Written by Beth Kelley
Photos by Lindsay DeDario Photography
Last October 10th, on a gorgeous Autumn day surrounded by the best colors of the season, photographer Lindsay DeDario captured a very beautiful day to remember. Vanessa and Angela pledged their love for each other. They had a small ceremony on Three Sisters Island in Niagara Falls. It was an intimate event with only 30 of their closest friends and family members. The reception was held closer to home at the delicious restaurant in Ypsilanti called Bona Sera.
The couple met at a New Year’s Eve party in their neighborhood, Normal Park, in Ypsilanti. They’ve been together ever since. Vanessa was born in Florida and moved to Michigan when she was 8 years old. She has a BA from University of Michigan and she’s currently pursuing an MBA from Eastern University. Angela is from Logan, Ohio and graduated from Northeastern University Law School.
Vanessa was our bride and wore a Wtoo gown. She said we were her first and only stop when shopping for her dress. She was attracted to the sweetheart/illusion neckline and the classic A-line skirt. She told me she was tempted to shop more but knew that she wouldn’t find anything better than the one she tried on at our salon. Well, we agree! You looked so lovely in your gown, Vanessa. And we especially like the vintage touch of pairing both of your dresses with the mink stole and angora shoulder wrap - very unique and stylish accents.
For their honeymoon, the couple designed a 10-day driving/beach adventure around the whole island of Puerto Rico, including the island of Vieques.
Happy Anniversary, Vanessa and Angela! Best Wishes for many more years together from all of us at Mimi’s.