mel + tony // wedding . greensboro nc

Mel & her family have been family friends of ours for years, so it was extra special to us to be asked to be a part of Mel & Tony's wedding & [ bridal session ]. They are just about the sweetest, happiest people you could ever meet, so naturally it was nothing less than a delight to photograph their big day.

Mel & Tony didn't want to see each other before the wedding, so instead had a special moment with each other prior to the ceremony from the other side of the wall outside of the dressing rooms. They were so cute. :)

Mel & Tony had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in the courtyard at [ Revolution Mill Studio ] in Greensboro. Loved watching Tony as his bride was coming down the aisle. He was beaming!

I don't always talk too much on the blog about officiants, but I just have to put in a good word for [ Reverend Robin Renteria ]. Robin did the most wonderful job officiating Mel & Tony's ceremony! As I told her afterward, I don't remember the last time I've been so touched by a wedding ceremony. You can tell she puts a lot of care into creating a very personal, meaningful ceremony for each couple she weds. Brought tears to my eyes!

Finally Mr. & Mrs. Sturtzel! Woohoo!!

The reception was held indoors, with cake by [ Buy Me Cake ], catering by [ Culinary Visions ], music by DJ Brad Ader of [ DJParty4U ], & flowers by Dell Nichols.

The Newlywed Game - so cute! :)

Loved Mel & Tony's expressions during all of the sweet speeches.

The whole day was wonderful, but the reception, without a doubt, was the best part of the day. So much fun! I suppose after eight long years of waiting for this day, Mel, Tony, & their entire families were ready to party!! ;)

And they're off to Hawaii - there could be no better way to end a perfect day!

Mel & Tony - thank you again for everything. We were honored to be a part of your wedding!

ceremony + reception . [ Revolution Mill Studios ]

wedding coordinator : Carol Green of Down The Aisle With You
hair + makeup : [ Salon Blu ]
florist . Dell Nichols
officiant . [ Robin Renteria ]
DJ . Brad Ader with [ DJParty4U ]
caterer . [ Culinary Visions ]
cake . [ Buy Me Cake ]