My heart melted when I found out that Melissa and Tyler were high school sweet hearts! I think it is so rare and beautiful when two people can love each other and grow together through so many young life milestones. From the moment I met these two, I was struck by how in love they were with one another, and how strong their connection was. From the engagement story to their wedding day, Melissa and Tyler are truly beautiful inside and out!
Their story started in eleventh grade in anatomy class when a mutual friend introduced them to one another. From that day forward, the two were inseparable. From pizza dates at Mellow Mushroom, to trading burnt CDs Melissa and Tyler knew that their connection was different! After growing together and falling in love for over ten years, Tyler planned a romantic trip to Napa Valley. This trip would change both of their lives. Their story is much better told in their own words rather than mine:
“We were two days into an incredibly fun trip to Napa Valley, and to my surprise Tyler had spent months planning to make 10/30/15 the best day of my life. We arrived at Kuleto Estate Vineyard and I noticed there was no one around, but we were there early and I thought, ‘wow we have the whole place to ourselves.’ As our tour guide greeted us, she casually pointed and said, “That is Janna from Napa Life Magazine, she is here to photograph the vineyard for her magazine, do you mind if she joins us?”. I said of course not, as long as I wasn’t in the pictures, I wasn’t photo- ready! The tour was fun, and seemed normal until we reached the most amazing peak overlooking the entire valley and Tyler reached for my hands. After 3,961 days of loving each other, I was going to make my favorite person in the entire world my husband. We don’t remember exactly what he said when he asked me to marry him, but once we embraced he whispered, ‘oh and that photographer is here for us, and I rented out the whole vineyard.'”
Getting to know Melissa and Tyler has been an absolute treat and sharing their beautiful wedding was truly a highlight of my year!
Dress: Love Bridal Boutique
Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Cindy
Cake: Angie’s Cakes Etc.
Florist: Wilsons Limited Inc.
DJ/Band: Footloose Entertainment
Videographer: JAX Video
Hair: Saskia Penland
Makeup: Beautiful Faces by Erin