Ashley+Ben, Wedding

The first time I met Ashley and Ben was just a few months before their May wedding, and Ashley immediately introduced herself, gave me a big hug, and started going over some picture ideas and such for the big day! :) I had met with her mother a few times over the past several months to talk about the wedding details and schedules, because the couple lived a few hours away, but I always like to meet the bride and groom beforehand when I can. Ashley was the definition of Southern charm, letting us know there would be plenty of food for us to eat at the reception, and making sure if we needed anything all we had to do was ask. We talked about the dress and the decor, the colors and style. A Southern-chic wedding went perfectly with this lovely couple, and I was of course excited to photograph it! Ashley and Ben's wedding day couldn't have been more beautiful! We had blue skies and fluffy white clouds, hay bales, barns, lace, and flowers as our backdrop, and the wedding party was great to work with. Lots of smiles and tears were had even before the ceremony with the arrival of friends and family, then we watched as the couple said I Do at sunset, and all walked over to the beautiful reception area for cake cutting, dances, and a good time celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs.

Thanks so much to Ashley and Ben for letting us be a part of your special day! Also, thanks to Anne for meeting with me and taking care of so many fine details. :) The wedding coordinators were Susanne Marsidi and Claudia Maness, who were wonderful to work with and did such a great job putting this day together!

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I love this picture of Ashley's granddad looking at her dress. <3

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I usually love the groom's face during the first look, but I think Ashley's expression here is adorable!

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A few of Ashley's friends and family got together and brought her grandmother for a little surprise visit from the nursing home.

Getting ready for the ceremony!

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How precious are these bridesmaids? :)

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While everyone else was eating, this little guy sat and watched the band play. :)

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