Jennifer Hall & Will Shurtz
October 23, 2016
A best friend’s broken leg doesn’t lead to true love for most people, but for Jennifer Hall and Will Shurtz, it was the spark that ignited the rest of their lives.
When a mutual friend broke her foot, Jennifer and Will helped take care of her, and got to know each other through the process. Their feelings began brewing, and it didn’t take long for the pair to start dating.
One afternoon they had a romantic picnic on a secluded part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was quickly put to an end by rain. As they hurriedly packed up their picnic, Jennifer grabbed a wooden chest, but Will abruptly stopped her, saying he needed to get something out of it. Mere seconds later, he pulled a sparkling engagement ring from the box and was down on one knee.
The couple hosted a ceremony and reception at Methodical Coffee’s roasting facility. Since the space they used didn’t have electricity, the venue was lit by natural light through big open windows.
Flower Girl // Jennifer’s stunning and diverse bouquet, crafted by Greenville florist Modfete, perfectly accentuated the couple’s vintage wedding décor.
The music was provided by their friend David on the cello, in addition to Will’s grandparents’ record player. The couple lives in Greenville, where Will is co-owner of Methodical Coffee and Jennifer is the relationship manager for the Landmark Project.
JULIA MADDEN SEARS // JULIA MADDEN SEARS PHOTOGRAPHY
Charlae Lockhart and Travis Wharton
November 5, 2016
Occasionally, events align so perfectly that the only reasonable explanation is fate. Charlae Lockhart and Travis Wharton had a brief encounter at the gym, but it took a chance meeting at church ten years later for the two to get together. After three years of bliss, Travis tricked Charlae into believing he had taken up improv as a new hobby. One evening at an Alchemy improv show at Coffee Underground, he got on stage to “perform,” but completely surprised his bride-to-be when he called her to the stage. It was there in the cozy underground theater that Travis asked Charlae to be his forever. When it came to wedding planning, fate favored them yet again with the fortunate prize of a Larkin’s Dream Wedding. Travis and Charlae received a beautiful ceremony and reception, free of charge, at Larkin’s Sawmill. The couple lives in Greenville, where she is an auditor for the South Carolina Department of Revenue and he is the principal of NEXT High School.
KEITH & CRYSTAL CARSON // RED APPLE TREE PHOTOGRAPHY
Margaret Freeborn & Jon-Paul Bowles
February 18, 2017
Meg Freeborn and Jon-Paul Bowles both attended Furman at the exact same time, but didn’t meet until years later through friends. The two started dating, but soon a big move back to his home state of Oregon took Jon-Paul more than 2,000 miles away from the love of his life. However, the couple was determined to cross the distance, and did three years of long-distance dating before Jon-Paul decided to bridge the gap. On a celebratory New Year’s Eve, he got down on one knee. The ceremony was held at The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel where the couple had an intimate and beautiful wedding with immediate family members and 25 close friends. They now reside in Portland, Oregon, where he is a sustainable travel and tourism advisor and she is the editorial manager for John Wiley & Sons.
ANGELA COX ZION // ANGELA ZION PHOTOGRAPHY
Megan Dellosso & Michael Thacker
April 21, 2017
In the South, nothing brings people together like college football. So it’s no surprise that Megan Dellosso met her match, Michael Thacker, at a Clemson football game. After two years of dating, Michael knew it was time for a touchdown play. On a trip to the Dominican Republic, the groom-to-be planned a special dinner where he stunned Megan when, instead of toasting, he got down on one knee with a uniquely designed diamond ring in hand. The wedding was held at a private residence on Lake Keowee where the 14 guests enjoyed boating all day before the evening’s ceremony. The party returned to Greenville the following day, where a larger reception was held at a private residence around a pool featuring tunes by The Trapfire Brothers. Megan and Michael reside in Greenville, where he is in software sales for Microsoft and she is a nurse anesthetist for Greenville Health System.
DAVID GROOMS // DAVID GROOMS PHOTOGRAPHY
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