Ashley and Ben have been sweethearts since high school.
When he showed up to take Ashley out for coffee with his hoodie pulled down over his head… Ashley’s stepdad knew this boy might be trouble.
The trouble was they were actually quite right for each other. And so the waiting began. Through high school and college and starting careers and finding the way.
There is something sweet about the wait. The way it makes the day that you finally say I do seem like a grand finale and new adventure all at once.
Everyone said “Finally!” … but there was never a sense that this all happened too soon. It all happened just in time.
Ashley’s dress hung in her parent’s backyard for just a minute. Her hair done up in curls.
She tapped Ben on the shoulder an hour or so before they would officially say I do, just to stop time for a minute to say I love you.
…The best thing about what I do is to learn to appreciate all those little moments and save them for later. To stop time just for a second to say I love you.
Here are some favorite moments of Ashley + Ben’s wedding day at the beautiful Mountain Winery in Saratoga.
that first look…
…a laugh after a stolen kiss at the unity candle.
…and then the official “first” kiss.
Sweet kisses as husband and wife now…
…and dancing. lots of dancing.
…all of the photographers.
…a dance between a dad and his girl.
…when your groom rips his calvin klein’s on the dance floor.
…and his bride just laughs. and we all keep dancing.
Ashley + Ben, it was an honor to be a small part of your wonderful day.
Also thanks to : Jessica Burke for assisting me
Sarah Seven for designing Ashley’s beautiful gown
Melissa Hoffman for doing a wonderful job on Ashley’s hair and makeup.
Floral Design Studio for creating such beautiful bouquets and centerpieces.
Margaret’s French Bakery for making a really delicious cake.