Hagen Carmichael & Rod Reyes

November 2, 2019

Hagen was teaching in Spartanburg in the fall of 2016 when she met Rod, who also lived and worked there. As fate would have it, Hagen moved to Charlotte shortly thereafter, but the couple reconnected in Greenville in 2018. Not quite a year later, Rod was ready to ask Hagen to be his bride at her family’s lake house, the same spot her parents got engaged in the 1980s. Even though the house was under construction, Rod pulled off a romantic proposal, complete with flowers and Champagne set up on the dock. When it came time to find her wedding gown, Hagen had her sights set on the Karlie dress from J. Crew’s 2015 wedding collection, which, unfortunately, was out of stock. She tried on myriad other dresses, but none would do, until she finally tracked down the J. Crew gown in her size from a boutique in Oregon. In the dress of her dreams, Hagen married Rod in the front yard of her parent’s home, where she got ready in her childhood bedroom surrounded by family. Their reception took place in their lush backyard, to the tunes of a live band under an elegantly lit tent. The couple now lives in Greenville.

By Emily Barbee Creative