While living in Charlotte, neighbors Melanie and Kevin connected right away after realizing their Maine hometowns were only 30 minutes away. During a birthday trip to Charleston, they both fell in love with the city and soon moved to the area, where Melanie became a restaurant manager for Vivian Howard’s Lenoir. Kevin asked Melanie to marry him while on the beach during a trip to Maine. Nearly two years later, the pair eloped in an intimate ceremony in Washington Square, followed by dinner at High Cotton.
Photograph by Tizzy Kohler