The Duke Mansion Wedding - Charlotte
The Duke Mansion Wedding - Charlotte.
From the Bride: "Michael and I have an interesting story....we couldn't be more opposite and I think that's what has brought us so close. I grew up with a tight knit family in New Jersey, moving to Charlotte NC when I was a child but always keeping my northern roots in tact as we spent holidays and summers up north with our extended family. Mike was born and raised in Charlotte NC and couldn't be more of a Southern Gentlemen, a South Gentleman that rides 4 wheelers, cuts down trees, talks with a thick southern accent, and wears camouflage as much as I will possibly allow him to get away with. When we met in 2009 after I moved home from graduating college we dated for about 5 years, things we up and down and we decided to part ways, I packed up with my dog Moose and moved to an amazing town where I knew not one single person. Austin TX, and Mike stayed in Charlotte to keep on keepin' on. After only a year, we both decided that we were in fact, meant for one another. We both did some soul searching and decided that we never wanted that much distance between us again, I decided to pack up and move back to Charlotte to be Mike's wife, and step mom to our 9 year old step-son, Ryland. The stars aligned and our "happily ever after" came to be after 8 long years of making sure that this was the next move we wanted to make. We had an incredible wedding at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte surrounded by loving friends and family and couldn't be happier with our decision."