We are drawn to celebrity weddings for lots of reasons, none more compelling than the chance to walk in another's white satin shoes for just for a moment. So break out the Aqua Net and bouffant sleeves. We're taking a trip down memory lane with some of Charlotte's own celebrity couples.
Part 3 of 3: Matt & Amy Harris
Anyone who's listened to radio personality Matt Harris on 107.9 The Link's "Matt and Ramona Show" would probably expect cutting up - not choking up - when the life of the party married his wife Amy in 2003.It's true that Matt, like many men, took his time proposing over the couple's seven-year courtship - and that Amy gave him an ultimatum to get married or move on. "The first time he proposed, he gave the ring to my 6-year-old niece and told her to ask me if I wanted to get married," says Amy. "She basically threw the ring at me and that was it."But eventually Matt got it right. As Independence Day fireworks filled the sky the night before the ceremony, Matt got down on one knee and asked Amy to be his bride again in front of all their friends and family.At the wedding, Matt admits he got emotional while reciting vows the couple wrote themselves. "I was surprised that I got choked up," he says. "I didn't think that it would happen, because we had been together so long. But it was pretty emotional. It didn't hit me until I started saying the words to her."About 150 friends and family attended the ceremony and reception at the Westin Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Amy walked down the petal-covered aisle in an elegant and simple cream dress. "I remember feeling like I was made for this moment," she says. "I thought I'd be nervous, but it was perfect looking around and seeing everyone I loved. It was beautiful, and I wish I could do it all over again."Somehow, Amy talked Matt into taking ballroom classes to prepare for their first dance. "I remember I was more nervous about that stinking dance than anything else," he says. "I had to do this one-two-three box thing over and over again."Then the couple's favorite band from their days in Columbus played at the festive and fun reception where friends danced for hours. "It was like a reunion with all of our friends," says Matt. "There were people from our days in Columbus, all of our family and the whole "Matt and Ramona" crew. We had a good time seeing all of those people from different times in our lives.""We had family and friends from all over the United States there and everyone was up dancing," adds Amy. "Afterwards, we went to a bar across the street and filled it up with our wedding party. I'll always remember people standing on the bar giving us toasts."Fourteen years after they first met, the Harrises have a daughter, Addison, 4, and another baby due in June. Each can't imagine life without the other."Matt is the rock of our family," says Amy. "He is my best friend. He makes me laugh everyday. He's just the glue that holds us all together.""She makes me laugh without trying," Matt says. "She gets along with everybody in every situation - I love that. And she's still not jaded and cynical like me. She's positive and fun and always has a good outlook on life."