“Looking down at our pricey, custom-made menus and realizing the dessert said white chocolate MOUSE and not white chocolate MOUSSE.”
You’d think that would fluster any bride, but not Melissa! She just had to laugh…and we’re guessing her vivacious approach to all things is one of the reasons her new husband Chris adores her.
Once engaged, these two set about planning an elegant, sparkly, and colorful Michigan wedding that reflected them perfectly. Find out how many gowns it took until Melissa chose her customized Maude wedding dress and how Chris proposed from our awesome bride below!
How did your sweetie propose?
“Oh he’s the best! Chris took us back to a very special restaurant. I was a little suspicious that he was going to propose soon, but I had always told him to not propose while I was eating. To make a long story short, dinner came and went and still no ring. I was straight up annoyed. Little did I know that a horse-drawn carriage was waiting for us out front. It carried us to one of our favorite walking paths overlooking a river, and at the end of that path there stood all of our close friends and entire family. He dropped to one knee and asked me to spend the rest of his life with him. Of course I gushed yes!’
How did you choose your gown?
“It was a process! I tried on probably 50-60 dresses, but kept coming back to Maude. She was so timeless and elegant. I wanted a little more sparkle, so Lea-Ann Belter made me a custom gown. It was perfect.”
Tell us about your day! Did you have a theme or style in mind?
“Not a particular style or theme, but my husband and I wanted a classy, timeless affair. Not too trendy. And I wanted color!”
What’s your funniest wedding day memory?
“Looking down at our pricey, custom made menus and realizing the dessert said white chocolate MOUSE and not white chocolate MOUSSE.”
Describe your wedding day in 5 words or less:
“Classic, romantic, emotional, perfection.”
Three words that best describe your hubby:
“Honest, funny, soulful.”
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
“Don’t sweat the small details. Your day will still be perfect even if there are hiccups. Just live in the moment and soak it all in. “
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“Maui. I cried when it was time to come home because our whole trip was so magical.”