Gemma and Tommy’s natural, adventurous style is reflected in every detail of their rustic chic wedding. High heels were not allowed, and all their decorations were handmade. Her colorful dress is so striking – it has to be one of my favorites, and the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and wildflower bouquets give such a sense of whimsy and joy. Creativity and self-expression are two things Gemma says they value over tradition, and their unique style, wonderfully photographed by Amy Zumwalt, is nothing short of inspiring. Read below for their story.
How They Met:
Gemma’s favorite place to study when she was a student at UNT was at Art Six Coffeehouse, a coffeehouse/art gallery/ performance venue that Tommy owns and operates in Denton, TX.
From Tommy: We first met at a film screening that I was hosting at the coffeehouse. It was just a casual meeting; I remember thinking that I would love to be able to get a girl like that. A couple of weeks later she came in after 9:00 on a Sunday. The problem is that we close at 10:00 on Sunday. I would do anything to get to hang out with her so I had to come up with a reason to stay open later. Around ten she asked me if we were closing at ten and I told her that yes we were closing BUT if she wanted to stay it was OK because I was going to work on the coffeehouse’s taxes. TAXES?? REALLY?? You can ask my CPA, there is not a lot in this world that would make me do my taxes, but she is out of this world.
On their first date they went canoeing together, and it set the tone for many of their activities. They have traveled to more than 11 countries, they go rock climbing, mountain biking, and also take on art projects together.