Monday, August 25, 2008

Ashley & Ross

Ashley and Ross
August 23, 2008

Congratulations to Ashley and Ross! They were married at the Scottish Rite Cathedral this Saturday. The ceremony took place in the South Lounge. This was my first ceremony in lounge; it was so intimate and romantic. The wedding ceremony went smooth especially after Ashley Long (Scottish Rite events manager) showed me all the secret passage ways in the building. We were all over the place and knew the secret ways to get from this place to that one by the end of the night. My favorite part about Ashley and Ross’ wedding had to be her wedding gown, Melissa Sweet spectacular (Saks 5th Ave). It had pockets in it! I’ve never seen a wedding dress with pockets, it was the cutest thing you had ever seen. We came up with this plan to grab a picture of Ashley in the middle of her reception ballroom twirling in her dress with her hands in her pocket. Can’t wait to see that picture Dawn!
The ceremony was sweet and short and then the guests were escorted upstairs to the 3rd floor for cocktail hour. The colors were beautiful and the flowers were amazing. It was refreshing to see such a color palette come to life. Ashley just loved it. She mixed buttercup yellow with a copper and celadon bichon. The flowers tied everything together. Ashley came up with the idea to label the tables with chronological years and show pictures from those years. The guests loved the idea and walked around to enjoy the pictures of the kids, unique personal touch (you know I love that).

Did I mention this was the wedding Jacqueline Keen (Mullen) was her matron of honor? She was our March bride at the Omni. I know you guys remember that ballroom with the swing band and feathers. Check it out if you forget that one, it was so swanky (Jacqueline and Dave). What an amazing year to see two best friends get married and be in each other wedding’s. I was truly blessed to be a part of both of their days. Another moment really touched me this time…..the father/daughter dance. For some reason it took me in the future when Mike will have his father/daughter dance with Katelyn. I got choked up imagining my daughter at her wedding (Okay, I know she’s only 9). Mr. Brinson really had to hold back the tears during that moment. Everyone had a great time and the boys finished up the night with a group dance to Soulja Boy! Way to go Ross.

Have fun in Maui, can’t wait to hear all about it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ashley was so beautiful, and the event was flawless, nothing went wrong and we all enjoyed ourselves!
thanks tonya for your help making ashleys day less stressful. your assistant is awesome as well!