On August 8, 2020, Ashlyn & Joe celebrated their beautiful summer wedding at Appleford Estate! And, like all 2020 weddings, the road to the altar was full of bumps and switchbacks and the occasional roundabout. But these two navigated the uncertainty with grace and optimism, which are two words that perfectly describe Ashlyn & Joe. As a result, I can’t imagine their wedding any other way than it was. Every detail was perfect. Every guest connected with the celebration. Everything just fell into place!
You see, a mere month after Ashlyn & Joe’s first date, she jetted off to work abroad – for an entire year. Their relationship was brand new, but from the way she described him it was obvious that they were going to stand the test of distance. And sure enough, exactly three years (to the day!) after their first date, Ashlyn & Joe are now husband and wife!
Ashlyn & Joe’s wedding was full of romance, beauty, and their signature fun style. The couple learned – on Zoom! – a 7 minute mashup dance to surprise their guests at the reception! Their celebration was also filled with meaningful details that were true to them: Ashlyn wore the same scent she wore on their first date (it’s Joe’s favorite). The dinner menu featured Vera Pasta, a local pasta company founded and owned by the groom. The wedding party wore sage gowns – each bridesmaid got to choose their own gown style – and deep blue suits that perfectly complemented Appleford Estate’s natural beauty. And the priest that married Ashlyn & Joe is a dear friend to the couple. He has been a part of Ashlyn’s spiritual journey from the start and confirmed her years ago.
Photographer: Bailey Pianalto Photography | Venue: Appleford Estate | Florals: Matlack Florist | Catering: John Serock Catering | Dress: Castle Couture | Cake: The Masters Baker | DJ: Synergetic Sounds | Transportation: Mid-Atlantic Limousine