Do You Believe in Fairytales?

Aug 15 2012

Melanie and Robert do!

Once upon a time … a handsome boy named Robert, met a beautiful girl named Melanie. Their story is one of love, splendor and romance. A magical telling of dreams that come true–even those rooted in childhood! In fact, “Dreams Do Come True” is Melanie and Robert’s wedding theme. I admit to tearing up while reading their proposal story–and of Melanie {one of 5, raised by a single mom} who has always dreamed of going to Disney World. Well, the dream came true–replete with a perfectly-fitting glass slipper! Enjoy as Melanie tells the tale leading up to these stunning fairytale-themed engagement photos.

Wedding Style: A traditional southern wedding centered around a royal theme.
Wedding Colors: Ivory and Gold with a splash of soft pink
Formal Engagement Session Location: The Sterling Castle in Shelby, AL

Photographer: Lori and Lynn Cummings at Appear Photography
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

photo save the date magnet

Melanie and Robert personalized “Enchanted Encounter” Save the Date Magnet


Did the Sterling Castle have special significance?

Oh yes! My fiancé planned an elaborate five stage proposal at Disney World in Cinderella’s castle. His fairy-tale proposal laid the foundation for our wedding theme, “Dreams Do Come True!” The moment was so magical that I did not want it to end! So, in keeping with our royal theme, we decided to take formal engagement pictures at a castle {something different from the norm}. I searched the internet for hours to find a castle in Alabama, which I thought would be virtually impossible! However, I was surprised to find six of them! When I saw the pictures of the Sterling Castle, I knew that was the perfect place to capture our next magical moment!

fairytale theme engagement photos

Fairytale themed engagement photos

fairytale themed engagement photos
fairytale theme engagement photos


Robert’s proposal at Disney World and the night the fairytale began

fairytale theme engagement photos


Vendor Shout Out
Appear Photography
Lori & Lynn surpassed all of my expectations with this engagement photo shoot! I knew I wanted everything to look “royal”, but beyond that I could not articulate every detail. We had the venue and the attire, but their photojournalistic style made the pictures more than I could have imagined! They took so many wonderful shots, it made it hard to pick one for the save the date! They have a great eye for photography and posed my fiance and I in so many ways. I am incredibuly grateful to have a lifetime of memories from this special day!

MagnetStreet Weddings
The staff at Magnet Street are true professionals. I am so blessed to have found them. The incredible care and attention to detail that they used in designing save the dates to fit any theme, style or budget was impeccable.  I love that you make any save-the-date your own!  They have given me another great keepsake to cherish and share with my friends and family. I highly recommend them!


Yay! Congratulations Melanie and Robert. We wish that all of your dreams come true! Blessings to you both and thanks so much for sharing your fairytale with us!



Tell us dear reader, do you believe in fairytales?


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4 thoughts on “Do You Believe in Fairytales?

  1. I love the pink and gold color scheme — very magical and fun! Congratulations to the beautiful couple. 🙂

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