Something a little new + fun for this Tuesday. A couple times a month, I’ll be blogging about my weekends. A little behind the scenes of Life with Ashley Rene… sounds so official! Haha!!
Walking into Casey’s room at Cherry Valley Lodge and seeing how calm and collected she was put me right at ease. She was surrounded by her bridal party, a group of ladies that were so sweet and dedicated to making sure Casey was taken care of. While she finished her final touches, Marcus relaxed on the patio with his groomsman, patiently awaiting the arrival of his gorgeous bride.
Marcus was looking to meet someone, and his best friend, Kyle, was dating Casey’s best friend, Lindsey, at the time. He asked Lindsey if any of her friends were 18 and single. Well, she was! Hahaha!! They started talking via text and waited about a week before their first date.
They went on their first date in January of 2010. They went to Texas Roadhouse (one of my favorite steak restaurants) in Lancaster and then bowling at Tiki Lanes.
Marcus proposed on their vacation to Myrtle Beach in 2016. They hadn't been back since our first vacation together in 2010. They had just arrived, were getting unpacked, and wanted a picture in front of their balcony door. Casey thought they were taking a selfie, but Marcus was really recording them as the popped the question :)
The reception is what Casey remembers the most from their wedding day. She remembers walking in to the Harry Potter theme song and their bridal party standing on either side of her & Marcus with wands and brooms. It was amazing and is in some of the reception photos :) Their food turned out perfect, and the cake! Oh, the cake was awesome and everything she could have asked for! Their DJ kept the music going and knew when to play the right songs. Everyone had a great time!
The amount of love, laughter, and affection that surrounds these two last July was no surprise. Marcus & Casey are truly an incredible pair. It was such a joy spending the day with everyone that made their day so special. I can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work and dedication in making their day run so smoothly. Wishing them lifetime of love and happiness!!
Thank you to the following creatives + planners for making their day so incredible:
Photography: Ashley Rene Photography // Floral Designer: Bloomtastic // Makeup + Hair: Jen Bryant // Venue: Cherry Valley Lodge // Cake Designer: McClain's Bakery // DJ: Kurtus Nichols // Bridal Gown: Universe Bridal // Gowns: Universe Bridal // Suits: Mr. Tux // Stationary: Shutterfly //
Emily and Andy celebrated their love and marriage with the help from their closest friends and family at the beautiful St. Brigid of Kildane + St. Charles last year. Their wedding day was truly perfect. They were blessed with sunny skies, a stunning venue and a crowd of loved ones that were eager to celebrate these two.