Real Wedding | Ashton + Scott

May it be no secret that Ashton and Scott’s garden wedding was fresh and fun with just a hint of Brit Pop form.  Ed Hardy shoes, the Union Jack and one hundred crisp green apples were a perfect nod to the couples love, youth, beauty and happiness.

Ashton + Scott | September 23, 2010 | Oxon Hill Manor, Maryland

The Ceremony
Our ceremony was in the early evening in the Manor Garden overlooking the Potomac River. We were accompanied by a string quartet (and a plane overhead at one point – which made the entire wedding party laugh halfway through the ceremony!).

The Reception
Our reception was held in the evening in the Manor house. We incorporated our green apple theme throughout the entire reception – including the bar which was set atop nearly 100 green apples. Since my husband is British, we also had a reception send-off to the waving of US and UK flags. I was in love with my bouquet and didn’t want to throw it, but at the very end of the night I decided an impromptu bouquet toss was in order from the door of our “getaway” car – my grandmother caught it!

How Ashton Felt in Her Wedding Dress
If I were to pick three words to describe how I felt, I would say elegant, gorgeous and sophisticated (my husband is chiming in over my shoulder to say I looked “sexy” as well). I will say that the look on my husband’s face when I walked down the aisle can’t be put into words, but I felt “that” too.

Why Ashton Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
After trying on so many different kinds of gowns with lace, feathers, flowers, and crystals – I saw this one at Kleinfeld’s and felt utter relief. I tried it on and immediately knew it was perfect – I even hugged the bridal attendant! I knew I would sell the dress before I found it – I like to journal and photograph, so preserving the dress isn’t my style of remembering our wedding. My hope is that the woman who buys this dress will feel the same way I did walking down the aisle.

Ashton’s Wedding Dress | Alita Graham
Photographer | Ashley McArthur Photography