Columbia Wedding Photographer: New Year’s Eve Wedding

Happy 2019! Lara and Max are married! I was thrilled to be a part of their love story from the engagement pictures, bridal portraits, and then to their New Year’s Eve Wedding.

Working with this couple has been a dream! I am blessed with so many amazing clients, and Lara & Max have been another blessing. Not only are they the sweetest people, but they 100% belong together. I also *love* that they wanted lots of off-camera flash photography! Add to that their unique wedding venue (the SC Planetarium, and my creative drive was on overload!). Just check out what we were able to capture outside their venue!:

Check out more of their engagement session by clicking here.

Being able to roam around the SC Planetarium to capture Lara’s bridal portraits was also tons of fun. You won’t want to miss her stunning dress! She’s gorgeous both inside and out! We had to grab the purple portrait to match the engagement session (there will be a purple wedding portrait too! scroll down to see).

Check out more of her bridal session by clicking here.

Lara & Max’s wedding day started by getting ready at the Hilton in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The girls had tons of fun in their matching robes. Lara made each of them a sparkly bottle of champagne and gave them personalized glasses. So appropriate for the day!

Afterwards, it was off to the SC Planetarium for a romantic ceremony under the stars. Dinner, dancing, and fireworks topped off the evening for a night that is one to remember!


The reception space was set up gorgeously by the very talented team of By Invitation Only!

Lara’s laughter is contagious and was a wonderful sight throughout the evening. I absolutely love this couple together! They are perfect for one another.

I love that Lara opted for more comfortable celebration towards the end of the night in this stylish white jumpsuit and white Sketchers.

All of the guests headed outside for a countdown to midnight followed by fireworks and a sparkler send off.

Congratulations, Lara and Max! Like Lara said at the end of the night, you pulled off a New Year’s Eve wedding! It was definitely one to remember!

Big thanks to all of the vendors who made this wedding a success!:

Dress: Evelyn’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Engagement Ring: James Allen
Wedding Bands: Jewelry Warehouse
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Nolan Beauty
Bride’s Hair: Jessica Mitchum of Salon Bella
Venue: South Carolina State Museum
Getting Ready Location: Hilton Columbia, SC
Photography: Lola Dee Photography
Second Photographer: Allen Deal
DJ: SoundQuest DJs
Cake: Nonnah’s
Macarons and Petit Fours: Ally and Eloise
Catering and Bartending: Fancy That! Bistro
Flowers: White House Wedding Flowers
Essential Planning and Day of Coordinator: Melanie Murphy of By Invitation Only
Save the Dates and Invitations: Minted
Rentals (chairs, linens, place settings, glassware): Party Reflections
Backdrop and lighting: Ambient Media
Shuttle and Car rental: Southern Valet
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