Melissa+Jarian were married on December 10, 2011 at the Mint Museum, and man was it a good one. I adore this couple; and they went from clients to now friends–which, I love.  I’m not sure if these two ever stop smiling in their every day life, and there is no doubt that they are truly made for each other.

The day was full of emotion, like a wedding should be. Melissa’s dad recited a line from the movie Lost in Translation and I think that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house:

“It gets a whole lot more complicated when you have kids.  The most terrifying day of your life is the day the first one is born.  Your life, as you know it…is gone.  Never to return.  But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk….and you want to be with them.  And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.”

Congrats Melissa+Jarian, to many more double (or triple!) dates together :).

Photography: The Schultzes
Makeup: Who’s the Fairest
Hair: Mel w/ Therapy Essentials
Bride’s dress: Lian Carlo purchased at Ivory and White
Bridesmaids dresses: BCBG
Flowers : The Place for Flowers
Band: Swinging Richards
Caterer: Something Classic
Invitations:Wedding Paper Divas
Photobooth: Audio to Go
Melissa and Jarian chose to do a “first look”–made for TONS of amazing portraits before the ceremony.
Love this shot so much.
Charlotte skyline <3