It was such an honor to be a part of Ashton & Joseph’s wedding process from the proposal to the big day!  Joseph had planned a surprise proposal with Ashton’s friends Katie and Brandon.  He made plans with Katie so that at the bouquet toss at Katie’s wedding, instead of tossing the bouquet, she’d turn around and hand it to Ashton.  When Ashton turned around, Joseph was on one knee with the engagement ring!  Surprise!  What a great proposal!  Since Dave and I were shooting Katie & Brandon’s wedding, we got photos of the whole proposal!  Here’s a few highlights from the big moment!

Engagement Proposal at wedding

Fast forward 9 months and it’s time for Ashton & Joseph’s wedding!  We started the day with some getting ready photos at 1208 Washington Street.  I love Ashton’s bold lipstick!

Bride getting ready photos

The flower girls had fun testing out their new dresses!

Flowergirls at 1208 Washington

We moved over to First Baptist of Columbia to get ready for the ceremony at Boyce Chapel.  The church grounds have so many beautiful spots for photos!

Lacy wedding gown
Bridesmaids at First Baptist
Ceremony at Boyce Chapel of First Baptist of Columbia
Boyce Chapel Portraits

These two are just too sweet.  You can see how perfect they are together even in the rush of a wedding day.  There’s always laughter, hugs, and a thoughtful tenderness between them!

Bride and groom at boyce chapel

1208 Washington Place is a 1920’s bank converted to a reception venue and it’s one of my favorite new venues because it’s classy, elegant, unique and I can sneak upstairs for an aerial view of the first dances!  Ashton & Joseph made their reception entrance through the revolving doors at the front of the room!

1208 Washington Place reception with uplighting
Father daughter dances
Cake cutting at 1208 Washington

You can tell that Ashton has been working out because her bouquet toss launched the flowers into the chandelier!

Bouquet toss

I love these last dance images.  So sweet.

Last dance crying image
Sparkler exit in downtown Columbia

Congratulations Ashton & Joseph!

Other Vendors-
Bouquet and Boutonnieres– Lugoff Flowers
RentalParty Reflections
Tux– Men’s Warehouse
DressJoLin’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup– Brandi Miles
CateringCapital City Catering
DJ/ UplightingPartytime DJs
Ceremony Coordinator– Jennifer at First Baptist


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