Another gorgeous Mia Grace bride! Melanie looked absolutely stunning and we are blown away by the moments captured on their gorgeous day. Check out their love story and gorgeous photos!
"I was extremely resistant to trying on dresses for my wedding. I thought certainly I could just get my measurements, shop around online, and find something that would be 'good enough.' I was so wrong, and I am so glad my friends made an appointment for me at Mia Grace. The service was extraordinary, and the experience was a blast. We came last summer to shop around, and I had no expectations of actually finding 'The Dress.' When I put it on, the first thing I did was touch the lace and say, 'Oh!' I knew immediately it was the dress I would get married in. The staff at Mia Grace was extremely supportive and helpful, and I would recommend this place to anyone -- especially the hesitant bride." - Melanie
Renly and Melanie met while they were both in yoga teacher training. At the time, Melanie was working with the nonprofit Yoga Buzz. They hit it off right away. Any chance they had in class to partner up, they chose one another. Now they get to choose each other every day of their lives!
Renly proposed to Melanie at the Missouri Botanical Garden, on the bridge in the Japanese Garden. She had coordinated the moment with her brother and his wife, playing it off as a simple visit to the garden. They are garden members, so this was not unusual. Melanie jokingly asked Renly before they left home if she was going to propose that day, to which she convincingly replied "No." Melanie believed her. When Renly got down on one knee on the bridge, Melainie asked her "Are you serious?" She was, and Melianie said YES!
Melanie and Renly's wedding was intimate and low-key. They incorporated jewel tones and wanted an earthy feel to the day. Melanie wore style 9474 by Allure. The beautiful color of the dress was a focal point for the rest of their decor and both venues. Everything came together perfectly and they celebrated on a gorgeous fall day!
Ceremony Venue: Innsbrook Resort
Reception Venue: Cedar Lake Cellars
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals
Florist: Pine and Petal Weddings
Caterers: Cedar Lake Cellars
Dessert: The Tipsy Goat
Photographer: Dave Moore Photography
Videographer: Melissa Jae Films
Band: Midnight Piano Band
Hairstylist and Makeup Artists: Ciara Hargis and Stacey Crawford
Thank you to Melanie and Renly 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!