I’ve known Beverly since we were heading into our Freshman year of college at Clemson University. Throughout our college and adult years, as our paths continued to cross and our friends and lives overlap, I watched as she met Steve, and fell in love. When he proposed one summer afternoon on a quiet walk with their pup, the planning took a while to get off the ground. The couple tossed around several ideas including eloping in the French countryside. However, as summer faded into winter, they realized how important it was for them to celebrate with friends and family. But what was also important was to avoid the hubbub that comes with a lavish wedding. So the duo compromised. They started with private, family-only ceremony in a quaint Charleston garden with Steve’s dad officiating and Beverly’s brother playing the guitar as she walked down the aisle, and they ended with a dance party at Charleston’s historic Society Hall. Beverly had lived in New York for some years after college and fallen in love with this 90s band, The Bayside Tigers. She knew, if she was going to have a wedding in her hometown of Charleston, she was going to need a little NYC flair to go with it. And so they Bayside Tigers set up shop amongst the walls of the ever-classic Society Hall and rocked the night away. Beverly’s Oscar de la Renta dress with red poppies guided the design, and Haley Kelly of Haley Kelly Events ran with this bold choice. Under her creative eye, the Vero team brought in ample greens, bold red Amaryllis, coral charm peonies, and gorgeous roses to make a spring time soiree come to life. Y’all, this was a wedding to remember. And with the two rousing renditions of Hanson’s Mmbop that occurred that night playing in my head each time I look back on it, I know I won’t soon forget it.