The bright, happy hues of this wedding at the Wintergarden at PPG Place are bound to put a smile on your face. Gina and Rider are a fun-loving couple who wanted to bring their zest for life alive. Incorporating a rainbow of shades into their otherwise traditional celebration seemed like a great way to do just that. Their chosen venue featured black and white decor, so Allison McGeary Florist livened it up with floral arrangements in colors ranging from red to magenta to purple to blue to yellow. The mixed palette created a unique look against the blank slate venue. From the groom’s brightly embroidered shoes to the fun, multi-colored boxwood wall backdrop behind the newlywed’s sweetheart table, funky details abounded. Perhaps our favorite part of this wedding occurred before the party even got started, however. Along with their photographer Shelby Heisler, Gina and Rider made a quick pit stop at a 7-Eleven before heading to their reception. The couple ate hot dogs, slipped Slurpees, and looked adorable between the aisles of snacks. We told you this couple was fun, and now we have the receipts. Scroll on to check out this cheerful celebration!
About the Couple
Gina and Rider met while working together at Old Navy. Rider was Gina’s supervisor at the time but when he transferred stores, they started to hang out.
Rider was very thoughtful with the engagement. Gina’s family had a vacation planned on Hilton Head Island. Rider thought it would be a good idea to fly down to Charleston for the weekend before they met Gina’s family on HHI. What Gina didn’t know was that he was planning a proposal. On their last morning in Charleston, Rider wanted to take a walk at sunrise to the Pineapple Fountain. He had planned to have Gina’s brother and Shelby Heisler Photography capture the engagement. Rider provided them with a map to the fountain and told them where to hide so Gina wouldn’t see them. However, there were two fountains and her brother and Shelby were at the wrong one! Although Gina didn’t see them hiding at the wrong fountain, they had to sprint down to the correct one to capture the proposal in time.
About the Wedding
The wedding had a classic but fun and colorful vibe. With the Wintergarden being a blank slate, Gina and Rider wanted to add some unique elements to their wedding. The wedding party wore all black, but were accented with silver, similar to the venue. They wanted the venue to be colorful, which is where the flowers and decor from Vintage Alley Rentals came in. The flowers were bright pops that stood out in the white and black room. In addition to the bright flowers on every table, the sweetheart table was accented with a bright flower wall behind the newlyweds. With Allison McGeary Florist’s design help, the room come to life via different centerpiece styles that added bright, summer colors.
From the bride…
Walking into the reception, seeing all of our family and friends cheering us on, and celebrating our new life together was our favorite moment. Not only did we see everyone we love, but we also saw our vision come to life. We planned our wedding for almost two years, so to see all of our ideas come to life with all of our family and friends in one room was the greatest feeling. We did our first dance right after we walked in, so we got to experience the grand entrance even longer!