Melanie + Blake's beautiful May wedding at L'abri at Linwood in North Carolina

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Melanie + Blake

Real Wedding

L’Abri means “The Shelter” in French which is honestly the most perfect phrase for Melanie and Blake’s wedding on May 18th under the loveliest Live Oak tree in Linwood, North Carolina. It was an incredibly hot day for mid-May, but it was still perfect in every way possible.

I’ve had the immense honor of getting to know Melanie and Blake since October of 2018 when they first got engaged. Blake is the twin brother of Ethan who is married to one of my dear friends (of almost 4 years) Anne-Christian. It was a really fun moment when we both realized our connection - she had no idea when she reached out originally and that made it all the sweeter to get to work with them.

Their wedding day was the epitome of them - lowkey, soft elegance with a splash of sass. I could not have asked for a lovelier couple to work with because Melanie and Blake just ooze love out of every pore. They are a true definition of how to give love and receive love. It was a beautiful day to witness and creating these memories for them was the easiest thing because of their passion for life and each other. Gahhh, I just love them and this wedding. I’m so excited to share these images.

Event Planning/Coordination Events by Summer Joy
Bridal Hair and Makeup Hair, Makeup, Mics - Bridesmaid hair Lena Kovalev
Venue L'Abri at Linwood
Cakes CAKE & All Things Yummy
Rentals Party Makers Event Rentals
DJ Friendly Neighborhood DJ
Catering Above & Beyond Catering
Florals Jenny's Projects - Floral Design

Chelsea Clayton