Real Belle Vogue Bride – Melissa + Michael
We are in love with the photos from Belle Vogue Bride Melissa’s elegant outdoor wedding! Dressed in a stunning A-line Martina Liana gown, Melissa married the man of her dreams on July 22, 2017, at her grandparents’ expansive farm, nestled next to the picturesque mountains in Jackson Hole, WY. The couple was surrounded by their closest family and friends, who danced the night away under twinkling lights. Her bridesmaids wore mix-and-match styles of navy dresses and carried gorgeous Baby’s Breath bouquets. Congratulations, Melissa and Michael! Your wedding day was absolutely breathtaking!
From the bride: I had been to Belle Vogue with a couple of my friends to pick out their wedding dresses. I loved both experiences, so when I got engaged, Belle Vogue was definitely on my list. I had no expectations or ideas—besides Pinterest of course—but I went into it with an open mind (and a fun entourage, I might add…including my dad!). Bethany was my stylist and, oh my word, that girl not only knows her stuff, she made the entire experience amazing. She was funny, personable, genuine and just fit right in with my group. Belle Vogue is my top recommendation to other brides because, not only do they have the best selection, they made my “say yes to the dress” moment so memorable. I still talk to Bethany to this day!
It came down to two beautiful Cinderella-like dresses. One was more elegant and classy and the other was like a sparkly fairytale gown. How did I know which one to choose? My dad’s face lit up seeing me in all the sparkle (after I strictly said “no sparkle” ha!). He said, “When Michael sees you in that…” (and couldn’t finish his sentence).
Our entire wedding was FULL of memorable moments. One that stands out was when Michael and I had our first dance. It was just us and I sang along to our song in his ear, which was “You Are my Sunshine” (the Morgan and Chris Stapleton version). I was filled with feelings of complete happiness; I was with the man I prayed for all my life.
My uncle was our officiant, and my other uncle, niece and cousin performed during our ceremony. Where we got married has been a place for our family to gather for 20 years now, so it meant the world that we got to have our special day there. The reception was FANTASTIC. We partied until our feet fell off and I don’t think one person was sitting the entire time. It was all our close family and friends, so everyone got along and had a great time, which made our day even more special!
Photography by: Ashley Merritt Photography
Dress: Martina Liana Style 902
Venue: Family farm in Jackson, WY