Truly God was looking down on Melissa & Christian this weekend and held Hurricane Irene up in CT and MA. After 14 years these two were finally married yesterday at Camp Wildwood and the comments made at the wedding most were how caring and gifted both of them are. It was very apparent as 150 people came from all across the world to bunker down with Melissa & Christian for the weekend. There was so much love between family and friends I felt very lucky to be a part of it. The Kitchen Chicks Catering Staff worked so hard all weekend and brought amazing food to the event. Their band traveled up from CT, and the talented videographers traveled in from RI to document this wonderful occasion. The table linens, lanterns, and flowers were done by friends and family. The bride said her inspirations were found on the one guilty pleasure she allowed herself the Style Me Pretty Wedding Blog.
Let me tell you the little I have learned about Melissa & Christian this weekend. I leaned that they are incredibly talented and their talent is to touch peoples lives. In each place they have lived, and every walk of life they have traveled they have kept close ties and connections to the people they have met. Then they are able to bring them all together, and again touch each persons lives and unite everyone. Christian and Melissa put on a wonderful party for their friends and families. Everyone had such a great time, it was so carefree. You will see in their wedding images it was important to show them the moments and the enjoyment of the weekend. One very unique part of their wedding was “The Amazing Race” which they planned for their friends and brought out many fun moments and made many more memories. “The Amazing Race” was ten teams looking to answer 10 clues and at each clue their was an activity they had to complete. You will see an oreo eating contest, and a task where the groups had to recreate the Washington’s Crossing photo with selected props. I hope you laugh as much as I did while I was photographing. 🙂
One of her good friends told a story during her speech that really touched me. She said that what truly summed up Melissa and Christian’s relationship was last summer while they were staying on the Cape with friends they all went hiking together. When they returned everyone went in to the house to shower and relax…but Christian and Melissa went swimming in the pool. Hours later her friend said she woke up and realized they hadn’t come in. So in the middle of the night she went to the pool to check on them. What she found was Melissa surfing on a float and Christian counting 4….5….6….7….through their laughter. Christian and Melissa had begun a contest to see who could stay up the longest on the float in the pool. This to me just really showed their ability to entertain themselves and be each others best friend. Melissa and Christian met at Trinity College, and spent three years in Rwanda together bringing medical care to all types of people. They have been together for 14 years! They currently live in Boston and I wish them many more amazing adventures and wonderful years.