Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Ashley + Mike

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.

Private moments with Mom before the Bride walked down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com


The wedding post sign leading to the venue. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Beautiful wedding dress by Mon Cheri.

Bride's beautiful wedding dress by Mon Cheri. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride looking at her reflection in the mirror. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride embraced by her sister. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride with her sister and Mother of the Bride. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Father of Bride, upon seeing his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress.

The Father of Bride, upon seeing his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Ashley’s grandma couldn’t contain her happy tears as she proudly witnessed her granddaughter became the beautiful Bride, ready for her wedding.

Grandmother shed tears crying seeing Bride for the first time in her wedding dress. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Groom with his Best Man and Groomsmen.

The Groom with his Best Man and Groomsmen. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom with his entourage of Best Man and Groomsmen walking together. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The lovely Bride with her Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids.

The lovely Bride with her Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com A kiss for the Bride from her proud parents. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Beautiful arch with pastel colored roses, designed by the talented florist Amy from Monteray Farms.

Beautiful arch with pastel colored roses by Monteray Farms florist. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Pretty flower girl leading the wedding procession. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom's happy expression upon seeing his Bride for the first time. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Father of the Bride escorting his daughter during processional. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride with her father walking down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom eyeing his beautiful Bride as she approaches. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The young flower girl among the Bridesmaids. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Lovely wedding bouquet by florist Monteray Farms. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Exchanging wedding bands during the ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Floral decorations hanging on chairs in the aisle, Bride and Groom in the background. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing during ceremony vow. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

And they’re officially husband and wife! 🙂

Groom and Bride's first kiss during the ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom kissing during recessional after their wedding ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The beautiful setting for wedding ceremony with flower decors from florist Monteray Farms. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Gorgeous arrays of flower decors and floral petals adorned for the ceremony, all designed by Monteray Farms.

Gorgeous arrays of flower decors and floral petals adorned for the wedding ceremony by Monteray Farms. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom kissing under the gazebo. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride under the pergola. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom holding hands posing for pictures. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom hugging. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Hors d'oeuvres served at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Candle and flowers for table decor during cocktail hour. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Adorable table assignment place cards by Periwinkles Boutique.

Table assignment placecards for the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Table setting and decorations by Monteray Farms at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Magnificent table centerpieces of candles and colorful blooms, also designed by Monteray Farms.

Magnificent table centerpieces of candles and colorful blooms by Monteray Farms. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Lovely 4-tier wedding cake by Bay Country Bakery. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The lovely 4-tier pastel themed wedding cake from Bay Country Bakery.

The pastel pink rose cake topper on wedding cake by Bay Country Bakery. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up shot of wedding bands and diamond engagement ring. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom entered the wedding reception tent during introduction by DJ Steve Moody. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

After DJ Steve Moody introduced the couple, the Bride and Groom started the beautiful moments of their first dance.

Bride and Groom's first dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother, Father of Groom and guests laughing during toast speech. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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.

Father of the Bride dances with his daughter. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of the Brides looked on during the father-daughter dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Groom and aunt watching mother-son dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of the Groom dances with her son. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom and his mother during parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride smiling as she watches the parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Lantern lighting up the wedding venue. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Afterwards, it was an open dance floor for everyone with funky music by DJ Steve Moody.

Wedding guests having fun dancing, pulling guest's tie at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of the Bride silly dancing at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride dancing with guests at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

It happened to be Mike’s birthday as well, so Ashley surprised the Groom with a Birthday cake, also prepared by Bay Country Bakery

Groom's surprise birthday cake from the Bride. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom and his birthday cake with Las Vegas decoration. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Partying kids dancing at the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Best man and bridesmaid dancing dancing and jumping during the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groomsmen partying at wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bridesmaids singing along at the wedding reception with music by DJ Steve Moody. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Hanging candles among the flower arrangements. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom doing the dip and kissing the Bride after the wedding reception. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations, Ashley and Mike!
May you both live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

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

 

 

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