Ashley + Phil | Historic London Town and Gardens Wedding

May 27, 2014 Ashley + Phil | Historic London Town and Gardens Wedding

I first met Ashley over 20 years ago when we were teeny tiny elementary schoolers. I remember my first impression of Ashley was that she was fun, full of energy and always smiling– some things never change. I would never have imagined that one day I would be photographing her wedding and spending such an important day by her side. Ashley and Phil have a special love. It started with a smile. Phil saw Ashley in the hall at school, and was determined to make her smile. That one smile turned into nine years of love and one of the most beautiful wedding days I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing.

Ashley and Phil started their day off at The Westin Annapolis, getting ready with their closest friends and family.

Ashley’s dress was so elegant. Simple, but absolutely beautiful. 2014-05-26_0001 2014-05-26_0002 2014-05-26_0003 2014-05-26_0004 Ashley’s dad wrote a sweet note that was placed in Ashley’s dress as her “something blue”2014-05-26_0005 Phil and Ashley exchanged cards and gifts before the wedding. Ashley’s gift was the beautiful diamond earrings shown above! 2014-05-26_0006 2014-05-26_0007 2014-05-26_0008 2014-05-26_00092014-05-26_0012 2014-05-26_0010 2014-05-26_0011 2014-05-26_0013 2014-05-26_0014 2014-05-26_0015 2014-05-26_00162014-05-26_0017  STUNNING!!! Seriously Ash, too gorgeous.2014-05-26_0018 2014-05-26_0019 Jen and the guys headed over to London Town early and got some great shots of the groom and groomsmen. Phil was just radiating happiness all day.2014-05-26_0020 2014-05-26_0021 2014-05-26_0022 2014-05-26_0023 When we got to London Town, we made the guys hide inside while I got some gorgeous photos of the lovely ladies! I love the ombre mis-matched bridesmaid dresses! Gorgeous! There is also too much pretty in the next several photos!2014-05-26_0024 2014-05-26_0025 2014-05-26_0026 2014-05-26_0027 2014-05-26_0028 I am obsessed with all of Ashley’s bridals. She’s so stunning. 2014-05-26_0029 2014-05-26_00302014-05-26_0031 2014-05-26_0032 Somebody knows how to rock the model face. 2014-05-26_0033 Meanwhile Jen was capturing a double dose of cuteness!2014-05-26_0034 2014-05-26_0035 2014-05-26_0036 Time to get MARRIED!!!2014-05-26_00372014-05-26_0038 2014-05-26_0041 2014-05-26_0039 2014-05-26_0040 2014-05-26_0042 2014-05-26_0043 2014-05-26_00442014-05-26_0045 2014-05-26_0046 2014-05-26_0047 2014-05-26_0048 I LOVE this. SO EXCITED!2014-05-26_0049 2014-05-26_0050 This is Ashley’s “OMG WE’RE FINALLY MARRIED!” face!2014-05-26_0051 Such an awesome bridal party! 2014-05-26_0052 2014-05-26_0053 After the ceremony we had a bit of a time crunch to get all of the photos we needed to get done finished… and we rocked that time crunch. I am obsessed with all of these portraits! 2014-05-26_0054 2014-05-26_0055 2014-05-26_0056 2014-05-26_0057 2014-05-26_00582014-05-26_0059 2014-05-26_0060 2014-05-26_0061 2014-05-26_0062 2014-05-26_0063 The dinner tent so gorgeous. Everything was so beautifully executed.2014-05-26_0064 2014-05-26_00652014-05-26_0066 2014-05-26_0067 2014-05-26_0068 2014-05-26_0069 Ashley and Phil were introduced into the cocktail hour and went straight into their first dance.2014-05-26_0070 2014-05-26_0071 2014-05-26_0072 To kick off dinner, Ashley’s father had a wonderful welcome speech, and during the meal between courses, we had a beautiful speech from Ashley’s Maid of Honor and a hilarious speech from Phil’s Best Man.  2014-05-26_0073Towards the end of the dinner service I stole Ashley and Phil away for a few sunset shots. So glad we did these!!2014-05-26_0074 2014-05-26_0075 2014-05-26_0076 When we came back up since people were still eating, the father-daughter and mother-son dances were moved to the stage by the dinner tent with a gorgeous view of the sun setting over the water. 2014-05-26_0077 Following the dances it was PARTY TIME!! And party they did!2014-05-26_0078 2014-05-26_00792014-05-26_0080 2014-05-26_0081 2014-05-26_0082 2014-05-26_0083 2014-05-26_0084 2014-05-26_0085

Ashley and Phil, your wedding day was filled with so much love, laughter, and fun and I know it was the perfect reflection of your relationship so far and the many years of your marriage to come. Thank you so much for inviting me into your big day, I love you guys and I can’t wait to follow your journey together over the years!!!


Venue: Historic London Town and Gardens
Photography: Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
Hotel: The Westin Annapolis
On Site Coordinator: Jen Pelligrino
DJ: Sal Filippelli – Event Pro DJ
Officiant: David Shank
Caterer: Chef’s Expressions
Hair: Jessica Moog
Makeup: Kristen Loveland
Rentals: Grand Rental Events
Transportation: Towne Transport
Florist: Sheila Smith



  • Jennifer
    Posted at 06:04h, 27 May Reply

    I LOVE this wedding! She looked stunning in her gown and Phil was just smiles all day!

  • Nastja
    Posted at 06:42h, 27 May Reply

    What a beautiful wedding!!! I love the mismatched bridesmaids dresses <3 You did wonderful again!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 08:34h, 27 May Reply

    Another incredible Photography by Brea wedding! Beautiful work! LOVE the bride’s dress! She’s beautiful!

  • Emily
    Posted at 08:48h, 27 May Reply

    I was just at London Town over the weekend! I love seeing it from your perspective. Beautiful set of photos – I particularly love the bridal portraits of her by the window. Sooo gorgeous!

  • Caitlin
    Posted at 10:02h, 27 May Reply

    these are so gorgeous! those sunset shots are beauuuutiful! i love the bride’s dress, it’s perfect

  • Dani
    Posted at 10:06h, 27 May Reply

    So much pretty!! I love how excited and happy she looks right after they were likely told he can kiss the bride. So genuine!

  • ashley barnett
    Posted at 11:36h, 27 May Reply

    You shot this wedding to perfection!!!! I LOVE her dress and the bridal portraits with that gorgeous window light! Beautiful job!

  • Katie
    Posted at 08:35h, 28 May Reply

    I’m in looooove with her dress!! So pretty!!!!! Love all the great moments you captured throughout this one too!

  • tPoz
    Posted at 22:01h, 28 May Reply

    wow – so gorgeous! her bridals really are stunning! And those sunset rocks pics!? perfect!

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