January 11, 2019


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I’ll just pat myself on the back this week (is that bad for me to do? ) Ya’ll i’m about to roll out my third blog in three days. I’m not sure what’s going on but I’M HERE FOR IT. haha Anyways, I have been obsessed with each and every wedding this year. From Mexico, to all over Wisconsin I have had a fantastic year. My brides are so generous and so sweet. They have truly made my year. If you aren’t an Ashlea Snell Bride you’ll have to skip past this part. 

Ashlea Snell Brides, I don’t know how every single one of you are so beautiful inside and out.

Taylor your January wedding was COLD, but I loved the family focus in your wedding. You had your new sisters in your wedding and I know it meant the world to them.

Courtney GIRL take me back to Mexico right? Your wedding was extremely FUN and seriously thanks for letting me force the hotel to let you do your wedding earlier even if it didn’t end up raining 🙂 I’d follow you and Mason to mexico anyday!

Destiny, I know you went through so so much before your wedding day. You are such a wonderful daughter and mother and wife. You are so strong, and being a part of your last minute intimate wedding was worth it. Also, the ice cream was the cherry on top of the day 🙂 

Katelyn, I loved being with your sweet family and getting to know them so well at your wedding! You and Brady are so kind, and truly love one another so much! I can’t wait to see you all again for Megan’s wedding this year!!

Hilary, I’m not sure where to begin. WOW. Thinking of your wedding day I have so many thoughts. I remember it absolutely down-poured. I mean, you and Justin just looked at each other and smiled so big even though we were outside on a golf course, when it just came down. I also remember the first look between you and your father. I am crying even just thinking about it. Taking one of the last photos of you and your father will forever be in my mind of why I do what I do. I’m just so thankful you have Justin to care for you and to take care of you and love you through a hard time. Still thinking of you all. 

Elizabeth, girl you’re in CHINA! I loved photographing you and Terrance and watching him tenderly love you. Being long distance for so long really makes the heart grow fonder, and i’m so excited how the Lord has taken you two and is using you for his glory now 🙂 Best of luck sweet girl!!

Rachel and Isaiah. Congrats on winning the largest bridal party i’ve ever shot! No, but for real your wedding at the harvest moon pond is one of my favorites for sure! You two are SERIOUSLY so adorable and i’m so happy for you two! Also, your cupcakes were to die for 😉 

Nichole and Brad, where to start. I guess I can say I MISS YOU because for a while you came over all the time, and somehow I became busy in life. But, I miss our fun coffee dates at my house, and I miss your kind, fun spunky personality!! Goodness you’re a gem… PS. I still have your sunglasses and a picture of your parents haha. 

Coley, you’re wedding on the farm was so memorable. I’ll never forget you saying, well I mean we are ready sure we can do a first look. haha last minute first looks are fun! anyways, the pig roast and your live band was almost too cool! Loved being a part of this fun day, even if I did get stung by a hornet and my foot swelled up pretty bad!

Heather and John, you’re wedding on the Chain was absolutely FUN! I loved sailing away with you all on the boat while you pronounced your love for one another!

Cathy, you are so precious girl. I’m so thankful I got to know you so well for your beautiful August wedding! I loved your bright colors with sunflowers mixed it! I also loved watching Travis admire you all day long 🙂 That was so special!

Brianna and Randy, OH my gosh. I’m not even sure where to start. Girl your wedding was a DREAM. I remember walking in and seeing your bridesmaids. They were all like gorgeous. Then I look over, and see your bouquets and literally was like this day can’t get any better. THEN YOU WALKED IN. I literally was like Bri is stunning, then you pulled out a flower crown. I literally almost fell on the ground. I could not handle. anyways, you and randy are almost TOO perfect for one another and I was HONORED to be a part of your wedding day! Love you guys!!

Erin and Jordan, your beautiful summer farm wedding was so much fun and relaxed. I loved getting to see you smile and enjoy every part of the day. I do have to add you were probably my most “relaxed” bride the day of. Usually the day of all my brides are super chill, but you girl were like just soaking it all in! I loved that, PLUS your bouquet was seriously stunning! 

Megan and Collin, your wedding day was so beautiful and also so relaxed! I have to add it was also super classy and fun! You had a killer bridal party, and your dress literally was MADE for you. I’ll never forget how amazing you looked in your dress! Also, i’m so glad we got everyone on the dock and it did not break or sink! haha 

Brianna and Nole, your intimate elopement reminded me of Italy girl! Seriously i’m so thankful I was available because you two were gorgeous. Also, literally loved Nole’s flamingo shirt 🙂 

Alanna, you were literally a God send when you first booked me. Elijah had started going to day care and it was hard on this momma. You were so amazing to go in and “check” on him every so often and i’m so thankful for YOU! Then you got a new job, but you never stopped being so sweet. I loved being a part of your absolutely gorgeous wedding day! Seriously the lake, with you two and your veil are some of my favorites from this year!

Melinda and Jason it was so nice to see you both again for your wedding day. Mindy, I seriously loved that you were in Courtney’s wedding. I love that you became one of my brides then I got to see you again at your sisters wedding! yay! Also, I have to say, the fall colors we found at your wedding was a dream! 

Keaghan, girl you are literally the sweetest girl ever. When we first met I remember thinking that you were literally the cutest little lady!!! Then I showed up on your wedding day, and literally kept freaking out about every little detail and how perfect everything came together! I also loved getting to come over and see your sweet bunny 🙂 I can’t wait to visit sometime in Alabama!

Bailey, girl you put so much trust in me. TWO and a half years ago you contacted me for the first time. You told me there was like one photo you loved in particular from Brittany’s wedding and off that you just trusted me fully with your literally perfect day. Talk about honored! But, I’m so thankful you did because CLASSY CLASSY CLASSY is all I think about when i think of your wedding day! 

Donnovan and Mary Beth, I hope you guys are loving sailing around the world, you probably won’t see this, but thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day!

Miranda and Micheal, You two came into my life last minute and on rough circumstances, but i’m so thankful I was available for your day because I LOVED being a part of it. Seeing family again at weddings is always so much fun! Miranda you have such a sweet spirit, and i’m so happy I was able to be a part of your wedding day. 

Thank you 2018 for being such an incredible year. The hardest thing i’ve ever done was try to find my favorites from this year… literally I was like okay 2 or 3 from each wedding. I FOUND THOSE IN THE DETAILS ALONE. it was so hard for me to choose, so if you are still wanting to see more killer photos from this year, check out my blog from weddings this year!! 🙂 

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