This day was all about the moments. I love documenting what happens at weddings and for Ashley and Matt that is what I did. The day started off at the Warwick Hotel in Dallas where we photographed Ashley and her girls getting ready. Ashley is absolutely stunning but when I met her Mom and Grandma I could see not only where she got her looks but her amazingly sweet personality. Her Grandma had me just grinning ear to ear because she was so full of joy! Ashley had a drop dead gown by Pronovias, one of my favorite designers. Sarah Rizy headed off to Maple Manor where the ceremony was held to catch some getting ready photos of the guys before we sequestered Matt away as Ashley arrived leading up to the ceremony. It may have been hot last weekend but everyone braved it and it was well worth it as we had a pretty blue sky and a touching ceremony. Matt is all about dipping Ashley so I was ready for it and captured it right after their first kiss as man and wife and before Ashley threw up her arms in victory at becoming Mrs. Hensley! Here are some photos of their Dallas Wedding with part 2 coming soon highlighting their non-stop dance party reception and highlights slide show.
Loved Ashley's purple shoes and the bright vibrant colors of the make up artist's tool kit.
Laughing with her girls and having fun as hair and make up made her into a bride.
An amazingly simple ring shot that speeks volumes of the day Ashley is begining as her make up was being done.
Matt had to do some primping too, photo by Sarah Rizy
Ashley's sister and Grandma going over her toast
One of her girls gave her this thoughtfull gift to hang her dress on and I just loved it! Want one for your wedding day? They can be found on Etsy.com, the hanger for your dress is one of the most overlooked details that I wish all brides would think of.
Ashley's amazing Pronovias gown hanging in the bridal suite at Maple Manor
LOVE this photo of Ashley being buttoned into her gown by her sister
Matt's guys made sure he looked S H A R P, by Sarah Rizy
They agreed not to get each other wedding gifts but wrote love notes to one another. Ashley broke the rule a bit and included a crochet hook so he could help her out of her dress later that night. Those buttons can be a nightmare with out one!
Matt reading his note, by Sarah Rizy
Splish, splash....having fun in the awesome tub at Maple Manor.
The back of Ashley's ah-mazing gown and Matt and his men looking awesome! (guys photo by Sarah Rizy)
I just love how her Dad tried to help her with her gown as she reached the bottom of the stairs and the look she steals at him as she walks down the aisle.
I loved that as the minister welcomed everyone these two had to sneak a peek at one another.
Bright purple brides maids bouquets and Ashley's elegant white bouquet
A close up of Ashley placing Matt's wedding band
A stolen moment between the two during a reading by a loved one, by Sarah Rizy
Pronouncement of marriage and kiss!
Seconds after being married, Mr & Mrs Matt Hensley getting to chat for the first time. Ah, love.