Melendez Matrimony began when I first met Taylor and her lovely mother, Jill Armstrong at the Uniquely Yours Bridal Show at the beginning of 2016. At bridal shows, we make connections with a lot of couples, but only a few stand out. I personally want to remember every bride I meet with, but I am only one person. I often remember those who are special. Taylor was special. Taylor was special because she didn’t do much talking. I know that sounds pretty dumb but, normally it is the mother who is quiet. The mothers ask a few logistical questions, but the bride talks the most. Taylor barely talked. She just smiled. She stood out because I am wondering why was she just smiling? Don’t get me wrong; it is a beautiful smile. One of the sweetest smiles I have ever seen, but just a smile? She was shy!
Fast forward, Taylor contacts me about shooting her wedding. I was already booked solid for the year, but I had to be a part of this day. Taylor brought her husband, Kyle to our initial meeting. Like Taylor, Kyle didn’t say much either. I am starting to pick up on a pattern. Maybe everyone in this family has to warm up to you. This time I got to know Taylor. After our initial consult, Taylor and I began to build our relationship. I strive to get to know and work with all my brides as we lead up to their big day.
The wedding day arrived and I got a chance to meet all of Taylor’s family, but there was something else that stood out. This time Kyle decided to open up. You cannot make this stuff up! But once Kyle opened up, the magic came. Most of our grooms are somewhat shy. They do not show a lot of emotion. Kyle was the opposite. There was no set up. There was no direction. There were no specific instructions. Kyle loved Taylor and Taylor loved Kyle. That was all the motivation they needed.
Not to mention, we apart of an unbelievable team of wedding vendors. Some of the best in the area.
Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth
Wedding Planner: Antonia Christianson Events
Photographer: Meghan Ippoliti Photography
Cinematography: Intellect Media
DJ/Uplighting: Astro Entertainment
Cater: Montero’s Restaurant
Floral: Fluttering Flowers
Rental: Distinctive Event Rentals
Transportation: Truffle Shuttle
Oh yeah, we also debuted our slow motion video booth as well. We pulled out all the stops for one of the best weddings we had in 2016.