Classic Memphis wedding at the Madison Hotel by Christen Jones Photography, featured on The Pink Bride


Nadian Chavez & Gregory Zak


Featured in the Summer 2013 Memphis Pink Bride Magazine


We met on Janurary 1, 2008, at work in New York. He proposed four years later over Valentine’s Day weekend in February of 2012 at a picturesque bed and breakfast in Marblehead, MA.

The most memorable moment was during our first look session at the rooftop of the Madison Hotel. It was so intimate and special. I will never forget the moment he first saw when I walked in. His expressions was priceless. My maid of honor speeches had us both crying! My wedding colors were blush, champagne, and ivory. A unique thing we did was have our cocktail hour at the rooftop of the Madison Hotel, and we hired a guitarist to play Spanish-themed music while we drank cocktails, mingled, and enjoyed the outstanding view! All of my wedding professionals and vendors captured my day exactly. They made my vision come to life and went above my expectation. I couldn’t have been happier with the turn out!

I would advise brides to attend pre-marital classes prior to their big day. Greg and I thought we knew so much about one another after spending almost five years together. However, attending these classes made us grow closer together at a spiritual level, which was a very intimate and profound experience. It aligned our goals and desires for our marriage, and we spoke about things that we never had addressed before. We also met other couples that were in the same stage in life as we were. One day after the wedding, we went to Europe for two weeks. We spent one week in Barcelona, Spain, and the second week we took a northern Italy tour. While in Italy, we made stops in Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence, Modena, and Venice. It was the most memorable, adventurous and romantic trip ever!


Photographer: Christen Jones Photography

Florist: Kevin Griffin Designs

Caterer: eighty3

Cake: Lee Sanders

Invitations & Calligraphy: Wedding Paper Divas

Jewelry: Maggie Louise Bridal

Bridal Shop: Low’s Bridal & Formal

Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridal Party Attire: Bella Bridesmaids

Ceremony Location: The Immaculate Conception

Reception Location: The Madison Hotel

Music/Entertainment: Rajen Cajen

Make-up & Hair: Tricia Cobble