Ashley & Brandon saw each other from a distance at Santa's Wonderland outside College Station, Texas, where they both worked & sparks flew. Undoubtedly the most magical place to be during Christmas, Ashley fell in love with Brandon's glorious long red locks & he were with her incredibly infectious smile & laugh. The time flew by, & Brandon proposed with a Sobi drinks, & Ashley, of course, said yes.
Their wedding marked almost three & a half years together & their wedding was filled with warm hugs, laughing children running everywhere, amazing cheesecake, bbq, & the perfect cloud covering to shield us from the sun that wanted to beat down & give us a nasty sunburn.
We did Ashley's bridal photos about two weeks before their wedding & I got a glimpse of some of the details that were to be present at the wedding. I squealed with delight & couldn't wait for their special day to arrive. I wasn't disappointed. Together, Ashley & her mom (& I'm sure countless other helped) collected & created details to turn every space into the perfect backdrop for a party. I'm so happy I could be a part of it.
I found it impossible to narrow down my favorite photos, so I'm splitting up this up into two blog posts. Sorry I'm not sorry!!
Brandon carried two meteor rocks with him in a little pouch (specifically moldavites from the Czech Republic), one polished, one not, which is also the center stone in Ashley's engagement ring.
Every barefoot bride needs to have a chaco tan line, right?
Ashley & Brandon opted for a First Look, & as always, I teared up. I can't help myself when reactions like these happen!
Here's a fun & unique guest book idea: sign Jenga pieces!
The ceremony had a lot of unique features to it, but one of my favorites had to be watching the flower girls & ring bearer try & get down these stairs. It took a good five minutes & it was one of the cutest things ever.
Ashley & Brandon have the cutest little girl &, naturally, daddy had to stop & play with her before Ashley made her grand entrance. (Be sure to see Part 2 to see some daredevil stunts these two pulled later that day.)
The ceremony included four blessings (one to the north, to the south, the east, & the west), then followed by readings from the maid of honor & best man. Not only were they thoughtful & sweet, but hilarious. When in doubt, grab some song lyrics. Never gonna give you up/Never gonna let you down...
We'll pause here on this adorable photo. Click here for Part 2!