Dec 21, 2015
In all honestly, that night Trent didn't really want to go out to the bar with his buddies... It had been a long week and he was straight up tired, but thanks to his friends' relentlessness they convinced him to go. And thank goodness they did because when they got to the bar, this amazing girl caught his eye. And truth be told, Ashley noticed Trent right when he walked in. You can't help but smile as you hear them recall that night - playing it cool with a huge smile on his face Trent said he wasn't making eye contact ALL night but Ashley was. Ashley jokes how would Trent know she was if he wasn't making eye contact with her all night too! Touché! ? Safe to say the two were drawn to one another from the moment they locked eyes and eventually struck up a casual conversation, one that would change their lives. They exchanged numbers and Ashley thought she may not hear from him again, but wouldn't you know, Trent called and invited her to an ugly sweater party that weekend and the rest is history!
A few weeks before their wedding, Chris and I got together with Ashley and Trent and over burgers and fries we talked about everything from our shared love of our fur babies, the magic of Newport, and of course their upcoming nuptials. And one of my favorite things they said during our time together was that they were most looking forward to their wedding ceremony. The ceremony was made up of the traditions, readings, lyrics, and vows that totally reflected them as a couple and would be the moment they would officially become husband and wife. How sweet and beautiful that the ceremony was what they were most looking forward to - not just the celebration after, catching up with family and friends, or putting on a gorgeous white gown, even though these were all things they couldn't wait for also. Their beautiful ceremony took place at Salve Regina University, Ashley's alma mater. It was such a gorgeous and sentimental place for them to say I Do!
Equally as breathtaking, the couple danced and celebrated the night away at the stunning Rosecliff Mansion. Yes, THE Rosecliff Mansion where they filmed part of the original Great Gatsby movie! It truly felt like stepping right into a movie with the glow of the crystal chandeliers and candles flickering light onto the ceiling mural and the amazing architectural details. It was a real life fairytale as the newlyweds danced for the first time as husband and wife, embraced their parents, and were showered by love from those that adore them!
Ashley & Trent - Cheers to the two of you and the sweet, special and amazing couple that you are! You are both truly beautiful inside and out and we can only imagine the wonderful things the future hold for you together. Thank you for giving us the honor of being a part of your day! Looking forward to grabbing burgers with you again soon and talking about the magical moments that filled your wedding day! Congrats again!