My friend Ashley recently tied the knot with the fabulous Tim, and I got to be their photographer! They were married in the Washington D.C. LDS temple and it was lovely. Seriously one of the most fun weekends I’ve had all year. Ashley and I have been friends since college and since then we and all of our friends have scattered out across the country (well, I haven’t scattered, but they have). A good number of us were able to all reunite in Virginia for Ashley and Tim’s big day and it was so much fun! I loved that we were able to all be involved somehow, from our friend Linsey designing the announcements, place cards, favor cards, etc., to all of us helping Ashley pick her flowers, and do her hair and make-up the morning of her wedding. It was a combination of my favorite things: amazing friends, hilarious moments, a gorgeous bride and groom, a wedding, beautiful weather! The only thing missing was Jake. I wished so much that he could have been there! But, since he accompanied me to my previous D.C. wedding two weeks before, he couldn’t make this one. (I guess he had to be responsible and work at HIS job, or something like that. Pfft!)
Okay, are you ready? This is a seriously huge post:
Love their shoes. Ashley found her fabulous blue beauties at a thrift store. Love it.
Dear Ashley, you are GORGEOUS (and Tim, you’re handsome)
Absolutely love Ashley’s ring. So unique and vintage.
Ashley’s cousin embroidered her amazing sign on a pillowcase. So fantastic! They also had their guests write notes to them on quilt squares so they can make a quilt out of them. Really love this idea.
Several of us spent the afternoon before picking wildflowers from the side of the road, and from this amazing property called Field of Flowers. It was straight out of a storybook. And I loved how all the flowers looked! So natural and colorful. We used them to make Ashley’s bouquet and the centerpieces.
They had croquet set up for their guests to play at the reception. So I obviously had to make them play a little bit…
Giant white balloons lined the path into the reception area; (balloons which we later tied to their car for their departure).
Rather than having a traditional cake, they had various cheesecakes with all sorts of toppings. So yummy.
Tim’s mom made the most delicious toffee for the favors. My mom makes this toffee, and it’s HARD to do. I’m so impressed she made so much of it. It was DELICIOUS. You can spot a photo in the slideshow of our friend Cameron hoarding it, it was so good. I would like to eat some right now.
Love you guys and I am SO happy for you! Your wedding was amazing and I’m so happy I was able to photograph it!
Special thanks to my friend Cameron (and for KR for also volunteering!) for manning my second camera during the group shots. He got some awesome candids! Check them out in the slideshow. They are the b&w ones during the group shots.
To view their slideshow, click HERE.