While most of Brian Miller’s teammates were over the moon after winning Vanderbilt University’s first College World Series baseball championship last July in Omaha, NE, Miller wasn’t through with big drama moments. After the win was clinched, the pitcher dropped to one knee on the field and asked his girlfriend, Megan Bonds, to marry him. Back home, after that magic moment, Brian graduated from college, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and began training. Megan continued her studies at Belmont (she graduates this August), all the while planning for their big day. The all-American storybook tale only got sweeter with the December wedding and reception at Mint Springs Farm, a wedding venue in Nolensville, TN.

Join us as we get a peek inside their magical wedding after so many of us saw that proposal, which went viral in social media and many news outlets.

These beautiful photos are by Jodi Bodtke at Giving Tree Photography.

bride at Mint Springs

Megan and her bridesmaids at Mint Springs

Wedding dress Megan

Megan loved the formfitting, fit-and-flare gown, but she helped design the bodice, which was custom-made for her by Claudia Veres. It featured an off-the-shoulder neckline with lace sleeves. She carried a rose-festooned bouquet.


A Middle Tennessee wedding with sophisticated touches at Mint Springs. The bridesmaids wore merlot gowns, perfect for a December wedding.

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While the groom and groomsmen wore traditional suits, their socks added a touch of personality and style.

the wedding

The wedding was filled with smiles and tears as Brian saw Megan, walked down the aisle by her father, for the first time.

the wedding vows

Here, the couple shares their wedding vows. Can it be any more heartbreakingly beautiful than a man looking at the woman he loves like this?

Brian and Megan wedding

A quiet moment for Brian and Megan along a country road at Mint Springs Farm.

Brian and Megan Miller

At twilight, the bride and groom enjoyed the post-wedding glow under a string of lights on the grounds of Mint Springs Farm.

cake and flowers for Brian and Megan

Flowers for the wedding included white hydrangea and roses. The cake was from Signature Cakes by Vicki, with coconut, raspberry and chocolate truffle cake with buttercream frosting; each layer featured a different flavor chosen by Brian and Megan.

The Southern holiday menu featured prime rib, turkey with cranberry chutney, Southern-style green beans and sweet potato grits by Chef Penelope’s Catering. Mini desserts included banana pudding, cobbler and Oreo mousse by B. Jackson’s Bakery.

the reception

Guests enjoy a holiday-themed dinner with Southern flair.

the dance

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller take to the dance floor.

groomsmen dancing

Brian and groomsmen throw down

leaving with sparklers

After dinner and dancing, guests bid the bride and groom farewell with well wishes and sparklers.

Cheers to the happy couple!!


Got wedding fever? Check out more beautiful nuptials in some of our other SB markets today:

Atlanta: Vineyard Vows: A Wedding In Highlands, NC

Louisville: North Meets South: An Authentic Kentucky Wedding

Memphis: A Southern Wedding With a Gatsby Appeal