My final 2018 wedding! Here we go! BOY is it GOOSEPIMPLES worthy!!!
I must preface this by saying: whenever a friend of my sister gets married, I immediately feel a pang in my chest. It reminds me:
1. How I am getting more emotional as I age haha
and 2. How old I am. I mean, I met them all and they WERE BABIES.
Tiny little right-out-of-eighth-grade freshmen in high school.
So it’s beeen a beautiful ride watching these girls flourish into wonderful human beings!!
But back to this wedding – Ashley and Brandon met in Toledo where they attended college.
And they are ADORABLE. And I mean adorable.
Should I say it again? ADORABLE.
But with more words: it’s refreshing to watch two souls move with ease together.
And that is how I would describe them – they flow effortlessly while building each other up.
They are two halves to a whole, and seamlessly found one another.
Humor and mutual respect intertwine their love, and it warms my heart that Ashley found a partner like Brandon. I couldn’t have chosen a better one for a “sister” of mine. 🙂
With that said, one major cheers to them as they begin their next adventure together.
The wedding though – gosh.
I won’t get into too much detail, because I’d rather just let photos stand for themselves – but I do need to highlight this reception! It’s rare that I get to cover a reception timeline from start to finish, but when I do, it happens to have one ultimate dance party. And good golly miss molly – THIS RECEPTION WAS BONKERS. A good kind of bonkers!
Everyone danced, from grandparents to parents to kids to college friends to siblings.
The floor was packed with sooo much excitement and joy (basically I was in pure heaven!).
The sparkler exit then added more sugar onto this already sweet day!
(Too corny? Eh, oh well we are going with it!).
I know, I can talk all day about these two and the wedding they had – so just scroll down and see for yourself! Cheers to 2018! // xo riss
Ashley & Brandon’s Vendors:
Photography – Marissa Decker Photography
Videography – Mario Micale
Flowers – Nikki’s Perfect Petals
Hair & Makeup – MC Hair
Dress – Ivy Bridal (closed)
Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse
Socks for groomsmen – Fanatics
Robes/bags for bridesmaids – Cathy’s Concepts
Earrings – Claire’s
Programs – Etsy, TeeshaDerrick
Invites – Minted
DJ – Beach Boyz
Church – St. Matthew Parish
Chairs- Party Decor
Cake – Acme
Reception/food – Todaro’s Party Center
Wedding bands – Favorite Fine Jewelry
Table Signage – Little House Paperie Co (Etsy)
Tree Farm: Heritage Farms