Ashley & Michael’s story:
Within the first few days of Michael and Ashley dating, they knew their love would be everlasting. After a year and a half of laughter, adventures and conquering life’s hurdles together, he decided it was time to devise his plans for asking Ashley’s hand in marriage.
Michael worked hand in hand with his mother Peggy’s close friend Rose, a custom jewelry designer. From sketches on notepads, to emails and phone calls, Michael designed what would become Ashley’s dream ring. The most important piece to this implementation was the stone. Michael’s Grandmother Nelda was given a diamond ring in the 1970’s by his Grandfather John, which is now the center diamond in Ashley’s ring. Mike picked up the ring in March on his way to the Rissman wedding, nearly being caught while doing so. He asked Ashley’s father, Greg, for his blessing, which he was honored and ecstatic to give.
On May 17th, Ashley and Michael flew to Madrid, where she had studied abroad years prior, to enjoy a long deserved vacation. Michael surprised Ashley with his proposal on their first night in Madrid, atop her favorite rooftop lounge at sunset. Shortly after, fireworks went off in the city. It was perfection.
The next two weeks were spent traveling through Spain and down the coast of Portugal, eventually returning to Spain for Michael’s sister Gillian’s wedding in Jerez de la Frontera. It was the trip of a lifetime to kick off a lifetime of love and dedication to each other.
The vendors that helped make Ashley and Mike’s day amazing
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Catering: 24 Carrots
Photography : Blue wesley Photo
Videography: Water Tree Event Films & Photobooths
Rentals: Found Rentals
Day of Coordinator: Cargo Creative
Deserts: Heaven Sent Dessert
Live Music: Organic String Quartet
Live Music: David Shyde Quartet
Valet: Special Parking Services
Officiant: Brett Lawrence
Hair/makeup: Noel Sweeney
DJ: Huy Hoang