Amanda Logan & Andrew White
June 24, 2017
A last-minute dinner-date cancellation at your favorite French restaurant is not an ideal turn of events, especially if you’re a wannabe groom hoping to propose to the love of your life. As they say, the best laid plans often go awry. But luckily in the case of Andrew White, the best laid back-up plans have a higher success rate.
Drew had met Amanda Logan at work in Washington D.C. several years prior, and after dating for a year and a half, he was ready to put a ring on it. Upon his dinner cancellation, Drew booked the same spot for brunch the next day, and after a scrumptious meal he convinced Amanda to go for a walk in a nearby park.
The fact it was raining made little difference, and was actually helpful in clearing the normally busy spot for his picturesque proposal in front of the fountain. Completely surprised, Amanda said yes, and the two were married at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, a little over an hour from Amanda’s childhood home in Idaho.
Second Nature // Though the ceremony site at Grand Teton National Park did not allow decorations, microphones, or chairs, the surrounding natural beauty more than sufficed for the fifty friends and family shuttled there.
The wedding was officiated by Amanda’s aunt, the music performed by her brother, and with the Tetons standing majestically in the background, the ceremony was more than magical.
The night ended with s’mores and drinks at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole. Amanda and Drew continue to live in D.C., where they are both analysts for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
CODY DOWNARD PHOTOGRAPHY
Grace Gibson & Alex Laferriere
April 1, 2017
A heart for serving and a knack for pranking may seem like an odd combo of qualities, but for Grace Gibson and Alex Laferriere, their shared passions were the perfect gateway to love. Grace and Alex met at an event for Clemson University’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity where they were both members. After three years of dating, Alex got down on one knee in front of Lee Hall—the same site on Clemson’s campus where they had met—and offered Grace the greatest service of all, his life. In honor of their zest for jest, Alex and Grace were married on April Fool’s Day. Grace’s grandfather performed the ceremony, and The Upper Room was ideal for the couple’s relaxed reception, filled with food, dancing, and, of course, a prank or two. The two now live in Asheville, where Grace is studying physical therapy at Western Carolina University, and Alex is a microbiologist at Bausch and Lomb.
COURTNEY PRICE PHOTOGRAPHY
Paige Cox and Lakin Parr
April 22, 2017
Two students, six weeks of study abroad, a Spanish summer—drizzle on a little sangria and the coast of San Sebastián and voila! You have the perfect recipe for romance. Each from different schools, Paige Cox and Lakin Parr participated in a Salamanca study abroad program in 2012, and immediately bonded over their Palmetto State heritage. After six weeks of tapas, soccer championships, and a whirlwind romance, Lakin and Paige weren’t ready to say goodbye. Almost four years of long-distance later—Lakin at High Point University and then on to Greenville and Paige at Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina—the groom-to-be sealed their Latin-inspired love for life when he popped the question among the marshes of Kiawah Island. The two were married at First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, with a reception at Pine Lakes Country Club, which of course included tapas and sangria. Paige and Lakin now live in Greenville, where Paige is a nurse at GHS, and Lakin is a commercial real estate broker.
SARAH PASCUTTI PHOTOGRAPHY
Carrie McDonald & Warren Thornal
June 3, 2017
What Carrie McDonald assumed to be a fun-filled day at a University of South Carolina football game turned out to be the first day of the rest of her life. Meeting through their mutual friend at a tailgate, Carrie and Warren immediately hit it off. After two years of romancing, Warren boated his bride-to-be out to sea on his family’s craft in Florida. When they returned to the shore, Carrie had a ring to dazzle her entire family, who awaited on the beach to surprise her. Carrie and Warren were married at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, and the reception was held at the Poinsett Club, where Carrie’s friends choreographed a flash mob and Warren crooned Huey Lewis and the News’s “The Power of Love” to his new bride. The two reside in Greenville, where Carrie is a social worker with Springbrook Behavioral Health Center, and Warren is a wine distributor at Haw River Wine Man, Inc.
LAUREN MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY
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