Real Bride: Melea M.










From the Bride:

How they Met:

Geoff and I are one of those success stories from We share a passion for having fun and loving life. After the first time we met in person, we were inseparable. Living an hour away from each other didn’t keep us apart as we enjoyed socializing with friends, playing sports and taking in professional sporting events, traveling, and attending concerts. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Geoff made a career move to Kansas City 10 years ago, fell in love with the area and now considers it home. I was born and raised in rural Missouri, and working in St. Joseph at the time. I moved to Kansas City a year after we met to be closer together.

The Proposal:

Geoff and I travel frequently to Vancouver to visit Geoff’s family and enjoy the beautiful Canadian outdoors. We also love the beach and tropical destinations. A year and nine months after we met, we traveled to St. Maarten for vacation. Maho Beach is known around the world for being a destination to watch planes fly in and take off just feet over head and this had been on Geoff’s bucket list for years. St. Maarten also became the perfect place for Geoff to propose. At sunrise one morning as I was gazing over the ocean in front of us, I turned around and Geoff was on one knee! It was a beautiful and perfect moment to say yes to a lifelong adventure together!

The Wedding:

The beach also became the focal point for us to celebrate our big day. After researching multiple locations, Destin, FL became the perfect spot to have our beach wedding. Geoff and I rented a house on the gorgeous white sand of Miramar Beach and hosted family and friends for the ultimate week of love and happiness. The ceremony took place just steps in front of the house on the white sand and the reception was held on the home’s pool deck. The exceptional October weather created the most gorgeous and memorable setting to say “I do.”

We look forward to creating a lifetime of memories together!

Melea & Geoff
Venue: Miramar Beach, FL (Reception took place on the pool terrace of the beach house)
Gown: Mikaella Bridal
Earrings and Comb: Sara Gabriel
Hair: Salon Salon, Destin, FL
Photography: Royal Beach Weddings
Wedding planner: Royal Beach Weddings
Floral: Destin Events & Floral
Cake: Smallcakes of Destin
Melea’s engagement and wedding rings: Champagne Jewelers (Liberty, MO)
Geoff’s wedding ring: Meierotto’s (Kansas City)