Melinda and Dewayne’s Fall Family Wedding

Melinda and Dewayne November 3, 2019

Melinda and Dewayne’s wedding was all about family. She brought her daughter, son-in-law, and their adorable children for our first ceremony on November 3rd. Love is always a blessing, but these two seemed to be even more excited than most of our couples! Melinda and Dewayne are both super sweet, and we hope they enjoyed that amazing sounding gluten-free cake!!

From the Bride:
I thought he looked familiar when he came into the restaurant where I work. As we began talking we realized we knew each other more than 20 years ago when we worked for the same company. At the time, I was going through a very hard time and I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship, but he was persistent and kept coming by to see me at work. After a while, I finally agreed to go to dinner with him and the rest is history. Our relationship blossomed quickly and has been a whirlwind but we both know we want to spend the rest of our lives together and we’re so excited to start this new chapter.

Our first date was so sweet. He took me out to dinner and then we walked around some local shops. Next, he took me to see the water at the dam where we sat and talked for a very long time. Afterward we had pie and coffee to finish out the perfect night.

He and my daughter “conspired” to come up with the most beautiful proposal. My daughter had been planning family photos for weeks. She knew he wanted to propose so she came up with the idea of having a surprise proposal during the photos, that way I would be “dressed up” and wouldn’t suspect anything. My daughter and I are huge fans of the show Gilmore Girls. There’s one episode where the main character mentions needing 1000 yellow daisies at a proposal. They couldn’t get 1000, but they did get almost 300 yellow daisies along with some sunflowers (my favorite), hay bells and a vintage truck to create the most beautiful backdrop for him to “pop the question.”

I was just tossing around the idea of getting married in the mountains when I came across a picture of the Chapel in the Hollow and I was immediately sold! I wanted a fall wedding but I don’t love October so I chose the beginning of November to (hopefully) still get that incredible fall feeling with all the leaves and foliage around.

He has several hummingbird feeders and one of our favorite things to do is sit on the porch, drink coffee, and watch the hummingbirds. We also love trying new restaurants, shopping together and just going for a drive.


Coordination: Maid of Honor Maranda
Florist: Bride and Maid of Honor
Photography: @StarNoirStudio
Wedding Dress: JJ’s House
Menswear: Belk
Rings: Etsy
Cake: Benefit Your Life Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe
Hair and Makeup: Bride and Maid of Honor
Venue: Chapel in the Hollow

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