Melissa was the first of our high school friends to get married. I remember the day she told us she was engaged.  It was such a big deal and a realization that we are truly "adulting" now! As we get older and live in different cities it becomes harder to see each other as often as we’d like. Friendships like these last forever regardless of distance and time but it was so nice to see everyone together again for such a special occasion.  It was like no time had passed. 

Melissa & Dillon celebrated their wedding this past July at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County. The bride and groom said “I do” on the beachfront  surrounded by family and friends. West Lake created the perfect backdrop for their first few moments as husband and wife. I will be honest, I spent most of the day crying happy tears while making sure their day was stress-free!! 

Melissa wore a beautiful gown embellished with lace detail while Dillon was dressed in a sharp grey suit. The wedding party was looking fab with the boys also in light grey with merlot ties matching the girls dresses! Our talented friend Lara, created the bridal party bouquets and boutonnieres to complete the look. Melissa's  bouquet was lush with white roses, baby's breath and greenery wrapped in burlap. She looked absolutely stunning! 

Following the ceremony, bridal party photos began while guests walked to the outdoor reception lit by Edison lights and tealight candles. Melissa worked on several DIY projects over the summer, creating a romantic atmosphere that represented their relationship perfectly. To name a few, she designed all of her wedding signage and made each centrepiece crate by hand with wooden paint sticks. It looked amazing! They also strung photos from over the years in old wooden frames. You couldn’t help but smile looking at their old photos from first year at Brock U. 

As you looked around the reception, the room was filled with endless smiles and laughter. The love surrounding both Melissa and Dillon was evident. The speeches had you tearing up and laughing until it hurt. You didn't want the stories to end! This wedding was not only full of emotion and love but also great humour and you bet they knew how to PARTY. The dance floor was packed thanks to country classics bringing out the best moves from all ages. Melissa and Dillon were tearing up the dance floor ALL. NIGHT. LONG. 

If you couldn't keep up on the dance floor you could hang out by the fire and make some delicious SMORES! It was the perfect summer wedding in Prince Edward County.  

Melissa & Dillon, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Cheers to celebrating many more milestones together! 


Photography: Chantelle Watt Photography
Day Of Coordination: Vanessa West Events
Venue: Isaiah Tubbs Resort
Florals: Lara Vlajkov