Heritage House Wedding – Opelika AL – Matthew & Melissa

Matthew and Melissa met while they were students at Auburn, and despite living out of state, knew it was the place for them to get married. I first met them last year when I photographed Matthew’s sweet surprise proposal to Melissa in front of Samford Hall. It has been so great getting to know them over the past year – they’re both such kind people! It was beautiful to hear their friends and family speak about them at their reception. They’re very loved, and they show love to everyone around them – they’re a perfect fit!
bride getting makeup doneMelissa and her bridesmaids started off by having their makeup done by Morgan Musick at the Marriott at Grand National in one of their beautiful suites.robert trent jones auburn bridal suitewedding detailsbridesmaids on bed with matching shirtsheritage house opelika alAfter the ladies were ready, we traveled over to the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast in Opelika. This beautiful historic home was the perfect venue for Matthew and Melissa’s intimate wedding.bridal gown in bridal suiteThe rooms are all beautiful decorated down to the simplest details.bridal shoes and veilbride getting dressedbridesmaid helping bride get dressedbride in black and whitebridesmaids helping bride get readyMelissa’s ladies looked lovely as they helped her with her finishing touches!bridal bouquets by the cainesAs usual, Tamera Mills with The Caines did an amazing job with the floral work!bride and groom during first lookAfter Melissa was ready, we found a quiet, sweet spot outside the home for their first look.groom seeing bride during first lookbride and groom first hugbride and groom exchanging giftsbridal portraitgroom portraitsopelika al bride and groombride and groom portraitsbride and groom auburn albride and groom portraitbride and groom under arborheritage house bridal partybridesmaids opelika algroomsmen alabama weddingbride and groom on staircaseheritage house weddingwedding floral details by the cainesbride walking down aisle to groomKaty Blackburn and her staff with Make It Perfect Events made the day go seamlessly! The ceremony was walking bride down aisledad giving daughter awaywedding under magnolia treebride and groom saying vowsbride and groom wedding kissintroducing bride and groomfirst dance as bride and groomThe reception began with their first dances on the side yard of the home, followed by a delicious meal catered by Christine’s danceedgars bakery georgetown cupcakes wedding cake tableMelissa created this amazing cake table out of thrift store finds! It all flows together so well. georgetown cupcakes weddinggeorgetown cupcakes at a weddingMatthew and Melissa now live near the famous Georgetown Cupcake. These cupcakes safely made the trip down to Alabama!bride and groom cake cuttingMatthew and Melissa thoroughly enjoyed their wedding cake from Edgar’s Bakery!groom feeding bride cakebride feeding groom cakewedding dancingMatthew and Melissa enjoyed their reception with their guests before wrapping up with the bouquet and garter tosses.bride bouquet tossbridesmaid catching bouquetgroom getting gartergroom throwing garterbride and groom wedding send offThe front of the Heritage House was a beautiful setting for Matthew and Melissa’s sparkler send-off to their honeymoon!bride and groom sparkler send offCongratulations, Matthew and Melissa! You had such a beautiful wedding day; thank you for asking me to be a part of it! I wish you the best as you begin marriage together.

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Vendors: Photography: Paula Davis Wedding Photography // Event Planning: Katy Blackburn of Make it Perfect Events // Venue: Heritage House // Hair: Heather Baker // Makeup: Morgan Musick // Florals: Tamera Mills of The Caines // Catering: Christine Healey with Christine’s Unlimited // DJ: DJ K-Touch // Cake: Georgetown Cupcake and Edgar’s Bakery