On an overcast Saturday morning, Ashley and her bridesmaids gathered at Sonage Salon and Day Spa.  While everyone still seemed half asleep, the excitement was already starting to build. Today Ashley would marry Jon, her sweetheart of almost 10 years!

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After a well planned engagement, Ashley was now getting ready to meet Jon on the aisle at the First Presbyterian Church for their Dunn NC wedding.

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While Ashley and the bridesmaids were up at the Spa, Jon and the boys arrived at the church to start getting dressed.  After the boys were suited up, I had a few minutes to take some portraits of Jon.

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Once Jon went back to relax with his groomsmen, Ashley began getting into her gorgeously ornate dress just down the hall.

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At every step of the way, Ashley’s sister and maid of honor, Emily was there to make sure Ashley was looking beyond perfect.

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Once she was in her dress, Ashley walked to the sanctuary where her and Jon had opted to do their first look.  Jon was escorted to the end of one of the aisles by his father with eyes closed, before getting into place where he could see his very soon to be bride.

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2014-06-15_0015Once Jon and Ashley had spent a few minutes enjoying their first look, we headed out front for some portraits so that they could move straight from the ceremony to the reception later in the afternoon.

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Ashley’s choice of details was wonderful, and her pink rose bouquet  added a wonderful classic touch to the day.
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Just after the ceremony finished, Ashley and Jon headed to the back the sanctuary, and paused for a brief second to just enjoy each others company.
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Following the ceremony, Ashley and Jon headed over to meet family and friends in the reception hall.  The room was overflowing with applause as the newlyweds entered the room, I don’t think I have seen a bride hug so many people at a reception.  There really was so much love in the room, so many friends and loved ones there celebrating this couples choice to spend the rest of their lives together.

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Once the reception came to a close, Jon and Ashley exited the reception and were bombarded with a shower of rose petals.

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And finally as they prepared to leave, Jon managed to sneak one last kiss for the camera before riding off with his new bride.2014-06-15_0018

 

Jon and Ashley, thank you so much for letting me join you on such a beautiful and happy day.  I wish you both the best as you move forward with your lives together, and I know you are going to make an amazing team!

 

Venue: First Presbyterian Church
Second Photographer: Cindy Schepers
Florist: Dragonfly Florist
Hair and Makeup: Sonage Salon and Day Spa

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