Ashley + Joseph | River Landing | Wallace, NC Wedding Photographers

Ashley + Joseph are probably two of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet! Not to mention, they are a whole lot of fun! Ashley and I actually met a number of years ago at an adoptions training when I was still doing social work. She and Joseph were dating at the time and I remember us talking about our budding photography business and jokingly talking about maybe I will photograph their wedding one day! Years later, we got that opportunity!  🙂  It was a gorgeous spring day that was filled with so many sweet emotion filled moments that I found myself tearing up at multiple points during the day. The look of pure emotional joy that was on Joseph’s face when he saw Ashley for the first time during their first look could have melted the coldest of souls! And don’t even get me started about Ashley’s face when she was walking down the aisle towards Joseph! SO SWEET!! Here are a “few” of our favorites from their beautiful day!
Ashley’s dress was actually originally worn by her grandmother and it has since been worn by four other women in her family. Every woman who has worn it, has found a way to alter it slightly to make it “her own”. How cool is that?! Instead of the guy who caught the bouquet putting the garter on the leg of the gal who caught the bouquet, they switched it up a bit and had the gal who caught the bouquet put the garter on the leg of the guy who caught the garter. The trick was that they told her that she had to do it blindfolded. They then pulled the big switcheroo on her after she put the blindfold on! Her reaction to seeing the new leg in front of her was priceless! 🙂 I’m not exactly sure what was happening in this next picture, but it makes me laugh every time I see it! Ashley and Joseph were hugging their friends and family goodbye during the last dance and while everyone is busy saying their goodbyes, one of their friends looks to be enjoying a modern, interpretive dance in the center of the dance floor! I love finding little nuggets like these in wedding images! 🙂 

It was such an amazing day and we were so very grateful to be a part of it! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!

Ceremony Venue: Wallace First Baptist Church in Wallace, NC
Reception Venue: River Landing Clubhouse in Wallace, NC
Hair & Makeup: La Bella Vita Salon, Kinston
Florist:  The Olive Branch, Wallace
Cake: Jennifer Craft, Rose Hill, & aunts of the couple
Caterer: River Landing Country Club
Reception Coordinator: River Landing, Kristin Roser
Photobooth: Shutterbooth
Party Bus: Cape Fear Limo
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Intimate, New Bern
Groomsmen’s Attire: H. Stadiem, Kinston
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  • Amanda - June 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    OMG! Ashley these are SO incredibly fantastic! Your wedding looks like the most fun wedding EVER!!! Such beautiful photos of you and Joseph! I got teary eyed looking at the ones of you coming down the aisle! So glad you did a first look too. It really looked like the perfect day! Great job Tara! Love the pics of the new Mr. and Mrs. Murray too!!

  • Linda Jones Melvin - June 30, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    I have really enjoyed looking at these beautiful pictures. I could only think how Dean would loved to have been there in body,but she was in spirit. You are blessed to look like her so much and she was a really sweet & good person. We shared many years together like sisters in law. My love to you and your husband and I pray that God will bless you and your husband with a long life together. I pray you will grow in your love and be very happy. God brought you together and look to Him for help.
    Lovingly, Linda Jones Melvin (also Dionne & Chris Jones)

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