TOWN July 2020

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Maggie and Bailey were both sophomores at Anderson University when they met. From the beginning of their dating relationship, Maggie knew Bailey was the one. Three years later, during their senior year, Bailey organized a proposal that Maggie never saw coming. He’d convinced her he wouldn’t be proposing in the near future, but over spring break, Bailey visited Maggie’s parents to ask for their blessing, and began planning an engagement party with her older sister. On the night he proposed, it was just the two of them, dressed up for a dinner at Larkin’s in downtown Greenville. Before Bailey could shepherd Maggie down to the Reedy River, they sat down outside, and he dropped to one knee. After toasting the night over dinner, they finished the evening with friends and family. Their wedding day didn’t come off as they planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it ended up being all they needed. In the backyard pasture of Maggie’s childhood home, dressed in a BHLDN wedding gown, she told Bailey “I do” under an arch handmade by her uncle.—KN By Mary Hayden Smith

ERIN CORLEY & SCOTT MCABEE JULY 13, 2019 Erin met Scott seven years ago at an MUSC College of Dental Medicine social. She was in her first year of dental school while Scott was in his second, and they immediately bonded over a love for the Carolina Gamecocks. Later that year, the pair started dating, and five years in, they started their lives as dentists together. Scott had a plan for a Thanksgiving proposal, but when his grandmother’s ring was refinished a few weeks early, Scott couldn’t wait. He got down on one knee at Paris Mountain State Park. The pair celebrated Erin’s “yes!” with friends and family and began planning their second-most special day. Sky Top Orchard is special to Scott and Erin, because Scott’s extended family owns and operates the business. Early in their relationship, when Erin attended a wedding for Scott’s cousin at Sky Top, she knew that this would be the place she would marry Scott. In a Justin Alexander gown, Erin said “I do” on a warm July day in the mountains. The couple now lives in Greenville, both working as dentists.—KN By Jessi Nichols Photography

REBECCA BRITTON & BARRETT BLACKSTOCK MAY 8, 2020 Rebecca was living in Charlotte and Barrett in Atlanta when the two met on an impromptu double date with their best friends, who happened to be dating. The pair clicked instantly, and eventually decided to meet in the middle of their two home cities and move to Greenville. After just a year and a half, Rebecca and Barrett were house-sitting for her twin sister in Asheville when Barrett convinced her to take a break from work and accompany him to her favorite brewery, Burial. Over beers, Barrett asked Rebecca to be his bride and they celebrated her enthusiastic “yes!” with a few more drinks. The couple originally planned their wedding to be in Alabama, but the COVID-19 outbreak forced them to improvise. Rebecca’s older sister organized the entire day: Rebecca and Barrett were married in a friend’s backyard, with all of their loved ones watching via Zoom to congratulate the new couple. After a wedding day that was perfectly imperfect, the couple is reveling in their new chapter as husband and wife in Greenville.—KN By Jack Robert Photography hearing wedding bells? TOWN Magazine wants to publish your wedding announcement. If you currently live or grew up in the Upstate and were recently married, please write to us at TOWN Magazine, Attn: Weddings, 581 Perry Ave, Greenville, SC 29611, or e-mail Due to space constraints, inclusion is not guaranteed.


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