How it all began…
“We met during a spring break cruise to Key West and Mexico in 2012. Chris was living in Jacksonville, NC at the time for work and a mutual friend invited him. Michelle actually joked with the her best friends on the drive to the Port of Miami that she would find my husband on this cruise! We spent a lot of time together on the cruise and then talked almost every day after it was over!” – Michelle
Unknown to Michelle, she was about to receive quite the surprise while on a trip with Chris to Savannah, Georgia to spend Christmas with her family. Being a history buff and having never been to Savannah, naturally Chris wanted to sight-see the beautiful city, but to also fulfill Michelle’s love for a horse-drawn carriage ride Chris coordinated a history-filled carriage ride around the city ending in Forsyth Park. The couple enjoyed a nice stroll around the park and Chris dropped to one knee in front of the picturesque fountain! (If you haven’t seen the fountain, you should Google it. It’s stunning!) Their proposal is like one you see in movies!
What was/were the most memorable moment(s) and why? “Chris’ favorite moment was during our first dance. Like we mentioned, our song was Tiny Dancer because Chris sang it to Michelle on a balcony in Greece once. So of course when it started to play, he had to sing it to her again while they danced. Lost in our own little world on the dance floor, we forgot about all the people watching us. When the song got to the chorus, everyone around us started singing along which made it a really special moment. I’ll never forget it!”
Images by Ashlee Hamon Photography
Why did you choose Cross Creek Ranch? “Michelle fell in love with Cross Creek Ranch the second she saw the pictures online. This was the only venue we toured and Michelle got goosebumps when we walked through the chapel. We loved the rustic and charming feel of their beautiful grounds and how organized and effortless the planning process was going to be.”
What did you feel when you saw everything come together on the wedding day? “We were in awe! We couldn’t have imagined a wedding day that was more perfect for us.”
Photography – Ashlee Hamon Photography| Flowers – Alta Fleura | Cake – Alessi Bakery | Catering – Vesh | Entertainment – Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. | Hair + Makeup – Lasting Luxe Artistry | Bride’s Dress – Bellissima Bride | Groom’s Suit – Men’s Wearhouse