What began as a romantic adventure for Melissa’s birthday became something she wasn’t expecting. Peter brought Melissa to a cabin on Orcas Island in Washington which wasn’t far from their home in Seattle. Not at all strangers to mountain biking the plan was to ride up the mountain and propose at the top. The view was fantastic, his hand was on the ring box the entire time ready to unleash it and drop to his knee. There really was just not enough room, and too many people, and that bike ride had them all sweaty. Not at all what he had imagined. So he waited. The next day they had a nice tandem ride around the island and found themselves on a beach. Peter once again had his hand on the ring box but thought, this beach is not very nice. Not at all what he imagined. So they went to lunch. Later that evening awaiting their dinner reservations they took a stroll out to a spot that overlooked the water. They were alone, it was romantic, the view was incredible and Melissa was glowing in the reflection of the glassy water. With his hand on the ring box, this time he pulled it out. He got on his knee and he declared his love for Melissa and how he never ever wanted to live without her. Then he finally asked. She said “yes.” And it was perfect.
After deciding they wanted to be married in sunny Southern California, they went on a road trip searching for the perfect venue. Their journey proved to be difficult finding that though most of the venues were beautiful, they just weren’t at all what they had imagined. They were on their last venue stop and came to Europa Village in the wine country of Temecula. They arrived and knew without a doubt that was it. They had found their perfect venue! Nestled among the vineyards with a European flare it was romantic and adventurous. Just what they imagined.
There were so many amazing vendors that were a part of this wedding beginning with Lisa Ferguson Europa’s event coordinator. She was wonderful the entire time, especially since most of the arrangements with Melissa had to be made long distance. The already exquisite Melissa was transformed into a glowing beauty by Riley Brianne Makeup & Hair. Along with her San Patrick gown and Peter’s J. Crew suit, they looked like something out of a magazine. The stunning florals were created by Stephanie at Sweet Pea Floral Creations and cake deliciously crafted by Debbie at Cakes to Celebrate. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Al from Injoy Entertainment and one of the coolest flipbook photobooths we’ve ever seen Injoy also provided.
Peter & Melissa, we are so happy that you found us! We had such an amazing time with you both not only at your wedding but getting to know you in Seattle for your engagement! You both have beautiful hearts and such a beautiful story. We are so blessed to be a part of these big moments with you and can’t wait to see what the future brings :) We love you guys!