Kinley Cothran & Tripp Taylor

April 12, 2019

They say patience is a virtue, but sometimes good things come to those who don’t wait. After meeting at a party and falling into natural, friendly conversation (until everyone left the party and the host was cleaning up around them), Kinley Cothran gave Tripp Taylor her phone number. Tripp didn’t wait a full day before calling to ask her on a date, and since then they’ve been inseparable. After a few years of dating, Tripp made plans to propose on a Valentine’s weekend getaway. Before the trip, though, the couple spent a weekend helping renovate Kinley’s family’s lake house, and Tripp knew he couldn’t wait any longer. As soon as they got home, he asked for her hand, and just over a year later, the two returned to the lake house to say “I do.” An intimate ceremony with thirty of their favorite people, this celebration was as dreamy as their lakeside locale. They enjoyed views of Lake Hartwell while dining alfresco on the deck Kinley and Tripp built. A month later, the couple extended the festivities to a backyard barbecue bash, complete with yard games, live music, and 200 of their friends and family members. This homey couple is now settled in Greenville with their yellow lab, Hartwell.

Photography by Chelsey Ashford Photography