Haley & Michaels Tie the Knot
Country duo Haley & Michaels, made up of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels, are now a husband-and-wife duo!
The happy couple wed on Saturday, May 9, in an intimate ceremony at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif., 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 Country Weekly. “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!”
The couple credits their wedding planning as the inspiration for their current single, "Giving It All (to You)."
“We sat down to work on our vows, but instead, we ended up writing this song,” the new bride reveals of the tune, which accompanied her as she walked down the aisle. “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 timed their wedding in California with a show they had with Martina McBride in the state, but it won't be all work and no play for the newlyweds -- at least not for a little while. The two jetted to Hawaii for some much-needed rest following their nuptials.
“We are extremely excited. We haven't really taken a vacation together in a while,” Michaels says. “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 non-business side of music things. It’s going to be really nice.”
The two have already learned how to give and take in their relationship thanks to their country music career.
“We really take turns singing, and we like going in the male and female perspective … We found that the best way to have songs that work the best for us as artists is usually to write them,” Michaels explains. “It seems like, most of the time, when we write something from the ground up, it really shows what we do best.”
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