Rachael Renken & Chilton Simmons
Charleston native Chilton and Rachael, of Mount Pleasant, met during the first practice for their recreational-league softball team, The Mallards. Four years later, and days before both finished graduate school at the University of South Carolina, Chilton proposed near the Angel Oak on John‘s Island. The Memphis residents exchanged vows at the French Protestant (Huguenot) Church before parading with family and friends—amidst the music of bagpipes—to a reception at the Old Exchange Building.
Photograph by Liz Duren