I started off the 2024 wedding season by leaving Wilmington and driving over to the Charlotte area (okay… Charlotte adjacent) for Melanie and Tyler’s wedding! These two not only planned and DIY’ed basically everything themselves (amazing) but they also included their 16 year old dog, Rudy in their ceremony and their first dance! Not only do I love when people include their dog and allow me to befriend them and pet them all day, I think it’s even more special when they’re a senior pup. It made me so happy! Melanie and Tyler even hosted an after party at a local brewery next door to the venue which was one of my favorite parts, a great spot to unwind after the chaos of a wedding day and enjoy some cold craft beers! Congratulations to these two, and thank you for starting out my season!!

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography

Venue: The City Club at Gibson Mill

Rentals: Epic Event Rentals

Dress: Newfangled Bride & Formals

DJ: Kristi Swanson with Split Second Sound

Catering: Grate Catering Co

Officiant: Calvin Newman