My last wedding of 2009 did not disappoint! It was a very small intimate wedding, comprised mostly of Midwesterners! Francis and Melissa both graduated from the University of Michigan, but didn’t meet until an Alum get together in California!
The day started at the Temecula Mall at the Aveda Salon. Melissa and her entourage were all smiles, ready for the day to begin!
Love this shot of her Badgley Mischka shoes that Mandi took! They can be silver or gold depending on what look you are going for!
We spent a little time in Old Town Temecula taking some bridesmaid photos!
Sheri’s Flowers in Fallbrook took care of the bouquets and centerpieces!
Melissa and Francis opted for a first look because of how early the sun sets in the Winter! They wanted a lovely sunset wedding…and this allowed us a lot of time for photos before!
I love me some vine photos!
Reverend Tuttle delivered a charming, funny and heartwarming ceremony, as usual!
Want to know how fun this couple is? They did their recessional to “Forever” by Chris Brown, and the entire bridal party (parents and Reverend included!) danced back down the aisle, a la this You Tube video. It was fantastic!
The cake was absolutely fantastic! They ordered too much and insisted I take some home to my hubby – he loved it too! The symbol stands for double happiness, which is also the tattoo Melissa has on her ankle!
DJ Earl kept the party going – and the dance floor packed!
Thank you Francis and Melissa for such a fun night! Mandi and I had a great time! Have an amazing time in the Mexican Riviera!