A Clifton Inn Winter Wedding

  • Aaron + Melissa

It was a bit chilly on Saturday but that didn’t stop the excitement of Aaron and Melissa’s big day. We arrived to a house of bridesmaids, makeup artists and family members running around and preparing for the big day! The joy was contagious. As Melissa sat in the beautiful dining room at Colina Farm and had her makeup done, her bridesmaids ooh’d and ahh’d over how amazing she looked and she wasn’t even in her dress yet! It’s true, Melissa looked stunning. Now I have to admit that when I was shooting her details, I picked up her dress and I was SHOCKED at how light it was! It’s probably the smallest wedding dress I have ever shot! Melissa is so petite and it made shooting her dress so easy! I could hang it anywhere! I loved shooting details in the pure white room that the girls were getting ready in. White walls, big windows, white floors, rustic old furniture.. it was a dream! I could have shot the whole wedding day in that room!

As the day began, friends and family started to gather from all over the country. This was a destination wedding for both sides of the family and that made this gathering even sweeter. Everyone that loves and adores Aaron and Melissa were in one place for one night and it was QUITE a party! Richard Green was their DJ (he was our DJ too!) and so we knew that it was going to be a great time!

Aaron and Melissa had an incredible wedding day. As we shot their portraits, you could tell how happy they were that this day was finally here! They were so excited that they just couldn’t stop talking to each other! I would pose them and after a few seconds, they had started another conversation… with their noses touching! We laughed and gave them a hard time about this but the reality is that they are best friends. Best friends can’t stop talking to one another… they just can’t help it. I loved seeing that in these two. We are so excited for them as they start this new chapter of their lives together! Michael and I absolutely loved being a part of their big day and we wish them a fabulous honeymoon in Antigua!!!


You know I LOVED this hanger!!!

Everyone needs a little cookie break! :)

Such beautiful florals! 

Melissa’s dad cracks me up! Love this! 

One of my favorites from the day!

Melissa you’re beautiful!!!!

Love this mother/daughter shot. 


They are the cutest..

So classic!

A favorite of Michaels! 

Just gorgeous!

Looking good boys!

Beautiful girls!

Time to get married!!


MARRIED!! Ok I’d say they were pretty happy about this!

So lovely.

Aaron and Melissa are Chefs and so their favors were salt!! 

They were married on Melissa’s parent’s anniversary AND Melissa’s grandparent’s anniversary! 

Ceremony | The Clifton Inn
Reception | The Clifton Inn
Florists | Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design
Dress | Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Bridesmaids | Jenny Yoo
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
DJ | Richard Green Entertainment
Coordinator | Simply Chic Events
Hair |Invitations | Taylor Street Paper
Cake | The Clifton Inn 
Catering | The Clifton Inn
 Calligraphy | Meant To Be Calligraphy
xoxo, Katelyn
19 Comments Weddings
  1. Emily reply

    amazing! That white room is stunning! Love how you made the indoor shots of the bride look so great!

  2. Erin reply

    That white room! I adore this wedding. So much happiness and I love the colors!

  3. Megan K. Marcus reply

    Wow!! It is so white and clean and pretty in that room! Haha! I looove this venue!! It turned out perfect for their winter wedding! Beautiful pictures as always Katelyn <3

  4. Jill Powers reply

    Ooooo!!! I just love everything about this wedding! Such a sweet couple and a beautiful day! Great job Katelyn and Michael!

  5. ashley barnett reply

    Ahhh this is amazing! You shot this to perfection!!

  6. Meredith Sledge reply

    Are MRS her initials?! :) Those are mine too. :) Sadly they’ll change when I get married. :(

  7. Dana Cubbage reply

    Katelyn, this wedding is absolutely STUNNING!! I’m pretty sure this cemented the fact that I need to do a mentoring session with you this year :) Looking forward to new dates being released!!

  8. Meredith Sledge reply

    OH, just realized they aren’t her initials. Haha. Still so adorable!! Katelyn, these are all amazing!

  9. Lauren Swann reply

    Ooooh! That bouquet is to die for! I love me some peonies! Melissa, you are stunning! Great job as always Katelyn!! Xo!

  10. Amanda reply

    WOW! I cannot say enough likes about this wedding! first off those SHOES! I die. Her cute rosette jacket and the textured linens at the reception. Beautiful flowers and I LOVE the photo of them sitting on the porch and her veil over the chair next to her – beautiful. However, I must say, whenever you have a shot of her veil “floating” I can’t help but picture that shot in a wide angle with Michael standing there holding it up! haha!
    Beautiful photos!

  11. Annamarie reply

    Ohhh Katelyn, this is amazing!!! Love love love these getting ready shots! Beautiful job!

  12. Rebekah Carter reply

    Wow, you always do a great job but this one is just so amazing! There are so many great candid shots & those are always my favorites. I particularly love the picture of the bride’s dad w/ the bridesmaids, the getting ready shot of the bride & her mom, & the picture of the flower girl looking at the bride’s dress. I could go on & on. Great job!

  13. Carrie Logan reply

    Ok… this is just perfection. Katelyn I LOVE everything about the way you captured it!! This makes me want it to be wedding season right now :)

  14. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    1. Melissa is gorgeous. 2. I love her florals and wedding colors! 3. There are so many amazing photos! 4. I love your wedding posts. :)

  15. SHalese reply

    Everything about this wedding is so beautiful! LOVE the Clifton Inn! And those portraits . . . all of them were just stunning!

  16. Betty McNamara reply

    Katelyn I love looking at your photos. They always tell such an amazing story. They always make me smile. You are truly an ARTIST! Thanks for letting me share in your journeys.

  17. ashley link reply

    love these! her florals were so beautiful! i love how creative your bridal party shots are! great job, you guys! and i love the shot of natalie doing the makeup! she’s the sweetest and so gorgeous!

  18. Tonya Damron reply

    love me some classic goodness!!

  19. South Florida Photographer reply

    You’ll love all the ultra-gorgeous photo montages and the dapper bridal advice from this fashion-forward blog.

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