Brooks Hearn & Ben Crom
Summerville native Brooks met Ben of Colorado Springs, Colorado, when she was a bridesmaid and he was groomsmen at a friend’s wedding in 2010. Following that Big Day each went their separate way—he to D.C. and she to Charleston—but they casually kept in touch. A half-year later, intermittent e-mails turned to constant chatting for some three months while Ben recovered from a rugby injury. By the time Ben graduated from his crutches, the two attended another wedding together—as dates. Fast forward to 2013, and Ben was now living on Daniel Island. One day in January, he and Brooks set out on their Sunday routine: church, brunch, and Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer to watch friends perform. To kill some time before the music started, Ben suggested they take a stroll through the Cistern, where Ben surprised Brooks with a bended knee proposal. Following an enthusiastic “Yes!” from Brooks, the couple headed to Kudu to celebrate with family and friends, who were all in cahoots. They will exchange vows at Harborside East August 2, 2013.
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