The Leaning Tree | Bailey, NC | Ashley + Tyler | April 29th, 2017
Two of the sweetest, most genuine human beings got married on Saturday! We have been SO excited for Ashley and Tyler to tie the knot, and we had a beautiful day for a wedding. There was sunshine galore, and even though it was HOT (in the 90’s!) we photographed outside all day, and no one complained.
The theme of their wedding was an elegant English garden, and GOSH did they pull of that style PERFECTLY. There were flowers literally EVERYWHERE you looked, stately brick walls with ivy, and subtle pops of pink to compliment all the green foliage and leaves.
Ashley’s GRANDFATHER designed and made ALL the flower arrangements. Truly, he went all out. Never have we seen THIS MANY flowers everywhere we looked. There were arrangements all over the sanctuary, reception, and the most beautiful bouquets and boutonnières too. I was OBSESSING over all the peonies. In fact, the next day Phillip bought me a flowering bush at Lowes to plant in our yard, so I’d be quiet about all the flowers, HAHA!
I really loved Ashley’s bridesmaids. They were kind, helpful, and did everything possible to give Ashley the most perfect day. Ashley’s details were SO CUTE: bright pink heels (totally an ode to Elle Woods) sparkly jewelry, a cascading bouquet, and Tyler gave her a pair of dangly earrings to open & wear that day.
Phillip had the BEST time with the groomsmen. Tyler’s best friend Kendall (“Randall”, haha) gave ALL the guys haircuts that morning, and they had a blast hanging out and drinking Mountain Dews. Phillip told me that Tyler’s groom portraits were some of his FAVORITE he’d EVER taken, because Tyler was so easy to photograph.
I can’t miss telling you about the Stith & Scott families. We were LOVED ON by both sets of parents all day. From making sure we had eaten, to complimenting our work, to even making sure we were being careful when photographing in precarious places. Wow, what wonderful parents both Tyler and Ashley have!!! (P.S. Yes Tiffany did cry during the Father/Daughter First Look.)
After a really sweet ceremony where they gave their guests communion, we headed to their beautiful reception. Guests milled all over the Leaning Tree property, using the photo booth, getting candy bags, dancing, and eating doughnut cake. Ashley & Tyler left through a tunnel of sparklers with the most elegant DIP KISS ever!!! (Tyler is REALLY good at those!)
Ashley & Tyler: we hope ya’ll are having the BEST WEEK ever in Jamaica. Phillip and I think the world of you two, and just know you’ll have a wonderful, happy life. We hope you all enjoy a few of our favorite images from their special day! 🙂
Thanks to all our awesome vendors:
Florist: Flowers & Gifts of Rocky Mount
Makeup Artist: Caroline Sharpe, Merle Norman
Hairstylist: Taylor Murray
Directors: Jean Griffin and Vicky Harper
Band: The Carousel Band
Videographer: Benz Productions
Wedding Venue: Winstead United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Leaning Tree
Caterer: The Leaning Tree
Cake Designer: Wilson Doughnut Shop
Invitations / RSVP / Program Designer: Accu-List Printing, Jolly Barnes