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Ashley & Christopher Lake Martin Wedding

Ashley: “I always had a lot of ideas about what my wedding day would be like, from the setting, food, dress, and especially what it would be like for my dad to walk me down the aisle. Yet all those ideas flew out the window when my parents died two years ago in a plane crash. Their lives deeply inspired me during the planning as I wanted to share this special day with them. I think one of the main reasons I have experienced so much joy in knowing and loving Christopher is because I have experienced the depth of pain in losing the two people I love the most on this earth. As Kahlil Gibran wrote, “The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” We wanted to acknowledge both joy and sorrow on this day because the two are inseparable.”

CREDITS: Ceremony & Reception: Willow Point Country Club | Wedding Planner: Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio | Photographer: Clark Brewer | Bride’s Dress: Ivory & White | Suit: J Crew | Caterer: Shindigs | Cake: Peggy McKinney Cakes | Pews: P.E.W.S. | Makeup: Celine Russell | Flowers: Grace’s Flowers

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