Jake and Ashley were married on a beautifully rainy day in September at The Preserve Resort in Wears Valley. They didn’t let the rain get them down… in fact, they were willing to play with umbrellas in a field nearby.
How did the two of you meet? We went to High School together & reunited after college.
How long have you been together? 3 years and 4 months
How did he propose? On Christmas morning 2012, in front of my parents & siblings. A total surprise. It was perfect.
We went to The Preserve Resort 3 years ago for our friends’ wedding, and we loved the area so much, we wanted to go back. It was there that we first said “I love you”, so the place is pretty special to us.
What do the two of you like to do together for fun? Play tennis, watch movies, play scrabble, biking, golfing, cooking.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding day? The ceremony. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Having all our family and friends together in one place.
We are planning a honeymoon for February 2014. We haven’t decided where to go yet. Maybe Costa Rica.
Dress: David’s Bridal
Makeup: Kelly Hildebrandt (bridesmaid)
Shoes: Can’t remember – they were my “something old”
Groom’s Outfit: Men’s Wearhouse
Decorations: DIY – with the help of my mom (Beth Palm), sister (Sara Thornbury), and family friend (Beth Deutsch)
Flowers: Atrium Flowers
Pie: Calhoun’s Banquets & Catering
Food: Calhoun’s Banquets & Catering
Jewelry: my grandmother’s pearl earrings (my “something borrowed”)
Officiant: my uncle (Duke Lunden)
Floral Headpiece: Made by Lynda (Beth) Auron (bridesmaid)
Photography: Knoxville Wedding Photographer — Star Noir Studio