I was fortunate to meet Melanie through one of my dear industry friends, Elle! Turns out that Melanie’s family has been to my family’s farm to watch our 4th of July cannon tradition years ago! It’s very possible that we had hung out when we were younger through mutual friends. This world continues to get smaller as each year passes! I’m so glad Elle connected us because Melanie and Frank are a breath of fresh air! They are fun, unpredictable, spontaneous, playful and so much more! I always have the best time hanging out with them and knew that their wedding would not disappoint. Especially after I met their families at their engagement session over the winter season! 🙂 It was obvious where they got their sense of humor!
I was a little nervous for rain on Saturday, but it always seems to work out. 🙂 It was a bit hot, but I mean, this entire wedding season has been toasty so I’m used to it by now! Haha! I’ve accepted the frizzy hair/washed off makeup look by the end of the day. At least Frank and Melanie looked great every minute of the day! 🙂 They had countless fun details throughout the wedding, one of which, Melanie had two unique looks! *Girl, rock it!!* She admitted to me during her engagement session that she can be indecisive when it comes to things like dresses and rings. 😉 More fun details for me to photograph! Haha!
Frank and Melanie were after a southern wedding, and you can see that southern charm in these photographs. LOVE! From the monogrammed ribbon around Melanie’s bouquet to the ceremony set up with magnolia leaves against the stone mill, I’m obsessed! The reception only got better as they had a caricature artist, cigar bar, photo booth and so many tasty treats!! Their guests were set for hours of entertainment! One cute detail I loved (naturally) was the cat cookies on the side of the cake representing their two kitties. 🙂 So cute to have them there in spirit at the wedding! Everyone partied the night away and said goodbye to the newlyweds waving their sparklers high up in the air as they left in an antique car. I could have easily photographed this day over and over again! Beautiful from start to finish. 🙂
Thank you, Frank and Melanie, for a great time together on Saturday!!! I adore you both as well as your family and dear friends! 🙂 I’m so excited for you two and cannot wait to see where the future takes your marriage! I know it will be full of smiles and laughter!!! CONGRATS!!! Enjoy some of my favorites from your special day! XOXO!
Thanks to the vendors involved!
Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan, VA
Coordinator: Colleen Kimbrough at the Mill at Fine Creek
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Saunders
Caterer: The Mill at Fine Creek
Florist: Strawberry Fields Florist
Cakes: Sweet Fix
Cookies: Sugar Studio
DJ: Incredible DJs
Ceremony Music (Strings): Treesa Gold
Videographer: Ian’s Creations
Stationery: Shine Invitations
1st Dress: Pamela Moore Bridal
2nd Dress: Fabulous Frocks — Sophia Tolli Dress
Caricature Artist: About Faces Entertainment
Photo Booth: Incredible DJs
Trolley Service: Taylor’s Classic Travels
Classic Car Service: First Class Limo Service
Cigar Service: The Cigar Guys