TOWN Magazine – Weddings at The Cliffs

After a long day crafting coconut cakes, Charleston-based pastry chef Holly Whatley desperately needed an oil change before her evening trip to Greenville. A last-minute appointment near the Interstate led to a consultation with auto service manager Matthew Smith, and after a friendly chat (and a reduced rate on her oil change), Holly hopped in the car surprised Matthew hadn’t asked her out. However, a Cupid-playing mechanic stopped her before she drove away, suggesting she leave her number for the shy manager. Later that evening, Matthew called requesting a date, and two and a half years—and two adorable Brittany spaniels—later, he got down on one knee, pulling out a ring and a brand-new dog toy that read, “Say Yes, Mom!”