Karla and Andre met while they were both working together. Soon their work relationship blossomed into a friendship and true love followed shortly thereafter. Every detailed moment of their special day was planned by Savoir-Faire Signature Events and captured by wedding photographer Chris Charles of Creative Silence. Check out their elegant Black and White wedding, where the bride wore a chic and elegant strapless black gown, at the University Club in Durham, N.C.
Bride: Karla Miller, 39, Physician’s Assistant
Groom: Andre Miller, 37, Correctional Officer
Place of residence: North Carolina
Wedding date: 8/31/13
Favorite wedding detail: My dress, it was actually very unique because it was black.
Engagement story :
We were on our first real vacation together on a Disney Cruise with our friends and my daughter, and he popped the question on the last night. It was amazing and there were fireworks everywhere. It was a very special night for the both of us.
What makes your love special?
How we started off as friends, the basis of our relationship is from friendship and that makes it very special for the both of us.
From the Bride:
I felt very calm. We focused on us and our life together instead of the wedding details so everything was so fun. We had little touches that described us so well and went along with everything great. The day was spent with family and friends and then we had a big party that evening.
Your best/most memorable moment:
When the doors opened. All I could see was Andre and it was the best moment of my life.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
Building a life and a family together
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
Take time to focus on your life together, and don’t make it all about the wedding! Really focus on each other.
Congratulations to newlyweds Karla and Andre! We wish you many more years of wedded bliss!
Photographer: Chris Charles of Creative Silence
Ceremony & Reception location: University Club in Durham
Cake : Zinda Creative Cake
Caterer: University Club
Favors : Personalized CD’s
Wedding planners: Elana Walker, Savoir-Faire Signature Events
Music: DJ B4
Hair and makeup: CharlyKo, Hair-Lavish Hair Salon
Flowers: Lynn Graves
Curated by our Wedding Features Editor, C.K. Alexander. C.K. is the owner and founder of Love Ink and Brownstone Bridal. Keep up with C.K. on Twitter here: @Love_Ink