When Bietrich Coats met Nelson Williams IV, the timing couldn't have been worse.
"I was still in school trying to graduate, so I really wasn't interested in getting into a relationship," she said.
Six years later, the two, who had remained in casual contact, decided to give love a try.
This time when Mr. Williams asked her out, she said yes and things "just went on from there," Mrs. Williams said.
"What's good about our relationship is the love that is between the two of us," she said. "It's very open and you can tell it's unconditional."
The couple exchanged vows Saturday at Second Providence Baptist Church in North Augusta.
See Brides & Bouquets for their wedding announcement.