I’d photographed Ricky and Melanie’s family earlier in the year, so I was very excited when it was time for their vow renewal at the Disneyland Resort’s Grand Californian Hotel. This was a big day for Melanie. When they first tied the knot, her wedding day wasn’t how she’d hoped it would be. Her vow renewal was her chance to have the wedding she’d always wanted. Melanie’s theme was Cinderella, and she had pretty soft blues in all of her decor. She put so much thought into everything, from her signature drink to the beautiful Cinderella ring box that she used to carry their wedding rings. Congratulations, Melanie and Ricky! Thank you for having me to capture your sweet vow renewal.
For their first look, I had Ricky and their two boys line up and wait for Melanie to appear. They were so anxious to see her.
She stopped to give Ricky a hug along the way. 🙂
Then it was time for the ceremony! I was so happy to see some familiar faces in the crowd:
The boys were given special pins during the ceremony:
It was wonderful seeing all of these lovely ladies at Melanie’s reception, I wish I could have taken a break to chat with them, but I was on an unstoppable photo mission!
Signature drink and a beautiful wedding cake:
Congratulations again, you two! Here’s to another 12 years! And Melanie, I’m so glad you were able to have your dream wedding, it was absolutely gorgeous.
Officiant: Pastor Norman Alexander
Hair & Makeup: Fairytale Hair & Makeup
Disney Fairytale Wedding Consultants/Coordinators: Michelle Stein & Cynthia Autry
Programs, Water Bottle Labels, Door Hangers: Wendy Kollarik of Ever After Printables
Invitations: Vanessa J. Peters
Dress: Alfred Angelo Cinderella Style 205
Menswear: Jos A. Bank.
Floral/Cake: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Venue: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Ceremony: Parkview Terrace
Reception: Wisteria Ballroom