Where do I even begin…Ashley means the world to me, she has the biggest heart and zest for life. She makes friends wherever she goes and I just feel so lucky to have such a positive person in my life. Years ago we were looking to get a new “look” and logo designed for our business and a mutual friend put us in contact with Ashley as she is a talented graphic designer. We totally hit it off. We are so similar…it was amazing just to chat about anything and everything with her. Our working relationship grew into a friendship and now I am beyond thrilled to be capturing their wedding. I am going to have wads of kleenex stuffed in my pockets and bra on their wedding day because I have a feeling its going to be a very emotional.
We started our session off at the Fairmont Empress as Ashley ALWAYS stays with them when she travels…lucky girl! It is such a landmark in Victoria and the colors of the leaves were amazing. It was raining pretty hard but that didn’t stop us…we then went to the warf as I thought Anthony might like it there as he is originally from out east. The bonus was no one was around because of the rain! We then hit up a couple of beaches before finishing up our session. You guys are amazing..you got soaked, almost washed out to sea ( not really haha) and never complained. I was so thrilled when you flew out to Victoria to have your engagement photos done. We had a blast shooting, sightseeing, playing darts and having some drinks at the pub! We cannot wait for your wedding!
It was Ranchmans 2007. It was Anthony’s last stop. It was Ashley’s last resort. It was the crowded dance floor. It was St. Patricks Day. It was leprechauns. It was cowgirls. It was country music. It was a bump of a shoulder. It was a smile. It was a gesture to dance. It was roaring laughter. It was the fun. It was Irish luck. It was surprising. It was a big city girl. It was a small town boy. It was meant to be. It was the beginning of “us”.
Now, August 15, 2015 with be another exciting beginning of “us”!
Easter Sunday dinner I was gifted a giant handmade chocolate Easter egg that was full of delicious squares and… my ring! By the time I realized what I was actually having for dessert, he had moved his chair and was down on one knee, baring his whole heart in front of my amazing family. As I listened to his words and saw him put the ring on my hand, the tears just started- as did the camera flashes, the oooo’s and awwww’s. I couldn’t believe he had the courage to ask me in front of the most important people in my life and that they all knew but me! l absolutely said yes!! He truly went above and beyond to make that moment special.
Favorite thing about each other?
he says: My favourite thing about Ashley is her beautiful smile and kind heart.
she says: My favourite thing about Anthony is his wicked sense of humour!
A perfect date?
he says: A supper and drinks at Mercatos
she says: A Stampeders Game.
Kisses, hugs or snuggles?
he says: Snuggles
she says: Snuggles
What’s your favorite thing to do together?
Take a road trip to the Mountains- pool time, a walk downtown and dinner at Saltlik.
Favorite Starbucks drink?
he says: A grande, lactaid, extra shot, 2 sugar latte.
she says: A grande, lactaid, americano misto.
Your favorite hangout?
Hands down- Ashley’s family cabin in Sylvan Lake.
One place in the world you must go see?
he says: Scotland to golf St. Andrews!
she says: London, England!
What are you looking forward to the most on your wedding day?
he says: Marrying my best friend.
she says: Making our promise in front of the most important people in our lives.