On October 3rd, Josh and Nicole exchanged vows in the beautiful Sacred Heart Chapel in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The day was filled with joy and family and friends celebrating! This Navy couple glowed the entire day with love and joy! The reception was celebrated at New Kent Winery into the evening. Here are some sneak peak photos of the beautiful day! Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful outdoor wedding at the quaint venue, Avon Hill.
( http://www.avonhilllodge.com ) in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the perfect location for a intimate gathering and not to mention the spectacular sunset views! The event coordinator Stephanie Scholl Events ( http://stephaniescholl.com ) did an amazing job on planning and decor! The day was filled with beautiful unique things to add the couples own style to the day. One of my favorites was the wedding gown by the Anthroplogie Bridal Line, BHLDN. The added Jewish traditions, the ceremony was taken place under a Huppah, which symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. They also broke glass with their feet at the ending of the ceremony. The glass suggests the frailty of human relationships. The glass is broken to protect this marriage with the implied prayer,”As this glass shatters, so may your marriage never break.”
The bride and groom had dated for many years before deciding to tie the knot! They have a lot in common and both work in the medical field. This was the first wedding I have photographed with all the groomsmen with the same career, they are all Doctors! The bridesmaids looked fabulous in there nude and pastel toned dresses. The beautiful bride was glowing the entire day, I loved photographing this awesome couple! It was a perfect day with a beautiful ending to the night, a live band and dancing on the outdoor balcony with the sun setting in the distance. A perfect ending to a perfect day!
I special thank you to my husband, Aaron Vanley for second shooting the wedding with me!
Enjoy the photos! xo.
Taylor & Tiffany’s Wedding day. The venue was located off the bay on the Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.
A fun and eventful day to say the least. It was fun to see the brides style come though in her big day from the decor to the entertainment. Pink, pink, pink everywhere!! But most importantly… Love, love, love was in the air! Congratulations T+T.
This beautiful couple said their “I do’s” at a catholic church in downtown Norfolk. The Sacred Heart Church, an absolutely gorgeous chapel. The reception was celebrated at the Hilton Hotel off the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. The bride and groom are a Navy couple and so in love! Some images of the beautiful day! Enjoy!
Bride & Groom Styled shoot. This styled bridal shoot was located at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. A top wedding venue in Norfolk Virginia. The bride is wearing a gown from Ava Clara Couture Bridal Boutique, located in Virginia Beach, VA. The make up is by artist Dhalia Edwards, she is based in Virginia Beach and does beautiful work. All of the vendors website links will be listed below. I wanted to Thank everyone for being a part of this project! A special thanks to my husband and model in this shoot. Thank you for encouraging me in all that I do. Enjoy the photos!
Location- Norfolk Botanical Gardens // Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Weddings)
Models- Jenny Goldman & Aaron Vanley
Wedding Gown- Ava Clara Couture // Ava Clara Bridal
Make-up Artist- Dhalia Edwards // Dhalia Edwards
Photos by- Ashley Vanley Photography // Ashley Vanley Photography
On July 5th 2015, Josh + Catherine said their “I do’s” in front of family and friends in downtown Raleigh, NC. At the lovely Luna Cafe, the bride Catherine had beautiful style and elegant taste that was reflected in her wedding day. The bride & groom were laughing and having fun the entire time! I loved photographing the day and showing off the unique details of their special day.
Enjoy the photos!
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Arika was born and raised across the United States, but she still calls Boston and D.C. home! She graduated from Yorktown High School in 2009 and will graduate from The Ohio State University this May. She has an addiction to coffee and is crazy intense about her sports teams, but nothing is better than books to her.
Andrey grew up in California after immigrating there with his family from Russia. He is the oldest of 5 brothers. Andrey graduated Clovis West High School in 2006. He went on to get a degree in diesel technology. Andrey is currently working for Cummins in the state of Ohio.
Andrey and Arika met in August 2011 while working at Starbucks together. Andrey proposed in December of 2013, They got married at Arikas mom and step-dads home in North Carolina.
Josh + Brandi met on a sitcom studio set in Nashville TN in 2012, he was a camera operator and she was a minor actor. Even though she lived in a small town in Kentucky and he lived in Tennessee, they fell in love and carried on a long distance relationship until moving back to Virginia. They were each other’s first (and now last!) relationship. They now live four hours from Virginia Beach however they’re favorite place to be is on a day-vacation there, so Josh made sure the surprise proposal was there! Tears were present in this couples eyes, as they entered the next chapter of their lives together!! Congratulations J+B!!