Bradley Pinion & Kaeleigh Reece

June 23, 2018

Love means being there for better or for worse, especially in Bradley Pinion and Kaeleigh Reece’s case. The two met during their time at Clemson University, where a solid friendship eventually led to love. During their six years of dating, the couple weathered heartbreak and loss, side by side. Through it all, Kaeleigh saw Bradley’s positivity as a sign that he was the one she wanted to spend her life with. For the proposal, Bradley—ever the romantic—chose Kaeleigh’s birthday weekend as the setting for his grand gesture. With an assist from their dog, Nala, Bradley surprised Kaeleigh at their home, where she found her future husband on their front steps, down on one knee, with Nala donning a sign asking, “Will You Marry Dad?” The ceremony took place at the Wyche Pavilion, where Kaeleigh’s mom, who passed away in 2015, was tributed with a seat of honor and a bouquet of flowers filled with her favorite color, purple. Kaeleigh’s brother sang a song to reflect the bride and groom’s faith, while Nala stole the show as a flower girl. The Huguenot Loft provided the perfect setting for the newlyweds to celebrate their union with friends and family. Currently, the couple splits their time between California and Salem, South Carolina. Bradley is a punter for the San Francisco 49ers, and Kaeleigh is a K-5 teacher.

By Olivia Griffin Photography