Rustic Chic Fishers Hawthorns Country Club Wedding // Ashley & Brent
GET READY FORE THIS RUSTIC, CORAL AND MINT WEDDING WITH DUAL MATRONS OF HONOR AND BEST MEN!
If you don’t know me by now, then please know I will never pass up a good opportunity for a cheesy pun. Thus the first line of Ashley + Brent’s blog post was graced with a glorious pun of cheesy proportions. And although, despite the heat, there was lots of laughter and fun throughout their beautiful wedding at The Hawthorn’s Golf and Country Club in Fishers, IN; their wedding was no joke at all. A gorgeous rustic chic day spilling with coral, mint, baby’s breath, mason jars, wooden crates, and burlap. PLUS, both Ashley and Brent had dual Matrons of Honor and Best Men. Standing by their side were Ashley’s two sisters Mandy and Annie and Brent had his twin brother, Blaine, and older brother, Jared.
Ashley + Brent’s story is somewhat of a funny one, between how they met and how he proposed it’s adorable and hilarious. As told by Ashley, Brent had been attending college in West Virginia, and even though he had noticed her in church when he came home for Father’s Day, she rushed out of church so quickly that day she didn’t even notice him! It wasn’t until she added him on Facebook when their relationship started to blossom. They didn’t even speak in person until Brent had driven five and a half hours to pick Ashley up for their first date.
When it came time to propose Brent had planned a wonderful date night at a local winery. He asked her a series of questions as if he was interviewing her. Ashley got somewhat upset and had mentioned that she was not there for an interview. Brent simply replied that she was interviewing to be his wife. After many more questions and some ups and downs throughout the dinner they decided to leave. Ashley had gotten a little upset because Brent hadn’t asked her when she expected it and she thought he wasn’t going to ask at all. But, in the parking lot on the way to car where they could be with just each other, Brent finally asked her if she would be his wife. Obviously she said yes and the rest is history!
Ashley + Brent had the sweetest details. Ashley’s dress was gorgeous but I would be lying if one of my favorite parts of her attire were her reception, coral Converse Chuck Taylors. Ashley and I met in college and I have a very distinct memory of having this really cute outfit with a blue striped hoodie and white shorts and the cherry on top would be some blue high top Converse Chucks. Ashley was nice enough to let me borrow hers so my outfit would look supreme and she even let me don them for several weeks because I kind of fell in love with them. She’s a pretty rad friend.
When Ashley and I met in college we bonded over being some of the few girls that still loved Hanson past 1999. When she told me that she sent a wedding invitation to the trio and that they would likely send back an autographed RSVP card I almost peed my pants out of excitement. (Wish I would have thought of that for my wedding!) I’m pretty sure when she texted me the photo of her signed RSVP card I squealed a little. So, even though ALL of their details were great that autographed Hanson RSVP and the coral Chucks were my favorites.
Brent had some pretty slick details too. The watch that Ashley gifted him was super cool. I kinda wish I had one. Plus, while he had a white bow tie, all of his groomsmen had either mint green or coral. LOVE!
Brent and Ashley were surrounded by so many people that loved them on their wedding day. It was so touching to see their siblings help them prepare for the day. But what really got me was Ashley’s daughter Addison holding the bottom of her Mom’s wedding dress while looking up at her beautiful mother getting ready. Made me tear up a bit!
It’s also worth noting that I’m pretty sure I was in love with their florals by Flowers by Suze. This freaking bouquet is to die for. I’ve died and gone to flower heaven!
Despite the heat everyone put on beautiful smiles for the outdoor ceremony on the Hawthorn’s patio. It was beautiful and even though there was an air quality alert because of the heat, you wouldn’t know it from everyones smiling faces. Everyone looked so fabulous and it was such a touching ceremony including Brent’s twin brother singing and Ashley jamming out to their recessional song, “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon. (Girl after my own heart!)
After the ceremony I got to spend some time with Ashley + Brent’s kick butt wedding party! They were definitely tons of fun!
Finally, when all of the wedding party went back inside, I had some time with just Ashley and Brent. Remember how I mentioned I loved her flowers? Yeah, I had to go in for another awesome flower shot.
Also, Leslie from Revive Salon and Spa in Fishers did a fantastic job on Ashley’s hair and makeup! I loved the combination of knots, twists, and braids for her up-do! So unique!
When it came time for their reception I think everyone was ready to cool off, drink some amazing drinks, and party their pants off! It was a fabulous affair! I loved all of their baby’s breath centerpieces with the “MR. & MRS.” light up marquee! I’m a sucker for a light up marquee! I just can’t help myself! Also, their cake by Gigi’s looked absolutely delicious. And I know it was, because I had a cuppy cake before I left!
During their reception Ashley + Brent had several formal dances including a bride and groom’s first dance, father/daughter, step-father/step-daughter, mother/son, and a dance between Ashley, Brent and her daughter Addison. The last one was one of my favorites. It was so cute watching her daughter tear up the dance floor with them!
There was so much more to Ashley + Brent’s day that I can’t even begin to include all of the photos in their blog post! It was absolutely wonderful and I am so glad I was able to be part of it! Thank you Ashley + Brent for including me on your day and allowing me to document your memories! I wish you both, and Addison, a lifetime of happiness. Enjoy your beautiful family!
ASHLEY + BRENT
Current City | Gainesville, FL
Ceremony + Reception | The Hawthorn’s Golf and Country Club
Catering | The Hawthorn’s Golf and Country Club
Cake | Gigi’s Cupcakes
Florals | Flowers By Suze
Hair + Makeup | Leslie Wright :: Revive Salon and Spa
Ashley’s Attire | Alfred Angelo + Converse Shoes
Bridesmaids’ Attire | Target
Brent’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse + Converse Shoes
Groomsmen’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Paper Goods | Wedding Paper Divas
Entertainment | DJ Brian Jackson
Videographer | Carlos Gonzales
Photo Booth | Amy Glass