Alyssa & Tyler planned a romantic outdoor wedding in Purvis, Mississippi. Inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature, they made things clean and simple with just enough decor to bring out the beauty of their venue. Alyssa wore a mermaid wedding gown with gorgeous open back and took her groom’s breath away! Read all about their love story and their simply elegant nuptials below!
All photos were taken by Refuge Photography.
Q: Any advice or tips for future Mrs.?
If you are going to splurge let it be on a photographer because photos and memories will be the only thing you can take from this day! Do not let small details over stress you, this day will turn out perfectly regardless!
Q: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme?
I was inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature. I wanted things clean and simple with just enough decor to bring out the beauty of my venue.
Q: Tell us your love story! Where & How did he propose?
Tyler and I met the summer before my freshman year in our youth church group. We dated then for about 3 months and broke up. About 10 years later we ran into each other again and he became one of my best friends. That friend ship clearly rekindled our high school flame and we began dating again. A year later and in the middle of the ocean on a cruise to Mexico he got down on one knee and proposed. God put him back in my life when he knew I needed him. I am so thankful to have found a man who loves me enough to pray for me and makes me realize that ‘home’ is wherever he is.
Q: How would you define the message “Dare to Love”?
I would define this as pushing past your fear and anxieties to allow someone to love you and becoming emotionally vulnerable enough to let someone in.
Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
The most memorable part of the day for me was our First Look. I knew at that moment that this was the best decision I ever made and that in a blink of an eye I was going to say “I do” to the man of my dreams.
Q: What did you love most about your #CocoMelody dress (es)?
This wedding dress was the quality of the higher end dresses I tried on at bridal boutiques. The fit was almost perfect. I loved the gorgeous lace scallop at the bottom of my dress.
Q: What do you think about CocoMelody and the customer service?
This was one of the best decisions I could have made all around. After trying on dress after dress and being discouraged by 3,000 dollar price ranges I came across CocoMelody. They made my dress dreams come true. Not only was the site easy to navigate but the customer service was an A+!