MELISSA + JONATHAN - Vesuvius Vineyards Wedding

Say hello to a very special couple!

Melissa + Jonathan got married on the oh-so-popular wedding date of 10.10.2010. But what makes this date so special to them? These two have been dating for 10 years (and I knew them way back when!), so they only thought it appropriate to wed on such a memorable date. One request you guys: please don't ever forget your anniversary. ; )

The couple was married at First United Methodist in downtown Gastonia, North Carolina, and the reception followed at the gorgeous Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station. The weather was PERFECT. And as my second photographer, Courtney Potter, put it so well: The light was SICK. You can see Courtney's time with the guys and brilliant work on her blog.

Congratulations Melissa & Jonathan! I had SUCH a wonderful time documenting your day. : )

I was allowed extremely limited access during the ceremony, but I got these two frames during the processional & recessional. Such a happy groom!

The trolley ride to the vineyards was so fun!

Due to complication with her pregnancy, Melissa's matron of honor couldn't be there. Ever heard of the Flat Stanley Project? They made a replica in honor of Noelle. Love it.

Let the magic light begin...

The couple who won the anniversary dance has been married 61 years. Amazing!

The band - Summer Daze - was totally rocking it out all night.