Today’s featured couple has truly inspired us with their relationship’s love story. We can’t help but feel their positive attitude towards each other. “We’re not perfect, but we’re perfect for each other”, is one of the expressions Ashley & her fiance often say to each other. And we couldn’t agree more! Sometimes, the secret ingredient to a successful relationship is learning to accept that you’re both just humans. You may make mistakes but you learn & grow from it. And I think that is something a lot of couples out there should learn how to do. Ashley & Andy both appreciate each other’s common interests & differences. And for me, that’s what makes them the perfect combination. Congratulations again Ashley & Andy!
What is your story as a couple, how did you meet & fall in love?
I met my fiance at a social dance class in Edmonton called “Sugar Swing Dance Club”. We talked during the evening between dances and before the night was over, he asked for my phone number. Being a friendly yet happy single, I was somewhat surprised at his question. Yet I knew there was something special about this man, so I obliged. We live an hour apart so we began getting to know each other through evening phone calls, starting the day after we met. I was certain this was a very special person when, two weeks later, he asked if he could make the hour drive to take me on our first date. As we continued to get to know each other over 3- hour phone conversations and coffee dates, our friendship grew. My admiration and appreciation deepened as I got to know the wonderful heart of my now fiance. I soon knew in my heart that this man, my best friend, was someone I wanted to spend each day with, even the hardest days that are sure to come. Our shared faith in Christ plays a great role in the strength of our relationship, and I know the love, support, and encouragement we offer each other as best friends also makes all the difference in being able to over life’s obstacles and challenges together.
What makes the two of you a perfect match?
There are so many reasons why we are a perfect match. One expression we often say to each other is this, “We’re not perfect, but we’re perfect for each other.” Andy and I accept that we both will make mistakes, not purposefully, but we know we’re both human. We appreciate one another and we remind each other often. Not only do we have similar interests and values, but we support each other in our individual interests. I know that since I’ve had Andy in my life I feel a desire to be a better person for him. We love to laugh together and we tryto see the positive side of things. We enjoy talking and listening to one another. There are just so many reasons why I believe we are a great match and I am absolutely certain I could never find a better man for me than Andy.
What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding?
The best advice I’ve been given as we plan our wedding has been to remember that our wedding doesn’t need to stick with tradition merely for tradition’s sake. There are many traditional elements we want to use for our ceremony and reception, but it’s important to make sure the events of the day have significance for us, as the bride and groom, adding in personal touches that will make for wonderful memories.
Do you have advice for couples still in the planning process?
We are currently a couple in the wedding planning process but the best advice I can probably give for others who are planning is to not be afraid to ask for help. It takes away some of the worry when you know you have people to help you. It really is true that two heads are better than one!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We have yet to book our honeymoon, but would love to go somewhere warm! A beautiful beach and beautiful sunshine would be just lovely to share together!
What are you most excited about for the future?
I am very excited about our future together and the adventures that are yet to come for us. I’m simply thrilled to one day be able to spend each day together, getting to see each other almost everyday. I know that we will be capable of more as a couple than I could do on my own. Having a trustworthy friend’s opinion and ideas helps me to see things in a new way and to learn in ways I never would have on my own.
Was it difficult to narrow down your guest list?
The guest list was very difficult to narrow down because we wanted to invite all the family that we can and we didn’t want to leave anyone out.
What would you say, the overall story for this album?
The overall story I see throughout this album is a story of love and laughter. We have so much fun together and we enjoy spending time together; I see that very clearly through these photos.
What inspired the wedding day outfits?
The outfits we wore for our engagement photos were somewhat inspired by colours we like, colours we like on each other, and in trying to just authentic and show who we really are.
What was your favorite part of the day?
My favourite parts of the day include getting to take some fun photos with my grandfather’s grain truck at my fiance’s request, getting to just be us, having fun taking photos together, and awaiting with excitement to see the photos from our engagement! And I can say it was well worth the wait! To have pictures to look back on in 50 years and remember where we were at this place in our relationship will be a great treasure.
Photographer: Triangle H Photography
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