A wedding at the Hermitage

Nearly a year ago we had the privilege of being a part of Ashley and Brian’s beautiful wedding day at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.  My first impression of these two was how young and in love they were and it was obvious in the way they looked at each other, the way they talked to one another, and the way that they always valued the other’s opinion when it came time to make a decision.


They had planned for their special day to take place at one of our favorite wedding venues in Hampton Roads, The Hermitage Museum and Gardens.  The venue has so much character, history, and pristine landscaping that it is really the perfect backdrop for anything, but a wedding especially.  Brian and Ashley’s wedding was no exception.  The weather was absolutely perfect and the details were beautiful.  I’ll get to those later though.  First I want to focus on their ceremony.


They had dated for a number of years prior to their marriage, so it was only fitting that their youth pastor marry them.  Their sweet vows to one another were so touching that they brought me to tears, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.  Their nuptials took place in the Hermitage’s East Garden; a rounded nook surrounded by trees and greenery.  Very calm and serene, and fitting for this couple.

Ashley & Brian; June 8th, 2013; Hermitage Museum & Gardens





Ashley is a graphic designer with an amazing eye for detail and design and she did a wonderful job of creating her wedding invitations, programs, and other paper goods for her wedding.  We can’t wait to work with her on future projects!


Here are a few more images from their beautiful wedding day

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You can also see this wedding in a print feature in the Spring/Summer issue of The Knot magazine for DC, Maryland, and Virginia brides.

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Special thanks to Jodi Miller Photography, Officiant James Davis, Florist Palette of Petals, Behind The Veil Studios for beauty, Patti Cakes, and of course, the As You Wish team for bringing Ashley’s vision to life.


Wishing Ashley and Brian a happily ever after…