When I first met Stuart and Andy back in December at the Hotel Diamond here in Chico, we bonded over our love of food and dislikes of over-photoshopped images, bleh. We chatted about the proposal, which is a cute little story of a nervous Stuart taking Andy to Spice Creek Cafe….After pulling out a pewter crown, Stuart said ‘you know how you have said you had to kiss a lot of frogs?  Well, you don’t have to anymore.’ Andy of course thought that was adorable, but when she looked under the crown in the box was-you guessed it, there was the ring.

Stuart and Andy are such happy people and light just shines from the both of them and their family and friends as well. Andy & Stuart it was an honor and a privilege to be your photographer. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, although it seems you already have that 🙂

Andrea Melville's Wedding Dress

Wedding Flip Flops

Portrait of Andrea

Thank you to Elizabeth and Michelle for capturing this adorable moment just before Andy and Stuart ‘First Look.’ Elizabeth’s shot is on the left and Michelle’s is the right. First Look? What’s that you say? A first look is when a couple opt to see each other before the ceremony. I love it because it creates this intimate moment, away from any stress…for the bride and groom to just focus on each other.

Before the First Look

Andy & Stuart's First Look!

Andy & Stuart 3

Andy & Stuart 4

Andy & Stuart 5

Andy & Stuart 5

Stuart and Groomsmen

Andy and Bridesmaids

Flowers

Melville Wedding Rings

Stuart Waiting for Andy

Andy and her father

The Ceremony

Stuart and Andy were married Saturday May 22nd at the Kelly Ridge Country Club in Oroville, Ca.

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Ashley H
May 28, 2010
The wedding was beautiful, and the pictures have done it justice so far! I cannot wait to see more :)
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May 28, 2010
Wow! Beautiful and amazing images. I have tears in my eyes...your photos really show the emotions of a couple excited to be starting the rest of their lives together. So happy for the happy couple!!
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moosie
May 28, 2010
beautiful!
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Simone
May 28, 2010
Such beautiful pictures! What a happy couple!
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May 28, 2010
Hi, you don't know me, but your photos are gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding!
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winterorchids
May 28, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous photos! They really show the love you share!
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ChristyZ
May 28, 2010
Gorgeous photos! The "first look" pics are always fun to see and those bridesmaid dresses are super cute!
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Meghan
May 28, 2010
Super Cute! Love the shot against the yellow building.
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Mrs.BoomBoom
May 28, 2010
Fabulous!
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Leona
May 28, 2010
beautiful pictures!
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May 29, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous photos! They really show the love you share!
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Sara
May 29, 2010
Wow!!! Amazing pictures, you guys are awsome and I am so happy for you both! Considering I am "lil sister" I may be a little biased but I have to say it was a beautiful wedding and you guys did a wonderful job. The pictures are amazing and I cant wait to see the rest of them.
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DM
May 29, 2010
Beautiful photos!! Already have my favorites and can't wait to see all the rest...what a handsome groom and beautiful bride. (You look so much like your mother...memories.) Love you both, DM
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Dick
May 29, 2010
The captured smiles speak volumes about their love for each other and their happiness that their search for a life partner is over! I couldn't be happier for them.
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DM
May 29, 2010
Beautiful photos!! Can't wait to see the rest. Love you both, DM
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Patty
May 29, 2010
So beautiful!
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Laurie
May 29, 2010
The pre wedding shots of Andy and Stuart are gorgeous. Looks like Italy -NOT oroville!! Beautiful!
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Naomi Bannister
May 29, 2010
What a gorgeous bride and such a handsome groom…the pictures are amazing! Best, Naomi
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May 29, 2010
What a gorgeous bride and such a handsome groom…the pictures are amazing! Best, Naomi
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Bonnie
May 29, 2010
These are great photos, capturing the emotion in a most creative way.
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WineCountryWife
May 29, 2010
beautiful pictures and wedding!
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Amy Felice
May 29, 2010
Beautiful photos. I love the colors and the brick and wood backdrop.
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Momma Carol
May 29, 2010
I am looking forward to seeing the "rest of the story". After this quick glimpse I am sure the rest of the photos are outstanding. These brought the tears to my eyes once again. Thank you Shannon, Michelle & Liz! The photos are so very important in keeping the moment alive forever. Stuart & Andy you have received a rare gift in each other -- cherish it always. I love you both so much.
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Momma Carol
May 29, 2010
I am looking forward to seeing the “rest of the story”. After this quick glimpse I am sure the rest of the photos are outstanding. These brought the tears to my eyes once again. Thank you Shannon, Michelle & Liz! The photos are so very important in keeping the moment alive forever. Stuart & Andy you have received a rare gift in each other — cherish it always. I love you both so much.
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Niki
May 29, 2010
Andy, you take my breath away. This was the wedding of the century and I am so happy to have been there! The pictures are beautiful, you are beautiful, your love for your husband is beauful. Love you and wish you only happiness from here on out. --La Femme
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Dawn -
May 29, 2010
Love those smiles - so much fun
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MellyJoy
May 30, 2010
Amazing pictures. I just love wedding pictures, even if I don't know anyone in them.... like these. :-)
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Carol & John
May 30, 2010
A truly beautiful and committed couple - wishing you much happiness!
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Truelove
May 31, 2010
These are truly Beautiful & Amazing! I love the Colors & the backdrop!
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aftonmarie
May 31, 2010
Absolutely beautiful pictures. Love the setting of the wedding as well.
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MaryKay
May 31, 2010
Best weddings photos I have ever seen! So vogue like Andy. Really captures the couple. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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Don and Michelle
June 1, 2010
Great sequence of pictures, thought out and very expressive!
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June 1, 2010
Great looking couple. What a special day it was. Amazing photos too.
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Stephanie
June 1, 2010
So beautiful...Really captures the joy and love flowing within Andy and Stuart..Much love!
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Cindy Rogers
June 2, 2010
LOVE the following ones: Andy in doorway, her running up to Stuart, Stuart kissing her hand and the bigger one of the couple with hands clasped and looking at each other. Gorgeous bride and handsome groom. Who's the old balding grey haired guy???
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C R
June 3, 2010
Forgot to tell you I like your use of black and white photos also
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Shellie
June 3, 2010
Beautiful! The Dashler's forwarded me the link and I am so glad. You guys are too cute!
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Evan
June 5, 2010
Beautiful, artful photos, really captured the emotion and love of the moment. My cousin looks beautiful too!
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June 6, 2010
Love those smiles - so much fun
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Boe & Dave
June 9, 2010
Wow! Amazing photos. We were truely honored to witness this beautiful wedding.
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June 12, 2010
Stunning pictures. Very "WOW"!!!!!!!
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June 17, 2010
Absolutely Amazing Photos!!!! You can feel the love between you two. A Princess and her Prince.
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Aunt Martha
June 17, 2010
Among my favorites: Andy and Gary walking down the aisle, the groom and groomsmen, bride and bridesmaids, and of course, all of the beautiful bride and handsome groom!
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Denny & Joanne
June 19, 2010
The love you two found was meant to be. The celebration at Sisters was such a happy time, your wedding was beautiful and we know you'll have a great l ife together. Congratulations!
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July 1, 2010
Love those smiles - so much fun
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