Ashley + Justin | Backyard Baltimore Wedding Romantic & Intimate Lavender Wedding by Chesapeake Charm Photography

Oh you guys.  This gorgeous wedding gives takes the term “backyard wedding” to a whole new level! Ashley and Justin’s big day took place at none other than Ashley’s grandmother’s amazing Phoenix, Maryland home.  The gorgeous gardens made the perfect setting for their sweet ceremony, and the amazing courtyard was a beautiful spot for them to dance under the twinkling lights.

The decorations truly reflected Ashley & Justin through and through – from the bright Maryland sunflowers (a Pyle family favorite), to the romantic lavender bridesmaid dresses, to the hospital-inspired table numbers (the newlyweds are both nurses!), to Justin’s duck band-inspired wedding ring.

What made this wedding unlike any other was not just the incredible outpouring of love these two had for one another, but the intimacy and closeness of each and every guest.  There was genuine happiness, enthusiasm, and just so. much. love.

And, to top it off, Ashley & Justin are growing their little family in just a few months with the arrival of their first child! They gave their guests the biggest surprise ever – and turned their cake cutting into a Gender Reveal!!!  You’ll have to scroll to see the results!  🙂

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A first look with Dad…

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Oh man the tears were flowing! Daddy’s little girl is all grown up 🙂

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The tears didn’t stop there – Justin was so happy to see his stunning bride come down the aisle, he just couldn’t help it!  It was such a sweet moment.

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And this is where I started crying too.  Goodbye mascara!

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Ashley’s late brother & grandmother accompanied her down the aisle, with their photos on her bouquet.

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The vows were not only emotional but also hilarious!

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Justin finally snagged his girl 😛

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Aren’t they just perfect?!

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Seriously, can you believe this is her grandmother’s property? Amazing.

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Recreating the same photo they took on their first date and engagement! 🙂

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Such a cute little baby bump!

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Wine for the groom, and water for the bride.  😛

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Justin wrote the most adorable poem for his new wife!

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That ring, though!

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“Banded Together”  Justin’s duck band wedding ring!!

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I love these tokens for loved ones who have passed <3

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A whole gang of my #charmcouples all at one wedding! <3 I just love each and every one of my clients and it makes me so happy to see a bunch of them here together!

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Ashley’s father announcing the surprise gender reveal to their guests!

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Here we go…

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IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!

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And the crowd goes wild!

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Baby Olivia, the world can’t wait to meet you!!!

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Cue more tears…what a beautiful first dance between father and daughter <3

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The mother son dance was just as emotional and sweet!

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MyUyen, you’re next in line to get hitched! 😀

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Ashley & Justin, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness and have the best time raising your sweet daughter Olivia.  She’s going to have the most loving parents in the world. <3

VENDORS:

Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes:  Men’s Wearhouse

Florist:  Mrs. Flowers

Makeup Artist: Courtney McKim

Hair Stylist:  Alyssa Harris @ Headlines Salon

Cake:  Yia Yia’s Bakery

Caterer:  Keith’s Grill N Go