dave and melissa at stone manor country club, maryland

i met melissa through my friend courtney.  actually, courtney was the maid of honor in melissa's wedding. melissa is an artist with such fantastic taste, and style.  melissa and her lovebird dave (the theme of the wedding was birds btw), live in frederick, maryland.  they found the most AMAZING manor to have their wedding and reception at.  when i arrived, i totally felt i had died and gone to heaven :).

 stone manor country club was more than a perfect place for melissa and dave to host their fairytale wedding.  melissa had detail down to the "T", which allowed for more pictures than i KNOW i have ever ever taken at a wedding before!  i'm breaking this up into 2 posts.  this post is the happenings of the first part of the day.  it doesn't take words to tell melissa and dave's special special love.  just look at the pictures :).

melissa and dave decided to see each other BEFORE the wedding.  we set up a special "first site" for them at the pond in front of the manor.  love this sequence of images  :)

and then their dog chenelle joined them  (chenelle was the "flower girl")

can you believe this was NOVEMBER???  thank you JESUS!

there were so many tucked away places at the manor.  i could have shot for days!

back to the bridal suite

honestly, storybook romantic :)

tune in for even more to come~!