Brent and Ali were married at 1208 Washington Place in downtown Columbia, right off of Main Street. They both grew up in the Columbia area and Brent is a huge Carolina Gamecock fan, so it was only fitting that their wedding was right in the heart of Columbia. The venue, 1208 Washington was just gorgeous and unlike any other venue we have ever photographed. A stunning vault is the focal point of the ballroom and the outdoor ceremony space is just magical, not to mention, it’s located just a few blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse. Can you say stunning?
Brent proposed back in September on the Statehouse grounds and we were lucky enough to get to photograph him asking Ali to be his forever! We also photographed Ali’s bridal portraits in late February at the Statehouse. When I say they love Columbia, I mean it!
Brent and his groomsmen hung out, had lunch, and got ready at Brent’s long-time friend’s house, Chandler, while the girls spent the morning doing hair and makeup and munching on Chick-fil-a nuggets and mimosa’s, because what girl WOULDN’T want that on her wedding day? 😉
Brent and Ali are so much fun and have the coolest group of friends! It is so evident that they are loved by many! Brent has always been a funny guy, but Ali is also hilarious. I think it’s pretty safe to say they are the life of any party! One of my favorite things about Brent and Ali is even though they are incredibly fun, they are so tender toward one another. Their first look made that clear. Both of them seemed to be nervous before seeing each other, but it’s as if all of that melted away once they saw each other and hugged standing out on Main Street. (Cue the tears behind the camera!)
Brent’s brother Rob preformed the most heartfelt, Christ-centered ceremony I think we have ever been to (aside from our own, because Rob was also our officiant). After the ceremony, it was time to part.tay!!! And everyone did just that with the most awesome live band & dancing, BBQ, and cupcakes!
Brent and Ali, we are so exited for the two of you and for all the fun that’s to come in your marriage! We just feel so lucky that we get to watch how God works in your lives. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a special time in your lives! We love you guys and are so proud of who you are!
Thank you to Brent and Ali’s wonderful vendors!
We loved getting to photograph this wedding! If you want to see more of our work, hop on over to the wedding page!