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Fourth Ward Park Romance

Sam Kolasa + Daniel Gates |

Sam and Daniel were a perfect "match" from the beginning, literally.

They started talking on in January 2015 after Sam saw Daniel's profile and messaged him a “quirky and cheesy joke” about reasons to date an engineer (Daniel is a civil engineer). After a week of talking online, Daniel planned an incredibly special surprise breakfast picnic at Fourth Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte. After three hours of sitting and talking about their shared interests, they both knew they had found someone special and couldn't wait for a second date. 

Fast-forward nine months; Daniel prepared another surprise for Sam. This time, he re-created their first date in Fourth Ward Park and got down on one knee to propose (and even had Sam’s mom from Michigan flown in to be there!). Sam was overjoyed and, of course, said “yes!”

When it came time to choose a location for their engagement photos, Sam and Daniel were looking for an outdoor space that was remote and romantic. A spring sunset at Anne Springs Close Greenway proved to be the perfect spot.

The Bustld team can’t wait to see more of this couple’s gorgeous upcoming wedding, photographed by Katherine Elena Photography and coordinated by Something Perfect in November (and yes, there are going to be more photos at their “spot” in Fourth Ward Park!). Congrats to the happy couple! 

Creative Team

Katherine Elena Photography

Anne Springs Close Greenway

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