Dual Wedding Day In Columbia, South Carolina
I recently got to capture Josh and Angaeli’s dual wedding day in Columbia, South Carolina. Angaeli comes from an Indian background and if you know anything about Indian Hindu weddings.. They traditionally last about three days. This wedding in Columbia, SC was really special because the Hindu temple honored a shortened version of Angaeli and Josh’s Indian ceremony and they were able to have their western wedding the following day. Are you ready to see all the gorgeous wedding day details from their dual wedding in Columbia, South Carolina?
Day 1 of Josh And Angaeli’s Ceremony
On day 1 of Angeili and Josh’s dual wedding day, we immediately started with an intimate first look. Angaeli got ready at her home with her mother and sister while Josh finalized his look at the Hindu Temple & Cultural Center of South Carolina. Josh was looking SHARP in his white Hindu suit. We thought it was unique that the groom was the one in white on this day! Angaeli arrived to the temple in her vivid pink gown and her gold jewelry ready to see her groom! Her henna on her hands was specially created by her sister and even had Josh’s name written in.
In fact, the entire family was looking stunning in their traditional Indian attire. I loved that Josh and Angaeli kept their first ceremony intimate with just their close friends and family!
The Hindu Ceremony
After getting her final touches ready with her mother, it was time for Angaeli to slip off her shoes and meet Josh under the Mandap! the Mandap consists of four pillars that symbolize the four parents who worked hard to raise their children. I thought it was incredibly beautiful and thoughtful. Angaeli was escorted down the aisle by her brother, sister, and cousins before the ceremony officially started. Then there were several steps that they had to take to unite families and be blessed for their marriage. Something that stood out to me is how colorful Indian culture is and how colorful love can be.
Wrapping Up Day 1
The ceremony came to an end after Josh and Angaeli recited 7 vows to each other and took many steps to become husband and wife. They finished the ceremony by receiving blessings from Punditji, their parents, relatives and friends for a happy married life together. A known tradition among Hindu weddings is the groom getting his shoes held for ransom by the bridesmaids. They did just that! Then lunch began and it was time to prepare for day 2 of their dual wedding day in Columbia, SC!
Day 2 of Josh And Angaeli’s Ceremony
As on any wedding day, myself and my team begin the day by capturing all the special details that truly tie the day together. No one can actually tie the knot without these little pieces that show a couple’s personality. Josh and Angeali had beautiful details from their Hindu ceremony and their western ceremony. It was an honor to capture all these items!
Angaeli and Josh chose to have their second ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia, SC. They got ready for their second ceremony on the grounds surrounded by their wedding party and families! Angaeli still sported her henna from the day before on her hands and arms as she slipped into her dress with help from her mother and sister. Her bridesmaids were super excited to see her in her white dress once she finalized her look!
Josh slid into his black suit alongside his groomsmen and was ready to have a first look with his bride!
The First Look
Josh was placed at the first look site and had all the wedding day joy as he waited on Angaeli to meet him. After seeing her father, Angaeli joined Josh in the Lace House gardens to reveal herself to him. But *first* a little intimate love touch before Josh turned around! Josh gets an A plus on his reaction to seeing his beautiful bride. Truly tears of joy. Angaeli even had a sweet gift for him to help keep the joy in the air. With all these wedding day emotions out the way, it was time to wander the grounds of the Lace House in Columbia, SC to take their wedding day portraits.
Wedding Day 2 Portraits
What a BEAUTIFUL couple, am I right? Angaeli looked stunning in her dress from New York Bride and Groom in Columbia, SC next her handsome groom. These two were made for each other, truly. After we wrapped up their portraits we added their wedding party to join in on all the photography fun! Everyone couldn’t have looked more stunning on this dual wedding day in Columbia, SC.
Angaeli and Josh were married in front of all their guests on a lovely December day. Just like their first ceremony, they read their very detailed and intimate vows to each other in front of everyone to see and shared so much laughter with their guests. The love shared between these two is so evident as you can see in these images.
They sealed their ceremony with their kiss for all to see and headed to capture a couple more portraits before all the reception fun would begin.
The Reception Decor
I really just need to mention how gorgeous this December wedding decor was. Melanie Murphy with By Invitation Only really knows how to set the tone for a fine wedding day. And of course no wedding day is complete without florals. Josh and Angaeli chose to have a very elegant wedding color pallet and chose a classic red rose to bring their day to life. These florals created by Something Special Florist were perfect with Melanie’s planning and designs. The draped lights above the dinner space created a feeling of being under the stars. This is the way a December wedding is done, thanks to all these incredible vendors and Josh and Angaeli’s visions.
After a sweet cocktail hour with drinks bartended by Capital City Catering, Josh and Angaeli entered their reception space at the Lace House to share their first dances as husband and wife. Then they shared sweet first dances with their parents before giving a thankful toast to all their guests for dinner. The rest of the night was celebrated with cake cutting, a live painter, an incredible live band, and more dancing with the entirety of their guests. Angaeli and Josh truly had a perfect December wedding for their dual wedding day. They wrapped up their two day ceremony with portrait of them alongside every single guest who made their love possible.
Dual Wedding Day In Columbia, South Carolina
Thank you for viewing this incredible dual wedding day in Columbia, SC. It was a perfect way to wrap up the 2021 wedding year here in South Carolina. I couldn’t have asked to photograph these memories for a more perfect couple to end the year and If you’re having a ceremony over the course of several day and are looking for a Columbia, SC wedding photographer that will allow you to be present with your love, I think I know the perfect fit for your wedding!
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography
Planner: By Invitation Only
Venue: The Lace House
Florals: Something Special Florals
Cake: Tiffany’s Bakery
DJ: Fly Fidelity
Catering: Capital City Catering
Bartending: Capital City Catering
Makeup: Jennifer Nolan Beauty
Hair: Jennifer Nolan Beauty
Paper Products: Minted
Furniture Rentals: Crisp Rentals
Live Painter: Trahern Cook