From the moment I met Ashley I knew she was different than any other girl I had met. Even though we were just acquaintances at first. She listened so intently when I spoke, she smiled, she connected, she smiled again (dang that smile)! Ashley knows how to love those around her oh so well. She gives her all. You know you are loved by this sweet bride just by her sweet presence. When I met Mike for the first time Ashley was radiating even more gorgeous than she had before. Her love was bigger. Her HEART was bigger.
It was no surprise to me on her wedding day to hear the same exact things from her friends, her sweet bridesmaids and her parents. Her and her mom’s connection was something I would love to have if I ever had a daughter or daughter in law. So much sweetness and genuine excitement for this couple to join together! It was contagious.
Mike got to have two first looks, one with his sweet daughter Olivia and then his gorgeous bride. I would have to say one of my favorite parts of the day was three seconds after Olivia had hugged and seen her daddy, she looked at me and promptly asked if she could go potty RIGHT NOW. Mike and I laughed as it was quite the perfect little response to their emotional embrace. But what kills me was Mike’s reaction to Ashley. Just pure and true. These two.
Ok, now if there wasn’t enough of people to talk about. Y’all THESE details. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Watercolor. Blue’s and Teal’s?! Ashley was speaking my language times a million!!!! She was inspired by the water in her engagement photos and just went with it, Water & simplicity were her two words she used in her planning often! I am obsessed with all things her bridesmaid dresses, floral and the amazing white wall we found downtown Green Bay, WI!
Their reception venue was full of windows and pulled in just that perfect feeling of fresh light before the sun set for the day and brought in the perfect dinner vibe! Some other favorite moment of the day was my bride having a couple of bites of pizza, her sweet pup Murphy greeting me at the door and almost running away while the girls were getting ready. It was such an amazing day and I am so happy I had the privilege of capturing your love story Ashley + Mike. So much congrats and love! Enjoy!
Wedding dress designer: Wtoo by Watters, a & be bridal, dress topper for ceremony by BHLDN
Bridal accessories: Perfect Details
Bride’s shoes: Shoes by Betsey Johnson, plus some chucks to dance in later 🙂
Hair/Makeup: April Longtine | Chris Jacobson
Florist: Buds ‘n Bloom
Cake/dessert: Bake My Day
DJ: DJ Taito, Mo’ Phunk Records
Caterer: Thornberry Creek
Invitations/designer: Cody Vinson