We couldn’t think of a better way to end a, shall we say, very interesting week in our great nation’s history, than with a life affirming, good old-fashioned love story. This one of course has it in spades, as do, let’s be honest, all of our clients. Because they rock it.
After meeting at UVa law and getting engaged in New Orleans (one of our favorite cities and where we were married), Adam gave Melanie his Grandmother’s ring and made it official. Then, as life is wont to do, their careers took them to different cities so they had to plan their wedding “long distance.” Melanie had seen Kate & Andrew’s shindig we had shot at Clifton Inn and loved the idea of dancing under the stars. I mean really, who doesn’t? We already shared some of Melanie & Adam’s favorites with you and we couldn’t be more excited to finally share some of ours.
Venues: Holy Comforter Catholic Church & Clifton Inn
Event Planner: Karen McGrath of Amore Events
Floral Designer: Whimsical Floral
Make-up Artist: Bride Face
Hair styling: Top Knot Studio
Catering & Cake Artist: Clifton Inn
Tent Rental: Skyline Tent Company
Calligraphy: Karen McGrath of Amore Events
DJ: Playback DJ
Assistant Extraordinaire and Third Photographer: Karen Papadales
Anne’s Faves of Bill’s:
Bill’s Faves of Anne’s:
A&B’s faves of K’s
Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include: The sweet intensity your nephew, Donovan, taking in everything throughout the day. The care you took in helping Donovan get dressed, Adam, even though you had plenty to prepare for yourself. Melanie, every. single. intimate. moment you and your Mom shared, especially while getting ready. That look of pride on her face while you donned your dress exemplified this. Surprising your Granddad with a Grandfather-Granddaughter dance to a song long special to you both. Your laughter and tears while reading each other’s letters before your First Look. Your utter joy and enthusiasm after your I Do’s became official as you walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. And yes, we captured that quick sticking out your tongue in jest to a friend peeking through a door just before your ceremony (we’ll spare you on the Journal, but you know the pic!) All your special touches at your reception: A sprig of rosemary at each place setting, your families’ wedding photos displayed around the mansion, your “guest rocks” that also made an appearance during your ceremony, naming your tables after the many cities that have played a role in your lives together and of course, tasty Gearheart chocolates for your guests as they headed out into the beautiful evening.
Congratulations, you two!