Brian & Ashley’s Delray Beach Wedding Photographs

January 28, 2010

Brian & Ashley – January 16, 2010
Ceremony & Reception: Gulf Stream Bath & Tennis Club
Florist: Ron Weeks

Event Coordination: Alice McMullin
Catering & Cake: Gulf Stream Bath & Tennis Club
Band: Liquid Pleasure
Ashley’s Dress: Lela Rose
Ashley’s Reception Dress: Haute Hippie
Ashley’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale via The Wedding Library
Hair & Makeup: Jenny Bowen

Get comfortable because this is going to be a looooong post πŸ™‚

Ashley and I went to high school together so it was particularly special to be able to document her wedding. Brian and Ashley and both of their families just couldn’t have been nicer or more welcoming. Ashley has affectionately named her Mom “Marti the one woman party.” Marti and Ashley did an amazing job planning and coordinating a wedding that was beautiful and warm – people danced the night away and everyone just had an incredible time.

I’ll let the pictures begin to tell the story…..

The whole day Ashley was simply radiant and kept repeating “I’m so excited. I’m so excited. I’m so excited” – it was adorable!

Her beautiful Lela Rose dress struck the perfect balance between being elegant and casual – ideal for a beach wedding. You can’t really see the scale in the photo of her amazing shoes but Ashley has simply teeny tiny feet!

A few more details -the simple invitations decorated with a starfish.

Handkerchiefs Ashley had embroidered as gifts for her parents.
Her beautiful and simple earrings.
The welcome bags given to guests (a lovely touch for people arriving from out of town)

This dress was FIERCE. Haute Hippie strikes again!

Ashley wore her family’s veil which has everyone’s initials and wedding dates embroidered along the edge – pretty special.

Some of the 11! bridesmaids relax as Ashley finishes getting ready

Love this image.

Does she look relaxed and happy or what??

Love this – all the ladies watch as the dress is prepared for Ashley

Love this one.

A few details of the ceremony site before people started arriving….

Now it was a wee bit windy on the beach but people took it in stride πŸ™‚

Ashley’s Mom enjoys the beginning of the ceremony πŸ™‚

Let it begin!

Brian catches his first glimpse of Ashley coming down the aisle πŸ™‚

Happy happy happy πŸ™‚


What a site!

With this ring…..

Ashley’s delicate bouquet

A few portraits on the beach before heading in for cocktails!

I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record….love these next two!

And this one too πŸ™‚

A few details….

The tent looked amazing.

1st dance as Mr. & Mrs. πŸ™‚

Warm and touching toasts.

Ashley dances with her Dad

Time to turn up the volume πŸ™‚

Yes that is a shoe flying through the air πŸ™‚

Liquid Pleasure played for four hours straight and nobody left the dance floor – VERY fun to photograph!!

This was the official “it’s a small world after all” wedding…

Top left: 2 girls I went to grade school with who I had no idea would be at the wedding
Top right: Elisabeth from Blush Floral Design!
Bottom Left: Beth & Kurt!
Bottom Right: Eileen took this picture of the Deerfield crew πŸ™‚

More fun on the dance floor

This little one TORE IT UP!!!

One of the bridesmaids got a little warm so she turned her long dress into a short dress and provided her boyfriend with a fun accessory….Ashley took it in stride πŸ™‚

For the grand finale Marti sang to Brian & Ashley and brought the house down!

A huge thank you to Eileen for being my fearless sidekick πŸ™‚

And once again thank you to Brian and Ashley for having such an amazingly beautiful and fun wedding and having us along πŸ™‚


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