Friday was Melissa and Brian’s wedding day at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club in Bradenton. Dad had photographed the couple’s engagement session in Orlando and they were really sweet. He knew their wedding was going to be terrific.
Melissa had her hair styled by Jen Carr and her makeup done by Kristine Aronson of Fabulous Faces. She looked so pretty! The bridesmaids wore brown dresses from JCrew to match the wedding colors of brown and pink. Mom wishes JCrew would start making maternity clothes! Flowers by Don created the bouquets and floral arrangements in pink and white.
Before the ceremony, Melissa and Brian had a first sight where they alone shared that special moment of seeing each other for the first time. They were then able to have most of their family groups and wedding party pictures done before the ceremony so that they could spend more time with their guests afterward.
Three members of the couple’s wedding party were notaries so Melissa and Brian’s ceremony was made even more meaningful by having their close friends officiate. Dad said it was emotional to watch the parents get teary during the vows. For the reception, the couple had Fitz Otis from Jay Goodley Entertainment as the DJ and Beautiful Cakes by Ron make their brown and white decorated wedding cake. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish Melissa and Brian all the best in their life as husband and wife. Congratulations!
Mom thinks this marriage bet written on a napkin was so funny to display at the wedding!