Country Duo Haley & Michaels Get Married
Haley & Michaels are now partners in life, as well as music. The country duo composed of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels got married on Saturday (May 9).
According to Country Weekly, the couple chose Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. as the spot for their nuptials. The winery and concert venue is located in the heart of wine country in Northern California, and Haley & Michaels exchanged vows there after performing at a concert with Martina McBride. The location is near their hometown.
“We knew right away we wanted to have it there because it happens to overlook the Bay Area and the area where we both grew up,” Haley tells CW. “We are both so thankful for that and for the weather. It’s been a weird weather year across the country, and we didn’t really know what we were going to get, but it was pretty perfect!”
Haley chose the duo's current single at SiriusXM's the Highway, "Giving It All (to You)," as the music for her walk down the aisle. The couple wrote the song after deciding they were going to write their own wedding vows.
“We sat down to work on our vows, but instead we ended up writing this song,” Haley says. “We incorporated some of those lyrics into our vows, but we thought me walking down the aisle to that song would be really special, based on what the lyrics are about.”
The couple grew up just three miles apart in California, but ironically, they never met until they both moved to Nashville. “Seven years prior, a mutual friend of our moms had tried to connect us on MySpace,” Haley tells the Boot.
“My family owns a musical instrument store, and Shannon’s mom used to go in with her and buy sheet music,” Michaels adds. “I used to work at the store.”
A guitar player who worked with both of them as solo artists finally introduced them, and the duo released their self-titled debut EP in October of 2014. They've been touring to promote the release, but they're taking a break for a honeymoon on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
“We are extremely excited. We haven't really taken a vacation together in a while,” Michaels tells Country Weekly with a laugh. “Every time we’ve tried, we end up doing the business side of the business. Hopefully we will have time to relax and, if anything, write and sing and do some of the nonbusiness side of music things. It’s going to be really nice.”
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