Larissa and Joseph

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Wedding Postponed

Dear Family and Friends,

We hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. While we would love nothing more than to celebrate our big day with all of you, our highest priority is the health of the people we love and cherish most, you, our family and friends.

For this reason we are postponing our wedding day. There will be a time when we can all get together and celebrate our marriage, however until then, we all must do our part to stay safe. We will provide an update for everyone once a new date has been set.

Please contact our wedding venue, The Desmond Hotel, should you need to cancel your lodging arrangements (

We appreciate all the messages of love and the gifts we have already received. We are truly grateful for the love, support and friendship from all of you.

Stay safe and healthy.

Larissa & Joe


Our Story~

Love finds you when you least expect it. Larissa and Joe met on a surprisingly warm night in late fall of 2012. Earlier in the night, both Larissa and Joe had resigned themselves to a quiet night in. However, fate intervened in the form of friends, both of whom insisted that a night out was exactly what each person needed. Unbeknownst to them, the simple decision to go out with friends would lead to crossing each other's path. Larissa did her best to conceal the glances she threw in Joe's direction. And Joe was drawn in by the girl with the pretty eyes from across the crowded bar. Eventually the two found one another and hit it off. They have been together ever since.

In March of 2019, Joe took Larissa to the Fire Wave Trail in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, to visit a red rock formation that Larissa had always wanted to see. With no one else around, Joe got down on one knee to propose. Larissa, distracted by the natural beauty of the rock formations, would not turn around. So Joe said "hey, how about this rock?" gaining Larissa's attention. When she finally turned around, Larissa saw Joe with the ring in-hand. and Larissa said yes before Joe could even finish asking the question. The two embraced and captured the moment in the picture above.

We are so excited to share our story and our love with you! We cannot wait for our big day with all of you!

All our love, Larissa & Joe
Kelly Schmidt