Ashley + Ben

This is definitely the biggest wedding preview I’ve ever posted, so brace yourselves 🙂 Ashley and Ben, who you may remember from their super cool engagement session, were married in Grand Rapids on Saturday! The ceremony was under a huge black maple tree, surrounded by farm land, and every detail of the entire day made this one of the most beautiful, and personal weddings I’ve ever been a part of.

I was so lucky to have my dear friend Stevie T photographing this wedding with me.  Quite a few of these images are hers, and they are gorgeous. I’m always so thrilled to work with her, and I think it’s safe to say we make a pretty awesome team! 😉

Ashley and Ben have mad style, and every detail was flawless!

The couple did all of the stationary themselves! The graphic of Ashley and Ben on the RSVP card was created from one of their engagement photos! I was so thrilled to see it used throughout the wedding!


Ashley was the most beautiful bride!

Ben ♥’s Beards.

The location could not have been any better! AMAZING!

Love this one of Ben’s mom blowing the couple a kiss.

I ♥ big trees.

Bridal Party Collage! Special request from the bride, and I just adore how it turned out!

This one is one of Stevie’s photos. The guys were in the field looking for a pair of sunglasses, but I just love how nicely spaced they are- it almost looks posed. Amazing catch, Stevie!

The door frame was made by their family specifically for the ceremony. Such a wonderful added touch!

Ashley, you’re stunning.

Their reception was held at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids.

Ashley made the cake topper herself! And there’s the engagement photo graphic again! Made into coloring pages!!

The reception had a travel theme!

Ashley and her dad had the cutest father-daughter dance I had ever seen. They danced to Father and Daughter by Paul Simon. I suggest you look it up, it’s wonderful.

Ben has mad dance skills.

I ♥ happy brides.

Ben deejayed the after party, and I couldn’t resist getting a couple shots of him in action!

Thanks so much, Ashley and Ben for letting me be a part of your amazing day! And big thank you again to Stevie T for shooting with me! You’re so talented, my friend!

07/13/2010 - 11:47 am

Ashley Nicole & Stevie,
these are amazing as always! Must be the name Ashley, these are my colors & I even got the hanger made also. Beautiful job catching a beautiful couple on their amazing day. You both are AWESOME!

07/13/2010 - 2:57 pm

Stevie Nicole!!! I am speechless!!! I was there when all these photos were taken and I still can’t believe how AMAZING they are!!! Always an honor to shoot side by side with you, my friend! A big congratulations to Ben and Ashley…. you were hands down the most wonderful couple to work with!!!!

07/13/2010 - 3:33 pm

Stevie oh and Ben.. if you read this… you simply MUST hook a girl up with some I <3 beards socks!!!!!

07/14/2010 - 1:00 am

Tracy Nicole! These pictures are absolutely AMAZING!!! It looks like it was a beautiful wedding!!

P.S. i am a little bummed you didn’t call me when in GR:( Hope things are going GREAT!!

07/14/2010 - 8:04 pm

Miranda love love love.

07/14/2010 - 8:13 pm

sarah what an amazingly cool wedding!!! if only i were as creative…jealous! 🙂 beautiful pics too. <3

07/15/2010 - 4:34 pm

Dustin Francis Love the style of everything in these…the color and lighting is wonderful as well 🙂

07/16/2010 - 4:29 pm

Jessica Beautiful photos! If the bride is reading…do you mind if I ask where you bought your beautiful dress?

07/16/2010 - 5:12 pm

Tricia love it!!! Dont think I can pick a favorite I love them all!!

07/22/2010 - 2:11 am

ashley great photos you two — stevie and nicole ladonne — an ALL-STAR team! to stevie — ben’s sending you the link for beard’d socks. to jessica — the dress is from jcrew. i bought the VERY LAST dress — they stopped making it in ’09. although, they took the dress (genevieve) and remodeled it if you will. pick up a jcrew catalog and you’ll see the new dress featured. or — if you want the vintage (who wouldn’t) then go on oncewed. there’s a used size 8 for purchase. good luck!! 🙂

07/24/2010 - 2:46 am

alison saw this wedding on wedding chicks and had to come check it out! Gorgeous!!! Where can you find the bottle caps?

07/25/2010 - 3:25 am

ashley the bottle caps are from our favorite beer — magic hat number 9!

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