ASHLEY + JUSTIN STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT | SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
Ashley and Justin first met each other freshmen year of college at Florida State University in 2005. They quickly became and remained best friends for the next ten years. In 2015, a couple of years after they had graduated, they were out and about having a great time together when they decided to pretend to be engaged around a bunch of strangers. Ultimately feeling guilty, they confessed they weren’t together and were just best friends, however, the crowd didn’t believe them. Several months later, Justin asked Ashley out on a date and they started their relationship, shocking most of their close friends! With a solid foundation of friendship to support them, they began traveling, spending time with their families as a couple, and enjoying their pup Roxy.
For the proposal, Justin and Ashley went to a beach that they had gone to in the beginning of their relationship. Justin hid their engagement ring in their cooler and patiently waited for Ashley to open it. Ashley opened the cooler, didn’t see it, and when she turned around and looked at Justin he was on his knee. She became confused until Justin asked her to look in the cooler again…and then she saw it!
Ashley and Justin have been to many weddings as friends, but this wedding was their first as a couple, and it was their very own! They have spent all of these years together celebrating their friends relationships and now they have their friends around to rally for them. They had one of the biggest wedding parties that I have ever seen totaling 29 in all.
Ashley and Justin’s wedding was stunning, from their venue choice to their attire and flowers, all the way down to the finest of details. You could tell that Ashley and Justin put a lot of their heart and soul into customizing this day and it will be a night that their guests will certainly remember.
This wedding was full of fun, laughter, and love and it was a pleasure being there while everyone was making memories under the stars!
Congratulations Ashley and Justin, I wish nothing but the best in life for you!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | The Artistic Whisk
Caterer | Delectables Fine Catering
Ceremony Site | Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
DJ | Grant Hemond And Associates, Inc.
Event Planner | Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Florist | 2birds Events
Hair Stylist | Lili’s Weddings
Invitations | Minted
Make-up Artist | Lili’s Weddings
Reception Venue | Private Residence
Wedding Gown | Cici Boutique
Tables/Chairs/Dance Floor | Elite Events & Rentals