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Melanie Harrell & Niklas Laabs

Melanie Harrell and Niklas Laabs’ love is a study in international diplomacy. They met in France at a model UN conference—she was from the U.S., representing Brazil; he from Germany, repping Costa Rica—where they bonded over the issue of climate change. They dated long distance until Niklas moved to the States and proposed. On September 6, 2014, they showcased their flair for coming together and making a deal in front of 100 people at the Hickory Street Annex.

Ceremony/Reception Site: Hickory Street Annex
Photographer: Feather & Twine
Bridal Gown Designer: San Patrick
Bridal Gown Retailer: Lasting Bridal Couture
Hair & Makeup: Natalia Issa
Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Alvina Valenta
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Mockingbird Bridal
Flowers: A Stylish Soiree
Stationery: Paper Source
Cake: Romano’s Bakery
Caterer: Jim Lee Events
Music: DJ Ed Petty, LeForce Entertainment
Lighting: Hickory Street Annex
Videographer: Ryan Polly
Wedding Planner: Chloe Allday, A Stylish Soiree
Wedding Designer: Kerrie Smith, A Stylish Soiree