I always love a good story and one of the many wonderful aspects of capturing great photos of a couple’s big day is the romantic tale. Ashley and Christopher hail from Houston Texas and wanted to celebrate the magic of their marriage and commitment in a beautiful setting. They chose Inistoige in Kilkenny as the place to realise their dream.
Ashley and Christopher encapsulate the perfect “Boy/Girl Next Door” romance. They met each other as children and grew up in the same road. Ashley told me that they instantly disliked each other despite their parents hoping they would become friends or even more!They moved on to high school but didn’t see much of each other. That was until he got his first truck and his dad made him bring her home from school every day . She was always shy and they never really talked to each other, but one day that all changed. In 2010 they realised there were feelings developing and soon they went on their first date.
Since that day their lives have been full of adventure and love.
Ashley featured in her very own fairy-tale when Christopher got down on one knee in Disneyland in front of Cinderella’s Castle while they were on a short visit and popped the question. He took her totally by surprise, mind you, she was wearing Minnie Mouse Ears! The moment was memorable in more ways than one. Christopher knew that being Ashley’s very own Price Charming in front of a Fantasy Castle would be definitely melt her heart.
Their dream of a romantic Irish destination wedding was realised when they spotted, “Woodstock House and Gardens” in Kilkenny. They married in Texas last year in May 19 so the destination wedding celebration was made more special as it was on their first anniversary.
Ashley’s idea of a magical celebration in a stunning Irish setting was exactly what they wanted. Their small and special ceremony with close friends and family and the obvious warmth and happiness that everyone felt is clear for all to see.
After their beautiful ceremony they celebrated in true Irish style with a lovely meal in Paris Texas in Kilkenny and then a pub crawl. In every way, it was festive and picturesque and left them with memories they will treasure forever.
Vendor Love :
•Dress : Wtoo by Watters from Brickhouse Bridal in The Woodlands, TX •Bridesmaids dresses: Dorian By Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaid in Houston, TX •Shoes: Madden Girl Eezy Floral Flat •Flowers: Lamber de Bie •Groom(smen)’s suits: Joe from Mens Wearhouse •Accessories: Kendra Scott
•Venue : Woodstock Gardens