Ashley and Steve have been together since high school. That's a long time! So long, in fact, that their friends have given them an adorable nickname, a la Brangelina — Stashley. Although if I'm correct, I think that nickname has existed for nearly as long as they've been together.
They started off the day separately... they didn't want to break tradition! The girls got ready at the Marriott downtown while the guys got ready at the Hyatt.
Doesn't Ashley look flawless?
Love this look on Dad's face... seeing his beautiful daughter as a bride for the first time!
Is it just me, or does Ashley exude Audrey Hepburn in this shot?
The drinks were red, and Ashley was a little wary about getting anything on her dress, so Leah devised a crazy straw plan that seemed to work out pretty well!
And now, the boys!
Caught up in Olympic fever! Either that, or just staring at the women's volleyball team's short shorts...
These are the JERKS. John, Eric, Rich, Kunal and Steve. I'm not good at explaining their whole thing, but I'm pretty sure that they formed the JERKS to critique films. Am I right? Minus Eric, they were a band: Detuned Radio. SA-WEEET! If Eric would join the band, this might be a fun album cover. Although it probably isn't serious enough for any of them...
I made them squeeze a little too close together! Luckily, they're all brothers, so they were cool with it.
The moment finally arrived...
I tell you what... my favorite part of a wedding is the look on the groom's face when he first sees his bride. See Exhibit A below.
Four of their friends gave speeches... and they were hilarious, thoughtful and insightful.
Their altar reminded me a lot of Ross and Emily's wedding on FRIENDS — candles everywhere. Don't worry though, Steve said the right name!
Gotta love the look on Ashley's face here... I guess she was having a tough time.
And that's just part one! See how awesome of a party their reception was later this week... If you don't want to miss it, like my Facebook page!