Winding River Ranch Wedding
Melissa and Mike Cannioto’s Grand Lake Colorado Winding River Ranch Wedding
We are just SO excited to share Mike and Melissa’s stunning Winding River Ranch Wedding with y’all today! I personally can’t imagine planning a wedding, a honeymoon, a big move to a new country, selling all my possessions, and then FINALLY, getting to live and be together with the one I love most. For these two, however, that’s exactly how their story goes.
Grand Lake holds such a special place in our hearts as it’s where we were married four years ago. So needless to say, in spring 2017, when a sweet British gal reached out to tell us about her and fiancé Mike’s country wedding there the following year, we were so excited for the opportunity to be apart of it all! Despite being countries away, Mike and Melissa have spent the last few years successfully maintaining a long distance relationship. While Mike has been stationed in New Mexico serving in the military (THANK YOU, MIKE!), Melissa was beginning to tie up loose ends in England as she planned her big move to the US. We knew their wedding day was going to be an emotional one, but no one was prepared for the amount of tears shed on this special day. Melissa’s family felt bittersweet at their wedding. Their daughter/sister/beloved friend was marrying her best friend, but leaving the life she knew in Europe to start a new one with Mike in the United States. I (Taylor) am comfortable enough to admit that I even cried 3 or 6 times on their wedding day.
Mike and Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your special day with us and for inviting us into your lives! We’re so thankful for your friendship and to have played such an intimate role on your wedding day. We love y’all and can’t wait to see you again soon!
Mike and Tay