Melinea and Jacob had a lovely wedding day at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. These two met through mutual friends when she was visiting home during her college years down in Tampa. He was stationed there at Eglin AFB. She didn't really think much of it...literally didn't think she'd ever see him again. Eventually they reconnected again via messages & he came to visit her in Tampa for her birthday. After that, and Melinea turning him down a couple of time, it became a long distance relationship since he kept getting moved by the Air Force and she moved home. Finally he was stationed in Northern California and Melinea eventually moved here after a few years. They had a roller coaster relationship with moves across the country and dealing with a deployment but it's also been a wonderful adventure together, that they now have made a forever adventure! Melinea's favorite part of the wedding day was walking down the aisle since all the wedding planning was officially over and all of the special people in their lives were there to celebrate their love as she said it's hard to get together when both sides of the family are so far apart (Melinea from Florida, Jacob from Wisconsin, and they now both live in California ). Also, the food was pretty delicious! When asked what they like most about each other, Melinea said, "I like his 'in the moment' mentality since I'm quite the planner. He reminds me to enjoy the 'now' moments. Also, I love trying new things so his sense of adventure keeps life fun and exciting." And what Jacob loves most about Melinea is, "I enjoy being able to share experiences with her, every time I see something new or exciting that I want to do, I always think 'I wish Melinea was here to do this with me.' I also like that she is constantly pushing me to be better than I currently am, even if I don't always agree with her reasoning."  It was great to work with this sweet couple, and congrats to the newlyweds!! :) 


Band/DJ | Shawn Serrell from MITDJ
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | Gigi’s Cupcakes
Caterer | Mary Hettinger- director of catering ~Aramark
Ceremony Site & Reception Venue | Florida Aquarium
Event Coordinator | Jaclyn Rhodes at The Florida Aquarium
Hair Stylist| Kelly from The Destiny and Light Hair & Makeup Group
Invitations | Invitations by David’s Bridal
Wedding Gown Marisa | Kleinfeld Bridal