A Romantically Red South Carolina Wedding

India and Eric met thanks to his delivery routes, which included her prior work location. India was anticipating a Halloween costume to be delivered so she could attend a party, and had the costume sent to her job instead of her home. She ran outside totally excited that her costume was being delivered in time. However, she came to find out it didn’t arrive. Eric asked her about a sequel that was recently released and asked if she wanted to see it. He then asked her if I was hungry and the rest was history. Soon this pair became an actual couple, and within a few years, they married at the 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina. Check out their glam and romantically red wedding that delivers all the Valentine’s Day inspiration you need this holiday season. We’re sure you’ll love all these details captured by Sunshine’s Photography.

Bride’s full name, age, and occupation: India McKenney Pearson,  34, Verizon Wireless

Groom’s full name, age, and occupation: Eric Brandon Pearson, 39, FedEx

Place of residence: Florence, South Carolina  

Wedding date: October 28, 2018

Wedding location: 701 Whaley, Columbia, South Carolina 

Wedding theme: Romantic Glam

Honeymoon Destination: Grand Turks & Caicos 

Engagement story: 

I am very family oriented and always thought of having my family and friends at my proposal, however, Eric took the total non-traditional way when it came to asking me to marry him. So on a Friday evening while just finishing dinner, I was lounging on the couch and reading on my phone as I typically do. 

Eric sent me a distorted picture of a ring to my phone which totally confused me. As I am looking up to ask about the picture, Eric is standing with my four-year-old daughter Skylar, holding her hand as they walked towards me. Together on their bended knee, they asked me to marry them. 

From the Bride:

I was super chilled out on my wedding, thanks to an amazing team. Everything was already in line from the moment I woke up until the time I walked down the aisle. My job was to literally just drink wine, listen to music and get glammed up. I had everyone at my beck and call and I was in heaven.                                                                                                                                                                         

From the Groom: 

It was amazing, my family and friends enjoyed themselves. I was surrounded by a room of smiling faces. Last but not least, I finally got the chance to trade in my FedEx uniform for a tux.

What makes your love special? 

We allow each other to be our own individuals and we challenge each other to be our best selves. 

Your most memorable moment: 

Bride: Walking into the ceremony and seeing such a romantic, intimate setting. Every seat was filled and my husband-to-had to fight back tears. 

Groom: Being introduced into the reception and being able to dance with our wedding party.

Wedding song: 

Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s “Nothing Even Matters.” To us, as long as we have one another, no one or nothing will ever come between us. 

Favorite wedding detail: 

Literally everything was perfect. The music set the tone for everyone to relax and have a great time. The food was classic southern Sunday dinner and we ate well. The cake was four varied layers of our favorite desserts and the decor was perfect and super chic with sexy bling romance. 

What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? 

Seeing the world together.

Advice for a Bride and Groom on their wedding day: 

You only get every second of this day once, so you have to live with no regrets. Step out with a bang!

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you many years of wedded bliss!


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