Melanie moved to a new town to start a new life and on her second day of work, customer Dwayne walked into the bank and made his move. After dating for only a few weeks, he told her she would be his wife. Guess what? He was right! See their southern wedding style and share their love!
Listen To Your Heart
"When we met, this man was very consistent in trying to make me a happy woman," says Melanie. "He was a total stranger who became my best friend. I allowed him into my life and into my heart and I was able to share things with him that I had never told anyone, and he never judged me."
"The man I married is what I call a Mr. Fix-It," says Melanie. "He wants everyone to be smiling and happy. He is a very dedicated and committed man. I know that if I ever need words of wisdom or some firm advice, he is the one I can turn to."
"My bridesmaids were friends of mine and my sister," says Melanie. "My honorary bridesmaids were my husband's cousins, and my junior bride was my now stepdaughter. My matron of honor was my good friend and she was there from the start of my wedding weekend to the end."
When it came time to choose a wedding undo, Melanie had a master plan. "I wanted a style that you don’t see many brides with, but at the same time, something that would flow in the wind and not sweat out," she shares.
"We got married at the Castle Hill Pavilion in Florence, Mississippi," says Melanie. "We'd looked at other venues and decided on a different one before finding out about this one. When we did find out about it and went to look at it, it was like nothing we'd ever imagined. The place fit us just right."
"My youngest uncle was the one to walk me down the aisle," says Melanie. "I chose my uncle because he has always supported me in everything I’ve done in my life. He was the one I could turn to as I was growing up."
"Our bishop did not allow us to write our own vows," Melanie shares. "He has special vows that he speaks to everyone at the wedding, which we felt were much needed to be heard. The vows spoke highly of upholding us as a couple and that if you cannot support us, then do not be there to degrade us."
"For my bridesmaid dresses I wanted a cool dress," says the bride. "I thought about the season and the month. The dresses came from David’s Bridal. I chose to do a one strap chiffon pink dress. It was short and flowed well with each girls body type."
"For the cocktail hour, I did a country theme," says the event planner bride. "I had bales of hay and rocking chairs. The rocking chairs were our guest books; each guest signed a rocking chair." And the award for the coolest guestbook idea ever goes to...well, you know the rest!
"I had vintage mannequins and briefcases, Eiffel Towers and pearls," Melanie boasts. "Every table's centerpiece was different. I even had a candy table that was decorated with a picture runway of our engagement photos leading up to the candy."
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