Sweet & Sophisticated
October 18, 2022
He was a retired Olympic swimmer and gold medalist, and she, a retired pageant queen who was second runner-up to Miss South Carolina. With that, Clarka and Tyler Clary both swiped right on the dating app Bumble and never looked back. During a surprise trip to Clarka’s dream city of Rome, Tyler proposed on the Spanish Steps — cheered on by Clarka’s sister, both moms and a few close friends watching on the site’s webcam. They eloped in April 2020 due to the pandemic, and then were forced to postpone two planned celebrations. This spring, they celebrated their second anniversary with the wedding they had originally planned. To soak up every moment of their special weekend with those they loved most, they held several events, including a classic, elegant bridal brunch. “I wanted to share my deepest gratitude for everything these special women have done to help shape me into the woman I am today,” Clarka says.
Photographer: Wyeth Augustine
Florist & Charger Plates: Carolina Luxury Event Rentals & Florals
Venue: The Duke Mansion
Venue Event Manager: Kaitlyn Hutzel
Catering: The Duke Mansion
Dress & Clutch: Bronx and Banco, dress; Cult Gaia, clutch
Cake / Macaron Tower / Cupcakes: Delish Cakery
Cookies: Cookies on the Side
Croquembouche: Café Monte
Harpist: Beste Toparlak
Stationery: Olive Paper
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