The Story Behind Emerald & May

Est. 2020 

Emerald and May is a boutique event design company located in Santa Clarita, Ca. 


Emerald & May was founded by two best friends Melanie Eve and Rachel Provencal. These co-founders come from an interior design background- they actually met on their first day in intro to interior design. Both ladies worked as design assistants for designers in Santa Clarita and Los Angeles. Melanie and Rachel always knew they wanted to go into business together and after much planning and thought Emerald & May Events launched in July 2020.  Emerald & May has coordinated and styled events such as: elopements, baby showers, launch parties, fitness events, community events, memorial services, dinner parties, weddings, picnics and more! Their desire to build a real connection with clients and passion for design has allowed their company to grow to what it is now in a short period of time. 

Meaning behind the name

Rachel & Melanie met on the  first day of their interior design program and were inseparable since then. The idea of Emerald and May came to life when they decided to host a luxury picnic for Rachel's birthday. They received much praise from their friends and family from that event. They very quickly realized that they could take their skills in design to styling and curating events. They wasted no time in starting this new business idea and when it came to naming their new company they wanted it to represent both of them and their friendship. 

Melanie and Rachel were both born in the month of May and the birthstone for May is Emerald- Emerald & May.

Meet the Team

Melanie Eve

Co- Founder
Southern California Creative Director 

Rachel Provencal

Co- Founder
Atlanta, GA Creative Director 

Angelina Tarrant

Marketing + Event Coordinator