Lake Oak Meadows Wedding Melissa + Leilani - Heather Anderson Photography

Lake Oak Meadows Wedding Melissa + Leilani

May 27


It was 2015 and Melissa’s birthday. She was gathering with all her family and friends to celebrate  her birthday dinner at Karl Strauss. Melissa had no idea Leilani ever wanted to get married. Leilani had a special surprise planned for this birthday dinner.  She had both of their kids wear t-shirts underneath button up shirts.  Leilani’s son’s shirt read, “Melissa will you marry my mommy?” Melissa’s daughter’s shirt read, “Mommy will you marry Leilani?” Leilani had the kids go over to Melissa and unbutton their shirts to reveal their t-shirts underneath… and when Melissa turned back to look at Lielani she was holding out a ring!! Melissa broke out in tears with a huge smile on her face, and Leilani asked her if she would marry her.  Over the next year they spent time traveling back and forth from Arizona to Temecula California to plan the wedding of their dreams.

Leilani and her crew getting ready.  Love the Converse and suspenders!!

In the newly remodeled bridal suite, Melissa and her girls were busy with hair and make up.

It all came together perfectly.  They looked stunning!!

Melissa arrived to the ceremony in style.  Vintage car, yes please!

First kiss as Mrs. + Mrs.!!!

We stole a few moments alone at sunset to walk the beautiful property and snap a few couple photos….

They enjoyed a beautiful first dance surrounded by those they love…

and then it was time to celebrate!!

They had the most adorable sweetheart table!

Some amazing sweets at the desert table with a little glitter and glam!

They ended the night with a dance on the dock… the perfect ending to the perfect day.  Congrats Melissa + Lielani!! 

Creative Team

Venue Lake Oak Meadows 

Hair @audreyswest

Make up @ashleyswagnerxo

Cake Bo Cakes Bakery 


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