Ashley has been one of my best friends since Kindergarten. We went all the way through school and graduated. There are so many stories I could tell like the time I nearly wrecked a go-cart on her family vacation, learning how to ride a bike at the beach during spring break (we won't mention how old I was then), and cheering together in high school. So naturally, when she asked me to photograph her May wedding Swansboro, NC I was stoked! The details are from this spring time wedding are perfectly Southern <3
Her and Mitchell met when she was traveling to Alaska during the summer for a missions trip. They started dating long distance, and Mitchell proposed right around her college graduation. They went to Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, and that's where he decided to pop the question.
They're wedding was a charming Southern celebration complete with teal mason jars, blush pink flowers, and our beloved North Carolina BBQ! There were some serious tear jerkers throughout the day like when Ashley's grandparents surprised her with pearl earrings (isn't that so sweet?) I couldn't help but tear up during their first look! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from this gorgeous wedding day!