Charlotte Hendricks & Christian Visser
April 20, 2019
reenville girl turned world traveler, Charlotte Hendricks unexpectedly found the love of her life at a missions conference in Germany. Though she admired Chris from afar, Charlotte was certain nothing would happen between them. After all, she was beginning a two-year-long mission in France, while Chris would be spending a year in the Middle East, far from Charlotte’s Parisian base. But after months of exchanged texts and emails, the two realized their compatibility and affection for one another, and a spur-of-the-moment meetup in Paris assured them they both wanted to be more than friends. However, Charlotte’s organization maintained a strict “no dating” policy for her first year abroad, so she and Christian waited patiently for their next rendezvous at Chris’s home in the Netherlands. When her first year wrapped up, they became a pair, and less than a year later, Chris popped the question during an autumn picnic in Versailles. In April, the two exchanged vows in Furman’s Daniel Chapel, honoring Chris’s roots with a Dutch wedding hymn. Charlotte and Chris are now settled into their home in Leuven, Belgium, where Chris is studying theology and Charlotte is working as a missionary.
Photography by Dinsmore Photographs