Melissa and Adam
Celebrating Melissa Wright and Adam Nixon
May 14, 2011
BIG Photography by MD Turner
They met at church when they were teenagers, courted long distance while he was at Air Force Tech School; they dated eight years before tying the knot. Melissa was set on making their wedding, at The Gallery in Houston, small and intimate. “Planning the wedding with my mom was such a wonderful experience,” she says. Together, they located wedding pictures of everyone in their family. The photos were on display throughout the reception. “It was very special to have pictures of all of our family members on their wedding day around us,” says Melissa. Many out of town guests were on hand to witness the ceremony, officiated by their youth pastor and good friend Jason Hess. The winning gown was selected after literally 100 plus dresses were considered: a diamond white, romantic dress with flower appliqués, a sweetheart neckline from Maggie Sottero.
After the wedding the driver of a 1961 Jaguar dropped them off at Hotel Zaza and drove off with their bags still in his car. “We didn’t have phones or numbers or clothes,” says Melissa. It was planner Kristina Kellogg to the rescue! She located the bags and avoided disaster. The couple honeymooned in Santa Barbara, California where they enjoyed a bike riding winery tasting and tour.
– Allow enough time to plan the wedding without the stressful time crunch. This allows time to stop and about how to incorporate yourselves into the wedding and ceremony.
– Put a personal touch on the event. We were able to put a personal touch on almost every aspect of the night. We chose the linens, flowers, signature drink, outfits, paper, fonts, and designs. We were able to choose every detail.
– Enjoy the process. It is one of the best times of my life. My mom and I bonded so much during the process. I love the time we got to spend together.