From the second Ashley first reached out about their wedding, I was over-the-moon about it. You see, I’ve known Ashley for seven years (she encouraged me to date my now husband!), and she is one of the warmest and most thoughtful humans out there. It only made sense that she would find a partner like Joel; he is steadfast, kind, and encourages the best out of her. They are completely at home with each other, and their wedding day was the perfect celebration of that.
We started the morning at the farmhouse on the Homestead Blessings property, where Ashley was surrounded by the closest women in her life. They laughed, they helped Ashley with all of the buttons on her dress (that’s the mark of a true friend), and the excitement was palpable in the room. With the tying of some converse, the reading of sweet notes, and a quick break in the flower fields, we made our way over to their wooded ceremony.
Ashley and Joel are all about nature; they spend their free time hiking and adventuring whenever they can. So there could not have been a more perfect spot for their vows than surrounded by trees. From the second they saw each other, they lit up (we saw those tears, Joel). The smiles only got bigger as they sealed it all with a kiss and walked back down the aisle.
After a brief break for their sweet portraits, they danced their way into their reception. There could not have been a more beautiful night; they danced, they toasted, they sang so hard that Lizzo would be proud. The whole room celebrated the heck out of these two magical humans taking the next step in their lives together.
Congratulations you two! Thank you for being so much fun, you’re the very best!
Hair and Makeup – Bombshell Salon
Florist – Ziegler Florist
Venue – Homestead Blessings
Caterer – VanNoble Farms