What is your story?
We’ve been together for 11 years and have had so many adventures together, from living in Ithaca to Dallas to San Francisco, through multiple jobs, apartments, buying a home, and caring for two puppies. George proposed at our favorite beach with our two puppies running happily about. Melanie’s family was waiting to celebrate when we returned home.
How did the two of you meet?
We met our freshman year at Cornell, when we were biology lab partners. A few weeks later, we had our first date in Collegetown at Aladdins.
What was your favorite memory of your wedding day?
There’s really too many to choose from! We enjoyed our first look and getting to share an intimate moment together before being surrounded by friends and family. We also had a lot of fun with our first dance and we kept it a secret, so everyone was raving about it including our immediate family.
What were the main influences behind the style of your wedding, its location and your venue choice for your big day?
We wanted to get married on Cornell University campus because that’s where we met and fell in love. Our wedding style was influenced from our home in California where we gravitate towards modern minimalist beachy vibes, so for our colors we went with whites, greens and a dusty blue. Our florist really nailed the center pieces and the cake had a beautiful watercolor effect to match.
What would your top tips be for somebody planning their wedding?
Get your vendors as early as possible and don’t be shy about asking for recommendations!
What made you decide to hire a wedding videographer? Any tips for couples on the fence for a wedding film?
We decided to hire a videographer because my 95 year old grandma is blind and couldn’t attend our wedding and we wanted something to be able to share with her. Normally I would not have selected a videographer because our budget was so tight, but now that our wedding is over I’m so thankful! The day went by so fast and I can’t wait to relive it through video.
Anything else you would like to share?
Working with Gavin was an absolute pleasure, he coordinated seamlessly with our photographer and was super easy going.
Film Gavin Law Films
Photographer Company Name Alexandra Meseke Photography
DJ/ Entertainment Company Name Breakthrough Entertainment
Wedding Venue The Statler Hotel at Cornell University
Ceremony Location Sage Chapel
Hair Erica Stoy
Make Up & Beauty Pastel Makeup and Style
Florist Michaleen’s Florist & Greenhouse
Officiant Janet Shortall
Paper Products / Invitations Minted
Cake The Cake Shop CNY
Dress Store Sarah Seven Bridal
Shoes Loeffler Randal
Bridesmaid Attire Davids Bridal