Melissa was one of my earlier brides and a huge joy to work with. She hired me for day of coordination through which I helped her finalize vendors, create her wedding day timeline, conduct her rehearsal, help set up her reception, and coordinate her big day!
Melissa and Brian were the sweetest couple and head over heels for each other. Melissa wanted a big wedding surrounded by her friends and family. Her guest count the day of was for 250! She wanted black and white as classic colors and added pops of hot pink on each table for color which turned out perfectly with the lit candles.
I attended Melissa’s rehearsal where we practiced the timing of the large wedding party’s walk down the isle, the live music, vows and hand movements, and recessional before enjoying the rehearsal dinner with the warmest family I’ve ever met.
On the day of her wedding, I began by bringing my gorgeous bride and her ladies mimosa mixes so they could relax and enjoy what would be the happiest day of her life! I then arrived at the venue where I worked for 4 hours with the decorator Melissa had hired. I set the napkins, menus, and settings for all 250 of her guests and oversaw the vendor set ups.
When the maid of honor had a dress malfunction and the bride was going to be 45 minutes late, I went around to the guests to update them and put them at ease that all was well. We got the bride in and the ceremony proceeded as it should! It was beautiful and full of emotion.
When it came time for the reception, there was a mishap with the catering who did not know what the bride and her family wanted to eat. They chose to ignore her. *I was shocked*. I went and took their orders for the catering and made sure everyone got to eat as planned. The rest of the reception proceeded as it should with the cake cutting, garter and bouquet tosses and the bride dancing the night away surrounded by her loved ones.
After the reception ended. I stayed to help take down the decorations before heading home. It was a beautiful wedding and I wish the happy couple all the best! Enjoy the photos below.
Venue: Living Waters Christian Community
Decorator: From This Moment Unique Creations
Photos: My Heart My Lens Photography
Catering: JMS Catering