Kathryn Ditloff & William Schmieding
April 24, 2020
Avid surfers, Kate and Will had often seen each other out on the water off the coast of Charleston, where they both live and work, but didn’t officially meet until Kate reached out via Instagram. The pair’s first date was at Chico Feo, a little dive bar and taco shop on Folly Beach, where their relationship blossomed over a beer. Two years later, after surfing trips had taken them to Florida, Mexico, and Nicaragua, it only made sense for Will to drop to one knee on the beach where their relationship began. During an evening walk on Folly Beach, Will proposed, and they celebrated Kate’s enthusiastic “yes!” with drinks at Chico Feo. Their wedding was originally set at the Charleston Yacht Club, but due to the pandemic, they opted for a ceremony on a private dock on James Island. There, on Will’s parents’ 38th anniversary, the couple said “I do.” Kate and Will remain on James Island, where she works for Groundswell Public Relations and he teaches third grade at the Porter-Gaud School.