|| October 16, 2020 ||
October 16, 2020 - The day she said: “I do” to her forever person. The day her last name changed. The day she waited her entire life for. It was here and it was happening. Ashley was rushing to finish getting ready and make it to the venue on time for the first look. She hurried to put on her gorgeous gown with all her bridesmaids behind her. All she could think about was Nathan. She couldn’t wait to see him. The moment came. She wrapped her arms around him and laid her head on his back, holding him tight. It was calm. It was quiet. It was exactly what she needed. Then he turned around and saw his bride for the very first time.
After a while, the ceremony was about to start. She raced up the hill at Belle Hollow in such excitement to meet her Dad and wait for all the guests to be seated. As they were waiting, she was practicing her vows with her Daddy to make sure she knew exactly what she wanted to say. He told her, “Just speak from your heart. You aren’t going to remember everything you wrote down anyways so don’t worry about it. Just say what you feel, and the rest will follow.” It was time. She grabbed her Daddy’s arms with both hands (forgetting her bouquet), and started to walk down the aisle to the most beautiful song, You Are Mine by Spencer Combs.” This was the most magical moment for her as the bride. Stepping under the arch, she grabbed Nathan’s hands, gazing into his gorgeous hazel eyes, and listened to the minister, as they were about to be husband and wife.
“ Marriage is love walking hand in hand together. It’s laughing with each other about silly little things and learning to discuss big things with care and tenderness. In marriage, love is trusting each other when you are apart. It’s getting over disappointments and hurts, knowing that these are present in all relationships. It is the realization that there is no one else in this world that you’d rather be with than the one you are married to. It’s thinking of new things to do together; it’s growing old together. Marriage is being in love for the rest of your life.” (by Chris Arids).
“You mean everything to me Nathan Carrion. You are my safe place. You are my home. You are my best friend. I promise to be faithful to you forever. I promise to give my whole to you. Everything is yours. I love you. I can’t wait to be your wife.“ - Ashley
Venue // The Belle Hollow | Clarksville, Tennessee
Wedding Dress // The White Room
Menswear // The Black Tux Online
Hair // Karlee Hetland
Bridesmaids // Lulu’s Tricks of the Trade Dress
Photographer // Brandon Keith Photography
DJ / Band // DJ Mark
Catering // The Belle Hollow
Floral // Sango Village Florist - Brittney Holt
Cake // The Farmhouse Cakery - Nicole Stewart