This couple’s endless sense of adventure has even fashioned their very own slogan, "Adventures Big and Small."    Melissa and Pete seek out big adventures, like climbing climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and then also make day-to-day things such as a Chai Tea Making workshop into small adventures.  It’s a new adventure every time with this adorable couple. 

These historians who love to explore have a long grocery list of places they have traveled to; places like Amsterdam, Mackinac Island, or Mafia Island in Tanzania.  By the way did I mention they discovered all these destinations on bike?  So it only seemed fitting that they would have their wedding at Carillon Historical Park’s James F. Dicke Transportation Center, which provided an urban yet vintage feel for their BIG day. 

The reception space was decorated with soft hues of color along with romantic flowers, provided and designed by a family friend.  Melissa wore an elegant but simple long lace gown and accessorized with a crown of flowers.  Pete channeled his British swag and wore a handsome yet dapper tweed wool suit, paired with a bow-tie, suspenders and fancy cuff-links.

Guests traveled near and far to attend the wedding, as the couple lives in NYC and study at Columbia, Melissa’s family is from Ohio and Pete’s from the UK.  The farthest guest traveled all the way from Japan.  So it was fitting that maps, globes and books were part of the décor for the already vintage feel of the venue.  

Guests enjoyed family, friends, yummy food and amazing pies in a wonderful night full of dancing eating and drinking!  WEDDING ENVY!!

Check out their amazing engagement session here!


Reception: James F. Dicke Transportation Center   |   Church: Christ Episcopal Church
Catering: Bernstein's Fine Catering  |  Décor Rentals: Prime Time Party Rental
Hair & Makeup: Pinned Up | Photography: Sarah Babcock Studio

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