weddings

Abbey + Seth {Oran, Missouri || 10.20.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Griffin

There's just something about a small town wedding that always warms my heart. Surrounded by the sweetest of friends and family, Abbey + Seth's small town wedding was just perfection. From the gorgeous details {give me all the rose gold} to the most gorgeous bride {talk about stunning}, this Oran, Missouri, wedding was one after my own heart!

Abbey + Seth, you two truly couldn't be anymore adorable together, and your big day was the sweetest display of your love for one another. What a perfect day it truly was! Thank you for trusting me to capture it all for you!

xoxo,

Mel
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Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Florals:  Magnolia Market-Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Reception Decor: Magnolia Market 
Videographer:  Bruce Gaines Cinematography
Save the Dates and Invitations: Mollie Paperie
Bridal Gown, Veil, and Earrings:  Maggie Louise


Monica + Ramez {Los Angeles, California || 10.14.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Ibrahim

If you've ever met Monica + Ramez {and all their sweet family and friends}, you'd know exactly how special and loving their big day was. I don't know if I've ever been to a wedding before where the groom and bride were showered with so much love and selfless attention on them {throughout the ENTIRE day}. My heart truly melted watching the amount of love between these newlyweds, their family, and their friends. That is what a wedding is truly about .... a celebration of love, family, and friendship.

{Oh, and if you've never been to an Egyptian reception ... you're missing out! From the food, to {ALL}the dancing, to the music ... they know how to throw the perfect celebration! So much fun!}

Monica and Ramez, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your engagement session and big day. You're both so special to me! Have the BEST time ever in Hawaii!

xoxo,

Mel
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Reception Venue: Brandview Ballroom and Patio - L.A. Banquets
Bridal Gown: The Blush Couture
Florals: L'Etoile Design
Cake: L'Etoile Design
Hair Dresser: Rania Ibrahim 
Makeup: Makeup by Ellyn
Groom's Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Videographer: Kale York
Videographer Second Shooter: Jenna Wagner


Olivia + Trent {Van Buren, Missouri || 10.06.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Hillis

This October wedding {although it might not have quite felt like fall} was absolutely perfect! From the cutest first look {goodness I love first looks} to the most gorgeous bride you'll ever see {.... seriously, though, isn't she just glowing?}, to all the gorgeous details, Olivia + Trent's wedding is still making my little photog heart skip a beat!

Olivia + Trent, thank you for trusting me to capture your special moments from your engagement session {still one of my favs to date} to your big day! You're both on my favorites list for life! I wish you both the best, and I can't wait to see the beautiful life you create together.  

xoxo,

Mel
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Wedding Dress Brand:  Stella York
Bridal Shop:  Cleo Bridal
Venue:  The Landing - Current River
Florals:  Blue Relics & Revivals, LLC
Second Shooter:  Melissa Stevens
Live Band: Vote for Pedro