Ashley and Mike had actually known each other since their preschool time back in Christ Church. They met again in high school and started dating in 2007 during their junior year till throughout college. Since both of them went to different universities – Mike attended University of Maryland while Ashley went to Salisbury University – they went through long distance relationship for quite a while. At the start of their careers, they lived in their college town for two years.
Mike proposed to Ashley in May 2013 at the dock of Kent Island Yacht Club, where they later had their engagement photo sessions, right among scenic water and boating sites which they loved so much. As for their wedding ceremony and reception, Ashley and Mike chose The Houghton House at the Aspen Wye River Conference Centers. It was the perfect choice, added even more because of the beautiful gardens and surroundings.
In every wedding, there are always those special images captured during the occasion. I loved having the chance to engage this private moments between the Mother of the Bride and her daughter before Ashley walked down the aisle.
Beautiful wedding dress by Mon Cheri.
The Father of Bride, upon seeing his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress.
Ashley’s grandma couldn’t contain her happy tears as she proudly witnessed her granddaughter became the beautiful Bride, ready for her wedding.
The Groom with his Best Man and Groomsmen.
The lovely Bride with her Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids.
Beautiful arch with pastel colored roses, designed by the talented florist Amy from Monteray Farms.
And they’re officially husband and wife! 🙂
Gorgeous arrays of flower decors and floral petals adorned for the ceremony, all designed by Monteray Farms.
Adorable table assignment place cards by Periwinkles Boutique.
Magnificent table centerpieces of candles and colorful blooms, also designed by Monteray Farms.
The lovely 4-tier pastel themed wedding cake from Bay Country Bakery.
After DJ Steve Moody introduced the couple, the Bride and Groom started the beautiful moments of their first dance.
Endearing moments during the parent dances. First was the dance between the Father of the Bride and daughter, followed by the Mother of the Groom and son.
Afterwards, it was an open dance floor for everyone with funky music by DJ Steve Moody.
It happened to be Mike’s birthday as well, so Ashley surprised the Groom with a Birthday cake, also prepared by Bay Country Bakery
Congratulations, Ashley and Mike!
May you both live happily ever after! 🙂
Venue, Hotel, and Catering: Aspen Wye River Conference Centers
Coordinator: Kathie Cowell
Officiant: Reverend Charlie Osberger, Wye Parish
Make Up: Gianna, Face Like an Angel
Hair: Kathy and Karen, Mane Effects; and Sharon, Artistic Hair Design
Dress: Mon Cheri dress from Claire’s Fashions, Delaware
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Amy Wilkins, Monteray Farms
DJ: Steve Moody, Steve Moody’s Entertainment Connection
Wedding Cake and Birthday Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Favors: Fields of Heather Bakery
Place cards: Lauren Pinder, Periwinkles Boutique
Invitations: Minuteman Press of Kent Island