Today our Le Bella Donna Bride is Ashley, who married her husband Vince in April in a gorgeous Martina Liana gown.
Ashley and Vince met in their freshman year at Cabrini College, though Ashley transferred to another school, fate brought the two together again four years later. They kept running into each other in Ashley’s hometown and started dating in 2012.
On their five year anniversary, Ashley and Vince had decided not to get each other gifts and were planning to go out to dinner. Ashley surprised Vince by getting him a new video game that he wanted and Vince told Ashley that he had a surprise, too. Then he got down on one knee and proposed!
Ashley’s journey to say yes to her dress included three different boutiques and sixty dresses! She started out looking for something with a low back with lace and sparkle. By the time she reach Le Bella Donna, she had tried it all and felt frustrated. Luckily, she found her perfect gown in our boutique!
The best part of Ashley’s special day was watching Vince’s face when she walked down the aisle. She says that she had “never seen him smile so big.” Ashley and Vince had a dream for their perfect wedding and their vision came to life! Ashley enjoyed being able to see the culmination of all of her and her husband’s hard work to make their wedding so beautiful.
Ashley’s advice to other brides is to make sure to really cherish those precious moments during your wedding. It’s important to take a step back and look around at the wonderful event you spent so much time and effort planning. She says that brides should “step outside their comfort zone” because the dress that you never imagined wearing, might actually end up being the right dress for you! Ashley is glad that she booked a videographer for her wedding because now she is able to look back on the sweet memories of her amazing wedding, and she thinks that other brides should do the same!
Congratulations Ashley and Vince! We wish you many years of love and happiness together!
Photography by: Ashley Gerrity Photography