I love ALL stories…family stories amongst siblings, stories about something special being worn on a wedding day, stories of strife that lead to overcoming an obstacle…we all have stories. But my very favorite stories are the ones that tell how two people stumbled upon each other in this big, wide world and end up spending the rest of their life together. Paul & Alyssa’s story doesn’t disappoint!
It all really began with Pauls mom, Rose Ann. Alyssa was the manager at a Bath & Body Works Store while in college and one day Rose Ann came in just before closing time to pick out some things for her daughter. Alyssa greeted her and began helping her with her purchases. They talked about their families amongst picking out the best scents of everything and before long Rose Ann mentioned that she had a son that was about the same age as Alyssa. She asked Alyssa if she could tell Paul to come in and meet her. Not thinking that it would actually happen…Alyssa said “Sure”! Rose Ann had showed Alyssa his Senior Photo and Alyssa thought he was handsome so JUST IN CASE he were to come in, she made sure to look extra cute the next day. And the day after. By the third day, she was getting a cold and just went in to work barely looking herself. Well that third day…guess who came in to meet her? Yeah, you guessed it. Paul came in telling Alyssa that his mom had told him about this pretty, nice girl at Bath & Body Works. All of this led to some non stop texting for a a week or so and then they finally went on a First Date.
The rest is history!
Last Saturday was the perfect day for an Autumn Michigan Wedding. It was sunny and about 70 degrees! These two have even more to their story as they currently reside in Germany. They were already engaged when Paul got a chance to be promoted and move to Germany for two years. They decided to get married at a courthouse two years ago and have a wedding here when they got back. They have now decided to extend their stay in Germany for two more years and so this day was very special to them. They wanted to see everyone and connect with everyone before they flew back to Germany!
These two have some pretty amazing family and friends! It was very easy to see what their families meant to them and the connection they all have. It was a team effort to plan this wedding while living an ocean away!
Enjoy this preview of their wedding day…Congrats Paul & Alyssa! XOXO
Paul and Alyssa decided to both write letters to each other and read them when they got to their First Look. Then when they were done…they turned around. I’ll let the photographs do the rest of the talking!
Pauls dance with the Matchmaker of these two Lovebirds!
The Wedding Day Creative Team
Ceremony & Reception Venue | San Marino Club
Florist | Viviano
Hair & Makeup | Studio 9 Salon
DJ/Entertainment Services/Videography | Mike Staff Entertainment
Cake | Christine’s Bakery
Bridesmaids Gowns | Piera Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Mens Warehouse
Photo Booth | Shutterbooth
Second Photographer | Penny Rodgers Photography