River Road & Jasmine House Wedding — Lexington, SC Wedding Photographer

May 25, 2016

Lydia and Resean’s wedding at the River Road & Jasmine House is an event I’ve been looking forward to ever since their engagement session a few months ago! They met soon after Lydia arrived at College of Charleston, when she was downtown with a friend, and he was out with some friends from the Citadel. Lydia says her first memory of him is seeing him and wondering how on Earth he could survive the heat and humidity while dressed in his wool Citadel uniform! They have been together ever since that first meeting, enduring a long distance relationship while she finishes her degree in Charleston, and works at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

From the decor, to the attire, to the toasts and dancing, every bit of their wedding day represented their love and personalities perfectly. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I want to tell the story of their wedding day in images. Trust me, with the pure emotion on everyone’s faces, you’ll have no problem feeling like you were a guest yourself!

river road and jasmine house wedding decor lexington sc columbia sc

river road and jasmine house wedding decor lexington sc columbia sc

Groom and his best man groomsman in Lexington SC Columbia SC

Groom and his best man groomsman in Lexington SC Columbia SC

wedding day details at river road and jasmine house in lexington sc columbia sc

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Bride getting  ready with help of mom at columbia sc wedding

bride getting ready with help of mom at river road jasmine house wedding in columbia sc

First look with bridesmaids at columbia sc wedding

First look alternative

Lydia and Resean decided against a First Look, but wanted to meet for a silent moment before the ceremony. Both of them were surprised by their emotions in this moment, as nerves gave way to the comfort of just being able to hold hands.

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wedding ceremony and vows at river road and jasmine house in lexington sc columbia sc wedding

It’s not every wedding  ceremony that brings about tears, laughter, AND makes your heart melt at the cuteness!

bridal bouquet details columbia sc wedding photography

After the ceremony and family formals, we managed to steal away for enough time to capture some details while they signed their marriage licenses and enjoyed a moment together before entering the reception! The River Road and Jasmine House’s winding paths and lush greenery make perfect hiding spots for a few moments alone.

bride and groom signing marriage license

wedding reception at the river road and jasmine house in lexington sc columbia sc

wedding reception at river road and jasmine house in lexington sc columbia sc

Macro ring shot inside a magnolia blossomLydia, I know how much you adore Magnolia blossoms, so this one is for you!

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First dance as husband and wife columbia sc wedding photography

They sang to each other during the First Dance as husband and wife, and even my second shooter and I couldn’t hold back a couple of tears!

First dance as husband and wife columbia sc wedding photography

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The food and decor at River Road and Jasmine House did not disappoint!

bride and groom cutting the cake at river road and jasmine house wedding in columbia sc

bride and groom cutting the cake at river road and jasmine house wedding in columbia sc

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best man toasting the groom and making jokes while guests laugh

GT, your toast was so funny, I had to recount the “late night emergency phone call” story AGAIN with my second shooter afterwards because it made us laugh so hard! All of the toasts were great, and it’s easy to see that every guest at this wedding was as happy for Lydia and Resean as they were happy to be married!

bride and groom cutting the cake at river road and jasmine house wedding in columbia sc

guests toasting the bride and groom at a columbia sc wedding venue river road and jasmine house

decor at the river road and jasmine house wedding venue in columbia, sc

The party moved outside under a tent for bouquet and garter toss and dancing, and let me tell you, I’ve never gotten down at a wedding like I did at this one!

bouquet toss sequence at columbia sc wedding

bouquet toss sequence at river road and jasmine house wedding venue in columbia sc

garter toss sequence at wedding venue in columbia, sc

guests dancing at wedding reception in columbia sc

guests dancing at wedding reception in columbia sc

guests dancing at wedding reception in columbia sc

guests dancing at wedding reception in columbia sc

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police having fun at a wedding in Columbia, SC off duty

I’m glad to see you CMPD folks can let loose on your days off!

citadel grads showing off their rings at a wedding venue in columbia, sc

Citadel grads and their rings, reunited!

guests taking selfies at wedding reception venue in columbia, sc

guests dancing at wedding reception in columbia sc

After a LOT of dancing, laughing, and my second shooter and I even being invited on the dance floor for some lessons (okay, I was the only one who needed lessons), everyone lined up for a great bubble exit for the bride and groom.

wedding exit bubble exit at wedding at river road and jasmine house in columbia sc

bubble exit formal wedding exit  with bubbles at river road and jasmine house in columbia sc

Lydia and Resean, I have to say it once more: I just adore you two to pieces, and I feel so blessed to have been a part of your wedding journey from engagements photos until “I do”! I wish you both the best in your future, and hopefully I will see you both again at the weddings of your friends and family members.

 

 

 

 

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What a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple! The bride and groom chose their photographer well. Both your photos and the decor have a bright and airy style 🙂

Thank you!

Beautiful wedding! I love the details!

Thank you, Katie!

GAWWWWWGEOUS!

Thank you ma’am!

Beautiful wedding! Great pictures. I adore her wedding dress!

Thank you, Kara! Not much longer til your turn 😉

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