Lauren + Matt’s wedding day was absolutely magical. Honestly, from my very first conversation with Lauren and chatting about her wedding day vision, I knew that this particular celebration was going to be a really special one. This was my first time photographing a wedding at Magnolia Way, a stunning venue located in Eastover SC – just outside of Columbia SC. I absolutely LOVE this venue! The property is so beautiful and the getting ready spaces for both the guys and girls are great. Anytime I shoot a wedding where everything is in the same spot and we don’t have to figure out travel and transportation, it just makes things so much easier!
Lauren + Matt started their day with a sweet First Look on the epic front porch at Magnolia Way, followed by group photos with their best friends. The sun peeked in and out of the clouds throughout the morning until clouds settled in for the rest of the day – creating the most DREAMY lighting!! They said “I do!” on the front lawn, then spent the evening partying and dancing with their family + friends.
With about an hour left in their wedding reception, a huge storm rolled in and let me tell you – I’ve NEVER seen so much rain!! The tent was flooded with 2-3 inches of rain water and the band’s equipment got so wet that they couldn’t continue to play. But that didn’t stop the party!! Lauren + Matt jumped on stage and sang at the top of their lungs with their guests until an iPod could be hooked up to the sound system. Truly, the most epic end of a reception I’ve ever witnessed… and they handled this crazy situation with laughter and grace.
I absolutely loved my day with Lauren + Matt, so here are some of my favorites from their incredible spring wedding at Magnolia Way… enjoy!
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Magnolia Way | Planning + Coordination: Meagan Warren Weddings | Floral Design: Sarah Barnes | Cake: Bonnie Brunt Cakes | Wedding Dress: Custom Antonio Gual from Gown Boutique of Charleston | Hair: Angel Meeks | Makeup: Makeup by Taylor Welch | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaid Attire: Dessy | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Band: The Maxx | Catering: Southern Way Catering | Rentals: Crisp Event Rentals | Linens: Nuage Designs | Lighting: Ambient Media | Stationery: Viri Lovely Designs | Live Painter: Nicole Schmitz Studio