Melissa and Cody’s sweet and small Meadowlark 1939 elopement ceremony gives me all the romantic vibes. An impeccable wedding planner herself, Melissa of G&A Weddings planned this day to perfection. Melissa wore pieces fit for a queen. She adorned herself with her favorite Bella Belle shoes, Olive & Piper earrings, her grandmother’s engagement ring, and a cape to match. She looked perfect!
Cody’s reaction to Melissa walking towards him was sweet and telling. He embraced her and looked at me with a large smile on his face! One of my favorite moments to witness on a wedding day is this one. I love first looks, even on a wedding day with six people, because it allows my couples to spend more of their day together. Often, weddings fly by quickly. Seeing each other early in the day is a gift of more time together to take in each moment of the day your marriage begins.
Because Melissa is an event designer, I expected curated details. And she provided! MHB Paper created a gorgeous invitation suite with hand torn paper and gold filigree. She also include an envelope liner with a hand painted rendering of Meadowlark 1939. Cake Envy designed a beautiful cake with paper flowers that tasted as delicious as it looked. Though to be fair, chocolate and caramel anything is a win in my book!
Melissa and Cody, thank you for asking me to capture your spontaneous elopement at Meadowlark 1939! I’m so glad I could share in this exciting moment, and I can’t wait to celebrate again for your reception this Fall. Congratulations!