Kayla Adair & Chase Kinsey

December 19, 2020

Kayla and Chase were mere teenagers when they met, but they knew they had something special even then. The pair started dating in high school and continued their relationship long-distance as they attended college, Chase at The Citadel and Kayla at Clemson. Nearly six years later, just before the world shut down, Chase proposed in a South Carolina park. Tragedy struck two months before the wedding when Kayla’s dad suddenly passed away. Despite the loss of her father and the challenges the pandemic presented, this couple persevered. With a small cross and a white rose marking the front row where her dad should have been, Kayla and Chase said “I do” at Bleckley Station in Anderson, where twinkling lights made it seem like one big Christmas celebration—Kayla’s favorite holiday. After spending the evening partying with friends and family, the couple has settled in Anderson.

By Mary Catherine Echols