Married! Jeff & Ashley: Dunaway Gardens

If it's true that rain on your wedding day brings good luck, then I think Jeff and Ashley are set for life. On my way to photograph their wedding at Dunaway Gardens, I was caught in a torrential downpour. The rain let up a little bit when I arrived at the gardens, but the sky full of gray clouds was evidence that it wasn't going anywhere. Despite the cloudy day outside, nothing could dampen Jeff and Ashley's spirits. They love being outdoors, and were determined not to have their ceremony under a tent. They took no notice of the rain, and chose to get married in Dunaway's gorgeous outdoor amphitheater despite the persistent drizzle. It was a beautiful wedding, and I had a love of fun capturing it!

Every detail was thought out and beautiful. I loved the girls' bouquets!

I fell in love with Ashley's dress at her bridal session, and I couldn't help but photograph every detail of it. It was stunning!

Ashley's shoes were equally stunning.

Ashley was afraid that the rings would get lost among the rest of the wedding decor and details, so she had her mom tie them together with ribbon so they would stay together and be easily found. It was so cute.

Ashley looked beautiful even before she got her hair done. She has such a lovely smile!

The majority of the guests had brought along umbrellas, just in case. I love all of the colors in this photo.

Warning: This flower girl is adorably cute and will steal your heart away.

Ashley absolutely beamed as she descended the stone staircase.

As they were climbing back up the amphitheater stairs, Ashley's train kept getting caught on the wet stones, so Jeff lifted her into his arms and carried her. Talk about being swept off your feet!

I love this shot of Ashley embracing Jeff's mom right after the ceremony.

Even though the rain was holding on and darkness was quickly approaching, Jeff and Ashley were determined to have beautiful outdoor wedding photos. These are some of my favorite portraits, simply because they tell a beautiful and interesting story. I love them.

Jeff & Ashley's creative team worked hard to put together a beautiful reception space. The rain had no effect on the style and class of the reception.