Taylor and Bray met at Berkshire School in Massachusetts in 2011 but they didn’t date until seven years later when they were both living in Southern California. Bray took Taylor to the Marine Corp Ball which then led to their first official date in Venice, CA. They went surfing and ate PB&J sandwiches on the back of Bray’s pickup truck. On January 25th, 2020, they got engaged during a sunset picnic at El Matador Beach. Just as the sun was about to set, they walked down to the water and Bray got down on one knee. Both of their families got to witness this beautiful moment at the top of the cliffs.
They got married on May 1st, 2021 at the historic French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina. For the cocktail hour, they rode a boat through the harbor from downtown to Daniel Island for the reception. Josh Hughett, an incredible local musician, performed on the boat and guests sipped cocktails from custom mugs as they cruised the harbor.
The reception was hosted at the Daniel Island Club on the back lawn overlooking the marsh and a breathtaking sunset. The wedding had a coastal theme with an elegant yet laid-back vibe. The design included neutrals and blues with wood, rattan elements, and seagrass accents. The reception showcased an assortment of medium and large bamboo-wrapped lanterns that illuminated the night. The tablescapes featured a honey rattan charger, blue swirl dinner plates, and geometric salad plates with wood gold flatware. Each setting had a hand-calligraphed wood napkin ring with each guest's name. They incorporated some military traditions like cutting the wedding cake with Bray’s Marine Officer Sword. Taylor and Bray shared their first dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “You are the Best Thing” under a stunning canopy of fairy lights. They continued to dance the night away to the tunes of the Atlanta Party Band with all of their family and friends. It was the happiest day of their lives and they couldn’t stop smiling. Love truly filled the air that night.
View the full feature in Volume 1 of The Aisle magazine.