How We Met:
We both attended the University of South Carolina, but it wasn’t until after graduation that our paths truly crossed. I was serving as the Member Relations Coordinator at the Capital City Club, in Columbia S.C., and Corby just happened to work in the building at the South Carolina Retirement Commission.
On January 12, 2016, I hosted Wine 101. On January 12, Corby just so happened to decide he loved wine. A few weeks and a lot of asks later, I finally said yes to a date. On March 22, 2016 he said, "I love you" and I told him, "I'm going to marry you one day."
Fast forward a few years to a shared an apartment in Charlotte, NC, a sassy rescue kitty named Clarke, and a mutual love for brunch. Corby hatched a plan to propose the day after the City Club Winter Gala, an annual event that I was responsible for planning, knowing I'd be totally exhausted and wouldn't suspect a thing.
We arrive to a new brunch spot, Vivace, and order. Not two minutes after my French toast hits the table, Corby asks for the check! I only got to eat half of my food before leaving. We pull out of the garage and Siri, bless her heart, loudly proclaims "GETTING DIRECTIONS TO FREEDOM PARK."
As we arrive at Freedom Park, I know something is up - abandoning brunch to walk around parks in 40 degree weather is NOT our typical Sunday routine. I'm so nervous and can't stop talking as we cross the beautiful stone bridge.
Corby stops, looks at me and says, "I'm going to need you to stop talking... So this is where it's going to happen..." and gets down on one knee. It was the most wonderful tear-filled moment and only got better when my sisters, Caroline and Olivia, popped out with cameras. After drying our happy tears, Corby whisked me away to one of our favorite spots, Blue Blaze Brewing, where our families were waiting. It was such a perfect day!
Since we started dating, we’ve created a tradition of gifting experiences to one another instead of physical gifts. For my 24th birthday, we did a weekend getaway to the Yadkin Wine Valley. We were able to visit both Shelton Vineyards and Round Peak Vineyards and we were so excited to share these two special places with our wedding guests.
It was really important to us to have a super intimate wedding, with our nearest and dearest. We had 47 guests in attendance and it was just the most perfect day we could have asked for.
I’m sharing the details of our big day here on the blog over the next few weeks! I hope you enjoy & as always, happy to answer any questions about our vendors!