Feature Friday

February 2, 2018

[Melissa + Ryan]

The Grain Exchange

Melissa and Ryan started dating in high school. Ryan was a sophomore and Melissa was a Freshman. The Grain Exchange was the location of one of their proms and since then Melissa had dreamed of one day hosting her wedding there. Flash forward a couple of years and that dream came true.


What was your favorite wedding day memory?

"Walking down the aisle and seeing Ryan for the first time."- Melissa


What was the biggest challenge of planning your wedding?

"The biggest challenge was just trying not to stress out! There were so many details that I was always worried that I was forgetting something! Ryan tried to convince me every day that it was going to come together beautifully... and he was right!" - Melissa


Do you have any wedding advice for other couples?

"GO WITH SOUND BY DESIGN! If a fun, organized, beautiful reception is what you are looking for... BOOK WITH THEM! The DJ kept my entire night on track and the dance floor packed... I didn't have to worry about a thing. The uplighting was to die for, my video exceeded every expectation I had and the photo booth/album was a fun instant gratification piece to look through at gift opening! I can't say enough great things about this group of guys!"- Melissa


Venue: The Grain Exchange
Catering: Bartolotta's Catering & Events

Photography: Uttke Photography & Design

Floral: Jane Kelly
Dress: Allure Bridals

Hair/Makeup: The Knick Salon and Spa
Men's outfits: Bachrach

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