Ashley and Greg met just like so many of us do today, online! Their first date was wonderful, as well as incredibly long… so long in fact, that Ashley’s family kept texting her to make sure everything was okay! It was, of course, as Ashley told them. She was just on her last first date ever.
And when it came time to propose, Greg coordinated efforts with his mother in order to keep the secret from Ashley. The couple had been planning to visit his mother, but (conveniently), she was running behind on schedule. So to “fill time”, Greg took Ashley to Marsh Creek to look at the snow on what was the one and only day it snowed in 2020. The two walked by the water, enjoyed the fresh snowfall and winter air, and Greg proposed to Ashley by the waterside. He had a photographer there ready to take those all important photos too! Afterwards, Ashley and Greg finally went to his mother’s home where they were met with a surprise engagement party!
On the big day, Ashley and her bridal party had their hair and makeup professionally done at Ashley’s home. But the dress would wait for her arrival at her venue! Meanwhile, Greg got ready with his groomsmen before heading to the venue as well, excited and ready to see his bride for the first time that day. And at the venue, Greg opened his love note (that also included a photo of his awesome gift) from Ashley and got his tie on just right!
At their fantastic industrial chic wedding venue, Phoenixville Foundry, we were so happy to film Ashley as she finished getting ready for the big day. Ashley dressed into her amazing Allison Webb wedding gown, which featured a deep-V neckline, a bodice covered in delicate pearl and crystal beadwork and a beautiful fit-and-flare skirt with breathtaking asymmetrical ruching. In her relaxed updo, she wore a light, flowing long veil. Ashley was such a breathtakingly gorgeous bride!
After she was all ready for the day, and opened card and gift (a fantastic Louis Vuitton bag!), Ashley’s father had his first look at his beautiful daughter on her wedding day. He was so emotional at this moment (and later as he walked Ashley down the stairs and aisle for her ceremony too), which truly touched our hearts! “So beautiful” was so right.
Then Ashley and Greg shared their own special first look outside on the Phoenix Column bridge. We loved how Greg complimented Ashley so many times, not able to keep his eyes off her!
We were also so excited to be filming this wedding alongside our friend Mike, owner of the outstanding Morby Photography, and his terrific second shooter, Lora, as the wedding photographer for this wonderful day! After Mike photographed Ashley and Greg’s touching first look, he captured candid and formal photos of them and their wedding party before the ceremony was set to begin.
Ashley and Greg’s beautiful ceremony was held there at Phoenixville Foundry. The couple stood in front of a wonderful, modern circular floral arch and recited their traditional vows. Before long, Greg was kissing his bride and the two were pronounced as ‘husband and wife’!
Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour took place for guests in the Mezzanine. And during this time, Ashley and Greg snuck out for a quick but amazing photo shoot at the nearby Colonial Theater, where the marquee was even customized to celebrate the happy couple!
Then it was time to head back to Phoenixville Foundry so Ashley and Greg could join their friends and family for the reception. Matlack Florist and Lilac and Lace Co. did such an amazing job with floral and décor for this beautiful wedding event. The entire venue looked spectacular.
The couple was announced and entered the expansive ballroom for their first dance. After everyone was seated, we heard a wonderful welcome speech from Ashley’s parents, filled with both sentimental narrative and funny quips, and the lovely blessing given by Greg’s grandmother. Then, we were treated to fantastic toasts from Greg’s best man and brother and from Ashley’s maid and matron of honor, Greg’s sister and her sister in law.
After dinner were those sweet parent dances followed by the ceremonial (and so fun!) cake cutting. And throughout the event, Alexander Clare, a caricaturist from Alexander the Art, also kept guests laughing as he captured their images in those exaggerated drawings!
There were even more extra fun treats as the firepits were opened and s’mores were served, along with soft pretzels from a pretzel truck too!
Dancing, of course, continued well into the evening thanks to the professional DJ services of Sound Factor Entertainment & Events! We loved the custom-made denim jacket that Ashley wore as she danced the night away. And to cap off the evening, Ashley and Greg were honored with an exciting sparkler salute from their friends and family.
We were so thrilled to be a part of capturing Ashley and Greg’s amazing wedding day! They’re such a sweet couple and truly a perfect match for each other. We wish them all the best as they begin this new chapter together!
Photographer: Morby Photography – Pottstown, PA
Floral Design: Matlack Florist – West Chester, PA
Hair Stylist: Bri.Kol Beauty Boutique – Pottstown, PA
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Nicole Moeser – Bucks County, PA
Wedding Dress: Allison Webb
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Entertainment: Sound Factor Entertainment & Events – Gilbertsville, PA
Wedding Planner: Queen of Hearts Catering – Jen Howarth – Malvern, PA
Cake: The Master’s Baker – West Chester, PA
Furniture & Décor Rentals: Lilac and Lace Co. – Collegeville, PA
Caricaturist: Alexander the Art – Bethlehem, PA
Pretzel Food Truck: Philly Pretzel Factory Truck – Bensalem, PA
Officiant: Pastor Jason Hess
Venue: Phoenixville Foundry – Phoenixville, PA
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