Emily and Ryan hail all the way from New Jersey, and their wedding at the Millstone at Adam’s Pond was absolutely stunning! I think half of Jersey came down to help them celebrate, and it’s a huge understatement to say that a great time was had by all!
Emily sums up their story perfectly: “Ryan was a regular customer at the restaurant I used to work at in New Jersey. I stood him up on our first date because I never received his original text a couple days before the date; I only received a message on the day of the date so I ignored it, thinking that was rather last minute. He came into my work that week and asked what happened. Since he put in that effort, I decided to give him a second chance! Coincidentally, my mother also stood up my father on their first (blind) date! Ryan has the kindest heart and would do absolutely anything humanly possible to make me happy. I would do the same for him, which is how I find myself in South Carolina when I could never have imagined leaving New Jersey.”
Ryan chose to move to Columbia, SC for a job as a firefighter, and as we already know, Emily came with him. My own stepfather was the Fire Chief in Newberry, SC for 14 years, and still works for the SC Firefighter’s Association, so I felt a special connection with Emily and Ryan when I heard their story. I’m so glad they chose me to photograph their wedding, because their engagement session and wedding were both phenomenal!! Just see for yourself!
Venue: Millstone at Adam’s Pond
Groomsmen: Britton’s of Columbia
Florist: Denise Bouknight at By Design
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Wedding Rings: Jewelry by M&S
Hair and Makeup: Brittany Jenkins at Salon O2
Planner/Coordinator: Overflow Events
Cake: Bonnie Brunt
Catering: Lakyn Fowler at Southern Way Catering
Decor (Linens, Chairs, etc): Party Reflections
DJ: Blake Arambula with SoundQuest DJs