Melissa and Alex 10.12.13 / by Bolla Photo


Melissa and Alex have already been together as a couple for a decade, ever since Homecoming their freshman year of high school in 2003. Anyone who spends any amount of time with them can see the fun and sweet love they share, which was reflected in their wedding day.

The bride wore fabulously green Poetic License pumps. The groom and his groomsmen donned Pokemon Pokeball cuff links. Their wedding stationery (and website) had 8-bit hearts, and their Save-the-Dates also featured an 8-bit bride and groom! They cut their wedding cake with the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda. And the groom’s cake was shaped like a Gameboy, complete with a screen showing the lyrics to “The Bolero of Fire,” a song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

"It is something that grows over time... a true friendship. A feeling in the heart that becomes even stronger over time... The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a righteous power and through it, you know which way to go...”

Congratulations, Melissa and Alex! Wishing you many more decades of making each other smile.


(To see more photos from Alex and Melissa‘s wedding, watch the video slideshow below.)

Ceremony: St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese, IL

Reception: Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland, IL

Dress: The Wedding Belle, Highland, IL

DJ: Short Circuit Entertainment

Hair Artist: Salon De Guerra & Day Spa, Highland, IL