Ashley and Jason tied the knot at the Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The couple choose an indoor venue for their February 20th wedding. The wedding featured the bride’s favorite color palette since she was little: pink, purple and white for a beautiful mixture of pastels.
All photos are courtesy of Jennifer M Photography.
Q: How was the wedding location?
“We had our ceremony and reception there so people didn’t have to travel to a second location. The club is beautiful and decorated like a wooden lodge, and they were very accommodating with any decorations or requests I wanted!”
Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?
“The most memorable part of the day was before our ceremony started, Jason (my husband) sent a gift for me to the room my bridesmaids and I were getting ready in, and it was a personalized plaque with a poem on it he had made! So cute. Also my hubby made a speech at the reception that was so sweet and special, and he quoted Shakespeare: ‘my heart is ever at your service’ to me.. SO cute and romantic!”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to pick out a dress that THEY would feel most comfortable in. I have a lot of ladies with different body types and and personal styles and I really wanted them to feel beautiful in their dresses. Also, some do not live in the area and I needed them to be able to access the same dresses in different areas. Azazie had great reviews and I loved the fact that I could order sample swatches and the girls could get sample size dresses.”
Q: Do you have any tips for brides-to-be?
“Everyone tells you the day goes quickly – but you have no idea until you’re in it!! I wish I would have gotten a pic with my mom by ourselves. We did a family one, but I wish I could have gotten one with just us two. So plan that out beforehand and tell your photographer. So much is going on that you totally forget all those details. Also I left my favors at home and didn’t even think of it until after the reception started!”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process?
“It was fun picking out everything, but the planning was very stressful!! I did everything myself and was constantly worrying I forgot something. I relied on suggestions from my friends who had gotten married in the area for my vendors – they were all amazing. My favorite part was picking out my wedding dress. Trying on tons of fabulous gowns was very fun. My mom helped me with that the most.”
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Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“We had the most amazing group of people at our wedding. Our family and friends were just amazing and the night was so special and fun. Also [with a] February wedding you’d think it would be snowing, but it was 65 degrees and sunny! We took our group pictures at sunset and they turned out AMAZING!”