To Have & To Hold on St. Valentine’s Day

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I asked my sister if she wouldn’t mind me blogging about her wedding and her response was, “Yes you can. As long as it’s good stuff and not downing anything.”

* WARNING: This blog post includes nothing but positive words and praises about Ashley Gough’s Wedding. *

After all, it truly was a gorgeous wedding and the reception was fabulous. I hope it was all that she dreamed of and so much more. 

 

St. Valentine’s Day is observed on February.14 and is quite a popular day to wed for many couples.

Geoffrey Chaucer wrote, For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.”

[“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”]

My triplet sister tied the knot to her love on February.14,2015 after a 2 year engagement. The ceremony was held at St. Anthony of Pauda Church in Baltimore, MD and the reception at Columbus Gardens. On our way to the church it snowed very lightly.

Since our father passed away, my mother walked Ashley down the aisle, kissing her off to Brent, Ashley’s fiancé’. Ashley carried a Red Rose with an old photo attached of her and our father when Ashley was a baby.

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Ashley had 2 Bridesmaids and 2 Maids of Honor which were, me & Katie. The girls in the bridal party carried a bouquet in an Oasis Holder with White Roses and Hydrangea that were tied off nicely with Sheer White Ribbon and Galax Leaves to cover mechanics.

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The soon to be bride chose to have two flower girls, one being Brent’s Niece, Kyla and the other her God-child, Alayna. Just look, if she isn’t the most precious flower girl you’ve ever seen I don’t know who is.

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The Ring bearer was our sister, Katie’s baby, Dominic Curtis. Thank goodness Daddy was there to help him down the aisle along side greeter, Alexander, our cousin who is 11.

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The beautiful ceremony was given by Fr. Jason Worley which provoked lots of smiles and tears of happiness.

After the happy couple recited their vows and placed their wedding rings on one another, they kissed and became one. My sister, now a Mrs. Jacobs.

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The reception was awesome. Family and friends continued to gather round for an afternoon of dancing, drinking, laughing and I think a couple tears were shed until the early evening hour. The bride and grooms first dance was sweet with Brent and Ashley singing to each other followed by the Best Man and Maid of Honor Speeches. After came the dedication dances where Brent danced with his mom and Ashley with our mom.

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Since our father passed away, Ashley chose to dance to one song with her God-father, two Uncles and dear neighbor who has been a very important part of Ashley’s life. Afterward, she danced a song with our mother which soon turned into my sister Katie and I joining them on the dance floor. It was so sweet and sentimental and quite the surprise to all of us.

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Then came the cake cutting and the big question… “will they be naughty or nice? ”

CAAAAKKKEEE SMAAASSH !

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The evening was topped off with more laughs, dancing and drinking. After the reception it snowed for a good couple hours and I hope Ashley got the wedding she dreamed of. For more photos please check out the main photographer Mr. Keith Wright of Kaptured Wright Photography who did an outstanding job with his team. Keith flew up from SC just for Ashley and Brent’s special day, how sweet.

long time family friend
long time family friend

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 Flowers: Floral Expressions by Jennifer

Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs! I hope they are enjoying their Honeymoon in Punta Cana !

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