Jill Waldon and Charlie Timmons met in 2014 after being introduced by a mutual friend at a World Cup Game. The couple shares a passion for travel and Charlie had grand plans to propose on an upcoming trip to Switzerland; however, as he explains, “the ring burned a hole in my pocket, and I proposed two or three days before we got on the plane.”

Jill thought Charlie’s parents’ home would be the perfect spot for their special day. They later discovered that no one else believed they were serious although the couple had already begun envisioning their wedding day there. Charlie’s mother, Sherri, warmed up to the big idea of hosting the reception at their home and soon the family fully embraced the plan.

Jill felt that winter weddings were very romantic and the couple didn’t have a desire for a long engagement. After selecting aJanuary date, they had less than six months to work through all of the details. Charlie and Jill reached out to Oliver Hooper Events for help and together with the groom’s parents, they created a layout that would utilize the home’s gorgeous backyard for the perfect reception for 200+ guests. This included working with Professional Party Rentals to install a clear tent to contain the warmth from portable heaters and building an additional stage for the band over an above-ground hot tub, really unique details for a winter wedding at home.

On the weekend of the wedding, Greenville experienced a rare snowfall and it provided a picturesque backdrop. Guests gathered at Christ Church Episcopal for the ceremony and the ladies carried lush bouquets of white garden roses and peonies designed by Katelyn Pinner Studio.The one thing that the couple was definitive about was the band, Party On The Moon, who delivered a stellar performance that had everyone dancing long into the night (even the groom who claims he doesn’t dance).

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