Every once in a while I get the immense privilege of joining a couple’s journey more than once. Ashley and Reuben are an especially special pair. Amid COVID fears and delays, I had the opportunity to capture their engagement photos and, now, celebrate their wedding! Throughout my time with this duo, I’ve seen their immense love and respect for each other. I loved witnessing their joy at their Port Farms wedding — and the camera did, too! Happiness like this is hard to contain within a frame, but I’m so pleased with how their photos turned out. Their beautiful ceremony and love story made my job easy!
Minnie Necklace, Big Love
Ashley and Reuben’s first official date involved a kayaking adventure on Lake Edinboro. Conversation flowed easily and their kindred, adventurous spirits connected fast. They concluded the night with a dinner at Edinboro Lake Resort.
It was clear to the duo that they had much in common, but for a while the timing seemed off. Ashley was working hard at nursing school, and her attention had to shift. While the brief break was painful, it also brought tremendous clarity. Ashley recalls that it was during this time that she knew Reuben was the guy she had been looking for. He clearly shared similar feelings for her. When the pair reconnected for a belated birthday dinner at their original date spot, he presented her with a golden Minnie Mouse necklace he had purchased on a recent trip.
It wasn’t long before he would go from Disney to one knee! Although Ashley says she treasures her necklace to this day, August 8 brought some other very significant bling to her life. At her graduation party, Reuben presented her with a collage that asked, “Are you ready for our next adventure?” She looked up to see Reuben proposing, surrounding by their family and friends.
The Wedding at Port Farms
At Port Farms, Reuben and Ashley’s loved ones gathered once again to celebrate their relationship. The stunning barn venue was the perfect spot for this adventure-loving couple. Port Farms is home to stunning natural vistas and rustic buildings. Pair that scenery with the ceremony’s smoke bombs and glow sticks, and you have one beautiful night!
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