Brittany Aills & Tim Burden
July 18, 2020


In December of 2019, Tim was in the process of deactivating his online dating profile when Brittany first signed on. His account only had three days left, and as soon as Brittany saw him, she sent a message. The pair connected just in time, and dated four months before getting engaged. On the anniversary of their first date, Brittany met Tim at his house in Columbia, where they exchanged cards. On the back of hers she wrote: “I want to marry you, Tim Burden!” to make sure he knew her heart. To her surprise, Tim’s card to her echoed that sentiment by asking her to be his bride—with his great-great aunt’s circa 1920 antique ring on hand to seal the deal. Just three months later, almost to the day they got engaged, the pair was married at Trinity Church of Greenville, with Brittany resplendent in a gown from Poinsett Bride and a handmade cathedral-length veil she hopes to pass down to her own daughter one day. Their reception was held at a close friend’s home in Greenville and catered by Asada. The pair now lives in Columbia.

Photography by Emily Barbee.