A Dreamy Hotel Melby Wedding in January

January 21, 2024

Love Blossoms on the Rooftop

Nestled in the heart of downtown Melbourne, Florida, Hotel Melby is a chic, boutique hotel that offers a stunning rooftop venue for couples looking to tie the knot in style. This January, I had the pleasure of capturing a magical wedding atop this beautiful hotel, where love was in the air despite the winter chill.

The Venue: Hotel Melby Rooftop

Hotel Melby’s rooftop is a hidden gem, offering panoramic views of the city and the Indian River Lagoon. The modern design, coupled with lush greenery and twinkling fairy lights, creates an enchanting atmosphere perfect for a romantic celebration. As the sun set, the city lights below began to sparkle, providing a breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony and reception.

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place just before sunset. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows under a floral arch adorned with winter blooms and greenery. The cool January air added a crispness to the moment, making their promises to each other even more poignant. Guests wrapped in cozy shawls watched with teary eyes as the couple sealed their vows with a kiss, marking the beginning of their new life together.

The Reception

Following the ceremony, the rooftop transformed into a vibrant reception space. String lights and lanterns illuminated the area, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The couple chose a winter-themed decor with hints of rustic charm—think wooden tables, candles, and plenty of greenery. The highlight was the hot chocolate bar, complete with marshmallows and peppermint sticks, which kept everyone warm and merry throughout the evening.

Tips for a January Wedding at Hotel Melby

  1. Weather-Ready Attire: January can be chilly, even in Florida. Brides and bridesmaids might want to consider stylish shawls or wraps to stay warm.
  2. Heaters and Blankets: Provide portable heaters and blankets for guests to ensure everyone stays cozy during the ceremony and reception.
  3. Hot Beverage Bar: A hot chocolate or coffee bar can be a delightful addition to keep guests warm and add a touch of winter charm.
  4. Early Ceremony: Plan the ceremony to coincide with the golden hour just before sunset for the most beautiful lighting and stunning photos.

This January wedding at Hotel Melby was a beautiful celebration of love, filled with warmth, joy, and unforgettable moments. The rooftop venue provided the perfect backdrop for their special day, proving that winter weddings in Florida can be just as magical as those in any other season. If you’re considering a rooftop wedding with a touch of elegance and charm, Hotel Melby is the place to be.


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