16 Sep Carly & Nick | Cannon Green
The Wedding Row: OK, you darlings. How did you meet?
Carly: Nick and I met at our old job a few years ago. We started out initially as friends, building the foundation of our relationship with daily coffee talks (I had to walk to the coffee machine by his desk every morning). This created a lot of office gossip for some time. When we finally made our relationship it a reality, no one was shocked.
TWR: Well, we think that is good news. Now, we hear your proposal was pretty memorable.
Carly: Nick sent me to get my nails done and then he sent me on a scavenger hunt through and to all the places of importance to us: where we met, where we had our first kiss, where he wanted to ask me to be his girlfriend (but I ruined it by inviting our friends), and where we spent our one year anniversary. At each spot, Nick had a clue sending me to the next location, ending with a balloon-lined boardwalk at Shem Creek Park. (Side story, as I was walking down, my sister had to yell at kids to stop popping the balloons.) Little did I know that she was there, or anyone for that matter, as prior to the day, Nick arranged to have my sister (from California) and my family drive down from Charlotte, as well as had all of our friends meet us at the last spot – Muddy’s by Shem Creek Park.
TWR: Nick sounds like a stud. So, a winter wedding. Tell us about this posh fur shawl.
Carly: It was my grandmothers. The weather was perfect throughout the day and night. We took a chance with a February date. The night cooled down, however DJ Darby kept everyone moving and warmed things up.
TWR: Any moments you look back on and giggle at?
Carly: Oh man, there are quite a few. To start, Nick’s audible sniffles throughout the vows. My dad’s speech in which he embodies George Banks and refers to the “chipper chicken” as an entrée selection (reference from Father of the Bride). Lastly, leaving my bouquet as I walk down the aisle only to have my bridesmaids pass it down the line so I can exit with it! Surprisingly, no one even noticed (or as least they didn’t tell me 😊).