As soon as Annesha contacted me to photograph her and Douglas’ wedding outside of Washington D.C., I knew that this was going to be an instant favorite. I always ask the Bride what has been their favorite part of planning their wedding and Annesha answered, “figuring out how to entertain the guests”. What a perfect portrayal of her kind spirit that even on her wedding day her favorite part of planning was to make sure that her guests enjoyed themselves, and after meeting Douglas it was evident that they are definitely a perfect match.
Douglas and Annesha were married this past weekend at Rasberry Plain Manor in Leesburg, Virginia amid their closest friends and family on what turned out to be a gorgeous September day with not a rain cloud in sight! Their day started with friends and family helping them get ready (forever favorites of Annesha getting dressed and putting her jewelry on), then we all moved to the Rasberry Plain Manor where Annesha and Douglas shared the sweetest ‘first look’ in the secret gardens of Rasberry Plain Manor that I’m still over here just dying from. Amid antique couches, cases full of old books, lanterns, gorgeous florals and the most delicious food ev-er; Douglas, Annesha and their friends and family celebrated their new marriage well into the evening.
Douglas and Annesha,
It was such an honor to capture this beautiful, joyful, and relaxed event. Those are three words I don’t often get to put together for a wedding and I’m so thankful for this little slice of sunshine that you invited me into. I hope that these photos serve as a reminder of your love for years to come, both for each other and for your families and friends as it was so evident that their appreciation for you both is a beautiful and strong love as well. I wish you both every happiness.
xoxo Ashley Sue
Many, many thanks to the fab vendor team that helped make this day such a success!
Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor
Planner: Iconic Events, LLC
DJ: Ridiculous Entertainment
Florist: Rocking Bird Flower Co
Food Trucks: Roaming Hunger
Wedding Cake: Momofoku Milk Bar
Bartenders: Creme de la Creme
Ashley Sue is a Charlotte based Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer specializing in capturing the moments in between the posing. Ashley can best be described as energetic, optimistic, and a perpetual romantic.
While Ashley has photographed weddings nationwide from simple church ceremonies to elaborate ballroom receptions; her authentic + joyful style shines brightest in outdoor locations such as the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, NC and architecturally rich surroundings of Charlotte, North Carolina (and Paris. Always, always, always Paris.).
Ashley is available for travel world-wide + is passport ready. Contact Ashley today to book your family portrait, headshot or 2019/20 wedding.
Ashley is also the founder of The Biz Babe Collective; it’s about strengthening a community of women in business so that our sisters, our friends, and our daughters will never wonder if they can do what we are doing today.
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