Having seen each other around town, Michelle and Brandon didn't begin talking until they met online. Getting to know more about each other, their relationship truly began when a chance encounter at the gym would lead them on the path to their happily-ever-after.
Their intimate wedding took place in the charming Trinity AME Zion Church followed by a ravishing-red reception at the Greensboro Sheraton.
Read all about Michell & Brandon's love story, romantic dinner-cruise proposal, and wedding experiences. Featuring the custom decor work of Florida MunaLuchi Coterie Ambassador Ten23 Designs, and the event design and florals of MunaLuchi Coterie member Creative Touch Events.
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Bride & Groom: Michelle & Brandon
Occupations: Instructional Assistant Guilford County Schools & Territory Manager for Acosta Sales and Marketing.
Wedding date: March 18th, 2017
Wedding location: Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro, NC
Reception location: Sheraton Greensboro Hotel
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Brandon and I met online after constantly seeing each other out-and-about around town. One day we ran into one another at the gym and the rest is history!
On June 17th, 2016 (my dad’s birthday) about 40 family members and friends went on a dinner cruise on Lake Norman, NC. Right before dinner the musician played John Legends “All of Me,” after the song was over, Brandon dropped to one knee and proposed.
What was wedding shopping like for you? Wedding dress shopping was great for me. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted, but after trying on a few dresses, that changed my mind.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: The bridesmaids were gifted earrings, custom wine glasses and make up services. The groomsmen were gifted socks and custom glasses.
Favorite item on the menu: The chicken was so moist and flavorful.
First dance song: "For You" by Kenny Lattimore.
What is your best memory from your wedding? My favorite memory was my father-daughter dance. My dad really let loose and we had a great time. We did not have a choreographed dance, but all who saw it thought we did.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? I would advise all engaged couples to hire a wedding planner and have people that you can talk to through the wedding planning process. There are so many details and things that are important that you would never even know.
Wedding dress designer: Maggie Sottero
Wedding dress salon: Elegant Bridal Burlington, NC
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Azazie
Hair: Michelle Bell (bride)
Shoes: Bride – Badgley Mischka
Ceremony location: Trinity AME Zion Church Greensboro, NC
Reception location: Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
Photography: Still Shots Photography
Videography: Kingdom Entertainment
Wedding planner: Epic Event Planning
Florist: Creative Touch Events
Cake: Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts
Stationery: U R Invited
Event designer: Creative Touch Events
Customized hashtag sign and Mr. and Mrs. Sign: Ten23 Designs
Photo Booth: Forever Young Photo Booth
Rentals: Southern Event Rental
Dj: DeeJay Ellmatic
Transportation: A Formal Affair
Emcee: Bruce Stanback
Officiants: Reverend Dr. Daran Mitchell and Reverend Dr. Eric Leake
Vocalists: Michael Frencher Jr., Joshua Lattimore, Miracle White King
Event Maestro: Dr. Deborah Lenise Woodward