Ashley and Mark had one of the most unique weddings I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. First of all, they had a SURPRISE wedding! 30 of their closet family members and friends were invited to a “party” at Smith & Wollensky, nothing more, nothing less, but approximately 45 minutes into cocktail hour, Ashley snuck away to change into a wedding dress. Most, if not all, of the guests saw it coming, but the confirmation still brought a smile to everyone’s face, and I loved being in on the secret!
Their favorite four piece band from New Orleans, Fritzel’s New Orleans Jazz Band, also joined in on the festivities, and kept the crowd on their feet throughout the night. Mark and his kids are no novices in the music department either, music filled the night with original songs dedicated to the couple, covers of current favorites, and a clarinet duo by Mark and his daughter.
Finally, I joined Ashley and Mark at their new home (but more accurately) on their beautiful sailboat Hope, for a portrait session and sunset sail around Wings Cove, near the Cape. Seriously, could my job be any cooler!? Thanks for sharing such a neat experience with me!