Ashton Caroline Lee & Timothy Clay Pearson
June 23, 2018
When Ashton and Tim went to work for former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, they had no idea they’d be campaigning for the future. But their professional success easily translated into a political win when the two started dating. Fast-forward a year and a half, when Ashton’s girls trip to Austin, Texas, held a little more in store than popcorn and pink moscato. More discreet than a ballot box on voting day, Tim sent Ashton a note requesting her presence in a room at her hotel. When she arrived, Tim was fully equipped for the surprise of a lifetime with Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a marriage proposal. Faithful friends and sweet tokens of luck accompanied the pair during their special day at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. The bride walked down the aisle in a silk Anne Barge ball gown with lace from her mother’s wedding veil stitched to the inside, as well as her birthstone ring sewn alongside it. The couple lives in Chicago, Illinois, with plans to return home to South Carolina in the near future. Ashton is a graduate student at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and Tim works as a political and communications consultant.