This past Friday, Michael and I arrived to a historic house in Farmville, just a block from Longwood’s campus. It was cute, quaint and a perfect backdrop for Ashley’s colorful color palette! I should have known that Justin and Ashley’s wedding would be full of pops of color because Ashley ALWAYS surprises me with her own hair color! She loves mermaids and all things BRIGHT and FUN and so as soon as I saw her bridesmaids colors and her bouquet, I knew that her wedding was going to match her personality perfectly!! The peach, pink and melon tones throughout their day were a photographer’s dream. And you know what else was a photographer’s dream? Being surrounded by people who are truly FOR each other!
All day long, Justin and Ashley’s friends cheered them on and surrounded them with love. Kat of Dear Sweetheart events was there with her husband Matt to make sure their day was absolutely amazing and their pastor DROVE from TEXAS to be there to officiate. It is very clear that Justin and Ashley’s love for the other people in their lives is deeply reciprocated by their friends. We loved celebrating with their sweet friends and family this weekend and I can not WAIT for you to see these COLORS! Enjoy my favorites and congrats to Ashley and Justin!!!

Dress Store | Ava Laurenne Bride

Florist | The Proper Petal

Ceremony Location | Hampden-Sydney College

Reception Location | Longwood University 

Event Coordinator | Dear Sweetheart Events

Hair + Makeup | ELLE Style Studio RVA

DJ | RSP Entertainment

Videographer | Rachael Curry Films

Donuts | The Treat Shop

Catering | Longwood University 

Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom, Alfred Angelos, David’s Bridal, Dillards, Etsy

Groomsmen Attire | Joseph A. Banks

Invitations | Jess Creates

Hairpiece | Acute Designs

Flower Girl Dress | Dollcake

Calligraphy | Sincerely Amy Designs

Rentals | Paisley + Jade

Paper Flower Backdrop | Sweet Pear Paper

Salsa Favors | Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

Sparklers + Confetti Canons | Superior Celebrations

xoxo, Katelyn
14 Comments Weddings
  1. Meredith Sledge reply

    I love ALL of these!!!! SO fun! Ashley, you’re gorgeous and so creative! All the decor is awesome!

  2. Bethanne Arthur reply

    SO gorgeous! Love this wedding; Ashley is such a stunning BRIDE!! EEE! Amazing job, KJ!

  3. Megan Kelsey reply

    what a beautiful bride and a beautiful day!! She deserved it! <3 Love the pops of color throughout!

  4. Morgan reply

    Yayyyyy!!!! These are so beautiful!! We loved being a part of such a special day!!

  5. Shannon reply

    Gorgeous of course!!! Ashley is such a beautiful bride!

  6. Sarah mullins reply

    This wedding is AMAZING!!!! The portraits in the field are SO SO beautiful!

  7. peggy Bojduj reply

    Beautiful photos. Ashley looks like a princess bride! Prettier than any Disney princess! Colors are splendid! Sorry I had to miss this wedding.

  8. Chelsy Renee reply

    PERFECT! I adore these!!

  9. Laura Beth Vardaro reply

    Ashley is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! She looks STUNNING. I was over the moon when she announced she and Justin were engaged. What a gorgeous day, and a gorgeous wedding! Congrats, Ashley and Justin!!

  10. Alysha Christine reply

    These photographs are so beautiful and so consistent!

  11. Meredith Jamison reply

    Oh my goodness! This wedding is beautiful! I am loving all the warm bright colors! And…um the groom has beautiful eyelashes…haha! Great job on this Katelyn!

  12. Fotograf Botez reply

    WOW! Impressive photos! Thanks for sharing it!

  13. Jarett from Bride Envy reply

    I stumbled upon this a bit late but this is an amazing post! Beautiful photography and the Longwood venue is a great find. Awesome work Katelyn!

  14. Mihai Medves reply

    Love the emotion from this photographs! Congrats!

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