Mr. & Mrs. Mehus October 28th, 2017 Bismarck, North Dakota
"Reed and I met in the Spring of 2013 at college bowling night at Midway Lanes in Mandan, ND. Since that time we have spent a lot of time traveling, sharing our hobbies with one another, and simply enjoying growing as young adults together. After 4 years of dating Reed proposed to me at Firehole Canyon in Yellowstone National Park. He had the ring with him in the water and told me he had “something to show me” which for me sounded like he was holding something alive and disgusting so I nearly smacked his hand away when he open his hand. Instead he was holding a gorgeous ring and asked me to be his forever." -Ashley
I had always thought I would have an extremely elaborate wedding when I was younger and my Pinterest board was packed full of grand décor and over the top details. When it came time to plan for the wedding I was so focused on the important details for Reed and I such as recognizing our family members and emphasizing what marriage meant to us that our wedding in all aspects turned out to be perfectly “us.” I am unsure if weddings seem to run so seamlessly for most people but it will always be the most phenomenal and flawless day of our lives. In addition, I will also mention that planning wasn’t nearly as bad as people talked about until about 3 weeks before the wedding where RSVPs and small details began to drive me absolutely nuts!
Cake: Cake Dreams; Mandan, ND Invitations: Flash Printing; Bismarck, ND Ceremony Venue: Bismarck Baptist Church; Pastor: Bryan Hochhalter Reception Venue: Radisson Hotel Bismarck Catering: Radisson Hotel Bismarck; Catering Manager: Brenda Mack Decorator: Bridal Butler (rental for centerpieces); I Do Balloons (Head Table, Table Linens) Shoes: PayLess (clearance for $10) Rings: JcPenney Brides Dress: White Lace Bridal; Bismarck, ND Headpiece or Veil: Etsy Bridesmaids' Dresses: White Lace Bridal; Bismarck, ND Hair and Makeup: Broadway Spa and Salon Grooms & Groomsmen Attire: Black Tie Optional Flower Girl's Dress: Esty Florist: Dutch Mill Florist
"Right from the start of our engagement I knew the one thing I was not willing to skimp on or sacrifice was photography. After researching all of the photographers within our immediate area I fell in love with Melanie’s work as a photographer and was beyond ecstatic when I found out she had our wedding date available. Reed and I would consider ourselves not very photogenic and Melanie not only made us feel so comfortable and take our photos in an insanely small window of time, she gave us so many gorgeous memories of our wedding day. Since receiving our photos (which were done so incredibly fast) I cannot even count the number of compliments we have received on her quality of work. She took one of the most stressful aspects (for me anyways) of the wedding day and made it so enjoyable, I would recommend Melanie to absolutely anyone under any circumstance." -Ashley