Jessica, the managing director of UK-based nonprofit OK Mentor, was living in New York City when she “swiped right” on Charleston-based architect Nicholas in 2018, later traveling to meet him for a first date at The Ordinary. The two visited each other on alternating weekends until COVID, growing close as they quarantined together in the Lowcountry. In October 2020, Nicholas proposed to Jessica during a sunset walk on the beach after she followed a path of Polaroids of their time together. The couple was married on the lawn at Lowndes Grove, where they celebrated with family and friends who saw the pair off in a vintage Rolls-Royce.
Photograph by Lindsey Shorter