Heather and Ricky met and became friends in high school, but lost touch after. When Heather returned to Myrtle Beach after finishing culinary school, they ran into each other at a 311 concert (their favorite band) at the House of Blues, and the rest is history. Ricky surprised Heather on Christmas morning with a CD featuring him playing guitar and singing all her favorite songs. As they listened at home in their pajamas, he proposed. The pair tied the knot on their eight-year anniversary of dating. The ceremony was held on the bluff at Wachesaw Plantation, where the couple drew inspiration from the beautiful grounds and the Waccamaw River. The day featured shades of blue watercolor, oysters and rich cranberry florals. Heather wore a strapless sweetheart lace dress and the bridesmaids were clad in long cranberry gowns. The groom and groomsmen wore blue suits. The guests dined on a custom grilled cheese bar, shrimp and grits, oysters Rockefeller, beef tenderloin and other Lowcountry fare. The cake was a mocha toffee caramel flavor with buttercream frosting. The couple’s love for music played a big part in their day and they featured modern songs in their ceremony and reception. It was also special for them to include their dog, Beetle, in the ceremony. Heather and Ricky currently live in Myrtle Beach but hope to relocate to Murrells Inlet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY PAULA PLAYER