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Erin and Jordan are Married at Ashton Gardens!!!

Have you guys ever seen this place? If you’re into windows and natural light, Ashton Gardens is amazing! (I’d never even heard of it)

 

Bless Erin’s heart, y’all. If you only knew what this incredible woman planned in just a few months, your mind would be blown. More about their story here

So we started the day at Homewood Suites, which is a short 15 minutes from Ashton Gardens. The weather forecast was showing thunderstorms all day Sunday (wedding day!), but I didn’t hear a peep out of Erin. (Because that’s her, y’all. She just rocks and rolls with everything! I don’t know how she does it.)

See that tiara in her hair? It’s gorgeous, and it’s a family heirloom that’s been passed down for at least 3 generations. Erin’s mom and grandmother both wore it at their wedding, and I think a great aunt did as well. It’s incredibly special, and it’s just as beautiful.

As the morning progressed with us in the hotel room, so did the mimosas. I could quickly tell we were all going to get along.

After wrapping up at Homewood Suites, we headed to Ashton Gardens.

We set up shop at the front of the Chapel and took some detail shots of Erin’s gorgeous accessories!!

And it wasn’t long until the ladies showed up with their hair and makeup done by the fabulous ladies at Bliss Formal Hair and Laura Cross Makeup Artistry

(Aren’t they GORGEOUS?!)

Erin headed into the Bridal Suite to get into her dress with mom, and surprised her girls with a sweet first look in her gown!!

They helped her into her jewelry and shoes, and it wasn’t long before the tears started flowing because Erin read the *sweetest* letter from her soon-to-be husband Jordan!

And Jordan, y’all… As Erin hid around the corner, Jordan read the letter she wrote him. Have you ever seen someone hold back tears with giggles?? I wanted to hug him!!!! He is completely smitten by everything Erin, and it is SO. SWEET!

Their first look was full of emotion. I’ve never seen so many smiles. I think the sweetest part was when he asked her to twirl around for him, and they started dancing.

As the girls went into hiding, everyone else prepared for the ceremony!!

 

(Jordan’s sons! This sand ceremony is so sweet!)

After the ceremony, we started portraits, but the rain just wouldn’t let up. So we popped back into the gorgeous chapel and finished up before heading to the party next door!

As soon as we got there, the fabulous Jazz rushed us off to eat, which I took as an opportunity to put together Erin and Jordan’s Same Day Slideshow!!!!!! It was the first time I’d ever done this, and I have to tell you, it was awesome!!!

The evening was followed by blessings, speeches, toasts, cake, and partying!!! (Just wait until you see what’s coming up.) Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding Ashton Gardens Wedding

Did I mention Sarah (the maid of honor) caught the bouquet?!?!?! These pictures could NOT be any funnier.

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Can we take a minute to appreciate this garter removal?! I’m ROLLING, y’all!!! (Jordan, you’re my hero)

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I think bubble exits might be my favorite.

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Erin and Jordan, thank you SO MUCH for having me as your wedding photographer. I adore your family, and I am in love with your wedding party!!

Sarah, you crack me up. I better see you again!!!!

Melinda, Stephanie, Kimberly, Christina, Bethany, Melody, Brooke, Lauren, and Megan– that goes for you too!! We cannot be strangers.

Aaron, Jeremy, Thilee, Alan, and Hunter-  I wish I would’ve had more time with y’all. You guys were awesome sports for putting up with my antics throughout the day. Thanks for playing along. 🙂

 

Love you Erin and Jordan!!!!

-Rocheal

comments +

  1. Allen Wynn says:

    Rocheal,

    You are awesome! These are amazing images! It was great meeting you and hope we get to work with you again.

    With much gratitude,

    Allen Wynn

  2. Sarah Curlee says:

    These are amazing!!! You did an incredible job!!!

  3. Courtney says:

    WOW! that looks like a very fun wedding party! Gorgeous wedding, you captured it beautifully!

  4. AWWW!!! These photos brought tears to my eyes <3 she is so gorgeous and this wedding was simply beautiful! You captured it so well.

    • Showit User says:

      Oh my gosh, girl! You and me both!! You should see me crying and editing some of these. (Ridiculous!) Thank you so much!!

  5. Jordyn says:

    Stunning! They look so happy 😊

  6. Courtney says:

    These are so beautiful! It looks like the couple truly had the Best Day Ever!!

  7. Gillian says:

    Such a gorgeous church and looks like a really fun wedding!

  8. Maria says:

    What a gorgeous location and couple.

  9. Veronica Trinidad says:

    That chapel is beautiful, and you were able to capture happines!! Great job!

  10. Sarah Duke says:

    This wedding looked FUN! I couldn’t help but feel I was actually there celebrating with everyone. So beautiful! That church is georgeous too very unique ❤

  11. Alison says:

    LOVE THESE!!! Such a cute couple and omg that VENUE!! Perfect!

  12. Mandy says:

    What a beautiful, fun, joy filled wedding!!! These are absolutely beautiful Rocheal

  13. Barbara Wynn says:

    Rocheal, your pictures are great. I would like to order some. Can I get 4×6 prints and what is the ordering procedure and how much are they?

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