Melissa and James were married on Friday evening at the Rusty Pelican. Dad met up with Melissa earlier in the day as she enjoyed a morning of pampering at The Artistry in Plant City. The bride and her Maid of Honor started the wedding day with manicures and pedicures. Melissa had her hair and makeup done there as well, and then went with her maid of honor to Merle Norman to watch her makeup being done. It was a laid back “girl time” morning.
The sunset had a beautiful golden hue that evening. James was so happy to see Melissa as she came down the aisle and was tearing up as the ceremony began. It was an intimate wedding and the family and friends there had smiles on their faces the entire time Melissa and James exchanged vows, rings, and then a kiss. During the ceremony, the couple also presented flowers to their mothers. Mom thinks that is so sweet!
It was getting dark out as the ceremony ended and dad began the pictures but the last of the sunlight still made the sky look pretty. The reception room had white linens with red chair bows and centerpieces were candles in a holder filled with crystals and tiny red roses. Red as the wedding color went really well in the reception room with the red carpet around the dance floor. Melissa and James had so much fun dancing and enjoying the night. After the reception ended dad took the newlyweds outside for a few last pictures. They were smiling and laughing just as much at the end of the day as they were at the beginning.
Congratulations Melissa and James, and thank you for having dad there to capture your wedding day!