Lindsey Grooms & Jeremy Maharaj
November 13, 2016
Disney is known for its Happily Ever Afters, except for Lindsey Grooms, whose time at Disney kept her from her own Prince Charming. When Lindsey met Jeremy Maharaj at an apartment pool in Clemson—wearing an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini no less—the two began a fairy tale romance that was tried and tested when Lindsey moved to Orlando, Florida, to work at Disney and earn her master’s degree. Although apart for several years, Lindsey and Jeremy’s relationship grew stronger thanks to the use of airlines as well as a deep bond that couldn’t be weakened by a few hundred miles. Eventually, they found each other again in Greenville, where the two purchased a condo after eight years of dating. It was in this home that Jeremy got down on one knee and asked Lindsey for her hand in marriage, cementing their own Happily Ever After. After months of planning, the ceremony and reception were held at the courtyard of Cannon Green in Charleston.
Head Over Heels // One of Jeremy and Lindsey’s goals for their wedding was for it to be representative of their ideal love: in Lindsey’s own words, “modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.”
Lindsey wore a gown with a detailed floral back and adorned her bouquet with her grandmother’s vintage cameo pendant as a reminder that true love is forever. After a lavender toss for good luck, the newlyweds were sent off in a vintage pink bus named Lucy.
Now residing in downtown Greenville, Lindsey is a self-employed industrial engineer and Jeremy works as an account manager at IMS Paper Group.
RACHEL CRAIG // RACHEL CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY
Erika Grace Powell & Nelson Arthur Faerber III
February 19, 2017
When two stars cross paths in the intergalactic dimensions, instead of exploding, they merge together into one brighter cosmic body. So, when two superstars collide on this planet, it comes as little surprise the result is the same. A Furman undergrad and winner of the Miss South Carolina 2005 title, Erika Powell’s celebrity career was speeding off like a comet. So when she attended an event at Clemson University, it’s no wonder her celestial glow caught the eye of special teams football star Nelson Faerber. It took nine years for them to reconnect via social media, and in April 2015, the two officially began dating. A little over a year later, when Nelson returned home from deployment, he surprised Erika with a gorgeous horseback ride through the wilds near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he asked her to be his forever. The wedding took place at the El Chorro landmark in Scottsdale, Arizona. The couple is currently stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona, with plans to move back to the Upstate in the near future.
ANDREW + EMILY JADE // ANDREW JADE PHOTOGRAPHY
Jaimie Piccione & Charles David Waddell
March 11, 2017
When you know, you know. And for Jaimie Piccione and David Waddell, they instantly knew. Introduced through mutual friends, Jaimie and David became inseparable from their first interaction. Dating throughout college, their relationship came to a close when David moved to Atlanta for work and Jaimie went to Hawaii to pursue her master’s degree. Although an ocean apart for two years, Jaimie and David reconnected in Greenville, where they resumed their relationship with as much closeness and love as the first time around. Three years after their reunion, David proposed to Jaimie, and the ceremony was held on Furman University’s campus at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel. At the reception, the bride and groom danced to Billy Joel’s “I Love You Just the Way You Are,” and 300 guests sent the newlyweds off to their honeymoon in Italy with glow sticks. The two now reside in Greenville, where Jaimie is a pharmaceutical rep at Supernus Pharmaceuticals and David works as an insurance salesman with State Farm Insurance.
JOHN CURETON // JOHN CURETON PHOTOGRAPHY
Chelsea Stebbins & Cameron Yost
May 20, 2017
The first act of any story begins with the main characters meeting and slowly building a relationship until the first spark of love appears. For Chelsea Stebbins and Cameron Yost, the first act of their love story was childhood, when the two grew up in the same town and attended the same church. But it wasn’t until a chance encounter on Christian Mingle that the plot turned romantic. After three years, Cameron was ready for his grand gesture. One evening, Chelsea walked into Cameron’s house, finding a candlelit path leading to Cameron’s spare bedroom. Chelsea discovered pictures covering the walls, documenting their entire story. Cameron read her a letter he wrote, then knelt down and asked Chelsea to continue their love story for the rest of their lives. Of course, Chelsea said yes. The wedding was at Chattooga Belle Farm, where the Blue Ridge Mountains backdropped the fairy tale affair. Chelsea’s stunning dress, a twist on vintage-lace and beading, came from Greenville-based boutique Poinsett Bride. Chelsea and Cameron’s story continues in Anderson, where Chelsea is a school counselor and Cameron is an outside sales rep at GBS Building Supply.
RYAN & ALYSSA NICHOLS // RYAN & ALYSSA PHOTOGRAPHY
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