Real Wedding: Melissa and Walter

Photographer Abigail Seymour is about to rock your world. Melissa and Walter’s mountain wedding at Lake Eden was so absolutely gorgeous, I feel a bit like I’ve won the lottery because I get to share it here first! Everything from the eclectic wildflowers, to the eucalyptus wreath around the dainty cake, to the insanely beautiful light infused portrait session is absolutely perfect. This wedding infuses wild rustic elements with soft feminine touches and I just can’t get enough. Special thanks to Abigail Seymour for sharing these with us. Her work is always so incredibly lovely. Like I said, today, I won the lottery.

Abigail tells us a few details about Melissa and Walter’s wedding:

The huppah under which they said their vows was made from a vintage lace tablecloth that belonged to Melissa’s grandmother, and was carried by their bridal party via tree branches found that morning in the woods. She and Walter chose to see each other beforehand, and then immediately after the ceremony they took a private, ten-minute walk through the woods. They wisely understood how easy it is to spend the whole wedding together without really getting a chance to stop and appreciate what has happened.

So many lovely, thoughtful details: the escort cards were clipped to a yellow Schwinn bicycle, the theme of which was echoed in the boxed chocolate wedding favors. There was old-fashioned cornhole to play, frisbees to be thrown, beachballs and bubbles for the kids, and a { kick-a** band } that has played the { LEAF festival }, on whose hallowed ground the whole shindig took place.

I hope you enjoy the images! Check below for additional vendor information!

Additional detail images shot by { Traci }.

Brides Gown: { Vera Wang }

Coordination: { Exquisite Events & Consulting }

Cake: { Filo }

Flowers: { The Bloom Room }

Band: { Sol Driven Train }

Caterer: { Colorful Palate }

Cinematographer: { K2 Productions }

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20 responses to “Real Wedding: Melissa and Walter

  1. Wow, what a fantastic idea to have your guests pick their escort cards from a bicycle rather than the traditional place names!
    Would also be a fantastic idea to use a bicycle for guests to leave a post-it comment on instead of a guest book or the more recent wishing tree =)

  2. What a beautiful wedding! I love the details!!

  3. That bike turned guest book is ahhh-mazing!

  4. love that bike idea! so unique!

  5. Beautiful wedding! The photos are stunning.

  6. Such a great day, and fantastic pictures! I love how they are showing up on such great blogs!!!
    Wendy😉

  7. Thaddeus

    WOW! What wonderful photos! Abigail’s got talent, and we are all so glad you included this fabulous wedding. Many thanks!

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  9. Great job as always by Abigail! Thank you for featuring such talent!

  10. That bike idea is too cool! And I love their little flower girls’ dresses- so sweet!

  11. love the bicycle and yes, I adore the photography. lovely!

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  14. This is gorgeous!!! Love it.

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  18. I’m so in love with this session! Beautifully done by all vendors!

  19. Kalea

    Any idea where she bought those perfect flowergirl ballerina dresses?? They are just perfect!

  20. Heather

    I am thrilled to say we were at this wedding, with our son being the “Ring Barrier”. He carried a beautiful handmade box with vintage lace pillow to which the ring was tucked inside. This was made by an artist friend of Melissa’s…another wonderful and different touch. And my daughter was a flower girl ( her name is “Gray” and she is the one blowing the bubbles). The flower girl dresses were so magical, with little flecks of gold threads in the bodice… Melissa is an artist with amazing style and an eye for beauty that every detail of this wedding was PERFECT…but most of all, the couple is PERFECT as the photos reflect.
    So lucky to have been included in this very special day.

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