Real Weddings | Marietta, GA

Erik and Charlotte met at Georgia Southern University and lived in the same dorm during their freshman year. So, it stands to reason that Erik thought there was no better place to propose than Georgia Southern! They were going to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in March of 2008 and Charlotte asked Erik to stop through their old college stomping grounds to visit with friends and lunch at a favorite spot. He asked if they could go for a walk through campus before heading the rest of the way to Savannah, and Charlotte, nostalgic for college, loved the idea! They began walking… scratch that. Charlotte walked and Erik ran. She told him to slow down due to her vertically-challenged legs. They walked by their old dorm, and wound their way around to Sweetheart Circle. This is one of the oldest spots on campus. It’s very pretty and green. Charlotte decided to sit down and look for four-leaf clovers. Meanwhile, Erik paced back and forth a few feet away. She asked him to stop because he was making her nervous. He apologized, and the next thing she knew he was crouched down on his knees with the ring in a box in front of his face asking Charlotte to marry him. The gushing began.

They included so many of Charlotte’s Jewish traditions in their wedding day, and she wanted to include something from Erik’s family traditions as well. She made his grandmother’s cookies as their favors. Charlotte found a ketubah that they both love and that has a beautiful, easy-to-understand text. And they included a beautiful pure white rose in memory of Erik’s mother. He asked Charlotte not to use any white flowers in the bridal party’s bouquets and boutonnieres because that was for his mom. What a beautiful way to honor her. With such pride, nostalgia, and love the couple has for all areas of their life — from college to family — it’s no surprise they had a beautiful day together.

Mazel tov, Charlotte and Erik!

Venue – Temple Kol Emeth
Photographer – Artstar by Laura Stone
Caterer – A Peach of a Party
Bakery – Simone’s Bakery
Entertainment – Universal Entertainment
Dress – Maggie Sottero
Ketubah – Chosen Treasures

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  • Charlotte Mendel says:

    Our wedding day was spectacular! It has been nearly a year and I still smile at the memories as if it was yesterday. Laura did such a fantastic job on our photos and helped to memorialize our special memories. Thank you for sharing our story with others. I hope the information is helpful!