I began the day with Ashley and her bridesmaids as she made her preparations. Here, Ashley makes a few quick adjustments to her gown with the help of her friends. There was such much excited energy in the room while everyone was getting ready… I could tell it was going to be a great day!
Ashley and Neil’s big day had finally arrived! They had a lot of fun plans in store for their celebration and I was honored to be involved in it all.
Meanwhile, Neil and his father caught a quick smoke before heading into the chapel for the ceremony.
Ashley’s mom tended to a few last-minute details…
…and then the bride was on her way down the aisle. How cute is this chapel? Ashley and Neil’s closest friends and family were all in attendance for the intimate ceremony. Some of my favorite images from the proceedings are included in the following collection:
With vows and rings exchanged, Ashley and Neil were officially married. Congratulations! They made their way down the aisle, met with cheers and applause from their loved ones.
The newlyweds took a few minutes to greet their guests…
…and then we headed off to Ashley’s parent’s home for some portraits.
The guys celebrated with cigars…
…and the girls joined in, too!
We moved inside the house to take pictures on this gorgeous staircase…
…and then Ashley took a quick break. It was hot that day!!
Check out these talented bridesmaids!
Ashley took a few pictures with this much-loved and important member of the family…
…and then grabbed Neil’s arm for another round of portraits. Ashley’s family’s property is so beautiful… I could have photographed there all day!
When we were finished at Ashley’s family’s home, we headed to the reception hall, where guests were enjoying cocktail hour. Everyone was excited to see the newlyweds, and the room burst into applause and cheers with they entered the room.
They moved straight to the cake table to try out the amazing treats prepared for them…
…and try as he might, Neil couldn’t land the icing on Ashley’s nose. She saw you coming from a mile away, Neil!
After dinner was served, Ashley’s maid of honor took the microphone to give a speech. Her loving and meaningful words didn’t leave a dry eye in the house!
After speeches were finished, Ashley and Neil shared their first dance as a married couple.
Then Ashley shared a dance with both two very important men in her life: her father and stepfather.
Then everyone hit the floor! This crowd was ready to party, too, as you’ll see in this collection of images from Ashley and Neil’s reception!:
What a party! Thank you for including me, Ashley and Neil! And congratulations on your marriage!