1208 Washington Wedding in Columbia, SC | Alana & Ben

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Alana & Ben


Oh my gracious, what a GORGEOUS day with some of the most fun, kind-hearted people! This wedding was a top favorite for sure and definitely such a great wedding to end my season with before baby girl comes.

Alana and Ben’s day was incredibly peaceful and joy-filled. When this happens on a wedding day, it truly reflects the character of the people involved. Alana and Ben both have such wonderful personalities and you instantly feel like friends right after meeting them! The same goes for their parents and wedding party.

I got to know Alana a little more at her gorgeous bridal session. She is a gem! One of the sweetest details from her day was the headpiece she wore. It was crafted from her mother’s wedding gown. What an amazing way to have a little piece of someone so special with you on your day. It’s details like this that I LOVE so much.

Alana is so close to her dad and rightfully so – he was SO fun to be around. At their reception, her dad gave a speech that was so uplifting but also didn’t leave a dry eye in the room. There’s a shot down below that you’ll see the raw emotion in Alana and Ben as he is giving her speech. These are the moments that bring my job to life! I was in tears myself!

I know I say this all the time, but I am SO grateful and humbled to do what I do and work with the people I work with!


Coordinator: Alexandra Madison Weddings

Venue: First Presbyterian & 1209 Washington

Caterer: Scott Hall Catering & Event Design

Videographer: Jack Murphy

Florist: Juniper & Jasmine

Band: Rock With U Fusion Band

Baker: Bonnie Brundt

Hair & Makeup: Pout