Real Wedding: Ashley and Matt
February 25, 2009

Today's wedding is a little off the beaten path of what I normally feature on SMP, with a jewel-toned color palette and a chic vintage style, but I thought it was so beautiful that I just had to share. Plus, the bride is just so ridiculously gorgeous, it's hard not to fall in love with her!

kate triano real wedding

Ashley and Matt were married this past November at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. She wore a Marisa gown from Jeanettes Bridal in Manassas and a birdcage veil from the same store (brand unknown). The fabulous photographer, Kate Triano, has been sweet enough to give us a backstage look at the gorgeous affair...

Ashley and Matt are the most fun and laid back couple I've had the pleasure of working with. They met and fell in love in highschool. After a brief college separation, they have been together ever since. Their wedding weekend (Thursday-Sunday) was at the Homestead in rural Hot Springs, VA. The 3 days involved a trip to the Natural Hot Springs up the road (owned by the Homestead, every President since the 1800's has been there to be rejuvenated by their natural soothing water), Golf, Spa, Bowling, rehearsal and dinner, all on location. The venue was astonishing in size and beauty. Everyday we all went to the large breakfast buffet in the great ballroom. This made myself and my associate photographer fast friends with the bridal party and all the family as well.

So much more to come!

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