Melissa & John: A Romantic Alice in Wonderland Themed Wedding

Married June 15, 2013 with a wedding ceremony and reception at Juliane James Place in Finlayson
From: Spring/Summer 2014 edition

Melissa Peterson and John Perkins both worked at a courthouse, and John stopped by Melissa’s office so frequently that a judge they worked for commented that he must have a thing for her. The judge was right, and eventually John asked Melissa out. Fast-forward a couple years later and that same judge married the two at their “Glamorous in Wonderland”-themed wedding. “The idea was a Marie Antoinette-hosted picnic meets Mad Hatter tea party,” Melissa says. They found a perfect home for their theme at the Juliane James Place, where they fell for the eclectic ambiance (think church pews set up in the middle of the woods). Using a romantic palette and elements from Alice in Wonderland, like clocks, rabbits, vintage keys and mismatched china, they easily achieved the magical whimsy they were after.

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Credits: 
Photography
Ceremony and reception site
Gown
Bridesmaid dresses
Bill Levkoff & Eden Bridal
Hair & makeup
Groom & groomsmen’s attire
Alfani from Macy’s
Cake
Catering
Flowers
Stationery
Designed by the bride, letterpress by the Mandate Press
Entertainment
DJ Mad Mardigan with Generation Now Entertainment
Vintage Clocks
Goodwill & Savers
Books
eBay, Savers and Goodwill
Day-of coordinator