As the music flowed down from the pipe organ, Matt looked up the aisle, readying himself for what would be the most beautiful moment of the day: the first time he would see his bride, Melanie. The doors slowly opened and as Melanie stepped in with her father, you could feel the whole room look to the back to see Matt's beautiful bride make her way down the aisle. However, in a church full of friends and family, she was only looking at one person; her groom, excitedly standing at the altar. It's moments like these that re-light the fire under us as wedding photographers, and Melanie and Matt's wedding day was absolutely filled with them!
Melanie and Matt's wedding was the perfect way to start off our double-header "Wedding Weekend"; and from the moment we started shooting, we could instantly see that these two are so well-loved by their friends and family! Melanie's bridesmaids were "bride tribe goals" and Josh couldn't keep from laughing and joining in on the fun with Matt and his groomsmen! After Melanie and Matt's engagement shoot, we knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that their wedding day was going to be one that was full of fun and laughter, but we couldn't have imagined how their bridal party would magnify the fun and laughter even more!
Southwest Michigan was the backdrop for Melanie's and Matt's wedding day as we traveled from downtown St. Joe, to the pier next to Silver Beach, and finally ending up at the stunning Vineyard at 12 Corners! This amazing variety of locations created so many different settings for Melanie and Matt's portraits that our biggest dilemma of the day was trying to pick which location we loved to most! However, our favorite part of the day was still the same as every wedding day: the precious moments we have with the bride and groom for their bridal portraits. It was such a sweet time for us to celebrate with Melanie and Matt (and Rizzo and Jordan who made a special appearance!) and simply capture the love that was already overflowing from them!
Melanie and Matt, your wedding was the perfect pairing of elegance and fun! From spending time with your bridal party and traveling around in the party bus, to watching your faces light up as you met with friends and family at your reception, your kind, fun-loving spirits shown throughout the entire day! We already thought you were pretty amazing by yourselves, and now that you are married, we love you as husband and wife even more! We can't wait to follow your journey though life as you both grow and thrive as the Wolfs! We love you guys! All our best!
J + A
Melanie + Matt's DREAM WEDDING TEAM
- Venue: The Vineyard at 12 Corners
- Wedding Planner: White Dahlia Events
- Wedding Dress: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear by Maggie Sottero
- Elaborate Florals: Crystal Springs Centerpieces
- Your Ring: Brilliant Earth
- The Shoes: Lulu's
- Hair Artist: Girl on the Glow (Ashley)
- Makeup Artist: Girl on the Glow (Katie)
- Cake Artist: The Flour Shop
- Live Band/DJ: Jelliefish Productions
- Catering: CK Catering
- Men's Suits: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear
- Bridesmaid's Dresses: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear