A Barns of West Tennessee Wedding | Ashley and Josh | McKenzie Tennessee

I have never, ever seen a couple as adoring as Ashley and Josh.

And imagine my delight when I learned that they live down the road from where I went to high school in Northern Virginia! I instantly felt right at home with these two once I found that out!

This wedding was unique, completely packed with a perfect combination of elegance and personalized detail – I can’t decide which I like better, the ring box Josh made when he proposed, the throwback Nintendo grooms cake, the minion bridal shoes, or the tiny Deadpool accent peeking out from under the wedding cake:

The nerves were palpable, the day was chockfull of emotion, but as soon as Josh saw Ashley at the end of the aisle, everything else disappeared for them. They became each other’s world.

I’ve never seen a couple light up so completely around one another!

One of my favorite happenings of the day was when Ashley’s grandma (who, rumor has it, thinks Josh is THE most handsome man…) was asked for a birthday dance:

Followed by grandpa cutting in, because obviously.

Josh’s attention was demanded again by his brand new niece who clearly thinks the world of her new Uncle!

There was not a single dry eye when Ashley shared a brief dance with her daddy, who was fighting cancer but was there to celebrate with the best of them.
*Edited to add: Ashley’s father passed away a few months after the wedding. We are heartbroken at the news and are praying for Josh and Ashley and their family at this time.

Surrounded by the dearest friends and family, Josh and Ashley danced the night away, sneaking away for just a moment to get some magic in that golden hour light.

 

And the night ended with the dreamiest sparkler exit, and Josh’s very first shot shared with his dear friend from his time in the military (I told you, all the feels!)

 

Josh and Ashley, thank you so much for letting me take a small part of your day. It was an honor to share such an incredible day with you both!