Cruising into Love: Morilee Featured Bride Melissa

Melissa & Graham

College sweethearts Melissa and Graham first met as Division One swimmers at the University of Utah. Things all fell into place for them as they both became captains of the swim team and fell hard for one another!

Six years into dating Melissa and Graham took their romance abroad for a whirlwind trip around Europe! Graham popped the question as they were adventuring through Barcelona, and these two found themselves swimming into a fairytale wedding!

For a couple that bonded over their love of the water it was only appropriate that they planned the wedding of a lifetime aboard a Caribbean cruise ship!  Five days of fun in the sun with 45 of their family and friends was a dreamy way to say I Do!

If there was one thing Melissa knew she needed when it came time to find her dream dress it was drama! The more the better! With each gown the bridal consultant pulled, Melissa kept waiting for the fireworks. Until she saw the stunning Maritza ballgown!

With three dimensional floral lace appliqués on printed organza, there is no shortage of glamour or drama on this billowy full ballgown silhouette. A sultry illusion neckline and a cascade of regal buttons down the illusion back create an ultra romantic feeling. When Melissa’s bride tribe all began to shed tears, she knew she had found the one for sure. It was an unforgettable moment for this bride-to-be!

As she walked down the aisle on New Year’s Eve, Melissa soaked in every second of seeing Graham for the very first time that day. Emotions ran high as the new Mr. and Mrs. exchanged vows in front of their closest loved ones. And with a gorgeous Caribbean sunset behind them, Melissa and Graham snapped a few more beautiful photos before it was time to get the party started!

The newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a festive night filled with dancing, feasting, and fun as they all rang in 2020 together. An epic night for an incredible Morilee bride and her groom! 

Kayla Bouren Photography |

Emily Stock, Tiger Lily Photo |