Ashley + Nelson | Linganore Winecellars Wedding

September 13, 2013 Ashley + Nelson | Linganore Winecellars Wedding

Hey! Thanks for checking out the blog! This post is from 2013 – See a more recent weddings of ours at Linganore Winecellars: From 2017 – Sarah + James, From 2016: Jeff + Kellie

This Saturday I found myself back at Linganore Winecellars, where I was just two weeks prior for Alice and Chad’s Wedding. Ashley and Nelson had the perfect day, filled with tons of emotion and happiness and it’s very easily one of my favorite weddings to date. There’s so much to love! This post is VERY lengthy with lots of photos- so bear with me :)

This time Jen got the scenics while I was with the bride getting details and getting ready shots. Such a gorgeous venue with amazing views!

Ashley’s dress is absolutely stunning. I love all of the detail!

I am also completely obsessed with her bouquet– It was absolutely beautiful! The colors and textures are truly stunning. She also had the lace from her mother’s dress wrapped around the bouquet. I love it when couples incorporate meaningful pieces into their wedding.

You may remember from their engagement session that I am obsessed with her ring. Combine that obsession with the obsession with their bouquet and you get a lot of ring shots ;)

Before Ashley got ready she read a card that Nelson had written to her… and managed not to cry! Go Ashley! :)

Before entering the ceremony, Ashley chose to do a first look with her dad. I love special moments like this. Gary is such a proud father, it makes my heart swell.

And it was time to get married!

Look at how happy he is!

After the ceremony we headed out to the field for bridal party and family portraits. The staff at Linganore then flipped the room so they could have the reception in the same spot!

Cutest kids!

I love it when the bridal party is so enthusiastic! The last few have been amazing… maybe I should have a competition ;)

Then we had some time for portraits of the lovely couple. Ashley was such a stunning bride!

…and Nelson was quite the handsome groom!

I just love this view. I could shoot here every day and never get tired of it. Put a gorgeous couple totally in love in the frame and it’s just perfection.

The set up inside for the reception was very classy and elegant. I love how beautiful their cake was!

The couple entered the reception and headed straight into their first dance, which was very sweet and romantic.

This was the first of many times that Nelson picked up his bride that night… as you will see :)

Nelson’s brother Brad gave a very emotional speech that brought the whole room to tears, myself included. He spoke of how lucky he was to now be able to call Ashley and her family his family and how Nelson was the perfect role model for him growing up and especially today.

Stephanie, Ashley’s best friend and Maid of Honor also had a sweet -and- funny speech. There was lots of laughter, and even some tears. Ashley stood with her best friend as she got through the end of her speech.

To finish off the speeches, Ashley’s father brought us all to tears again by saying just how proud he is of the woman that his daughter has become and how he couldn’t be happier with the person she chose to marry.

Just after dinner we went outside again for sunset shots and well… I’ll just let them speak for themselves.

Yeah… so that happened. Amazing.


Moving on. When we got back inside, the party was kicked off by Ashley and her dad’s father-daughter dance. The song was a surprise to her. It was Guns and Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine! :)

Nelson then had a very sweet dance with his lovely momma Bonnie.

Haha I just love this shot, Ashley and Amaya are dancing sweetly in the foreground and Nelson is doing… whatever that is… in the background ;)

I’m not exactly sure what happened here, but it was awesome.

Ashley and Nelson — Thank you SO much for having me be a part of your wedding day. You are such an amazing couple and it’s been a blast getting to know you! Your wedding day was the perfect reflection of your relationship and couldn’t have been more beautiful! I hope Jamaica is amazing and I can’t wait to talk to you when you get back!


Photography: Photography by Brea
Second shooter: Jennifer Smutek
Videography: Lee Morton with Clickspark Films
DJ: Dance Masters Entertainment
Bakery: Sweet & Savory
Hair: Tina Harrell from Bombshell Hair Salon
Makeup: Jordan Noel
Transportation: On the Town Limousine
Florist: Metzler’s Scentsational Florals
Invitations: Exclusively Weddings

Big thanks to Jen for snapping this photo of me, Lee and the lovely couple!

See a more recent weddings of ours at Linganore Winecellars: Jeff + Kellie



  • Dani
    Posted at 07:34h, 13 September Reply

    Epic! These are all so beautiful, Brea!!! I think this might be my favorite wedding by you. Well, this and the super hero wedding. That was awesome too. I love her bouquet and her dress. Everything is so perfect!!

  • Lee Morton
    Posted at 13:22h, 13 September Reply

    So awesome! Love how these came out! Moments with her dad and those outdoor shots get me goin’! : ) Amazing job, Photography by Brea

  • Pamela Lombard
    Posted at 14:03h, 13 September Reply

    Beautiful Wedding! Congratulations to the lovely couple and to all who captured the moment with them!! ♡

  • Marie ReRe Pedri
    Posted at 15:58h, 13 September Reply

    Once again…a beautiful job….love the sunset pictures…

  • katie
    Posted at 16:22h, 13 September Reply

    love what you did with the midday light! Gorgeous wonderful beautiful wedding Brea! PS: Those bouquet ring shots = <3

  • Kathleen Armentrout
    Posted at 16:50h, 13 September Reply

    Ashley, you are beautiful inside and out, we wish you all the happiness in the world.

  • Casey Zynel
    Posted at 21:56h, 13 September Reply

    Wow! This is a gorgeous wedding! I love everything about it, the venue, the colors, the rustic touches. You captured everything beautifully, as usual.

  • Brandi Hunley
    Posted at 00:33h, 14 September Reply

    What a gorgeous couple and beautiful wedding! Great pictures Brea, you’re fabulous at what you do.

  • Joanne Sisk
    Posted at 01:40h, 14 September Reply

    Wow!! Every single image is just gorgeous!! Those dress shots!! That dress!! The bouquet is stunning!! The rings in the bouquet!! I think these are my favorite ring shots. The black and white shot of the bridesmaids helping her in her dress… love!! The emotion of her mom and dad in several of the pictures. Ashley is just radiant in all the pictures. They are truly a beautiful couple… may they always be this happy and in-love!!

  • Shahed
    Posted at 12:15h, 14 September Reply

    You’ve probably heard it already but WOW- what an amazing set of images! Both from the macro to the micro you have caught all the details and the bigger atmosphere of the day here perfectly! Awesome work!

  • Laura
    Posted at 05:50h, 16 September Reply

    Love those sunset shots and the ceremony ones too, such a cool venue!

  • Alison Harper
    Posted at 06:48h, 16 September Reply

    Oh her dress! I love this wedding. so beautiful!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 07:03h, 16 September Reply

    The father-daughter moments are absolutely beautiful! Love!

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 07:32h, 16 September Reply

    Just LOVE the location, stunning views!! Well, love everything about this wedding to be truthful :-) You captured it so beautifully!

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