Around Town

Crossfit Courtship

Bride & Groom:

Erin Crane & Michael Karaffa

The Meet-Cute:

Erin and Mike both work for Travelers Insurance, on different floors. When Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, they were sent to NJ on a disaster response team. “30 days later and lots of LONG hours and hard work we got to know each other really well,” says Erin. “We decided to bring the new relationship back home to Charlotte.”




The Proposal:

The couple is super active (both former college athletes who love the competitive drive of CrossFit) and spends a lot of time outdoors – no matter the season – hiking, rafting and camping. They planned a ski trip to Colorado with friends, and Mike took the chance to propose with a breathtaking backdrop. As Erin tells it, “The staff (who were in on it) asked if we’d like to take pictures out back at this really great spot that overlooked the mountains. Our friends grabbed our cameras and took a few shots. I thought we were done and then Mike grabbed my hand, got down on one knee and proposed!”




Favorite CLT Date Spot:

Crispy Crepe in South End. They even have a guessing-game ordering ritual to pick which savory and sweet crepes to share.

The Wedding:

April 2015 at Roof with a View


Cuteness Rating:

8 kissy emoji


Robert Christopher Photography