June 26, 2013

Wedding Wednesay - Elizabeth and Chris Clemson Wedding

Happy, happy Wedding Wednesday Clemson Girls!

Today we get to feature a lovely wedding from Photography and Design by Jenny. Special thanks to Jenny for reaching out to us and sharing these gorgeous photos. You can see more of Jenny's amazing work on the Photography and Design by Jenny Facebook page.

Meet Elizabeth and Chris. Chris went to Clemson and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Construction Science Management. Elizabeth went to North Greenville University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in International Business.

Elizabeth and Chris met online in May of 2011 and were married exactly 2 years later. Their first date was breakfast at Panera Bread. Chris was leaving to go out of town and Elizabeth couldn't wait to meet him so she suggested getting coffee before he left. The date lasted over 4 hours until Chris had to leave, and Elizabeth told us that even now, she still can't get enough of spending time with him. {awww!}

The Proposal - as told by Elizabeth...
"We were together almost a year when Chris decided to plan a surprise Saturday adventure for me. I woke up to flower petals directing me around the living room to a scavenger hunt. He left me little messages to get up, get dressed, and get out the door to find him somewhere in Columbia. His last clue included a reference to Clemson football (his true love second to only me). I found him at the spot where we had our first date, Panera Bread for breakfast. From there he recreated our whole first date. To round out the morning and the surprise, he planned a picnic at the River Walk. As we walked up to the picnic tables, Chris asked me to walk out onto the rocks with him. When we got there, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! He had asked my family the week before and even picked out the most beautiful ring. It was a complete surprise!

Clemson has been one of the things that has brought the couple closer together. Chris took Elizabeth to her first college football game at Clemson and even showed her all the great things about Clemson tailgating. The couple knew they wanted to get married at Clemson because they both think it is such a beautiful place.

Elizabeth also shared with us all of the fun Clemson details they had at their wedding:
"We had such a great time adding in Clemson themed touches to our wedding like a tiger paw groom's cake, orange accents (flowers, napkins, and candy), and tiger paw lapel pins for the guys instead of boutonnieres. The two most exciting details for us was having the mascot join us at the reception (of course we walked in to Tiger Rag) as a huge surprise for our guests and getting to take some beautiful pictures inside The Cathedral, I mean Death Valley. We even made our grand exit while our friends and family shook orange and white pom poms."

We also asked Elizabeth to pass along some advice for other brides-to-be:
"Go all out! Plan a surprise or two to keep your guests on their feet. We switched up the music for a more personal feel, and people loved that after we were announced as Mr. & Mrs., we danced our way back down the aisle to Hall & Oats "You Make My Dreams Come True." Make your wedding yours - not your mother's or your mother-in-law's. This is your day! But don't be afraid to ask for help. Your family will do anything for you and they want you to have an amazing day!"

Thanks so much to Elizabeth and Chris for sharing their love story and Clemson wedding details. And thanks again to Photography and Design by Jenny for sharing these amazing photos!

Congrats and best wishes to the beautiful couple!

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