Our final wedding of the year! We could not be more thankful to finish our busy and eventful season with Ian and Melissa. I have known Melissa for years. Back in my previous life as an actor, Melissa and I did summer stock up in scenic Coeur d’Alene, ID. Summers at CDA were amazing. I made some wonderful (and talented) friends up there and Melissa was one of them. I looked up to Melissa so much with her talent, her professionalism, and her gut busting humor. She’s basically awesomely brilliant in a tiny package. So when Melissa got engaged to Ian I was over the moon for her. I hadn’t met Ian, but I had a hunch that he was a good guy just based on his name. Then when we met each other over Skype a little over a year ago, my suspicions that he was cool were confirmed. (I mean how can you not love a guy whose love of Christmas goes so far that he decorates his bike with Christmas lights and hangs it on the wall?)
Their wedding day was particularly special. The thrill of this union spread beyond Ian and Melissa. It should be mentioned that Ian and Melissa’s parents have known each other for forever. Seriously. They live just blocks a part from one another up in Washington. Despite their parents’ decades of friendship, Ian and Melissa had never met each other. It was one fateful day at Sea Fair in Seattle where they met. So on the wedding day it felt like family reunion. Even I felt like part of the family! The love and support that Ian and Melissa had coming at them from their friends and family was overwhelming. It even reached as far as London when Melissa Facetimed with a friend of hers who is performing in Chicago on the West End while she was getting into her dress.
The love that Ian and Melissa have for each other was undeniable. I think the words spoken at the end of their film say it all. We were so honored to document this day from start to finish.