Melanie + Alex | Ritz Carlton Golf Club + Spa Wedding | Jupiter, Florida

by Emily Pogozelski

We knew from the moment we met Melanie + Alex that they were going to have a fun wedding… and we probably should have guessed after shooting their engagement session that they were going to look amazing as bride and groom! After a really rainy week everyone was relieved to see the forecast for Saturday; sunny and dry. It was hot (this is Florida, after all), but a refreshing breeze kept the temperature at bay. Melanie + her girls (and her Jimmy Choos) got ready while Alex and his guys played some golf and poker; after a private First Look (just the couple and their personal paparazzi team!) we all headed down the the ceremony overlooking the back of the golf course. This may have been among the brightest ceremonies we’ve ever seen, but it made for some super dramatic photos.

The Ritz put on a beautiful party, and the live band, Wonderama, was fantastic, playing current radio hits that kept everyone dancing and singing along. Mel + Alex coincidentally chose “Lucky” by Jason Mraz as their first dance (our first dance from our own wedding!), and Wonderama did a wonderful rendition of it. We’d like to thank everyone, especially Melanie + Alex, for making us feel so welcome throughout the day! We left at the end of the night smiling and humming our favorite songs from the evening, happy that this lovely couple is starting their married life on such a good note.

We wish Melanie + Alex a happy life together! Feel free to leave comments below. xoxo Em + Steve

Getting ready, ceremony + reception at: Ritz Carlton Golf Club + Spa, Jupiter Florida
Videography by: Halo Motion Pictures
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Band: Wonderama




Joanna Spadaro Ianni October 26, 2012 - 1:19 am


Kelly Marinucci October 26, 2012 - 1:33 am

I love these they did a awesome job!

Jessie Norley October 26, 2012 - 2:05 am

simply beautiful!

Amie Marinucci Scienzo October 26, 2012 - 2:11 am

What beautiful pictures…of course they would be with you two as the bride and groom! Congrats again! Lots of love! Xoxo

Jessica Duffy October 26, 2012 - 5:19 pm

What fantastic lighting you managed to capture-makes it all seem so magical! What a beautiful bride!

Tiff Leonhart October 27, 2012 - 3:23 pm

So exquisite Mel! You look stunning! Congrats!

Barbara Frade-Abrams October 27, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Awesome! Beautiful bride! Handsome groom! Love!

Patty Rhorer October 27, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Absolutely amazing…brought tears to my eyes to see these!

Kathy Flynn October 29, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Conservative looking groom with wild socks, love it! Beautiful dress too, love the mirror shot, looks like a bubble.

Aunt Lou + Uncle Mel October 31, 2012 - 3:51 pm

To our beautiful niece and handsome nephew: may the happiness you share today last throughout your life together… XOXOXOXO The pictures capture the love you have for each other.

Lisa Wade October 26, 2012 - 1:20 am

Love too

Kelly Marinucci October 26, 2012 - 1:26 am


Mary Galbicka October 26, 2012 - 1:32 am

Amazing pictures!!!!

Scott Pudney October 26, 2012 - 1:35 am

awesome job

Jennifer Feliciano October 26, 2012 - 1:37 am

I’m in love with each and every picture! They did an amazing job!

Hope Hanna Loch October 27, 2012 - 5:23 pm

I’m so happy I got to see your wedding photos. You and your husband look amazing,congratulations!!

Melanie Maestre November 3, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Thank you ladies :) !!! Xoxo

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