Erica Smith & Jason Stover

October 16, 2018

The blockbuster hit Terminator may not be considered the most romantic film, but when Erica Smith swapped Arnold quotes with coworker Jason Stover, he knew he’d “be back” for more. Upon more friendly work banter, their office friendship soon blossomed and turned into a three-year relationship. When Erica’s birthday rolled around, Jason decided on a cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, as the destination to pop the big question. While cuddling together on the couch, a nervous Jason revealed the ring he’d been hiding and asked for Erica’s hand in marriage. The couple’s ceremony took place at Song Hill Reserve in Landrum, with a mountainous backdrop reminiscent of their engagement night in Pigeon Forge. The ceremony script was written by the bride, complete with a symbolic handfasting so the couple could, quite literally, tie the knot. The bride’s gown was a Veda dress from Maggie Sottero, complemented by a Culpepper Designs bouquet with hair and makeup by Cotton Rouge. The couple has settled in Columbia, where Jason is a microbiologist, and Erica is a lab technologist at SC DHEC.

By Simply Violet Photography