Melissa and Erik are romantic and "crazy-fun"! hahaha Being around them is a guarantee of a good time! The first thing that stood out to me about them when we met was their engaging sense of humor. They are both the type of people to never let life's seriousness intrude upon their happiness and fun.
For Melissa and Erik's engagement session, we went to a local beach and worked our way to a nearby park. We caught a lovely day and the smiles never ended.
It was amazing how quickly the wedding day arrived! The day began at Melissa's grandmother's house for some "getting ready" shots. A package arrived for the bride ... it was a lavish bunch of roses with delicious candies and breathtaking jewels sprinkled in. Turns out, Erik's a romantic ... BIG TIME!
They both wrote their vows for one another and exchanged them at Our Lady of Mercy followed by their reception at OceanCliff on September 9, 2009. The architecture at OceanCliff is simply classic - it always makes for the perfect portrait anywhere on the grounds. We took a little excursion down to Ocean Drive for some additional photo opportunities and, well wait to you see the photos! hahaha
Ahhhhhhh ... the Wedding Day!
The lovely gift Erik sent to Melissa on the big day ...
Exhanging the vows they wrote for each other.
I really loved this - it was incredibly touching.
Isn't OceanCliff gorgeous?
(Particularly dreamy for a wedding photographer.)
Toni Chandler provided the stunning florals.
We saw a boy and his father taking their scooters out for a ride.
No joke ... Melissa and Erik hijacked the scooters! I told you ... crazy!
(Oh, who am I kidding - I was having a blast too!
Sneaking a moment ... but I caught it.
The laughter continued throughout the entire day with one exception
... when Erik serenaded Melissa with song he wrote.