Aug 24, 2022

Hampton Preston and Historic Columbia Outdoor Wedding Venue
Chelsey & Donovan

Columbia, SC outdoor wedding photography

Hampton Preston and Historic Columbia Outdoor Wedding Venue

So, you’re getting married and you’re looking for the perfect wedding photographer to capture your Hampton Preston and Historic Columbia Outdoor Wedding Venue ceremony. Let me tell you a story about my recent outdoor wedding with Chelsey and Donovan. They were married on a warm May day surrounded by all the people they cherish most at the gardens of the Hampton-Preston mansion in Columbia, SC. With all the blush and spring tones, their outdoor garden wedding was a stunning breeze to capture. Are you ready to see how their day unfolded?

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The Details

Before the outdoor ceremony could take place, as their photographer I started their day by capturing the details. The details truly set the tone of any wedding day. Your attire, your jewelry and wedding bands, your stationary items. All these details should be remembered forever. Chelsey and Donovan had their stationary beautifully crafted by Magnet Street and their Carolina Blossoms florals and rings looked perfect with this stationary.

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Getting Ready

While Donovan was getting his bowtie on with the help of his groomsmen, Chelsey was getting dolled up for her day surrounded by her bridesmaids and mother at The Graduate. It was already a celebration as she finalized her wedding day look and before she even stepped into her Lovely Bride Tara Lauren gown. With the help of her mother, her dress was buttoned and she was looking more than ready to say her vows

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As her wedding day look was complete, it was more than exciting for her bridesmaids to have a peak! Wrapping up these getting ready moments with a first look with her father, Chelsey was off to her outdoor wedding venue!

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The Wedding Parties

Making a quick stop at the USC Horseshoe, Donovan and his groomsmen had their portraits taken before heading to Hampton-Preston Gardens. The men were looking sharp, but Donovan truly had his smoulder on! They were wedding ready! Meanwhile at the Hampton-Preston gardens, Chelsey posed next to her bridesmaids with her radiant smile. Chelsey was the definition of a perfect bride.

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The Hampton-Preston Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Alexandra with Alexandra Madison Weddings created a gorgeous garden ceremony space with the help from Party Reflections. The Carolina Blossoms florals at the alter gave all the light and springy vibes to reflect this warm May wedding day. This Columbia, South Carolina outdoor wedding venue was the perfect setting for Chelsey and Donovan to tie the knot.wedding photography in Columbia, SC featuring outdoor wedding ceremony

Surrounded by guests and all their loved ones, Donovan awaited Chelsey at the alter. Chelsey, escorted by her father, walked down the aisle to meet her husband to be and we were all left emotional. After exchanging rings and vows, this ceremony finished with the sweetest first kiss. Donovan and Chelsey were officially husband and wife!

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The Family And Full Wedding Party

As the guests headed to 701 Whaley for cocktail hour, Chelsey and Donovan had their family photos taken along with their full wedding party images. Talk about a good looking group of people!!

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The Hampton Preston Couples Portraits

Finally alone, Donovan and Chelsey could intimately celebrate their union. This husband and wife glowed with all the newlywed feels! As their Columbia, SC wedding photographer, it was such a joy to capture their love and joy. The Hampton-Preston gardens served as a perfect setting for Donovan and Chelsey to have their wedding portraits taken before heading off to their reception. You can feel all their excitement in their images and that’s what taking timeless photographs is all about!

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The Reception Decor

As gorgeous as the Hampton-Preston gardens are, it made sense to have a reception party inside at 701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina. The thoughtfulness that went into the dinner space and every detail presented at the reception was not only a work of magic, but a gorgeous team effort. While Party Reflections and Alexandra Madison Weddings had every place setting looking immaculate, a lovely Twisted Bakery cake awaited in the corner of the space. At the other end of the room, a tequila tasting table by Black Tie Bartending was ready to lighten the mood even more!

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The 701 Whaley Reception

Chelsey and Donovan entered their reception space and immediately stepped into their first dance. After some sweet toasts from friends and family, the party began! Many danced and celebrated all thanks to DJ OMTBH and Black Tie Bartending. Party is an underrated statement with how this reception took place. Donovan and Chelsey soon cut their cake, danced more, and finished their day with a sparker exit and kiss!

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Hampton Preston and Historic Columbia Outdoor Wedding Venue

Thank you for following this wedding story and viewing their lovely images. This Hampton Preston Gardens and Historic Columbia outdoor wedding venue was perfect for this lovely spring wedding day. I felt so honored to capture every moment and join in on all the fun on this wedding day. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your outdoor wedding venue in Columbia, SC, look no further!

Vendors:

Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography

Getting Ready Venue: The Graduate at USC

Venue: Hampton-Preston Gardens

Reception Venue: 701 Whaley

Stationary: Truly Engaging by Magnet Street

Florist: Carolina Blossoms

Dress: Lovely Bride

MUA: TamGee Artistry Studio

Planner: Alexandra Madison Weddings

Rentals: Party Reflections

Cake: Twisted Bakery

Catering: Capital City Catering

Bartending: Black Tie Bartending

DJ for Reception: OMTBH

Jess

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