It was love at first sight for Derek and Michelle! The couple wed in June with a stunning outdoor ceremony. We are excited to share their love story and photos with you today!
"I had the best experience at Mia Grace. My family and I had been out one other time dress shopping and had a limited time to find the prefect dress. Madison made me feel so comfortable. She made this the best experience. Then COVID hit, and Madison took the time to email me with updates on my dress every other week. I couldn’t have made it through without her." - Michelle
Derek and Michelle met at a charity golf tournament at Lake of the Ozarks. When Derek asked Michelle what club everyone was using that day, they both joke that Michelle had him at Pigeon wedge (she meant pitching wedge). The two started talking after the tournament ended, and haven’t missed a beat. They have traveled to 20 states together since and couldn’t imagine their lives without each other.
Derek proposed to Michelle a year and half after they met on Christmas morning. Derek popped the question when Michelle opened her first gift. Christmas is Michelle's favorite holiday, which made the proposal that much sweeter!
Derek and Michelle wanted a small wedding. They have always loved Top of the Rock and Big Cedar Lodge. It was a perfect for the wedding. They love the outdoor setting and everything came together perfectly for their special day!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Big Cedar Lodge
Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen Couture
Florist: Rosewood Floral
Photographer: Lindsey Pantaleo
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Blu Skies Salon
Thank you to Michelle and Derek for allowing all of us at Mia Grace Bridal play a role in your special day. We wish you love and happiness as you begin the next chapter of your life together!