Townsend Huguley & Ben Crocker

June 22, 2019


rom the moment they met until now, Young Life has played a central role in Townsend Huguley and Ben Crocker’s relationship. The pair first encountered each other during their freshman year at Clemson, while going through training to become Young Life leaders. After six years of being just friends, Ben finally asked Townsend to be his girlfriend, and a year later asked her to be his fiancé during a romantic beach walk on Sullivan’s Island. She said “Yes!” and Ben whisked her off to Greenville for an engagment celebration with their closest friends. In a ceremony and reception at Riverain Farm, officiated by a fellow friend and Young Life staff member, the pair hosted the best party they had ever attended. Townsend, in her Ti Adora bridal gown from the Poinsett Bride, married the man of her dreams. Oliver Hooper planned the entire day, which included flowers from Springvine and catering from Janet Poleski. The pair still hold Young Life close to their heart, and occupation. Townsend works in direct ministry, and Ben works as an area director for Young Life in Concord, North Carolina.

Photography by Mary Hayden Smith