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John and Ashley’s wedding was a true inspiration for an outdoor casual, intimate farm wedding with a heaping ton of glorious DIY personal touches… think happy, bright and yellow! Their ceremony and reception all took place on Ashley’s family farm in Reva, with vast acres of lush green grass and trees sprinkled with hay bells. After the ceremony, guests were invited to relax with iced tea, lemonade, Adirondack loungers and lawn games. The BBQ Connection made dinnertime an official backyard BBQ…. and for dessert? Besides 2 delicious cakes by Chandler’s, there were campfire s’mores! Sounds awesome, right? Everything most certainly was… take a look!

Event Planner:  Weddings by Calla

Floral Design:  Perrot Gardenscapes & Design

Music:  Jamie Pelfrey Band

Transportation:  Royale Coach & Limousine









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Sweet Aubrey and Loo.  I just love seeing the two of them together.  When Loo looks at Aubrey, I can see tenderness and awe in his eyes.  We met them six years ago through our friends Todd and Sara, whose beautiful vineyard wedding we photographed in 2008.  In the time that Jason and I have been friends with Aubrey and Loo, we’ve come to know them as our friends who can make great music, delicious food and beautiful babies.  Aubrey has a little baby girl on the way due sometime in September!

It was only natural for the two of them to have a casual and laid back wedding amongst their friends and family.   The celebration took place at Aubrey’s parent’s home in rural Amissville on what felt like the hottest day of the year.  Just about everyone found themselves at some point in the pool, myself and Jason included.

The day before the wedding, Jason and I, along with Todd and a few other friends were hanging out in our dining room.  While Todd was trying to write his speech for the toast, someone came up with the idea of writing a haiku.  This is what we all came up with, and yes, this is exactly what Todd recited at the wedding:

Loo and Aubrey

Louis… is a short ninja

Aubrey… is pregnant

Laughter all around, and Todd continued with a heartfelt speech, and at the end of it, read another haiku:

Loo and Aubrey

They are a perfect pairing

Lifetime happiness

Thank you so much Louis and Aubrey, for being our good friends and for letting me and Jason be a part of your lives and celebration.  It was so amazing to be amongst all of our dear friends on such a special day.  We love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness!


Quick interlude here… Todd read one last haiku that went like this:

Loo and Aubrey


Let’s drink some bourbon

  • HollandPhotoarts - Gorgeous couple and stunning photogaphy, you two. Win-win!! Especially love those b/w’s!! xoxo…a&b2010/08/26 – 16:30ReplyCancel