Dana and Michael met in July of 2014. Dana was living in Wilmington and Michael was living in Advance, near Winston Salem. Dana's best friend/college roommate Chelsea had just moved back to her hometown of Winston Salem. Chelsea needed a roommate there and Dana needed a change so on a whim she decided to make the move to Winston. Chelsea’s boyfriend was in the Army National Guard with Michael, so knowing that Dana was moving there he thought Michael and Dana would be perfect and needed to meet each other. Dana and Michael talked for a few weeks before she moved and then on July 4th they met for the first time when they went out on the lake to celebrate the holiday. A few days later they went on their first date and were inseparable after that. Trips to Flagler beach where Dana’s parents have a beach house were always fun together but little did Dana know the trip in July of 2017 was extra special. Michael proposed to Dana on the beach at sunrise and of course she said YES! Dana and Michael met on the lake, moved to Lake Norman together, so of course they decided they had to get married on the lake so they found the prettiest spot on Lake Norman to tie the knot and set the date for April 28,2018.