A Fun + Funky Wedding Full of Color in a Restored Historic High School

Andi + Gregg’s Philadelphia wedding day vision was a chic and eclectic take on prom! Cue the romantic high school nostalgia!!

To pull off this wedding’s joyful prom party vibes, Andi + Gregg definitely needed the right venue. BOK was once a vocational high school opened in the 1930’s and is now home to tons of art studios and small businesses. Inside the restored historic building there are lots of spaces to hold weddings and events, and Andi + Gregg hosted their celebration on BOK’s rooftop terrace (with some stunning Philly skyline views) and had their reception in the gymnasium! 

When it came to the look of the day, Andi + Gregg leaned into all sorts of bright and colorful details.“They wanted color on COLOR, wanting all their details to be bright and fun and unique like them,” remembers photographer Toni Marie. With the help of event designer and planner Madisyn from Pampas and Poppy the couple packed their ceremony and reception with lots of vibrant color-blocked florals and decorative touches. 

We seriously can’t get enough of this wedding’s fun + funky vibe.

Those colorful invites hint at lots of color to come! And WOW how great are those pearly Cult Gaia heels! Shop the Naja Pearl Heels in ivory from Dolce Vita for a similar look.

Papertini was the design mind behind this wedding’s colorful florals. The warm pinks, peaches, and yellows of Andi’s bridal bouquet are just the beginning!

Andi started off her dress hunt thinking she wanted something super simple and understated. “I told everyone I wanted a literal ‘white sheet,'” says Andi, “which was the farthest thing from the one I actually picked.” When she visited The Ivory Concept with her mom, her aunt, and her best friend she put on this off-the-shoulder long sleeve sequin beauty by Marquise Bridal and knew right away that it was the one. “I came out and felt like 1920s movie star glam. It was a done deal there and then.”

Andi’s wavy down-do and natural makeup look were created by True Beauty Marks. Snag a set of pearl hair pins to recreate Andi’s bridal hair vibe!

We love to see bridesmaids rocking their own individual looks!! This pic really is giving us all-grown-up prom photo. Explore our collection of the 28 best places to buy bridesmaid dresses online if it’s time to order and try on some dresses for your bestie’s big day!

If there are some colors in this mix-and-match palette that are jumping out at you, our lists of the best sequin bridesmaid dresses, the best rose gold bridesmaid dresses, the best black bridesmaid dresses, and the best sage green bridesmaid dresses might be helpful!

Dress shopping’s not the only chance for some wedding party bonding! Groom Gregg picked out every detail of his bespoke navy blue and black tux by Commonwealth Proper with lots of help and input from his brother-in-law and his bestie. Check out this similar navy tux from Indochino if you’re loving Gregg’s look!

Gregg’s groomsmen got their blue-gray suits from SuitShop! “Gregg loved the idea of all his groomsmen buying a suit but in a color they almost definitely wouldn’t already have,” says bride Andi, “so they could add it to their wardrobe after the wedding.”

The First Look

Check out our list of 8 reasons why we love a first look if you’re on the fence about whether you want to sneak a peek with your partner before the ceremony.

Explore our collection of the best long sleeve wedding dresses for a show-stopping look if you’re loving Andi’s glam long sleeve silhouette.

You might need to look through the best wedding veils for every bridal style if this epic billowing veil pic is speaking to you.

A Ceremony on the Roof

SO into the color blocked florals on Andi + Gregg’s chuppah!

Check out the best rooftop wedding venues in the US if you’re dreaming of some sweeping skyline views behind your “I do’s.”

Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles

Recessional: "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles (instrumental cover by Midnight String Quartet)

First Dance: "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake

A Reception In The Gym!

“Love is our favorite subject.” How creative are these colorful and high school-inspired seating charts?!

Take a look through our list of 36 unique wedding seating chart ideas to start imagining your own clever reception seating signage.

Those shimmery, iridescent bride + groom chairs!! Furniture rentals from Something Vintage filled the gymnasium with party energy.

Love the way that the color blocked reception table decor creates a gradient look across the gym! And those charming colorful paper lanterns are chic prom perfection.

Power Catering took care of the evening’s feast.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

From bride Andi: Hire Madisyn from Pampas and Poppy because she will make all your dreams come true.

From photographer Toni: My advice for brides planning now - take a page out of And and Gregg's book and leave a lot of the planning to a *trusted* wedding planner (shout out to Madisyn), don't be afraid of color on your big day, and just HAVE FUN, and let your details reflect that!!

Those glowy string lights by Stellar Lighting added so much whimsy!

Prom pose!!

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

All the love we felt as we walked down the bleachers to do our first dance <3 The afterparty on the roof of Bok Bar was so magical, too! So fun to be welcomed to the married life by random strangers on the roof who had no idea we had just partied our butts off downstairs for 7 hours straight!

Congratulations, Andi + Gregg! Your prom-inspired wedding was nonstop nostalgia and charm! All the very best from GWS!

photography: Toni Marie Photography // venue name: BOK, Philadelphia, PA, USA // event design: Pampas & Poppy Event Co. // planning: Pampas & Poppy Event Co. // florals: Papertini Event Design // wedding dress boutique: The Ivory Concep // hair stylist: True Beauty Marks // makeup artist: True Beauty Marks // groom attire: Commonwealth Proper // groomsmen attire: Suitshop // videography: Tsunami Films // catering: Power Catering // furniture rentals: Something Vintage Rentals // music: Remixologists // lighting: Stellar Lighting // photo booth: Philly Party Cam