Mamie Morgan & Alan Hester

April 7, 2018

How do Mamie and Alan love each other? Let us count the ways. Mamie Morgan and Alan Hester’s literary romance sparked during an online poetry class. Alan needed help with his coursework, and friends connected him with Mamie, a local writer and poetry teacher. An initial date at The Community Tap multiplied into many more, and less than a year later, the two were in love. Gathering his rosebud, while he may, Alan supported his bride-to-be’s most guilty pleasure by prompting a proposal on a specially made scratch-off ticket. Having hit the jackpot, Mamie said yes.

The two were married on the rainiest of April days at The Farm in Candler, North Carolina. Mamie wore a stunning off-shoulder Rue de Seine gown from Nashville’s The Dress Theory and carried a bouquet crafted by Elizabeth Seward of Philofloral. Mamie’s father, who has an advanced illness, gave the wedding its most special element: he walked his daughter down the aisle. The pair’s close friend, author Ashley Warlick, officiated the ceremony with witty anecdotes and touching well wishes, along with a reading of Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.” The newlyweds reside in Greenville; Mamie is a writer and poetry teacher at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, and Alan works as the COO of Tactical Medical Solutions.

Photography by Julia Madden Sears