"Three months ago, I was in Afghanistan. And today, my wedding day? It's perfect, and it's..." The groom never finished his sentence. We were on the dance floor and he pulled me aside to share a thought, but he teared up and couldn't talk so it went unsaid. But I think I knew exactly what he meant, because he gestured to the beautiful bride across the room and wiped a tear before leaving me alone with my camera to swoop up the bride. This New Jersey bride and groom had a luxury country destination wedding in Pennsylvania, and it was the most dreamy and heartfelt day!
Ashley and Casey met while dancing at a Luke Bryan concert, where their friends set them up. As they danced, they quite literally fell in love and never looked back.
Casey was unexpectedly deployed during their engagement and Ashley planned most of the luxury country wedding herself, together with vendors who soon became friends.
When the day finally came, I think we all cried our share of tears at their wedding. It was perfect and relaxing and exquisite!
Enjoy the fine work of these vendors in the images below. It was Ashley and Casey's dream day, so enjoy reliving their dream wedding and feel inspired by the whimsy, the fun, and the tears!
Grandma patiently waiting for the bride.
The bride is ready!
The groom is finished and he's heading to the "first touch"
There were plenty of tears as the couple read their letter together.
Dad cried before he saw the bride.
They headed down by the pond to say their vows under a full floral arch.
After the couples portraits, we'll all head to the reception hall and dance our boots off.
Reception toasts, and so, so, so many tears! And of course, epic dance moves.
Man and wife!
See the full gallery and the slideshow at the link below!
Elizabeth Farms Instagram- @thebarnsatelizabethfarms
Hair- Meghan Sullivan (Family Friend) @meghfresh
Makeup- Erica Colon Makeup
Bridal shop where I got my dress- @countrywaybridal