When University of Alabama students Bonnie and Brooks met, they were more than 5,000 miles from home studying abroad in Greece. Their immediate friendship led to a romantic first date at a restaurant in Crete. After dating for about five years, Brooks proposed during a walk on the beach while the couple was visiting The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Bonnie, now a Charleston-area photographer, and Brooks, a sales executive at BoomTown, were married at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. The couple celebrated with a reception at the Cotton Dock—complete with “Roll Tide” headbands for every guest.
Photograph by Hannah Alyssa