August 7, 2013

{Real Wedding} Ashley & Bryan

Fancy Love Photography - Weddings, of the  Hudson Valley NY, consists of two lovely ladies which you can learn more about by clicking on their names: Jenn and Carlise. Two good friends who are passionate about marriage and weddings. Their hope is that your wedding is just as you remember only enhanced through their photos!

Ashley and Bryan were High School sweethearts of almost 7 years and here is their story from Ashley, "Our love story began many years ago. We went to the same church, and soon, the same school once I started ninth grade in the fall. Our church had arranged a trip to Washington D.C. for the day and we, as well as our families attended. It wasn't until too long that I switched my group to be in Bryan's by the end of the bus trip Bryan asked for my AOL screen name. That day on the bus trip we were all playing cards and when he took my screen name, he wrote it on a pack of cards (and to this day he still has that packs of cards!).  It was about four months of just talking until we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend. Our relationship is so special that I started high school in ninth grade and graduated high school as his girlfriend, always taken. 

It wasn't soon after high school that Bryan left for boot camp at the United States Military Academy making our relationship long distance for four years. It has not always been the easiest, but we definitely made it work, which is why we chose to have a West Point wedding. During Bryan's final summer at West Point he proposed to me in a hot air balloon after 5 and a half years of dating. He chose a hot air balloon because I always said it was my number one thing on my "bucket list". It was such a fairy-tale come true of a proposal and it was everything I could ever image. We were engaged for almost a year and we got married this June at the Catholic chapel in West Point. 

While we have been together for almost seven years now, I will only be starting my senior year in college. The decision to get married while I was still in school was not a hard one...we were ready. Bryan graduated from West Point on May 25, 2013 and then was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama for flight school and there was no way he was going to start a new adventure without me. We are currently in Fort Rucker, AL enjoying the summer as a married couple. I will be returning to PA to finish my last year of school at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Like our courtship, our first year of marriage will be long distance."  

Ashley and Bryan are both the first child to marry from both sides so it was a very special and long awaited wedding!! Ashley celebrated her 21st birthday shortly before wedding. There were so many unique details and too many great photos to pick from so I hope you have time to enjoy all of them!! A few sweet details throughout the day included: Exchange of gifts, father seeing his daughter for the first time, sword arch, each of the moms displayed their wedding dresses during reception, instead of giving favors they gave a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, cutting the cake with the saber, a cake smash, and groom being lifted and carried to his bride by his groomsmen. Their wedding looked like such a fun day filled with so may great memories and you can see more of their wedding here: Fancy Love Photography West Point Wedding. Thank you Fancy Love Photography for sharing their gorgeous photos and we all send you two strength during your long distance relationship
The Proposal 
 The Wedding
Vendors: Ceremony: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel // Venue: Hilton Garden Inn // DJ: Seward Tech Park // Photographer: Fancy Love Photography // Videographer: Adam Kopelman // Flowers: Absolutely Flowers // Cake: Adams Fairacre Farms // Wedding Gown: Allure from Exclusively You // Groom's Attires: Army Uniform (traditional dress blues) // Transportation: West Point Tours

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