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Melissa & Joe

It's a Christmas in July Wedding

August 07, 2015

On Friday, Shawn and I photographed Melissa and Joe's "Christmas in July" wedding at The Mansion at Valley Country Club. It may have been a hot July day outside, but as soon as we stepped into the mansion it was a cool December evening. Melissa and Joe's guests were blown away at the attention to detail and many mentioned that all that was missing was snow. One of my absolute favorite details from their wedding was their guest book: their amazing florist (Raise Your Glass Event) set up a full Christmas tree in the foyer outside the ballroom with some red and white Christmas bulbs, markers, and hooks set up along side it. Guests were instructed to take a bulb, write their well wishes for the happy couple on it, and then hang it on the Christmas tree. By the end of the night, all that was needed were Christmas gifts for Melissa and Joe's daughter, Eleanora, to open :P.

I am absolutely ecstatic to be sharing some of the wonderful images from their day. It is a wedding that Shawn and I will both remember for a lifetime. Thank you to Joe, Melissa, and Eleanora for allowing us to capture your beautiful day!

 

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

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Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Melissa's mother made the cake and the delicious smell filled the entire mansion! So good!

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

After their first dance, Joe and Melissa brought their daughter out to the dance floor :)

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

A nice sweet cake cutting and then....

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

A second round of smash :P

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

Christmas in July - The Mansion at Valley Country Club by Britney Clause Photography

 

As always a HUGE thank you to my husband, Shawn, for second shooting and assisting me with anything I need <3 :). You da best!

The fantastic vendors that made this day absolutely amazing!

Ceremony and Reception: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

Florist (and Christmas miracle maker): Raise Your Glass Event

Make-up: Toni-Ann Fazavva of Bella Amici Salon

Hair: Trista Grimm of Bella Amici Salon

Caterer: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

Cake: Bride's Mother, Linda Bohdel

DJ: Jenny Z Mobile DJ Service

Officiant: Pastor Ken

Dress & Designer: The Bridal Boutique, Mori Lee

Suit: Men's Wearhouse




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