Melissa + Anthony!

 

On this day – 8 years, 5 months and 4 days since they started dating – these two lovebirds finally made their declaration of love official and became husband and wife!!  Melissa fell in love with Morris Arboretum from the moment she saw it and gosh, is it beautiful!  All of Melissa’s little details that she created and put together were absolutely perfect!  I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day – or a more perfect couple to capture!  Enjoy the sneak peek of the beginning of their happily ever after!! xo
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Melissa_Anthony_Military_Morris_Arboretum_Wedding_Photography-0024 Melissa_Anthony_Military_Morris_Arboretum_Wedding_Photography-0025All of the flowers – BREATHTAKING! – were created by the always wonderful Pocket Full of Posies!!

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Melissa_Anthony_Military_Morris_Arboretum_Wedding_Photography-0139 Melissa_Anthony_Military_Morris_Arboretum_Wedding_Photography-0141<3 <3 <3 LOVE!

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Melissa and Anthony, we absolutely LOVED being a part of your day and getting to capture every last little moment and detail for you!  Hoping to capture even more memories in the future! Love you both and hope you’re having a BLAST in Hawaii!!! xo

To see even more photos from M <3 A’s wedding, check out the slideshow below!  If you’re on a smartphone, click HERE!