Oh where do I begin with this one? Ashley has been my muse ever since I started photography. Every time I needed or wanted to practice I would call this girl up and ask her to pose for me. She would without fail. For years I dreamed of the day when I would get to photograph her wedding. And well it came. It happened.
Ashley met her beau at BYU in Provo, Utah. When Ashley told me about him I knew he was something special…because I’m going to be honest…you have to be special to match Ash. Ashley is amazing in so many ways and I can honestly say she found her match. Sam is totally her equal and it is such a joy to see.
I was able to attend the ceremony in the Provo City, Center Temple. It was beautiful. However photography is not allowed inside the temple so I could only photograph it in my mind. And It will forever be etched in my heart.
On the day they got married it was cold and stormy, however the storm let up just in time for pictures outside the temple.
Ashley chose to break the mold by wearing pants! IT WAS AMAZING! Ashley made her wedding ‘attire’ herself and I died. I loved it so much. When she told me she was going to wear pants I was like “WHAT?!!!! YESSS!” and I totally love what she created! It’s beautiful and classy in a modern way.
Ash also broke the mold by having her bridesmaids all wear white. Typically white is reserved for the bride, but if the bride is wearing pants…the bridesmaids can wear white.
The reception was held at the Springville Art Museum in Springville Utah. It was totally Sam and Ashley. Their spread was beautiful. Filled with meats, cheeses, nuts, fruits and chocolates it was divine. It was the perfect refreshments to view the art, mingle with friends and just hang out.
During the reception, Ashley’s sister Brooke opened up and announced her mission call. She has decided to serve a mission for her church and Ashley wanted her to open it at her wedding. Brooke will serve a mission for 18 months in North Carolina.
The evening was finished with dancing and then Sam carried Ashley to the car as they jetted off to their honeymoon in San Juan.
Ashley and Sam…congratulations. Ash, I know you will be an amazing wife and one day mom and I know Sam is a lucky fella to have you. Sam…you’re a lucky fella to have our Ashley and I know she is lucky to have you too. Take care of each other.
All my love and Best Wishes