Real Couples // Intimate, Sparkling Wedding in South Carolina: Donte and Ti Auni

It was a brisk November day in Columbia, South Carolina, perfected by a little chill in the air and the burst of fall colors throughout the gardens. Donte and Ti Auni invited only their closest family and friends to their wedding, and I just LOVED how small and intimate it was. This wedding day was not about anything but the celebration of the couple’s love. Ti Auni’s son served as Donte’s best man, and after the ceremony the entire family came together for hugs, kisses, and portraits.

The River Road and Jasmine House was in full form with the fall colors surrounding the couple and the ceremony. The reception was a BLAST (I even got on the dance floor for a song or two!), and they ended the night under a shower of sparklers with a kiss!

I hope you enjoy my favorite frames from this recent The River Road and Jasmine Houses and Gardens fall wedding!

Words and Photos by Jessica Hunt

Wedding gown hanging in a tree in the sunshine
fountain in the garden at the river road and jasmine house
bride's shoes waiting on a dresser
friends buttoning bride into her gown
wedding bands posed on a bridal bouquet
Bride and bridesmaids fixing gown
bride and bridesmaids bouquets featuring hydrangea and roses
Groom's shoes on a dresser
Black groom buttoning his suit
Monogrammed cuff on groom's shirt
groom's orange bowtie and boutinnere details
Wedding ceremony backdrop
Bride and dad walking down the aisle
Groom seeing the bride for the first time and smiling
Back detail of bride walking down the aisle.
First kiss
kissing while walking down the aisle
Groom and groomsmen
Entire wedding party, with couple kissing
Black bride and groom posing at their wedding arch
bride kissing groom's cheek
two tiered white wedding cake with roses on
wooden wedding bar
Dance floor dancers breaking it down!
Glamourous sparkler exit
sparkler exit kiss


Venue and Catering | The River Road and Jasmine House
Florals | American Floral
Bridesmaid Dresses | Barijay
Gown Boutique | Carolina Coutoure
Gown Designer | Justin Alexander Bridal
Bride's Shoes | Lulu Townsend
Makeup | Niecey Ford
Groom's Tuxedo | Joseph Abboud

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I’m a big dreamer and a lover of all things coffee, purple, and photography-related. Oh, and I’m a Columbia, South Carolina, wedding photographer serving wedding photography collections in South Carolina and worldwide. I’ve been shooting weddings professionally for seven years, and this job is my DREAM job.
My little family consists of one pup and two cats; I get along better with my furry friends than humans some days! I love to read novels and am always game for a good movie. Oh, and I'm also ALWAYS down for a craft beer from the tap!