Engaged! Noah & Ashley : Destin, FL

We were crazy. We were dreamers. We were dancers, cowgirls, explorers, soldiers and movie stars. We were story tellers and secret keepers. We were ten and twenty and every age in between. We were children, we were neighbors and we were best friends. Even though I didn't move to Georgia until I was ten, I still feel like most of my childhood memories have Ashley in them. I guess it's because the ones we shared were the best ones. It seems impossible that the dreams and ambitions that we've shared with each other for a lifetime are finally taking shape, but it's happening, and it makes me feel so grown up.

This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of celebrating the wedding of one of my childhood best friends to the man of her dreams. Ashley and Noah actually got engaged long before Robert and I had even thought about getting married, but due to Noah's service in the Air Force, their wedding kept having to be moved, changed and postponed. It's been a long and challenging journey, but I'm sure that Ashley would tell you that her perfect, barefoot beach wedding was well worth the wait.

Because Ashley and Noah were separated for much of their engagement, we didn't really have an opportunity to do an engagement session until the night before the wedding. Between the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, we snuck away for a few minutes to capture a few casual portraits of the two of them together. Looking through these photos puts a HUGE smile on my face, and I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Could these two be any cuter?

I'll be posting their wedding photos this week, so check back soon for those!