Meet Ashley, our February bride of the month! Ashley and her fiance Billy had a cozy and picture-perfect engagement session with Horn Photography and Design thanks to the early Georgia snow in December.
Read on to hear about this couple’s engagement story and their visions for the big day at Blue Mountain Vineyard this May.
How did you meet? Billy and I met at Georgia Gwinnett College through a mutual friend. Billy was playing college basketball and I was playing college softball when we crossed paths in the dorm parking lot one day. After about six months of running into each other around campus, we started going on dates.
How did he propose? He proposed on a beautiful sunny morning in Destin while we were on his family beach trip over the 4th of July weekend. We were sitting on the balcony of our condo, watching the waves and talking about how excited we were for graduation. I reached for my phone and when I couldn’t find it, I got frustrated and said “I lose everything,” and Billy responded with m“Please don’t lose this,” and had the ring in his hand. He was so nervous that he forgot everything he was going to say!
What is your vision for your wedding? Our wedding style is rustic chic. Although we are having a big wedding, we want the atmosphere to feel romantic and intimate so that our guests feel like one big family.
Which wedding details are you most excited about and why? I am most excited about our venue. The ceremony site has beautiful mountains and the background looks surreal. Billy is excited that our photographers will be bringing a TV for the reception so that they can display ceremony and engagement pictures.
What has been the most difficult and most fun part of wedding planning?
Finding the perfect venue took a while because nothing felt just right. Once we did find our dream venue, everything fell into place. Our venue owner recommended Horn Photography to us and we feel like they are going to be lifelong friends.
Best wishes, Ashley and Billy!
Horn Photography and Design: Michelle and Brandon Horn are a husband and wife wedding photography team located in Dahlonega, Georgia. They seamlessly merge creative styles of photography and film to create gorgeous visual imagery to document your love story.