Jan 10, 2019

701 Whaley Wedding Photos
Melanie & Jacob

Today I’m excited to share with you Melanie and Jacobs 701 Whaley wedding photos! Their wedding day was held on a rainy Friday in November, but the weather did not take away from the day one bit! I hope you enjoy walking through a few of my favorite frames from this 701 Whaley wedding and hearing more about how Melanie and Jacob’s day progressed.

Preparation & The Details

Melanie got ready for her wedding day with her mom and a few close friends. They laughed and chatted as my team and I photographed the couples’ details. One of my favorite things about Melanie and Jacob is how unafraid they were to make their wedding day and their wedding experience and uniquely theirs. They did this in many different ways throughout their day, and one example of that, is that Melanie doesn’t have an engagement ring! She and Jacob decided to get married after a few heartfelt conversations, and an engagement ring just was not a necessary for their love story. I absolutely love to hear when my couples decide to do something in regards to their wedding experience that breaks with tradition, but is perfect for them. I think Melanie’s single wedding band is a perfect example of that, and an example of how they have fearlessly decided to do this whole marriage thing their way.

A few beers with the Groomsmen

Jacob got ready for his wedding day surrounded by few of his closest guy friends, and they chatted and laughed over beers while we worked through their portraits together. Thankfully 701 Whaley provides both inside and outside portrait locations in case it rains on your wedding day! You would never know from looking at these portraits that Melanie and Jacob’s day had some dark and dreary weather!

The First Look

I’m so thankful that the couple decided to participate in a first look before their ceremony to spend a private moment together and complete their portraits before their vows. Melanie and Jacob were both so giddy and excited to see each other on their wedding day, and I do not think we took one serious photo! They snuggled and giggled throughout our entire portrait time, and I honestly do not have one complaint about that. Ha! Their wedding photos reflect how truly joyful they are as a couple and their joy due to finally being together on their wedding day.

A Friday evening ceremony

After wrapping up portraits with the couple and their wedding party, we moved into their evening ceremony! It was short and sweet; a quick ceremony with a few tearful vows and quite a few laughs. In my opinion, Melanie and Jacob’s 701 Whaley wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect for them. Not too much, not too little; it was just right.

The Reception

After the couple were pronounced Mr. and Mrs., the party began! Melanie and Jacob opted to serve their guests wings and tacos from Capital City Catering at their reception. It was the perfect choice for them and their sweet Friday night wedding at 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina!

Danced the Night Away

The couple danced the night away with their friends and family to the mixes of DJ Marky Munro. They cut a few cakes from Bonnie Brunt Cakes to celebrate the beginning of their marriage, and in true Jacob fashion, found themselves covered and icing by the end of it! They then wrapped up the night with a gorgeous sparkle exit and sealed the night with a kiss out 701.

Ended with a Sparkler Exit

701 Whaley Wedding Photos

I hope you enjoyed Melanie and Jacob’s 701 Whaley wedding photos and all of the little things that brought their romantic Friday evening wedding to fruition. 701 Whaley is one of my favorite wedding venues to photograph in in the Columbia, South Carolina area, and I am so excited to be finally showing off these images with you! Be sure to leave Melanie and Jacob a comment of well wishes or congratulations below do you love their wedding photos as much as I do!

To the Couple,

 Melanie and Jacob, you two are seriously the best! I am so thankful to have been your wedding photographer and to have joined you for this experience. From your sweet Soda City engagement session to your 701 Whaley wedding day, every moment with you to in front of my camera brought a smile to my face. I wish you both many, many years of happiness together. I can’t wait to see where you go from here! I can never say thank you enough for trusting me with your memories and moments, and next time you’re in the Columbia area, we need to grab a beer, friends! All my love!


Venue: 701 Whaley
Melanie Apparel: David’s Bridal, Columbia ; Portfolio Art Gallery in Five Points, Deborah Richardson Designs
Rings: Consider the Wldflwrs
Jacob’s Apparel: The Black Tux ; Fossil
Wedding Party Members’ Attire: Show Me Your Mumu ;The Black Tux
Florist: Corbett’s Flowers, Orangeburg, SC
Wedding Cake Vendor: Bonnie Brunt Cakes
DJ: Marky Munro DJ Company
Bartending: Capital City Catering
Lighting: Marky Munro
Hair Stylist: LaVern’s Total Hair Care, Orangeburg, SC
Catering: Capital City Catering
Paper Products: Shutterfly.com

Second Shooter: Alexis Schwallier Photography



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  1. ER

    January 11th, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Love the jewel tones 😍😍😍😍

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