April 28, 2022
March does it yet again! It was a GORGEOUS and cool spring day for Ashley and Ryan’s wedding day! They got ready a midst the charming downtown New Orleans backdrop complete with a balcony overlooking the Saint Charles street car line! It was sunny and 75 with one of the most laid back timelines! Everything went according to schedule and the day was filled with an abundance of pure joy and laughter! After getting ready at The Residence Inn by Marriott, we headed on over to their venue, Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation. They shared the sweetest first look, took breath-taking portraits, and then said “I Do” amongst their closest family and friends!
90% of the time I have the pleasure of meeting my couples prior to the wedding, however, Ashley and Ryan are currently living in Asheville, NC so that wasn’t possible. I met them for the first time the night before their wedding and after just 5 minutes of meeting Ashley, it was as if I were talking to an old friend. When I arrived on the wedding day to Ashley’s getting ready suite, Ashley and her best friends and family made myself and my second shooter feel right home! This means more to me than you guys know!!
Once Ryan saw his beautiful bride for the first time, I started to really get a sense of just how much these two mean to each other. After traveling from state to state for work and school for so long, they were finally able to have their special day and make that significant and amazing step in their lives together! It came time to wrap up an amazing day. The guests left the room, the dance floor was empty, and the last song played. It was as if Ashley and Ryan were the only 2 people in the world at that moment as they danced with tears of joy in their eyes. They were married…..FINALLY! I couldn’t be happier for these two as they begin their new chapter!! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brown!!