When Michael and Melissa first met lets just say that sparks flew but not the ones you think. You know that saying “Pinch me, I think I’m dreaming”…well he pinched her alright but it wasn’t to see if she was dreaming. Michael and Melissa went to the same gym and had seen each other around but Melissa was adamant that she wasn’t going to be another admirer of Michael. It appears that their were enough ladies in the gym drooling over him and she wasn’t interested in being another groupie. Well, as Michael likes to emphasize, she was not able to resist his charm and great sense of humor. Sense of humor indeed. His first interaction with Melissa was a nice pinch to the waistline and him jokingly telling her she should work on that. Melissa went home devastated talking about the jerk that called her fat and Michael went home thinking I got this in the bag! He definitely thought he had made an impression on her. That he did! It sparked conversation, and eventually Michael was able to pull off an exchange of phone numbers and fast forward to now! They are married!
Their day started with calm cool and collected emotions to excitement and tears of joy. The works started as soon as Melissa read out loud the letter Michael had delivered to her room.
“My Love, My Wife, My Life
So, the day has finally arrived.
The day we all dream of.
I honestly can say I’m the luckiest guy in the world,
and have been waiting for this day my whole life.
You are my best friend,
and I’m happy to call you my wife!
Soon after reading this letter for her husband to be, it was time for the first look. It was time for her to greet her best friend. It was time to have a moment alone with the man of her dreams before the i do’s. We could definitely feel their excitement from behind the camera. It was time! Time for the tap on the shoulder. Time for Michael to turn around and see his beautiful bride, and boy did she take his breath away. She stood there in tears of excitement and happiness as he stared at her in awe.
The ceremony was nothing short of beautiful at the Grand Bohemian Orlando . All the beautiful ivory and pink flowers with accents champagne were the perfect touch to their perfect day. With an exchange of I DO’s and seal of a kiss, we present to you Mr. and Mrs. Herrera.
“Pinch me I’m dreaming”
Melissa’s father wasn’t able to walk his daughter down the aisle but he definitely was present and watching from above, very proud of the woman she’s become and the man that she’s chosen.
To a life with my best friend!
Thank you to the amazing team that brought this beautiful day together!
Venue: Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
Wedding Coordinator: AATR Weddings
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Desert Table: Florida Candy Buffet