Real {California} Wedding: Janeen + Michael

Janeen and Michael had an office romance: they met at work, liked what they saw, and did some "moderate to extensive flirting" for a few years. Eventually, they came to the conclusion that flirting was not good enough anymore - they had to be a real couple. Boy, were they right! That decision to take their relationship to the next level has led to a true commitment and a journey to marriage. The couple's special day was photographed by Melinda Le Photography.

Bride: Janeen Brown
Groom: Michael Poutre
Occupations: Corporate Controllers
Wedding Date: 06.30.2012
Location: Domaine Chandon, Yountville, CA

How He Proposed ... "We both share a love of skiing and would frequent various ski resorts in Tahoe, our favorite being Squaw Valley. You can see the beautiful snow-covered Shirley Lake from one of our favorite ski runs, and would often mention to one another that we should check it out one summer. I had never been to Tahoe during the summer; so last year, Mike surprised me with a weekend getaway trip to Squaw. Our Saturday afternoon activity was a relatively strenuous but gorgeous hike up to Shirley Lake. When we reached the beautiful crystal clear Shirley Lake, Mike reached in his pocket, pulled out a ring, got on bended knee and popped the question! MUCH MUCH MUCH TO MY SURPRISE."

Planning the Wedding ... "The planning process was a joint effort. We tried to do the divide and conquer thing but mostly ended up sharing the endless list of responsibilities. We were married in Napa at a winery. The most challenging would be trying to track down the band we wanted (his sister was able to accomplish this and we are both still wondering how she pulled it off) and the dance lessons."

Unforgettable Memories ..... "Releasing of live butterflies and the 1940 Packard that chauffeured the bride all the way to the aisle for her wedding march."

{You Make Loving You So Easy}

He loves ... "my sense of humor and my cooking."
She loves ... "I have a lot of fun with him and he always makes me laugh."
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Floral Designer:  Penelope Jane Orsini
Linens and Coverings:  La Tavola Fine Linens
Photographer:  Melinda Le' Photography


  1. @munaluchiBride

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  2. oluchy

    Lovely 2nd dress n bouquet.


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