These are taken in what is known as the "side chapel" off the Upper Room Chapel, part of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship, in Nashville, Tennessee, where we were married 30 years ago today. The little prayer chapel holds about 10 people. We were married by my boss at the time Rev. James Alexander. Those who stood up with us were Yvonne Glien, Eric Thoreson, and Owen Davis. Helen and Robert Lankford, Janice King, and Charlene Eubanks were there, along with others who happened to be passing by and looked in.
Owen had been married once and Eric had never been married, and they were both terribly against marriage. They were both musicians. Anyway, they both got drunk before the wedding and almost missed it. We were to meet friends afterward at TGI Fridays in Elliston Place, and Eric and Owen never showed up...about 20 others did, however.
Yvonne and I worked together. She was working on a PhD in Spanish at Vanderbilt. Charlene and I worked together, as did Janice and Helen. Helen had been my boss when I guided tours through the chapel before I started working in UMC Communications...while I was working on a Master of Christian Education at Scarritt College in Nashville. Helen provided beautiful roses from her garden for my bouquet.
After taking the photos in the Upper Room, we went to Hillsboro Village and visited Cotton Music. Then we walked down the street to the Provence Breads and Cafe for Raf to get a latté...they had no cold non-coffee drinks!! So, I just read.
We ended the evening in the Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village. It was an historic theatre and used to be called the Hillsboro Theatre. We heard the Tim Rice and Peter Rowan Quartet. Hope you enjoy the music!
This couple was sitting across from us. Look at her face. She is so much in love, and after observing them a while, I think he is, too. It's nice to see young people just starting on the adventure!
Next we picked a restaurant at random on 21st Avenue South. It is called tayst Restaurant and Wine Bar. We didn't know what to expect, but it was absolutely wonderful. I took this photo of a table across the way. The ambiance was wonderful. The menu was limited, but extremely excellent. Raf had filet mignon, and I had grilled scallops. They were wonderful. Delicious. Tasty. We would frequent this restaurant a lot if we lived closer. The waiters, manager, etc. were very attentive, but not too much so. The wine delicious! They had wonderful art on the walls, and light jazz floated around us. If you are in Nashville, don't miss tayst!