Melissa’s Bridals

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I am so excited to share Melissa’s bridal portrait session with you today!! Isn’t she absolutely radiant?! These bridal portraits capture Melissa’s beauty, anticipation, and joy so well, and she glows so much! I adore the wind-blown hair and veil (it was a windy, chilly day!), the scalloped edge of her train, the delicate pearl buttons down her back, the gorgeous antique lace, the flowing blush + burgundy ribbons, her lush bouquet, and that happy smile of hers!

Melissa and Jonathan were married this past weekend, and goodness was it an amazing day! The weather was incredibly perfect — 60 degrees with the brightest blue sky and plenty of sunshine, which was amazing for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The entire day was calm, fun, and filled with so many sweet moments and lots of anticipation! The venue, The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, was such a beautiful location for Melissa and Jonathan to be married, as it felt like we were in the middle of the mountains (a special spot for these two!) with towering trees, a bright red barn, a stone fireplace, and gorgeous views. Their ceremony was so touching and so personalized (I definitely teared up!), and it was the happiest beginning to their married life! Out on the patio, we installed market lights and had a s’mores bar by the fire pit once the sun went down, and inside we had a hot chocolate bar (with all the toppings!), homemade by Melissa’s mom. Their first dances were so sweet, the food was delicious, their friends and family were so loving and excited for them, and was the happiest ending to the evening with a sparkler exit!

Photographer: Megan Kerns Photography

Wedding planning, design, & styling: Stephanie Shaul Events

Venue: The Pavilion at Carriage Farm

Florist: Daniels Florist by Kimberly

Hair: Jade Marion Hair

Makeup: Erin Kelly Makeup

I cannot wait to share the gorgeous wedding day images from Megan Kerns Photography with you so soon! It was the most incredible day celebrating Melissa and Jonathan, and you can see some iPhone sneak peeks here!

Endless congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Price, and have the very best time on your honeymoon!!

Bride Spotlight: Melissa

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Happy wedding week to Melissa and Jonathan!!! Hooray! I am so, so excited for these two lovebirds as their wedding day quickly approaches, and it’s going to be such a magical, meaningful, and beautiful day as Melissa and Jonathan are married this weekend!

It has been such a joy to get to know them throughout their engagement, and M + J were clearly made for one another! I love how much they complement each other, bring out the best in each other, and have such a strong bond and foundation. Seeing them together is so sweet, and I love the way Jonathan looks at Melissa (as evidenced in their engagement session by the amazing Megan Kerns Photography!). We had Melissa’s bridal portrait session just a few days ago, and WOW. She is so, so radiant, so breathtaking, and so excited — and I can only imagine how Jonathan will react when he sees her for the first time walking down the aisle. There is already so much anticipation and excitement for their wedding day, and I couldn’t be happier that they’re mere days away from becoming husband and wife!

I’m excited to share Melissa’s bride spotlight with you today, where you can learn more about the two of them, their love story, and what they’re most excited about on their wedding day!

1. Tell us a little bit about you and your fiance, Jonathan!  We are both dorky, silly homebodies, but we also love doing anything outdoors, going to local breweries, and spending time with my, soon to be our, dog Layla.

2. What are you most excited for about your wedding day? Celebrating with friends and family and starting our lives together.  Do you have a moment of your wedding day that you’re most anticipating?  Walking down the aisle.

3. What was your biggest inspiration for your wedding design?  The venue and playing on the winter theme.

4. Are you doing a first look or saving it for walking down the aisle? Saving it – one of the few things we were in complete agreement on!

5. Describe your style in one word.  Classic?

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6. What’s your favorite way to relax?  Reading.

7. What is something you’re passionate about?  Working out/being physically active. What are some things you and Jonathan love to do together? Hiking, camping, anything outdoors and spending time with Layla..

8. What has been the biggest surprise in the wedding planning process? So many decisions!  Thankfully Stephanie has helped us narrow those down so much!

9. What is your favorite part of your wedding design? The mix of dark and light shades combined in the flowers.

10. What is your favorite thing about Jonathan? His patience.

Stayed tuned this weekend for lots of sneak peeks of their wedding on my Instagram! I already can’t wait to see it all come to life… and then to see how Megan captures their joyous, gorgeous day!

all photos by Megan Kerns Photography