March 12, 2011
The bride and groom met at Texas A&M University when they were both members of the Traditions Council, a group devoted to promoting Aggie traditions. Ashley was lured to the George Bush Library under the guise of taking pictures just before the Aggie Ring Dance. “As we first walked up to the pond, I saw the gazebo with Corps of Cadet members standing very still. I saw rose petals scattered on the ground and my first thought was we were walking into someone’s proposal,” she fondly recalls. They walked through the saber arch (a military tradition) and she said yes to the ring Josh’s great grandmother wore for 50 years.
Ashley married her Naval officer at The Courtyard on St. James. Her gown was ivory French Alencon lace from Allure Couture with a sweetheart neckline with a Swarovski encrusted bodice. The a-line skirt and sweeping chapel length train were finished with an intricate, scalloped hem lace adding to the grandeur of the gown. Ashley’s dress had a sentimental piece of lace added from her grandmother’s gown. Edible Designs by Jessie created the perfect sweet confections and a chocolate groom’s cake with a Texas A&M senior ring on top. (Whoop!)
The talented D.J.’s from DJU Productions played a variety of tunes to keep the crowd entertained.
Photography by Al Torres