Charlotte airport hosts wedding of couple who met on plane

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CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A couple’s chance encounter on a flight from Cleveland to Charlotte last year ended in marital bliss at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Friday.

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Elizabeth Evers and Adam Johnson embrace after saying “I do” in the Atrium of Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Friday, September 9, 2022. CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

“Love is in the air”, the airport posted on Twitter at 12:55 p.m. with heart and airplane emojis and photos of the bride and groom at their CLT wedding. “Today they said ‘yes,’ in our Atrium, then hopped on a plane to Florida to fly off into the sunset together.”

When they boarded Flight 880 from Cleveland to Charlotte, the couple “shared instant connectiontalking nonstop during the 90-minute flight,” the airport posted on Facebook.

“When they got to #CLTAirport, he asked for her phone number, according to the Facebook post. “Oh, I was actually going to give you mine,” she replied.

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Elizabeth Evers and Adam Johnson exchanged their wedding vows in the Atrium of Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Friday, September 9, 2022. CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

“It was love on first flight,” the airport said. “I wish the newlyweds a lifetime of adventures.”

The airport post prompted dozens of comments wishing the couple well and comments from people who said they also met their future spouse at the airport.

“What a beautiful love story!” a woman posed. “I hope you all have a lifetime of happiness together.”

Married: fate brought them together

Bride Elizabeth Evers told the Charlotte Observer on Saturday that she and her husband, Adam Johnson, “absolutely believe it was fate” that brought them together on this Mother’s Day 2021 flight.

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Elizabeth Evers and Adam Johnson celebrate their wedding in the Atrium of Charlotte Douglas International Airport on September 9, 2022. CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

It was fate for two reasons, she told the Observer in a Facebook post.

“Adam was actually going to change his flight to an earlier flight that day, but he was overbooked,” she said.

“And I was originally seated in a different row across the aisle, but I moved to the row across the aisle when I saw she was empty.”

They grew up in different parts of the Cleveland area and were returning to Charlotte after visiting for Mother’s Day, “which I don’t normally do,” Evers said.

At the time of the robbery, Johnson was living in Denver in eastern Lincoln County and Evers said she was living in LoSoas the Lower South End neighborhood of Charlotte is called.

They now live in Rock Hill.

Evers said she and a friend owned Loo Loo’s Hair salon in South End. Johnson works for Gulf and Ohio Railwaysshe says.

“CLT was INCREDIBLE in helping us make our day a reality and it turned out better than we could have imagined,” Evers said, referring to the airport. “We couldn’t be happier!”

This story was originally published September 10, 2022 11:43 a.m.

Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989, covering locals, towns and major news events in the area, and served as editor of the newspaper’s press office. He is currently reporting on the latest news.

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