From the bride:
1. How did you meet?
We met on Tinder in March of 2015. Yep, Tinder! Naturally, I had been attempting unsuccessfully, with online dating for years, while Michael's first date from Tinder was with me, his future wife.
2. How did the proposal happen?
Michael proposed on November 2, 2016 on our back patio, which was perfect. Michael travels so much for work and we are always on the go, so home is one of our most favorite places! He handed me a card with a sweet note and I realized he was proposing! I looked up and he was down on one knee! I said YES and we celebrated with Miller Lite's on the patio and then dinner at Bida Manda!
3. When did you know he/she was "the one?"
There isn't one moment where either of us could pinpoint when we knew we were "the one" for each other, which may sound odd. Since our first date things have been very easy and natural for us. I would say I realized he was something special when I found myself actually wanting to go out on a 3rd date with him! We have similar upbringings and the same values, plus we make each other laugh. What's not to love about that kind of love?
4. Tell us about your wedding inspiration.
When we thought about our wedding, we wanted a big party! We are both from Eastern North Carolina and we do weddings a little differently than most - the focus is on the band, the food, and the bar! No seated dinners, no long speeches - let's get to the dancing folks! Even though we were getting married at the end of November we wanted a day filled with bright colors and we prayed for decent weather so we could have an outdoor ceremony! Simple, free flowing, and bright flowers were all the Merrimon-Wynne needed to be the picture of perfection for our big day! The place is beautiful on its own, the more simple the better.
5. Any special details or fun memories from wedding day you'd like to share?
Well, Michael stepped on my dress walking into the reception - which don’t worry, was all captured on video by the videographer, but I feel like I bounced back very well! It was the most special day of our lives - how often do you get your family and best friends all in one place? We couldn't have had a more perfect day. Can we do it all over again?