July Bride of the Month | Melissa

Meet Melissa, our July Bride of the Month! Melissa and her fiancé Boo are getting married on September 16, 2017 at the Biltmore in Atlanta, GA. Melissa and Boo’s Atlanta engagement session took them for a stroll along the Beltline, a stop at Ponce City Market, and fun in the park. 

How did you meet? We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in 2013 and began dating a month later. 

How did he propose? Boo’s cousin asked me to attend a work event with her at Piedmont Park.  When we walked through the Charles Allen drive gate entrance, I noticed many people lined up along the walkway and people with signs near the lake.  Honestly, I thought it was the finish line for a 5k.  When I got closer, I realized the people holding up the signs were my parents and his family members.  The signs had photos of my Boo and me throughout our relationship on one side, and on the other side the signs spelled out: “Will you marry me?” He proposed to me in front of the lake with the Atlanta skyline providing a beautiful backdrop.  Of course, I said yes!

What is your overall vision for your wedding? Our vision is a Filipino/Catholic and Inidian/Hindu fusion wedding that is sophisticated, fun and colorful. Think Kate Spade styling Rita Hayworth on the set of a Bollywood movie. 

What has been the most difficult and most fun part of wedding planning? The most difficult but equally most fun part of wedding planning has been creating an interfaith ceremony that is meaningful to us, respectful to our families’ cultures and traditions, and enjoyable for our guests that will come from all religions and backgrounds. 

Which wedding details are you most excited about and why? I’m most excited about what I’ll be wearing. I’ll be wearing a traditional white wedding dress, mixing it with 1940s hair and makeup, henna on my hands and feet, and Indian bracelets and head jewelry. 

Congrats Melissa and Boo! We can’t wait to see the wedding photos. 

Engagement photos by Peter Togel Photography

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