Charlie and Katie met when they were 12 and 11 years old (respectively) through school, mutual friends, etc. They knew each other all through middle and high school, had similar friend groups, and even dated briefly in high school. When Charlie graduated high school he attended Carson Newman College on a baseball scholarship and a year later, Katie graduated and attended North Carolina State University. They lost touch for a bit, but during Katie’s sophomore year of college (Charlie’s junior year) they ran into each other while home for Christmas break. They went out for New Year’s Eve and spent time together before going back to college but, a relationship did not develop during that time. Katie found out through friends and Facebook that Charlie had enlisted in the Air Force and they lost touch again. During his most recent deployment in Afghanistan, Charlie sent Katie a message merely stating that he would be home in a month and would like to get together to catch up. He sent her another message on October 31, 2014 saying that he had returned; they went on their “first date” on November 8, 2014 (a week later) and were married almost two years after.
Where/When was your wedding? We were married at The Big Chill on November 4, 2016 in Charlotte, NC.
Where did you get engaged? At the Biltmore in Asheville, NC on December 22, 2015
Where did you honeymoon? Disney World (it was awesome!)
What was your first dance song? “You and I” by Michael Buble’
What was your favorite aspect of your wedding day? From the moment we started planning the wedding we both agreed that we wanted ALL of our friends and family members to have a great time; we wanted great food and a great party for everyone! During the wedding and reception and even as we’ve looked at pictures of the evening, it is obvious that everyone had a great time. It has been such a blessing to have such a wonderful support system!
What is your favorite date night? Trying a new restaurant, bar, or activity
Do you have an advice for brides to be? So many things…..try to relax and enjoy every moment of the planning process, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t be so confined by your budget that you cut corners on important items.
Do you have any advice for grooms to be? When the brides starts to panic, stay calm and never tell her to “just relax”.