May 05, 2017

1I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the 2017 summer season.. ashley and cj’s wedding was a dream from start to finish. I knew as soon as I walked into the bridal suite and met ashley and her girls for the first time, that this day would be special. for one, it was quiet.. really quiet. to be honest, at first I thought I had the wrong room. but as I walked in, ashley was getting her makeup finished and the other ladies were eating lunch and getting ready for this special day. as soon as she saw me, ashley reached out for a hug and I was so excited to work with her. she was beautiful, calm, and very ready to marry her love. for late april, the day was a bit steamy… in the 90′s, but it was glorious and the spring colors of the congressional country club were in full bloom. as we made our way outside for her and cj’s first look, I could sense ashley’s joy. this day has been a long time coming.. because of their school and work commitments, the two of them have spent a large portion of their relationship apart. during the toasts, the main thing that people kept returning to was their ability to make it work, despite time and distance. their’s is a love that was obviously meant to be ~ no matter what. the whole day was just so lovely – their friends and their families were so kind and fun.. I immediately felt right at home with all of them and am happy to have made some wonderful new friends. I am SO very happy for you both and wish you all of the love and happiness that the world has to offer!

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