Melinda & Craig ~ August 18, 2018

Swipe Right For Romance

For Melinda and Craig, a match on Tinder was the first step towards happily ever after. And when they came to the Villa, we were happy to help them turn their online romance into an IRL fantasy wedding! The couple chose a navy and burgundy color scheme for their big day, which complemented the Villa’s gold tones in an elegant, sophisticated way.

And speaking of elegance and sophistication, we have to talk about Melinda’s dress! She wore a stunning a-line ballgown by Oleg Cassini, complete with lace cap sleeves and a deep v-neckline. But the true crowning glory of her bridal look was her veil, a custom piece made by Melinda’s mother, featuring lace from her own wedding dress! This beautiful nod to the mother of the bride made every one of us feel a little teary-eyed.

Of course, the rest of the wedding party was looking their best, as well. The bridesmaids wore floor-length, burgundy satin gowns that shone beautifully, and Craig and his groomsmen looked sharp in navy suits with burgundy ties. To complete the look, everyone had a few rosebuds in their bouquets or boutonnieres, and the aisle was strewn with white rose petals.

During the reception, Melinda’s parents noted that “You can hear the happiness in [the couple’s] laughter.” Well their laughter must have been infectious! From the moment Melinda and Craig made their grand entrance and shared their first dance (“You Make it Easy” by Jason Aldean) to the moment they finished their dinner (strawberry spinach salad, stuffed chicken, beef tenderloin, vegan pesto penne, and roasted red potatoes) everyone in attendance was all smiles all evening! It’s pretty clear to us that these newlyweds will be lighting up the room with their love for years to come.

Photography by: Save This Memory