- Associated Press - Sunday, September 15, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - University of South Carolina students taking a wedding planning class have chosen the couple that will receive a free wedding.

The school’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management picks out a couple each year.

The 2019 couple is Jillian Owens and Brian Morris. They met at the university’s Horseshoe for their first date and Morris proposed at the same spot. These days, the university says the couple can be seen walking their miniature dachshund Douglas on campus.

Owens is a digital marketing strategist. Morris is a Navy veteran and a quality engineer.

The class pays for everything - venue, dress, tuxedos and even the honeymoon - through donations.



The date and place for the November wedding will be picked soon.

This is the 40th wedding the college has planned.

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