This wedding is a special wedding to me. When my cousin Anthony and his gorgeous wife Ashley asked me to be the photographer at their wedding, I was so overjoyed! I have seen Anthony grow from a sweet little boy into a grown man- a man who now has become the Mr. to his Mrs.- Ashley, a beautiful soul inside and out.
Although being from the same town, they met in Virginia Beach. They walked on the beach and talked for hours. You could say, it was love at first sight. They are a perfect pair. They encompass the very slogan of Virgina Beach…yes, it is for lovers. They decided that since the forged a love in Virgina, they would return their for their wedding. The Virginia Beach Resort and Convention Center set the stage for the romantic wedding on the beach.
Ashley carefully planned the details even hand writing on individual seashells for the seating arrangements. The gorgeous details selected for this day were a selection of colors that matched the sand and sea.
She beautifully handcrafted the centerpieces and even made the adorable foot jewelry that her bridesmaids wore for the ceremony on the sand. The groomsmen were given personalized flasks from the groom and as you will see, they all seem to have appreciated this personalized touch!
Anthony and Ashley made my heart warm as the connection between the two is so evident. Shooting weddings gives you a glimpse into the couples relationship, and I saw so many times when no one was looking that they shared secret kisses and looks of admiration for each other. It makes me so incredibly happy to see my cousin, have the perfect compliment to him.
Ashley, you are a gem. Your parents, sister and grandparents are amazing. I can see that you love so kindly because you were shown the same by your parents. You are warm-hearted, genuine and gentle. You have made my cousin a happy man and I thank you for being such a wonderful wife and addition to our family.
Anthony, I am so extremely proud of the man you have become. Tio Tony and Titi Nancy have done an amazing job raising you. You are the perfect balance of kind, funny and loving. I could not be more happy that you have Ashley to share your life with. There is no greater joy than to see a family member be with the love of their life.
As you take a look through your wedding day images, relive every moment, remember the sound of the waves, the warmth of the sun and smells of the sweet love in the air. The day was perfect from the beginning to the starlit end. I love you both very much and I wish for you an infinity of love, health and happiness. May you be blessed today and always….