S: Ashley and Alex ~ A Marriage in the Making
BC: 05.14.2011 | best of luck and love to you two, lauren
FC: ALEX | & | ASHLEY
1: A real life love story | They only lived about 200 miles apart but they had to travel over 1,000 miles away from home to actually meet one another. Ashley traveled from New York City, Alex made the journey from Boston and they both ended up in Kansas City that weekend to attend the same event - a wedding. They each knew one half of the happy couple but had never happened to cross paths before that weekend. They met at the rehearsal dinner, Ashley's bright smile catching Alex's eye across the room. They started up a conversation and it didn't take long before Alex had Ashley laughing. The next day they picked up right where they had left off - talking through dinner and even dancing together during the reception. They left that weekend with more than just each other's phone numbers and plans to see each other again. They also had the undeniable feeling that this one was different. And that was all the more confirmed on the first date. Alex made the trip down from Boston to NYC, taking Ashley out to the 79th Street Boat Basin overlooking the Hudson River. After dinner and drinks they walked along the Hudson River and talked - getting to know one another. There was lots of talking, that night and the many nights that followed over the phone as their long distance relationship flourished. Soon they were taking turns exploring each other's cities in the dates that followed. Years passed and the distance proved too much. Not wanting to be so far apart, Alex moved to New York and soon her city became their city. Within a few short weeks of the move, Alex took Ashley back to the park they had walked along after their first date. They strolled along the park and talked again. This time it wasn't about getting to know one another, it was about recognizing how far they had come and realizing how much they had fallen in love with each other over the years. With that in mind, Alex looked toward their future together. They sat down on a bench and he pulled a box out of his pocket and asked Ashley to be his wife. | Ashley and Alex
2: AND SO IT BEGINS... | Waiting for prince charming... who knew he would come so soon! | and this is how it all started...
3: VEGAS STYLE | No matter what city they were in - they couldn't hide their blossoming love!
6: Within a few short weeks of the move, Alex took Ashley back to the park they had walked along after their first date. They strolled along the park and talked again. | JUNE 27, 2010 = a day they'll never forget | This time it wasn't about getting to know one another, it was about recognizing how far they had come and realizing how much they had fallen in love with each other over the years. With that in mind, Alex looked toward their future together. | They sat down on a bench and he pulled a box out of his pocket and asked Ashley to be his wife.
8: MORE OF 2010
9: AND 2011 | spending time with family
10: THE ADVENTURES OF FINDING THE PERFECT DRESS | let the wedding planning begin! | gorgeous! | loving the pink shoes in david's bridal
11: .... AND PICKING IT UP | thank goodness for our trusty valet... and delicious brunch!
12: SURPRISE! | cheers!
13: BRIDAL SHOWER
14: BEST WISHES, ADVICE...
15: AND CHEERS!
16: GIRL'S NIGHT OUT BEGINS
17: BACHLORETTE FUN! | 80'S DANCE PARTY!
18: A WONDERFUL END TO THE WEEKEND
19: WALKER FAMILY BRUNCH
21: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS...
24: THE WEDDING DAY ~ a start to the perfect marriage
25: I love you Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you. I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself, But for what You are making of me. I love you For the part of me That you bring out; | I love you For putting your hand Into my heaped-up heart And passing over All the foolish, weak things That you can't help Dimly seeing there, And for drawing out Into the light All the beautiful belongings That no one else had looked Quite far enough to find I love you because you Are helping me to make Of the lumber of my life Not a tavern But a temple. | Out of the works Of my every day Not a reproach But a song. I love you Because you have done More than any creed Could have done To make me good. And more than any fate Could have done To make me happy. You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign. You have done it By being yourself. by Roy Croft | LOVE | "I LOVE YOU NOT ONLY FOR WHAT YOU ARE, BUT FOR WHAT I AM WHEN I AM WITH YOU"