Well, we have reached the final post from Gabe & Ashley’s beautiful wedding day at Stonebridge Wedding Venue in Blum, TX. In case you’re new around here, I will fill you in on why this was such a special wedding for me to shoot… Ashley, the bride, was married to my younger brother Jack for five years before his life was taken while serving as a Green Beret in the Philippines in 2009. Gabe, the groom, also lost his brother that same year. Gabe’s brother Elijah was also in the military, and Gabe & Ashley met while working for TAPS, an organization that helps people who have lost military family members. Gabe and Ashley have been so wonderful to my family, always keeping us involved in their lives, which means the world to us. Their wedding day was no exception, and it warms my heart each time I look at their photos and see my family all celebrating together. <3
I’ve shared several posts from their day already, which you can see by clicking here. In today’s post, we will look at some of my favorites from the reception parrrrtay they had after the ceremony! :) The wedding party started things off with a little champagne toast.Then it was time for some dancing!Ashley’s dress was just perfect for twirling!Love Greg & Debra, Ashley’s awesome parents!Ashley’s Maid of Honor, pictured above, also made their lovely wedding cake!Gabe dancing with his grandma…so sweet!Okay, so Ashley’s family has a longstanding tradition of “stealing” the bride as she and the groom are making their exit. My nephew DJ was more than happy to carry on this tradition and snatched Ashley from Gabe and raced her off to my brother in law, who was waiting to whisk her away in a car.After a few minutes, Ashley was kindly returned to her groom. ;)And they were off, to live happily ever after! :)Ashley & Gabe~
THANK YOU for being the people you are, for helping me believe more and more in love, for being a shining example of hope, and for allowing me to document your wedding day for you! I love you guys so much.