Melissa and Andrew met in July 2016 at the opening of their mutual friend (and Andrew’s groomsman!), Josh’s, restaurant. Melissa had started working there as a hostess after graduating college and needed a temporary job, and Andrew was bartending as a side gig. Andrew came up to Melissa’s hostess stand to talk to her and she remembers thinking he was so cute!
After a few weeks of working together and becoming friendly, Melissa started to wonder why Andrew hadn’t asked for her phone number yet. Melissa’s best friend, Victoria, kept telling her that if she really liked him she should give him her number one day at work. But Melissa says she was too chicken and didn’t think Andrew was interested! One night after work though, Melissa slid in those Instagram DMs because she was growing impatient and the rest went from there! After talking and texting he asked Melissa out while they were at work, and they went on their first date on September 6, 2016. Melissa and Andrew got engaged on August 15, 2020 in historic Smithville (which is located in Galloway, NJ!).
Last weekend, Melissa and Andrew made it official and got married at Crystal Springs Resort – a beautiful venue tucked away in the mountains of northern NJ. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, joy-filled day! If I had to pick a favorite moment from their wedding, it would be watching Andrew’s sweet reaction when seeing Melissa during their first look. These two have so much love for each other, their family members, and their friends – and it was so evident throughout their wedding day.
Congratulations, Melissa and Andrew! ❤️ Thank you so much for trusting me to capture these memories for you. Enjoy some of my favorites below!
If Melissa and Andrew receive 30 comments on this blog post, I’ll send them a complimentary 8×10 print of their choice!
Lead Photographer: Tori Petrillo Photography
Second Photographer: Jessah Rose
Venue: Crystal Springs Resort
Hair and Makeup: Michelle Elise Artistry
Florist: Lodi Flowers
DJ: Chris Atwood with SCE Event Group
Videographer: HAK Weddings
Wedding Cake: Two Teaspoons
Photo Booth: Pop Shop Photobooth
Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal
Groom Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Crystal Springs Resort | NJ Wedding Photographer | Melissa and Andrew
September 3, 2021