Derik & Ashley - Gather Estate
I met Derik and Ashley through the small law enforcement community I am passionate about. I happened to photograph Derik’s academy graduation without even knowing it! I am so grateful that these two reached out because not only were they two of the sweetest people I have ever met, but their wedding day was magical. The second Ashley put on her gown I was immediately reminded of a Greek goddess (and who wouldn’t want to look like that?!). And Derik’s choice of a bold blue suit was absolutely perfect.
I loved their choice to have a “first touch” as opposed to a first look. It was just enough to get the tears flowing (you’re crying I’m not crying!) and Derik’s reaction upon seeing his beautiful bride for the first time down the aisle was absolutely priceless. These two made my job incredibly easy when it came to portrait time. Their chemistry was incredible and the way Derik absolutely cherished Ashley made me want to get married all over again. They partied the night away with some of best bridal party dancing i have ever seen and a sparkler exit to top off the night.
Venue: Gather Estate
HMUA: Yolanda Lake
Gown: Brilliant Bridal - Arizona
Designer: James Madison
Suit: Brothers Tailors & Clothing Co.
Bridesmaids gowns: David's Bridal
Designer: Vera Wang
Florals: Rita's Floral Designs
Cake: Piece Of Cake Desserts (Mesa, AZ)
DJ: Marques Rushing
Catering: Il Bosco Pizza
Rentals: Y-Knot Party Rentals