Ashley & David's Wedding

Photographer: Rylee Hitchner Photography  |  Bella Showroom: Birmingham  |  Designer: Joanna August

You KNOW we love a good barn wedding, but this one takes the cake! From their rustic chic ceremony, to the fun cocktail hour snacks like chick-fil-A minis and s'mores, this is one celebration we are in LOVE with. #BellaBirmingham

How did you two meet?

My best friend grew up with David (my husband) and set us up!

Details on the proposal!

David and I had already decided we wanted to get married and we both wanted a short engagement. Because we wanted a short engagement, I knew I would have to start looking at venues before we officially got engaged since they book up fast. I was planning on meeting my wedding planner to look at "the barn at shady lane" one of the venues on my list. I walked up to the barn and opened the barn doors.

To my surprise, it wasn't my wedding planner standing there but David surrounded by dozens of candles and flowers. I was so shocked! He began reading a letter he wrote to tell me how much he loved me and why he wanted to marry me. Shortly after, David got on one knee and asked me to marry him! With no hesitation I said yes!

Location, location, location! How did you choose your venue? What type of venue were you looking for?

I knew I wanted an outside wedding. After looking at lots of venues, I decided on "Rockhurst Farms". It was exactly what I wanted; a big open field for the Ceremony, another open field on the other side for my checkered dance floor and two big trees where we could string market lights, and an open pavilion for all the food!

Who designed your beautiful gown? Where did you get it?

Heidi Elnora designed my wedding gown and I loved it. I had never seen a wedding gown like this one and it perfectly fit the boho style of my wedding.

Describe the wedding. The look, theme, style, colors, etc.

My wedding was "Organic / Boho". I had lots of ivory and greenery.

Tell us about your bridesmaids dresses!

The reason I went with the "Joanna August" collection was because i loved the boho look and I wanted all my bridesmaids to pick their own style of dress so that everyone felt beautiful and comfortable.

My favorite memory of the day!

David and I always had this thing where one of us would squeeze the other ones hand three times to say "I Love You" and the other one would squeeze back four times to say "I Love You Too". During our Wedding Ceremony, we had this moment where the preacher was talking and David and I were looking at each other.  David squeezed my hand 3 times and I squeezed his back 4 times. It was so special because no one in the crowd knew about this special exchange. This was one of my most favorite moments that only David and I shared!

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