From the light, airy, whimsical feel of The Brick wedding reception to the grand, regal Basilica of the Sacred Heart wedding ceremony on Notre Dame’s campus, we’re excited to share this wedding with you!
I knew Ashley was someone to love when we first spoke on the phone. She and Patrick live in NYC where Pat works in finance and Ashley in fashion. They did most of their wedding planning long distance so during our initial phone call she told of their engagement, her obsession with pigs, and Pat’s surprise trip to an island in the Bahamas where guests can swim with pigs. I immediately thought, “What’s there not to love about this couple?!”
Because of their distance, we weren’t able to take engagement photos until the week before the wedding, but like always, engagement sessions are so helpful. I got to learn a bit about Notre Dame’s campus, hear more details about the wedding, and help Pat and Ashley feel comfortable in front of the camera. I also learned that Pat expected Ashley to walk down the aisle in a pink feathered dress. Really, he did. (After the ceremony, when someone asked Pat about Ashley’s dress, I love that he looked at her and said, “It’s perfect.” :))
You’ll notice Ashley’s beautiful Hayley Paige dress, her white bridesmaid dresses, her Roger Vivier shoes, the ginger jars that were the inspiration for the reception decor, and the beautiful flower wall. One of my favorite details of their day was the handmade flower crowns that Ashley created for her cousins and friends to wear at the reception.
Here’s a glimpse at some of our favorites:
Basilica of the Sacred Heart Wedding
The Brick Wedding Reception
Patrick and Ashley, thank you for the honor of photographing your special day!
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: The Brick
Day of Coordinator: Belle Behind the Ball
Floral Design: Camille’s Floral Shop
Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige
Place of Purchase: Wedding Atelier
Bride’s Shoes: Roger Vivier
Bridesmaid Dresses: Yumi Kim
Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Cake: Macri’s Bakery
Floral Wall: Michael Angelo’s Events