There was an exciting buzz that permeated through the air of Melissa’s bridal suite. It came from the combined sounds of hairspray spraying, music playing from Melissa’s phone & the laughter that was shared with Melissa & her closest friends. The buzz continued as Melissa helped steam one of her bridesmaids dresses, helped her flower girl into her shoes & made sure that everyone around her was comfortable. Although today was Melissa & Casey’s day, it truly was a day celebrating each & every person who was in attendance. It was a celebration of the individuals who had influenced & loved Melissa & Casey through the years; a celebration of all those who had helped shape them into the wonderful, incredible people they are. It wasn’t just their special day, it was everyone’s special day. Because that’s just the kind of people Melissa & Casey are: selfless, loving people who want the best for everyone around them. The wedding buzz wasn’t just for them, it was for everyone. And Melissa & Casey were more than happy to share the buzz with their closet friends & family as they tied the knot in a classy, gorgeous & utterly perfect wedding.
As Casey waited at the end of the aisle for his bride, he smiled a quiet smile. A smile that showed peace. A smile that showed the world that he was about to become the luckiest man alive. As Melissa walked down the aisle, she smiled her mile-wide grin & as she held Casey’s hands for the first time that day, tears streamed down her face. They were tears of complete happiness in knowing that she was finally going to tie the knot with the man of her dreams. The ceremony was sweet & perfect.
The wedding was chalk full of amazing details-all handmade by Melissa. Everything from the centerpieces, the take-away boxes of homemade cookies (baked with love by their Grandmothers!), the napkins, the invitations, the programs, the horseshoe place finders…everything! Literally no details were left untouched by Melissa-she truly put her heart, soul & all her craftiness into each & every part of the wedding. I love when brides & grooms get creative with the details because, well-I’m a detail junkie! The wedding was held at the incredible Grace Vinyards & it was such a dream for me to photograph. The combination of the Colonial-style home, the vineyard & the fields of grass were beyond dreamy & such an ideal setting for a wedding.
Melissa & Casey-I love you guys. Literally. I LOVE you guys! You are two of the kindest, caring & genuine people on planet earth. I am so impressed with the love you show not only to each other, but to each person you meet. I felt like I was part of your family at your wedding & am so grateful for the opportunity to document the wonderful celebration of your love. Thank you for being my clients, but most importantly, thank you for being my friends! I wish you a lifetime of incredible, fabulous love. With love & appreciation, xoxo, marielle.
I’m dying over this photograph. Melissa-you are totally, utterly fabulous. And so are your shoes…
Melissa handmade all her boutonnieres-they were made with wheat, strings & paper flowers. Sooooooo darling!