October 31, 2019

Grand View Lodge | Wedding

We first met Melissa and Matt at their engagement session in Naples and couldn’t wait to capture their wedding day at the beautiful Grand View Lodge!  Every detail was stunning from the lettering by Autumn to the florals and decor by Kate Kuepers of Bloom Designs.  Kate is an absolutely incredible coordinator and the entire day ran smoothly from start to finish!

We began the morning with the ladies in their matching robes and boots as they finished up hair and makeup with the amazing Nicole Fae.  Melissa’s mother helped her into her stunning gown by Pronovias from Che Bella and her reveal to her bridesmaids and father was only the beginning of the beautiful emotions captured throughout the day.  The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their dresses from Bella Bridesmaids by Jenny Yoo.  Joining the men, Matt was eager to see his beautiful bride and their tear-filled first look was incredible!  We began portraits and explored the grounds taking full advantage of the fall color.  

Melissa and Matt have an incredible group of family and friends and it was such an honor to celebrate with them!  The ceremony began and Melissa and her father slowly walked down the grand staircase. Guests turned to catch a glance of Matt’s reaction as he gently wiped away tears and locked eyes with Melissa.  Her smile radiated joy and the beauty of the ceremony along the lakeside was breathtaking!  They recessed, waved to guests from their Cadillac Eldorado, and headed to the beach for a wedding party toast!

The reception began and the Grand Ballroom looked amazing thanks to Farmhouse Foundry. Guests enjoyed dinner, speeches, and dancing with Adagio Djay.  We can’t wait to see the fun captured by the talented Two Hearts!  Congratulations Melissa and Matt! We are so excited and hope you have an incredible time on your safari in Kenya! Cheers to many more adventures ahead!