If you remember their engagement session, you already know I met Matt from our former job. When they booked me for their spring wedding at Thousand Acre Farm, I couldn’t wait for it. There’s no greater honor than a friend trusting you with their wedding day.
Matt and Ashleigh met online through a dating app 5 years ago. Ashleigh claims they weren’t very fond of each other at first, but eventually they became a thing, and the rest is history. They share a mutual love for Pokemon, so I knew right away they’re my kinda couple. I love how they incorporated it into their wedding day, along with other quirky aspects (gamers, you’ll know it when you see it).
Matt proposed to Ashleigh when they went out to Colorado to visit her father’s grave at the Air Force Academy. While he had a Pike’s Peak engagement planned, it ended up backfiring due to weather concerns. However, after a cavern tour at Cave of the Winds, Matt proposed to Ashleigh on the overlook. This location is very special to Ashleigh, mainly because it’s the first place her father took her to when they moved to Colorado. The day of their engagement is also her father and step mother’s anniversary, and her step mother was there to see it happen. Ashleigh says there’s so many little things that day that connected to her father, and Matt didn’t even realize at the time. I think that’s part of what makes their engagement extra special.
Now their wedding, ugh, SO perfect! The weather looked iffy most of the day, so we crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. My favorite detail is her father’s Air Force scarf and his hat. He was definitely there in spirit, and I’m sure he had a hand in the weather taking a turn for the very best. The rain storm missed their wedding entirely and opened to a beautiful, golden sunset. Everything came together perfectly, it’s full of laughter and tears, and two of the sweetest people I know got married. Check out their amazing and touching wedding!
Venue | Thousand Acre Farm
Florist | Jen Mor
Cake + Cupcakes | Authentic Entertainment
Hair | Color Me Happy Salon
Makeup | The Royal Slay Makeup
Catering | Lapp’s Dutch Market
Wedding Dress | Allure Bridal
Shoes | Betsey Johnson
Rings | Helzberg Diamonds
Men’s Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Officiant | John Marvel
Mother + Step-Mother’s Gifts | JesMarried
Bartender | PJ Bartending
As a wedding and elopement photographer based in New Jersey, I specialize in capturing enchanting moments that tell the unique love stories of my clients. I am dedicated to providing LGBTQIA+ friendly services and take pride in embracing and celebrating the diversity of all couples.