| A mariachi band, donations to an orphanage, and a marble inspired cake and dance floor made this wedding one in a million. Images by Corbin Gurkin
December 28, 2017
Bring on the Glam
How ‘bout we all ring in the New Year with a confetti cannon and a kiss at midnight?!
Written By Jacqui Calloway
Gaby Ruiz is a force to be reckoned with. Exhibit A: When the most severe blizzard in New York City in recorded history hit during her dress shopping weekend there, she didn’t let a little precipitation scare her off. Instead, she rallied the troops (her mom, future mother-in-law, and bridesmaids) and headed face-first into the pandemonium. “All our appointments were cancelling,” she remembers, “but Kleinfeld’s stayed open, and they were taking one last client—me.”
A year after what was Winter Storm Jonas, Gaby donned her well-earned Pnina Tornai gown when she wed Ward Mungo in Kiawah Island’s The Sanctuary hotel, in a ballroom draped in shimmering winter whites. The event was a coming-out of sorts for the couple. Ward’s family (of Mungo Homes) is well-established in the state capital, and Gaby hails from Lexington, South Carolina just miles from Columbia, so the two seized the opportunity to debut here where they now live with a bang. “We wanted to hit the scene in Charleston, and say, ‘The Mungos are here!’” Gaby jokes.
See more of Gaby and Ward’s epic soirée here