Traditional Ashford Estate Wedding
May 21, 2014
Tri State
Classic WeddingsEstate WeddingsSummer Weddings
Traditional with a touch of bright pink is always an amazing combination, but pair that up with a fabulous locale like The Ashford Estate and all bets are off, lovelies.  This is one crazy cool wedding.  I'm talking beautiful blooms by Petal Pushers and Magnolia, an adorable bride and groom and one heartwarming moment after another captured by The Studio Photographers.  See them all here.
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On a mid-summer July day, you never would have thought the day would turn out so perfect! Welcome to the nuptials for Ally and Chris, Massachusetts residents who returned to the bride’s home state to tie the knot. Inspirations were a natural elegance, soft colors, vintage inspiration- leave out the bling (maybe just a little)! Guests were greeted at the Barn Chapel of the Ashford Estate with fresh juice in mason jars, program fans, and handkerchiefs for the ladies to keep cool in this non air-conditioned space. Luckily the temperature stayed tolerable and the rain and clouds parted just as the ceremony began. Guests also were entertained by a string trio playing the couple’s favorite tunes like “Don’t stop Believing” by Journey and some Grateful Dead re-creations. Celebrant Beth Palubinsky created a unique ceremony filled with personal touches and a hand fast ceremony where the couple’s mothers wrapped their hands symbolizing their union.

Guests were escorted to the cocktail hour in the Ashford Estate Atrium with Passion Fruit Martini’s. Favorites included a seafood raw bar with crab claws, oysters, chilled gazpacho with shrimp, raw tuna flat bread with truffle oil and a risotto station. Main Street Fine Catering was able to meet all requests and expectations.

The bridal party entered the reception dancing to Prince and the rest of the night was magical. Entrée options of mahi mahi or filet mignon were a hit. The party went for house dancing to a 10-piece band, Night Moves.  Special touches: in place of guest books, table numbers were mini guest books for the couple to open at every anniversary. Dessert bar with passed desserts like iced pops and mini milk shakes.

It was the best night of their lives!