Step One:Fall in Love
Our story starts when I was fourteen, and I met my best friend at EFY. Four years later at college, she introduced me to one of her good friends that she grew up with (my husband). I’m ashamed to say, I didn’t have any interest in him. Eventually, he got my number and we spent a lot of time talking. A lot. We talked every single day and became best friends. I found myself falling in love with him. Sean asked me out on our first date in April. We went mini golfing and spent hours sitting in his car talking like old friends. I was completely smitten.On July 4th, we decided to exclusively date each other. We spent every single day together despite the 40 minute commute between us.On my birthday, May 22, 2011 he proposed to me at the location of our first kiss one year earlier. It was the most perfect proposal. We were married 2 1/2 months later in the LDS Bountiful Temple. Never has anyone made me so happy and feel so alive. He is my best friend.
Step Two:Plan the Wedding
Melissa and Sean used their favorite colors, pink and aqua, for their wedding palate.They used colorful cupcakes, lanterns, flowers, and bridal party outfits to incorporate them into their wedding.Her beautiful mock-mermaid gown was the b3030 in ivory. Jen Herem photography captured their personalities in both their bridals and on their big day. They had their reception at the Utah Capital Building Terrace in Salt Lake
Step Three: Get Married
Melissa and Sean were married in the LDS Bountiful, UT Temple. Melissa said that their favorite moment of the day happened between our wedding ceremony and reception. “We were starving but had little time because we had to get pictures taken. We went through the drive through of Carls Jr. (we never eat fast food, but we were desperate) and ate spicy chicken sandwiches. It was such a simple moment out of our busy day. It was a great time to relax and spend time together.”
Step Four: Love How it All Turned Out