Fabulous! That is the only word to describe Ashley Nicole, Daniel, and their wonderful families and friends. Ashley Nicole and Daniel had a beautiful fall wedding at Rockledge Mansion. I was warned by the chef that I would see ghosts in my pictures–alas, I don’t think I captured any ghosts, but I did get a lot of shots of *living* people having the time of their lives.
The lovely couple opted to do a first look prior to their ceremony. I love getting friends’ reactions as well as the groom’s reaction.
The Rockledge Mansion’s ballroom has a wonderful chandelier. I layed on the floor to get this shot. I am pretty sure the people setting up thought I was weird…
Lovely bridesmaids! And Ashley Nicole’s beautiful twin sisters were her maids-of-honor.
So gorgeous! I love when brides wear their veils down the aisle. :)
After the ceremony, everyone had a moment to relax before the AWESOME reception.
So, I see this at almost every wedding, and I always think it is hilarious. Notice the enthusiasm surrounding the bouquet toss:
Contrast that with how basically every guy tries to avoid the garter:
Wedding Rule #322: When “Don’t Stop Believin’” is played, thou shalt sing along with great abandon. (Applies to the photographer as well.)
Here’s to “Happily Ever After” for always and forever!
Photography: Olivia Jacob Photography (of course!)
Wedding Coordination: Delain Moyers, Bon Soiree Events
Candles: Custom made by Samantha at 13 Magickal Moons, Occoquan, Virginia
Caterer: Georgetown Caterers
Dress: Dress #1: Eden Bridals/Alterations, La Bella Bridal Occoquan, Virginia; Dress #2 Lilly Pulitzer
Flowers: Silk Bouquets by Wendy, Lead Floral Designer Michael’s in Woodbridge; Live Flower Arrangements by Delain Moyers, Bon Soiree Events
Hair & Makeup: Beyond Studio Woodbridge, Virginia
Officiant: Lynn Lacey (family friend of the groom)
Venue: Rockledge Mansion, Occoquan, Virginia
Wine: Gift from the owner of Tastefully Yours, a local gourmet and sandwich shop in Occoquan
Everything Else: The bride’s father was instrumental in decorating. When I asked who should be credited for details of her day, the bride explained, “All the other decorations and all the things outside the mansion (the lanterns, mums, lights, etc, the photo frames and everything) were made by my dad- most of them spray painted.”