A Heart of Purple | Melissa and Bret

These two. If their loved ones didn’t brag about them and how incredible they were- I never would have known. They are so incredibly humble and very much in love. They think so highly about the other person, I could see how easy it would be to brag but it seems they think of the other as an extension of themselves, and therefore they speak about the other with humility. The love and admiration for them from their family and friends was pretty staggering. There were many times guests were moved to tears. These two know and understand the commitment they made and they went into it wholeheartedly. They have seen the highs and lows life can bring already and they both have hearts of Gold because of it. You see, not only does Bret have a golden heart, he also has a purple one. While Melissa didn’t nurse him back to health that time, she did once he returned home caring for him after a football accident. Her passion to care for others is not only displayed in her actions but in her beautiful tattoo on her back. Their lives are a constant display of serving others before themselves.

Melissa and Bret married at Silver Oaks Chateau on a warm day in June. Our lovely Ashlee of Signed Sealed Delivered Events made sure the day went by smoothly and helped bring Melissa’s vision to life. The kiddos were well cared for all day with little surprises here and there to keep a long wedding day fun for them! Just wait until you see how sweet their gifts were!

I spy our video team! haha They always ensure our brides have privacy while they get dressed! 

A girl’s first look with her daddy is always one of my favorite parts of the day!      

How sweet are these gifts for the kiddos!? They knew the littles would be nervous to walk down the aisle so they carried their Build A Bear teddy bears with them!

The bears even made it into the bridal party portraits!


We had to take a picture of our Ashlee. We just love her and honestly, if we are talking about a heart of service, she MUST be included. Her couples will never know the amount of love she pours into them. They will have no idea what happens behind the scenes and how many tears are shed.
She wouldn’t want to brag. I do though. She doesn’t have a purple heart, but it is solid gold. 24karat.


I loved this moment!


Beauty: The Glam Fam

Bride & Bridesmaid Fashion: Mia Grace Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Savvi Formalwear

Cake: Cake House Design

Catering: 23 City Blocks

Florals: Steven Mueller Florist

Fovors: Enooble Photo Booth

Officiant: Paul at Faith Family Church

Entertainment: Groovethang

Ceremony Music: Clarion Brass





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