This gorgeous wedding that I photographed along the bank of the Congaree River in Columbia, SC was so very beautiful! With cool temperatures on a sunny winter day, Jessica and Jason said “I do!” overlooking the river and in front of family and friends.
Even though it’s December and winter has arrived in Asheville, NC, the warmer South Carolina weather has the trees still hanging on to some beautiful color at Stone River wedding venue in West Columbia! It was a wonderful sight and a nice change from the brown and gray here in Asheville. I love that we get all four seasons here in the mountains of western North Carolina, but I also love heading a little south and warming up for a day or two!
When I arrived at Stone River the staff was setting the ceremony and reception sites, the flowers were arriving, and the catering team was getting started in the kitchen. All hands were working for this early afternoon Sunday wedding and it was coming together flawlessly! Jessica and her sisters were in the bridal suite finishing up hair and makeup, while Jason was setting up the electronics for their virtual guests and relaxing with his son. As I said hello to everyone they were very relaxed and ready to take on the day.
From speaking with Jessica and Jason in our meetings leading up to their big day, I knew they would be very easy going about their wedding and truly wanted the day to be about spending time with their family and friends. By getting ready with close family, personally placing boutonnières and corsages on their parents and children, taking a moment out of their ceremony to say hello and talk with their virtual guests through a tablet, and taking many more moments during their reception to sincerely spend time with family and friends, they got exactly that! It was wonderful to capture such a sweet couple wanting nothing more than to spend their day with those closest to them.
This beautiful out of town wedding was a perfect way for me to wrap up my weddings for the year, and it was an honor to be a part of Jessica and Jason’s big day! Congratulations, you two!
For more wedding photos by this Asheville wedding photographer, click over to Highland Lake Inn Fall Wedding Photography | Jessy + Matt and Hawkesdene Wedding Photography Preview | Stephanie + Guy’s Summer Wedding.