Romantic Garden Party: Melissa

Well, our #jolbride Melissa was beautifully articulate about her wedding vision. During my phone call with her, she told me that they were going for an intimate, romantic garden party that was soft, natural and organic. She described it like a bouquet of flowers: not tight or strict. Lots of movement. How incredible is THAT?! WOW! And. That's just what it was.

One of our FAVORITE things is hearing a bride's dream and vision, journeying with them through the wedding planning process, watching the pieces being pulled together and then seeing it all COME TO LIFE on the day of the wedding! Melissa's Hair + Makeup by Rachel on the Big Day was the perfect compliment to her wedding dress, and overall Wedding Day vision.

An asymmetrical updo with softness around her face and clean, big movements to the style...her hair was flawless. Gorgeous little glitz in the back, too! Stunning, natural makeup that's soft, with warm browns and pinks fit the bill.

Isn't Tim's reaction every bride's dream for a First Look?! I love it!! THIS is the woman he fell in love with: looking like herself, at her best.

Hear what Rachel had to say about the delight Melissa was to work with, and then scroll through our Styling favorites of she and her wonderful Bridal Party. The fantastic Brittney Kreider captured Melissa's incredible style and vision all day long! We love how it fit so well with her personality! Check out more on Brittney's blog post featuring Tim and Melissa!

"I had so much fun working with Melissa- from finding her perfect wedding day look to spending time with her on the most special day of her life! At her trial run we played around with a couple of options in order to find exactly what she wanted but when we did she absolutely lit up and we knew we'd found it! She and her bridal party were so much fun to work with and the morning was so relaxed. It is such an amazing thing to see her wedding pictures at the end of it all and see how her hair and makeup tied in so beautifully with the entire wedding and to see her vision come to life." -Rachel, JOL Lead Stylist

Congratulations Tim and Melissa!!