Wedding Wednesday: The Winge Wedding

Justin & Ashley Winge | September 28, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design

Justin and Ashley met through mutual friends (who coincidentally were married the weekend after the Winges!). One night when she came home, she found Justin on one knee with "Marry Me" spelled out in rose petals. Ashley says her favorite memory was walking down the aisle. Being surrounded by friends and family and sharing their special day made her emotional. Ashley wanted a vintage elegance theme for her day, with the classic touches such as church ceremony, black tuxedos, and beautiful ball gown. Muted colors of pinks, purple, greens, blues, and yellows complemented their decor, including centerpieces in tall glass goblets on round mirrors. Ribbon and crystal embellished votives lined the mirror, while the flowers included dahlias, hydrangeas, garden roses, anemones, and more. Ashley's champagne organza ball gown had a sweetheart neckline with embroidered lace, with the waistline accented with a Swarovski brooch. She later changed into a short white dress for the reception. Guests chose their favorites pieces from the extensive candy bar and also took home little succulents at their place settings. They also signed a guest tree, rather than book, with a custom oak tree drawing with the couple's name and wedding date; guests could sign a leaf on the tree and it now hangs on display at their home! The couple went to Cancun for their honeymoon, staying in Live Aqua for its spa-like atmosphere where they could relax and enjoy each other's company as man and wife.

Be sure to see the Winge wedding on page 92 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: Allure from Bride's House
Florist: The Flower Pot
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Ceremony: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Venue: The Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Karen Casteele
DJ: Castillo DJ Services
Attendants' Dresses: Dessy
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse