If you have read my blog before, you know I’m a much better photographer than a writer. I’m going to do my best to tell the story of Melissa & Tyler’s very special day because there are so many fun details that just can’t be fully told with photos.
The getting hair ready part of the day was so much more fun than usual with the box of gifts Tyler had for Melissa that included a personal heartfelt video, his purity ring and his great grandmothers necklace that had been given to her in 1928 for Melissa as ‘something borrowed’.
*keep reading, there is more throughout this post :)
To add a personal touch to Melissa’s dress, her belt was made from her mother’s wedding gown. Her sister, Amy also wore the belt on her wedding day. Melissa was so excited for her father to get to see her for the first time. Then is was Tyler's turn to see his beautiful bride.
We had so much fun with their bridal party! They made my job so easy.
I have always heard that rain is good luck on your wedding day. For Melissa & Tyler, it held off just long enough for a perfect ceremony. It started raining again as they were walking to their reception.
Their reception was by far one of my favorites to date. Every part of it was flawless. Melissa's father surprised her for their father/daughter dance by singing and playing guitar for her (pre-recorded with the help of his friend, Brandon playing the organ). He sang 'Melissa' by Allman Brothers. It was beautiful and It was difficult me hold back my own tears.
As the best man was giving his toast and telling stories to embarrass Tyler, he accidently said Melissa's name incorrectly. It wasn't planned but it went perfectly with his speech and got the entire crowd laughing.
And their off to their romantic honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera!
Thank you Melissa & Tyler for having me document your romantic, beautiful and perfect wedding! You and your family were amazing and made what I love doing that much better. I hope you have the best honeymoon ever!!!
Their full gallery will be up soon and you can view it by clicking here http://www.photogeniephotography.com/melissatystheknot
A big thank you to all the wonderful friends, family and awesome vendors that helped to bring Melissa & Tyler's perfect day together!
The ceremony & Reception -- Avondale Chapel in Bentonville, AR www.facebook.com/Avondalechapel
Melissa's gorgeous dress --Romona Kaveza dress from 'She Said Yes Bridal' www.shesaidyesbridal.com
Hair by Julie Kiehn of 'Pink by Julie' in Bentonville, AR
Make up -- Melissa's sister Amy
Cake -- 'I Do' Wedding Cakery www.idoweddingcupcakery.com
Amazing DJ -- Dave Burlin with DJ Connection www.djconnection.net -- They really know how to get the party going.
Video -- Korey Klein www.koreykleinstudios.com