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Lively Sunny Wedding At Mercantile Hall

Alissa & Melissa's wedding brought family and friends together.

Swiping right was the right move for Alissa Straub and Melissa Laasch, who met through dating app Bumble. Eight months later, on a trip to Myrtle Beach, Mel surprised Alissa with a proposal via a custom-made beer flight. “It was completely unexpected,” Mel said. “Alissa said some surprised expletives when I started to propose, but of course ended with a ‘Yes!’ ” Her proposal was a tough act to follow, but two months later, Alissa proposed on the balcony of Mel’s apartment with a prepared display of their “firsts”: first concert tickets, first airplane flight and, of course, a picture of the first “yes” from Myrtle Beach. From Mel’s aunt officiating to Alissa’s mom walking her down the aisle, their beautiful sunny day could not have gone better. Mel’s daughters Zoey and Jenna were junior bridesmaids, walked their mom down the aisle and participated in a paint pouring ceremony, a symbol of blending the two families into one. Alissa also wrote vows to Mel’s daughters—a favorite keepsake for the couple that provoked laughter, and, of course, tears of joy. With only having four dance lessons, music lovers Mel and Alissa nonetheless danced the night away as loved ones listened to their homemade playlists.

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