Danielle Car & Jacob Brown
September 16, 2017
College crushes come and go, but for these two Paladin sweethearts, it was textbook romance from the beginning. Danielle Car, a Furman freshman, had a secret crush on Jacob Brown, a junior. Little did she know Mr. Brown was harboring similar feelings, but both being the timid type, it took more than a year for the two to connect at a social event through the prompting of mutual friends. Their closet affections were soon brought to light, and four years of dating later, Jacob was ready to graduate to a lifetime commitment. Ever the planner, the groom-to-be asked his soon-to-be in-laws for permission for Danielle’s hand in April, but didn’t pop the proposal until Furman’s homecoming weekend that November. While posing for a flashback photo with Danielle in front of the bell tower, Jacob dropped a knee and asked her to be his forever. She, of course, said yes, and the two married ten months later at Larkin’s courtyard with an upstairs reception in the establishment’s Shirley Roe Cabaret room. Danielle wore a Hayley Paige gown from The White Magnolia and carried a Statice Floral bouquet containing a lace ribbon from her mother’s wedding gown. Amanda Cox was the wedding planner and Gage’s on Augusta provided the invitations. The couple continues to live in Greenville, where Danielle is a marketing project manager for ScanSource, and Jacob is a small business credit officer at TD Bank.
Emily Rogers & Jordan Unruh
June 8, 2017
If your love life is severely lacking, it’s never too late to enlist the services of an astute relative. Sometimes eccentric aunts make the best matchmakers. Emily Rogers grew up in Greenville and was close friends with Jordan Unruh’s aunt and uncle. Jordan, unfortunately, lived in Indianapolis. But when he happened to head to Greenville for college, it took a simple introduction through his wise relations for the sparks to fly. Emily and Jordan dated for two years until a road trip to the scenic vistas of Mount Washington in Pennsylvania became the backdrop for a romantic marriage proposal, to which Emily responded in the affirmative. The two said their “I do’s” at the Davenport in downtown Greer. With open brick walls and wood floors aglow with natural light, it was a sublime setting for their simple ceremony. Emily is a SBA loan specialist at United Community Bank, and Jordan is a fifth grade teacher at Thomas E. Kearns Elementary.
Daniel Maalouf and Lana Davida Powell
May 20, 2017
True love doesn’t grow on trees—unless you’re Daniel Maalouf and Lana Powell, who sealed their love for all things outdoors, and each other, in a tree house on the banks of Lake Jocasee. Daniel and Lana met while working for Rogers & Callcott Environmental Engineering, and they quickly connected over a common appreciation for adventure. Before long, they were leading kayak tours to remote waterfalls, crafting Adirondack chairs, and two years later, Daniel proposed to Lana during a Christmas gift exchange. The couple planned the whimsical woodland wedding of their dreams by building their very own tree house getaway on family land at the lake. The now rentable residence—The Lost Treehouses of Lake Jocasse—was the perfect place to celebrate their special day, complete with a 12-layer wedding cake crafted by Lana’s mom and a doggy ringbearer named Jenga. Daniel and Lana live in Greenville, where they continue to work at Rogers & Callcott while pursuing their local businesses, Carolina Expeditions, The Wine O-Chair Co., and AirBnB rental The Lost Treehouses of Lake Jocasse.
Michele Dickens & Jeff Johnson
April 15, 2017
Not all love stories end like they do in the movies—let’s be honest, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes relationships derail, and we’re left wondering what in the world happened to our Hollywood happy ending. Michele Dickens and Jeff Johnson had both been married before, and when their marriages ended, they little expected a second chance at love. But their mutual friends weren’t about to let them live apart, and Michele and Jeff were eventually introduced. The couple dated for two years, spending time getting to know each other and their children—Michele has two boys and Jeff has two girls—until a fateful night on the beach in Charleston, when Jeff asked Michele to be his forever second chance. The two married at Summerall Chapel at the Citadel in Charleston, where Jeff had graduated two decades before. Michele wore a silk cami and tulle skirt by Needle & Thread. She is the principal designer and owner of M. Johnson Design (michelejohnsondesign.com), and Jeff is the owner of Garner Johnson.