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!