Happy Thursday! I’m so happy and excited to share Melissa and Demetri’s gorgeous wedding with you guys today.
I met these two, well really just Demetri at the time, when I photographed their friends Chris and Katie’s wedding back in December of 2010 down at Purdue. Demetri was one of Chris’ groomsmen. When Melissa contacted me shortly after they were engaged, I was so happy at the thought of working with them. Melissa has an incredibly fun personality and it showed through right from the start when we first began emailing one another. What I didn’t know was how witty and hilarious she was, too. When I took their engagement photos last summer, we laughed. A lot. Demetri and Melissa are the life of the party and love to simply have fun. It’s one of my most favorite qualities about them as a couple. They were my first engagement posted here on my new blog last summer. How has it been that long already?! There is just so much to be grateful for all. of. the. time.
Their wedding this past Saturday was nothing short of amazing. Melissa is a planner and is studying Event Management. Needless to say, not a detail was overlooked. They married at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club. Special thanks to Stephanie Rice for helping Melissa and Demetri’s wedding flow effortlessly.
M&D – Lots of love to you! I respect you so much as a couple and it’s been so fun getting to know you over the past few years. I count myself blessed by your friendship and look forward to staying in touch. Thanks for the honor of capturing your big day. It really was spectacular. Hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon in Miami!
Melissa’s dress was unlike any I’ve seen. So gorgeous!
Big thanks to Jama Finney with Cake Zen for making one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve seen in quite some time. Seriously! And so nice meeting you as well.
Melissa’s older sister, Vanessa, and her little nephew. I’m biased – but nephews are fun : )
Melissa and Demetri chose to see each other before their ceremony. Below are the moments leading up to and following that awesome moment.
Really enjoyed this bunch.
Fairly certain this was around the time Melissa vowed to love Demetri for always. Even if he decided to drop out of Med school after all this time ; )
Melissa and Demetri did the dance of Isaiah during their reception – a celebratory dance where the bride and groom make a triple procession (three counterclockwise turns) as the Best Man and Maid of Honor follow behind holding their crowns above their head.
Loved Melissa’s fun and upbeat dance with her Dad : )
I’ll leave you with this photo. I was able to sneak Melissa and Demetri away from the dance floor for a few shots outside at night. So happy I did.
Special thanks to Esther Boston (her site is brand new, go check it out!) for all of your help. Have a wonderful weekend!!! : )