Ashley + Bret / One Year Wedding Anniversary Session / Grafton, Wisconsin / July 22, 2018
Happy One Year Wedding Anniversary Ashley + Bret! Relive their beautiful Wedding Day:
Ashley + Bret // Wisconsin Summer Weddings // The Bog, Saukville, WI // July 22, 2017
The story of Bret and Ashley started with both of them creating an online dating profile through the website, Plenty of Fish—Bret’s started as a joke; Ashley was just bored and felt she exhausted other options for dating. 😊 The two didn’t know the other existed yet. Bret then went online several months later (after updating his profile to a more accurate depiction of himself), intending to delete his profile. He suddenly found a picture of Ashley and thought he’d take a chance. He sent her a message, pouring out who he was, where he came from, and what he was looking for in life. Oddly enough, Ashley logged on later that SAME day, ALSO intending to delete her profile, only to find this message. She responded, opening her message with the overly clichéd statement of, “where have you been all my life?!” It was a match made in heaven from that point on.
Fast forward 2.5 years, Bret anxiously approached Ashley’s parents asking for Ashley’s hand in marriage (they said yes!). Bret then spent most of the day on December 21, 2013 planning a spectacular and romantic proposal--Ashley was not aware of any of this! Bret told Ashley they were going to walk around and look at the Christmas lights at Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee and then grab dinner at Carnivor, a fancy steak restaurant. After Bret picked up Ashley, they started walking towards the Christmas lights, but Bret pushed Ashley into the Pfister Hotel. Ashley was thoroughly confused at this point. They took the elevator up to the top floor, where a ritzy bar, Blu, sat overlooking the city. Ashley thought this was just a nice add to the night's festivities. Bret was very nervous of course, and his nervousness confused Ashley even more. Bret finally asked one of the waiters (who was in on the proposal) to take his and Ashley’s picture in front of the fireplace. Once the waiter started taking pictures, Bret turned around, pulled out the ring, and got down on one knee asking Ashley to be his forever. Another 3.5 years later, and judging by the pictures, you can see Ashley definitely said “yes!”
Ashley and Bret said "I Do" on Saturday, July 22nd at the Bog. Check out some of my favorite's from their beautiful day on golf course.
List of Vendor's from Ashley and Bret's Wedding:
Ceremony/ Reception: The Bog
Cake: Aggies Bakery
DJ: Black Label DJs
Flowers: Dress My Wedding- Etsy
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Photographers: Memory Lane Photography by Jessica Lane, assisted by Keith Berend