Mike was Lindsey’s one and only date from a dating site. They had their first date at the J. Parker in Lincoln Park. Drinks turned in to walking down the street for dinner and yes, it did end in a first date kiss. That’s where their love story began!

They lived together for 1 year, and Mike proposed in May 2016. Both Mike’s and Lindsey’s parents were in town for a late Mother’s Day weekend. After dinner, the group walked back to Mike and Lindsey’s apartment, a high rise complex, and as they were walking on to the elevator Lindsey accidentally dropped her cell phone. It slide right down the elevator shaft. Everyone was in shock and making a fuss about it, while Lindsey said, “No big deal I will get it tomorrow.”
Little did she know what she was about to walk into!

Their guests and the couple walked into the apartment, and the first surprise was waiting for her. Lindsey’s entire family was there! Her parents, sister and brother in law, her brother and sister in law, aunts, and Mike’s family. Lindsey scanned the champagne filled room, she noticed Mike had dropped to his knee, he proposed in front of both of their families. As she cried and said yes, Mike had another surprise!
He arranged a party afterwards at the bar where they had their first date – they were all waiting. Mike and Lindsey toasted with family and then walked down the street to their engagement party that night in a private room with about 50 of their closest friends and family.

It was one of the best night’s of their lives together until the special day one year later!

Lindsey and Mike had a destination wedding at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA. She walked down the aisle in a stunning lace bodice with a tiered tulle skirt by Karen Willis Holmes. She completed her wedding day look with a gorgeous hair piece from Haute Bride.

Lindsey’s favorite part of the day was the gorgeous sunny weather California is known for and
being able it to share it with all 180 guests!

They ate, drank, and danced the night away, ending with Boston’s “More than a Feeling,” the inspiration for their wedding hashtag #morrellthanafeeling!

Special thanks to the vendors:
Dress: Karen Willis Holmes
Accessories: Haute Bride
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Grooms Attire: Indochino and Tie Bar
Venue: The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage – California
Photographer: tography
Flowers: David Rohr Floral Studio, Cathedral City – California
Invitations: Minted
Caterer: Westin Mission Hills – Catering Manager – Cindy Burreson
Cake: Exquisite Desserts, Palm Desert – California
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Wedding Day of Planner: Birgit Aviles, Dreams Come True Wedding & Events
Officiant: Friend of bride and groom – Chris Althoff
Other: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Pixster Photo Booth