When Ashley messaged me about 2 years ago and said that she was engaged, but didn’t have a wedding date yet, I said we would do whatever we could to shoot it. Ashley is the sister of one of our best friends and I have known their family for almost a decade. To be a part of Ashley & Kyle’s wedding day was such an honor for us. Not only was it the sweetest, most casual backyard wedding, but it was also so full of love and laughter. Ashley & Kyle’s families have known each other for years because they’ve been together for 6 years. The beautiful thing about Ashley & Kyle is that, although you can tell that they’ve been together for awhile, they still smile at each other like they just started dating. If you don’t believe me, see below in the photos of Ashley smiling when Kyle looks at her. You’d think it was their first date 😉
Without further adieu, take a look at some of our favorite images from their beautiful wedding day! And a big congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Decker!
This cute little girl is Ashley’s best friend’s daughter and she was one of the cutest little flower girls we’d ever seen. Look at her checking out her outfit in the mirror!
Right before we were about to go inside and prepare for the ceremony, I asked Ashley if her dad had seen her yet. She said he hadn’t and so I asked if she wanted to have a special first look with him. I’m so glad we did because this moment was one of the sweetest of the day. Daddy’s little girl was getting married and the tears came from both right away!
Also before the ceremony, Ashley wanted her flower girl to deliver a letter and a small gift to Kyle. This little one was so excited for the task, so she walked over and presented the gifts to Kyle proudly.
Time for the ceremony!
The proud momma’s!
This moment right here is when the officiant asked, “who gives this woman to be married to this man?” Ashley’s dad, with the most serious face said, “are you sure you want me to say yes?” And they both cracked up. This family is so sweet and so funny.
We took a quick ride over to a local park to snap a few shots of Ashley & Kyle before heading back to their reception. The light coming through the trees in this park was to die for! Look at that glow!
On our way back to the reception in the car, I showed Ashley & Kyle a back-of-camera preview of this photo and Ashley said, “wow, that really is our pose!” We’ve talked before on the blog about how each of our couples has “their pose” and this was definitely Ashley and Kyle’s.
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Decker!
Michael & Chelsea
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