Abby Kissenberth & Zach Riggs

April 14, 2018

Abby Kissenberth and Zach Riggs are high school sweethearts, but only by minutes. The two may have met in fifth grade, and may have been best friends during senior year at J.L. Mann, but it took the final hours of their high school career for the pals to officially become an item. Four years of dating later, Zach knew their teenage romance was made for more, and he asked Abby’s parents for their blessing. A family trip to Charleston for the Cooper River Bridge Run transformed into the perfect proposal opportunity, and on the eve of the big race, Zach whisked Abby off for a walk along the Battery, where he dropped a knee. After Abby’s “Yes!” they quickly joined both families for an engagement celebration.

Abby and Zach were married at Grace Church Downtown, with a reception following at the Huguenot Loft. Under the direction of Oliver Hooper Events, a host of local vendors convened to accent the big day, including a cake by Tessa Pinner, florals by Fern Studio, and reception jams by Steel Toe Stiletto. The happy couple lives in Greenville. Zach works in the family business at Hot Springs Pools and Spa, and Abby is employed with Interim Healthcare of Greenville.

By Olivia Griffin Photography


Wedding planning & design: Oliver Hooper Events, Ceremony director: Farrah Redmon Weddings, Ceremony location: Grace Church Downtown, Reception: Huguenot Loft, Band: Steel Toe Stiletto, Florist: Fern Studio, Cake: Tessa Pinner, Rentals: Professional Party, Rentals & Industry Event Rentals, Linens: Party Tables Linens and Draping, Draping: Berbank Events, Videographer: Jeff Bradt, Hair & Make-up: Cotton Rouge, Eastside Transportation, Paper Suite: Swoozies of Greenville,
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids