James Darter and Michelle Bradam were married on September 26, 2014 on the Main Stage during Bikes Blues and BBQ. They met a year ago after being introduced by a mutual friend, and chose to begin their new lives together before a massive crowd in the Dickson Street Beer Garden, with Joe Giles performing the honors. What better way to begin a marriage than with the cheers of family and a few hundred biker friends?
James and Michelle had already made plans to go the 2014 Bikes Blues & BBQ rally. Michelle had never been and was getting very exited to go. "James had been many times before", states Michelle, "when he told me about people getting married at the rally, my immediate reaction was: How perfect could that be!!!" So, Michelle got in contact with Joe, got everything set up, and a year to the date of when she and James met, they were married. "Everything was perfect and Joe was amazing! We can't thank you all enough for what you do", tells Michelle.
James is the son of Jim and Carol Darter, Michelle is the daughter of Bill and Rhonda Bradam, residing in the Springfield and Mt. Vernon areas of Missouri.