It was spring of 2010 as Ashley headed out to grab a few drinks with friends. As they settled down at a bar in downtown Annapolis, Ashley managed to catch the eyes of a young man across the bar.  When Paul decided to approach Ashley and buy her a drink, he was a bit caught off guard when she managed to beat him to the punch and buy his drink instead.  A few days later Ashley decided he could make it up to her and take her out on a date.  One date turned into several, and after almost four years of dating, Paul finally made up for that first drink.  Pouring Ashley a glass of champagne and dropping to one knee he swore to love her forever.

On what had to be the most beautiful day of fall, I got the pleasure of spending it photographing this wonderful couple for their Walkersville Maryland Wedding!  Walkers Overlook was a gorgeous wedding venue set in the rolling hills and farmland of Walkersville.

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The bridal suite had beautiful lighting that was perfect for capturing Ashley as she got ready.

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Ashley’s dress was the perfect mix of elegance and a dash of vintage, loved the hanger!

 

 

 

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While Ashley and the bridesmaids got ready upstairs, Paul and the groomsmen got dressed downstairs.

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As the boys finished up, Paul sent his gift to Ashley upstairs.
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After the tears and hugs filled the room, Ashley was ready to head down for her first look with Paul.

As Paul anxiously waited, Ashley’s mom and bridemaids were able to sneak a few from the second floor brial suite.

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After the first look, we wandered the grounds for a few quick portraits before the ceremony.

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Then it was time to tuck the love birds away so they could actually get ready to walk down the aisle.

While I went to capture the all the wonderful details that Ashley, Paul and their families and friends had all helped to put together.

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As the sunset over Walkersville, Ashley and Paul headed back towards the house to join their families and friends for the reception.

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The toasts from Ashley’s sister, Courtney and Paul’s best man Rory was both heartfelt and hilarious.

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On top of all the other wonderful decorations the Ashley and her “team” put together, Ashley even managed to make her own wedding cake!  Quite skilled in the art of dessert making, she has actually been documenting/blogging all of her creations over the past few years.

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With the cake cut, the party ensued with nothing but smiles and dance moves from grandparents on down to kids.

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Of course no reception finale is complete without a bohemian rhapsody sing along

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Or a sparkler exit!

 

 

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Congrats to Mr & Mrs. Miller, I had a truely wonderful time documenting such an incredible and gorgeous day.  Hope you guys have a wonderful time in Spain!!!

Coordinator & Venue: Walkers Overlook
Second Photographer: Leah Ward

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