Katie and Melvin’s sweet love story is one that we can’t help but share. The now happily married couple started out as colleagues at LegalZoom and later became friends. Soon after, Melvin couldn’t deny the romantic feelings he felt towards Katie. A year and a half later on Easter Sunday, Melvin lead Katie down a candlelit, rose-covered walkway where he proposed with a letter he read aloud. The gorgeous couple tied the knot here at Villa St. Clair on April 9th, 2016 to become Mr. and Mrs. Rosal!

The couple’s ceremony took place outside in the garden. They say “April showers bring May flowers,” but it was all sunshine as their two families became one. Katie’s two sons walked her down the aisle to hand their mom off to their new step-father, who they absolutely adore! The aisle was lined with light pink rose petals and tiered candles to create an elegant and romantic atmosphere fitted for a spring wedding. Katie’s five bridesmaids fit in perfectly to the ceremony space with their light pink tulle dresses. Katie’s sons, along with many of the guests, couldn’t hold back their tears of happiness as Katie and Melvin said “I do.”

The couple’s wedding theme was “The Soundtrack of Our Love,” which was created beautifully in the reception space. The guest tables were lined with beautiful champagne pinched taffeta tablecloths adorned with small gold candles and a flower wreath surrounding water-filled vases topped with floating candles. To add texture and sparkle, the cake table was lined with a sequin gold tablecloth. Each guest table was labeled with a track number, as well as the titles to the couples’ favorite love songs. As a thank you, each guest received a USB drive with all of the tracks to take home with them.

As nothing screams romance more than sweets, Katie and Melvin had a sweets table filled with their favorite sweet treats for their guests to enjoy. Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple had their guests take polaroids of themselves, sign them, and hang them on clothespins as a fun way to remember their special day years down the road. As everyone finished eating and the dance floor opened up, the guests weren’t the only ones ready to dance the night away! Katie and her sons had a blast doing “the dab” Melvin and the rest of their wedding party cheered them on. At the end of the night, the couple made an exit just as bright as they are as they walked through a tunnel of their guests happily waving sparklers.

As Katie and Melvin’s one-year anniversary is quickly approaching, we here at Villa St. Clair want to wish them a happy anniversary and for letting us host & plan a wedding that we’re still talking about today! For this happy couple, the soundtrack of their love has only just begun!

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Vendors- Photographer- Melissa Glynn Photography, Rental Equipment Company- Unique Design & Events, Wedding Cake- Simon Lee Bakery, DJ & Photobooth: Toast Entertainment, Sweets Table: Sugar Fashionista, Wedding Gown: Signature Bridal Salon