I met Ashley at her Matron of Honor’s wedding a couple years back, and liked her instantly. Besides having a tattoo of Chip from Beauty and the Beast on her shoulder, she had an effortlessly beautiful smile, gorgeous blue eyes, and a equally immature sense of humor. We became fast friends.
Fast forward to her meeting Blake, the love of her life. Patient, funny, sweet, and laid back, Blake looked at Ashley with love and thankfulness in his eyes, and I squee’d behind my camera as we did their engagement shoot.
Fast forward again, if you will, to this last weekend, when Ashley and Blake said their Forever Vows in Camp Four Echoes, just off the Bay of Coeur d Alene Lake. The view was STUNNING, even if it was a chilly 14 degrees with the sun up. Ashley loved having her winter wedding, complete with a luxurious shawl draped around her freckled shoulders and bow ties on every groomsmen there, as well as the men who helped raise her. It was a ceremony full of love and real life. Their vows made us chuckle and their kiss was sweet.
With a reception and exit that left us smiling the whole way home, we decided there was no better way to begin our 2014 wedding season.
Thank you Ashley & Blake for trusting us with your incredible day–we had an absolute blast!