Real Wedding: Melissa & Jonathan

Posted November 20, 2015

We love all our brides, but some are just so truly precious. Melissa was one of the sweetest brides we have worked with to date. Being part of her marriage to Jonathan last May was a true delight. And we weren’t the only ones that enjoyed their big day: their wedding was a huge celebration of life and love. When she was younger, Melissa went through a period with a significant illness. Because of the seriousness of her condition, her family’s hopes were dim that they would ever get see their beautiful daughter on her wedding day. Fast forward to this past spring. Melissa is healthy, thriving and in love with her perfect Prince Charming, Jonathan. Her overjoyed family spared no effort to make her wedding the most amazing day of her life.  

Sophisticated metallics and soft pastels mingled together to produce a feel both completely romantic and thoroughly modern. Melissa’s gorgeous blue eyes looked like a vintage movie star peeking out from her chic birdcage veil with a jeweled comb. Fresh mint cocktail-length bridesmaids dresses looked fabulous with rosy pink bouquets. The groomsmen wore sleek, deep charcoal grey suits with crisp mint bow ties. Bonus style points to the men for the collection of crazy printed socks worn under their suits (our favorite? The taco dinosaurs!). Speaking of the men, we adored the engraved wooden cigar boxes Jonathan handed out as groomsman gifts.

The metallic framed mirror sign at the entrance to the reception space said, “Open bar this way, because no great party ever started with a salad” and summed up the reception beautifully. The couple had planned a fabulous party, and everyone had the time of their lives celebrating with them. Gold metallic votives, antique brass floral vases, mixed print gold paper straws and brushed brass napkin rings dotted the tables in the reception space, along with tons of expertly crafted handmade little details added by Melissa. Custom signage was clever and pretty in a modern handwritten font and brushed mercury glass frames (like the bar sign mentioned above, and the “Find your seat… but your place is on the dance floor” above the seating chart!). Guests found their way to their seat by checking the gorgeous seating chart installment Melissa designed on the beautiful old metal door between rooms in the Certus Loft (a favorite venue for many, and we mean many reasons!). Place card assignments were held in place by clips attached to personalized mint magnetic knobs. Once guests removed their seat assignment cards, the empty spaces were replaced with photos of guests from the photobooth as the night went on. Anyone that can make a seating chart this pretty, which also doubles as a reception centerpiece later in the evening, is a DIY queen in our book!! Melissa and Jonathan ended the night exiting through a tunnel of sparklers into an awaiting limo. Everything about this wedding lived up to her parent’s efforts to make it a day no one wouldn’t soon forget. What a perfect day for a perfect couple! For more of Getz Creative Photography’s photos of the lovely details, keep scrolling! 

Ceremony Musicians: Pinner String Quartet  :|:  Ceremony Venue: Huguenot Mill
Florist: Greg Foster  :|:  Bridal Hair + Makeup: Jordan Tafta  :|:  Officiant: Dr. Jason Ormiston
Rentals: A Darling Day | Industry Event Rentals | Upstate Rentals  :|:  Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Wedding Party Hair: Ashton {Bangz}  :|:  Reception Venue: Huguenot Mill
Transportation: GSP Limo  :|:  Catering: Good Life  :|:  Cake: Couture Cakes
Band: Flashback  :|:  Photographer: Getz Creative  :|:  I Do Crew: Elise | Lindsay