The forecast for the day that Derek and Chelsey were to wed predicted rain. When the day of the wedding came around the forecast still predicted rain, however it just kept moving farther and farther back and they didn’t end up getting any rain at all! They were especially happy because at The Orchard Wedgewood Wedding and Event Center in Menifee, everything takes place outdoors. This venue is really pretty and is set against a little lake with a gazebo and fountain. Everything was green and all of the flowers were in bloom, it was just perfect.
Here is the story of how Derek and Chelsey met and fell in love, as written by Chelsey:
“Well to be honest it all started with a pair of cowboy boots that I posted to my instagram account. We knew each other from high school but never talked to one another. So low and behold Derek commented on my photo and said he always went to the same local country bar that I went to, but again we never saw each other there at the same time! About a week went by and he had invited me and a friend to go out to that very same bar together, I accepted and we met that next Saturday at 8pm….well one drink, one too many we were out dancing our little hearts out to the music and had our first kiss. After that night we talked all day the next day and then he vanished, like poof gone like the wind! I thought he was totally pulling the whole 3 day rule, and I thought do people REALLY still do that? Well two days go by and nothing, so I set a time limit if he doesn’t text or call me by a 2pm tomorrow I’m texting him…Well 2pm rolled around and you guessed it…NOTHING! So I took the plunge and sent him a little message something like, “hey, how’s it going?” And just like that the rest was history. We were pretty much inseparable after that and knew we wanted a future together and it just so happened on our year and a half anniversary, (which also happened to be 4th of July) Derek got down on one knee in front of all our friends and family and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes, actually I don’t think I said anything cause I was so shocked that my best friend the person I wanted to spend forever with was asking ME, to become his wife that I just nodded my head yes. Fast forward 280 days later, on April 9th, 2016 we said “I do!”
Congratulations Derek and Chelsey, thanks so much for letting me capture your day!
I loved Chelsey’s cowboy boots. They were so fun and the colors matched her wedding.The wedding party had the most awesome entrance into the reception… each couple did a little dance off. It was fun to watch!Congratulations Derek and Chelsey! May you share a lifetime of love and happiness.