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A Baseball Country Wedding Ashley & Justin November 2, 2013 Richardson Farms • Hydes, MD Although Ashley and Justin met while attending Pepperdine University, it wasn’t until years later they became interested in each other when their paths crossed while living in Santa Monica, California. “We continually ran into each other and I knew there was something different about Justin and him with me. We clicked. When we were together, it was like no one else was in the room. I quickly fell in love with this man,” Ashley reminisced. On the couple’s second date, Ashley and Justin took a long walk and talked about their families, their upbringing, careers, past experiences, and what they wanted out of life. Upon arriving back at Ashley’s house, Justin mentioned that her yard could use a fire pit and even offered to buy one for her. Months went by and this proposed gift turned into an ongoing joke, but little did Ashley know this fire pit would play a key part in the start of their future together. It was a usual Friday night for the two, who after a crazy work week headed to R&D’s–a local neighborhood spot–for a dinner date. After dinner, they walked back to Ashley’s home to “regroup.” As they were


watching boxing, Justin said he forgot a bag in the car, and about five minutes later, he ran back in telling Ashley to go outside to look at the moon. As Ashley walked down her steps, she was surprised to see not only a fire pit, but an empty ring box when she took the top off its chimney. “When I turned around, Justin was on one knee. It was the best moment of my life so far!” exclaimed Ashley. the location With a beautifully landscaped backdrop amid a serene countryside, Ashley and Justin couldn’t have thought of a more perfect facility to host their ceremony and reception. After Ashley’s older sister stumbled upon The Barn at Richardson Farm, the two quickly fell in love with everything the facility had to offer. Not only did the locale have a blank canvas which Ashley and Justin could easily transform into their own unique wedding, but they also loved how its vintage and historical details added so much character and contrast to the bride’s overall vision.

NY Contemporary Bride - Fall/Winter 2014  

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