Jennifer Kleckley & Christopher Cain
January 24, 2017
Sometimes you can wait forever for the “perfect moment” without realizing that a moment is perfect because you make it so. Jennifer Kleckley and Christopher Cain met at their local Crossfit gym, but it took a cozy cup at Coffee Underground for them to discover there was something more. After almost four years of dating, Chris’s mother gave him her mother’s ring, and with that precious stone in hand, all he had to do was find the opportune moment. But with busy schedules and demanding careers, Chris began to worry the “perfect moment” would never appear.
That’s when it hit him—the moment he asked Jeni to marry him would be perfect no matter what. So one morning when Jeni was distracted packing for a trip to New York, he pulled out the redesigned ring and got down on one knee. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, their wedding was held at The Cove on Eleuthera in the Bahamas, where Jeni and her dad were led down the aisle by a Junkanoo band. At the reception, Jeni and Chris took an impromptu dip in the pool in all of their wedding finery. The evening was capped off with a late-night pizza delivery and Champagne. Jeni and Chris live in Greenville, where she is the owner of Monkee’s of the West End and he is a ProCare specialist at Stryker, as well as the owner of Blitz Belts.
HEATHER CAREY // HEATHER CAREY PHOTOGRAPHY
Island Affair // Ideal for this beach-bound bride, Jeni’s sleeveless dress was designed by Romona Keveza as part of her Legends Collection.
Jill Waldon & Charles Timmons III
January 7, 2017
Few events bring people together like a World Cup soccer game. Carolina Ale House was teeming with fans during the 2014 World Cup, and lucky for Jill Waldon and Charles Timmons, their close friend decided it would be the perfect environment to introduce them to one another. The football euphoria worked its magic, and two years later Charles knew it was time for the game-ending goal. The pair had a trip to Switzerland planned, but Charlie was too excited to wait to ask Jill. So one day, in the quiet privacy of home, Charlie popped the question. However, Jill wasn’t the only one that had to say yes, and on the following day Charlie proposed to Jill’s daughter, Hazel. The ceremony was held at Markley Chapel at Christ Church and the reception was in Charlie’s parent’s backyard, which turned into a magical venue. Their wedding was a winter wonderland, as the weather had sprinkled the ground with snow the night before. The couple resides in Greenville, where Jill is an RN with Greenville Health System and Charles is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway.
GENYA O’NEALL // VUE PHOTOGRAPHY
McKinley Haskin & Ted Hyman
October 15, 2016
What happens when a ninja-clad sports fan encounters a pretty girl masquerading as an SEC line judge? True love, of course. McKinley Haskin and Ted Hyman met at a Greek mixer while attending the University of South Carolina, and the two instantly hit it off. Four years later, and Ted was done with delaying the game—it was time for the trick play. On a trip to his family beach house, the couple hopped on a lunchtime boat ride. When they reached their favorite cozy crabbing cove, Ted appeared to reach down to put the anchor in, but instead, he turned around with a beautiful diamond ring. His proposal was greeted with an excited “yes,” and they had a Champagne toast before heading back to the mainland where both families eagerly awaited. The wedding took place at McKinley’s historic childhood church, Kingston Presbyterian, in Conway, South Carolina. The reception was a little closer to home in the Haskins’ backyard. They now live in Greenville, where McKinley is an attorney for Ogletree Deakins and Ted is a graphic designer for CBS Sports.
BRITTANI CROFT // BRITT CROFT PHOTOGRAPHY
Jessie Sahms & William Cochran
November 19, 2016
Fate sometimes has a way of making us wait. Jessie Sahms and William Cochran both attended Wofford College, but never crossed paths until after Jessie graduated. Unfortunately, Jessie had her sights set on grad school at the University of Kentucky, so the two were friends while she pursued her degree. But Jessie and William finally found themselves in the same place when she moved to Greenville. They quickly started dating, and on Christmas morning, everything changed. William gave Jessie a purse as her gift, but the real present was the stunning engagement ring hidden inside. Their ceremony was at Lutheran Church of our Savior and the reception at Twigs Tempietto. Jessie’s love for the Bluegrass State was apparent as guests were treated to a Kentucky bourbon bar. Jessie and William now live in Greer, where she works for USC Upstate and he works for BB&T.
CHELSEY ASHFORD // CHELSEY ASHFORD PHOTOGRAPHY