Ashlee & Brock's Gorgeous Royal Park wedding! Including some great personal notes from Ashlee about her day! Enjoy! WEDDING DESIGNER: The China Closet WEDDING COORDINATION: The China Closet CEREMONY VENUE: The Royal Park Hotel RECEPTION VENUE: The Royal Park Hotel INVITATION DESIGNER: Cartoleria FLORIST: Bellisario Florist WEDDING CAKE: Sweet and Savory WEDDING DRESS: Roma Sposa BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Studio Bridesmaid JEWELRY: Maria Elena VEIL: Roma Sposa WEDDING RINGS: Ahee HAIR & MAKEUP: Barbara Deyo VIDEOGRAPHER: Video Magic: Mark Salloum GROOMS APPAREL: The Tux Shop On Woodward OFFICIANT: Kevin Singleton OTHER: The Beauty and the Beast dancers were from Fred Astaire
Barb Deyo did an amazing job on the make up. She does airbrushing which is the best foundation format I think.
"The most exciting part of the wedding day was when Tinkerbell and Jujubee came through the door: My Mom surprised me with them, I didn't think they were going to come. My dogs are like my children. They've been with me through the good times and the bad. Whether I was alone at college or living at home with my parents throughout nursing school, they have always been with me. So, having them there on our special day was a huge joy. It was the first time I even cried that day because I was so happy. My heart felt complete, and I knew at that point that everything was going to be perfect. "
I really liked this drinking shot so the Glenlivet got to have a 2nd appearence.
Brock pensively waiting for the 1st look...
Brocks mom really got emotional before the first look...
The fairytale moment...
"We will never forget when we walked into the ballroom at the Royal Park for the first time (it was when Carolyn let us have a sneak preview before the guests enter). The beauty of the room left us speechless. It was as if we had entered into a fairytale book. It also happened to be the first time we heard Jerry Ross perform our wedding song "When God Made You" (they were practicing). We ended up getting a chance to practice our wedding dance, just the two of us, in our very own "enchanted forest." When I think back to that exact moment, I still get chills. It was absolutely perfect."
"I also think that the actual wedding dance was a significant memory for me. The meaning behind the whole first dance was so much more than most people realized:Brock and I went to Authur Murray every Friday for 6 weeks preceding the wedding. It was something that we got to look forward to every week. We would turn it into a "date night." As a matter of fact, we loved it so much, we are still taking lessons just for fun! Anyway, the feeling was so surreal when we finally got to perform for our guests. The lyrics to the song truly applies to our relationship and tells our story well, "When God made you, he must have been thinking about me.""
Ashlee's mom had a beauty and the beast couple show up to do a special performance dance as a surprise for Ashlee. How sweet!
Coneys for everyone at the end of the night!! Awesome!
And Doggie Treats!