Abbington Banquets Wedding

Abbington Banquets Wedding PhotographyAshley + Dean

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This wedding was particularly special for me to photograph. You see, I was there when Ashley and Dean first met. It was a cold winter day, and Ashley and I and our other friends decided to stay in at the apartment. Dean came over that night and I remember Ashley and I had to venture across the hall just so she could gush over how cute he was! At the time, I thought it was just an innocent crush, but by the end of that year, the now-newlyweds started dating and they haven't left each others sides since.

And, not to brag, but I totally called when and where Dean would propose to Ashley a year before it actually happened. Ashley and I had gotten together one day to catch up and she told me Dean was already planning them a vacation in Spain after she graduated from Optometry School. Dean is quite the romantic, and the idea of an overseas celebration had "proposal" written all over it. They traveled to Spain together and enjoyed the food, wine, soccer games and visited with his family. It only took a few days of being over there before Dean decided to pop the question. Using a ring that was a family heirloom, Dean asked Ashley to marry him, and of course, she said yes! I should have put money on these two, because I'd be a millionaire right now.

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Flash forward a year later to their wedding day. It was a beautiful, summer summer weekend. Rain was in the forecast but it didn't dare rain a drop on the happy couple. Ashley and Dean had a traditional wedding including their closest family and friends. After the ceremony hosted at Ashley's family church, the newlyweds ventured with us to Danada Equestrian Center for portraits. The whole day felt relaxed and effortless, and Ashley and Dean enjoyed every moment. They celebrated at the Abbington Banquets for an Italian feast, drinks and dancing. The wedding was perfectly them, and I couldn't be more happy for the couple. Congratulations again Ashley and Dean!