I love Ashley and Drew. The are the sweetest couple. Rumor has it (Via a bridesmaid) Ashley has been practicing writing her married name since about 1st grade. I think that is pretty incredible. We started the day getting ready at Trinity Lutheran Church . Ashley chose an amazing Sottero and Midgley gown and shoes. She was stunning! After a sweet and romatic first look, we headed out for portraits. First stop was with the bride and groom at the Ward Hotel. I love this place! I don't think I've had a wedding in Aberdeen that did not include a stop in the hotel lobby. It's a beautiful building and a great place to take couple photos. Next, we all met up with the bridal party and family at Wylie Park. I love that Ashley and Drew chose to do their family photos at a park rather than in the church! There are so many photos from the ceremony, and a park location just makes things more relaxed and casual. When we were done with family photos we ventured into Storybook Land for some fun bridal party images.
The reception was held at the beautiful Dakota Events Center. It was my first time at that venue and it's gorgeous! The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. I hope to shoot there again soon! Ashley and Drew had plumeria from Hawaii on all the tables. The smell was so heavenly. Ashley's family sang their family song, which was hilarous, sweet and so nostalgic. A great family tradition if you ask me!
All in all a fantastic party!
Cake: Ken's Grocery
Entertainment: Dancing Jukebox