011 wedding.
We had an amazing time shooting their engagement photos and loved playing with their sweet Jack Russell Terrier Nugget. Although it was a sticky hot day in late July, these guys made it look breezy and light. We captured these images at Edwin Warner Park and later shot some on the very same pedestrian bridge where Alex proposed. Connie & Alex, we adore you two and cannot wait to be there for your historic Carnton Plantation wedding in May. It will be absolutely perfect without a doubt!
Lots of love,
Mel & Brad
I just love how sweet these two are when they are together. It is infectious.
I couldn’t resist posting this picture of Nugget. How funny is that tongue. We snapped at just the right minute it seems.