Mel + Jonny's Wedding

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019


Mel + Jonny's wedding photos, captured by Victoria Carlson, are the highlight of our week. We're including Mel's amazing description of the journey to their wedding was too good not to share, so cozy up and enjoy! To see more details of Mel's gorgeous gown, click here.

My husband and I have a little bit of a different wedding story than most I guess one could say. Jonny proposed to me on September 29th 2017, and we decided to get married on October 20th. It was important to the both of us that our exchange of vows were intimate with just our immediate families. We had a small fall wedding in my parents backyard with his family and mine. It was the most intimate and beautiful day of our lives.

We decided we wanted to replicate those vows in front of our closest friends and extended family, so we decided to have wedding 2.0 in Bend, OR at The Broken Top Club. I grew up going to Bend as a child, and Jonny and I have made many trips there while we were dating - thus, holding a very special place in our lives. Our wedding celebration took place on a beautiful spring day. It was a beautiful day in Bend, and all of our family and friends traveled hours to celebrate our love story. That moment when I put my wedding dress on, I got those same wedding jitters all over again.

Walking down the aisle, seeing my Prince Charming (for the second time) was just as magical as I remembered. The night literally went by in a flash! It felt like the whole night lasted 30 minutes. We ate amazing food, drank great wine and danced the night away. I am A lucky girl to have married the man of my dreams in a gorgeous dress that made me feel like a princess for a night.