Friday, September 12, 2014

Wedding Day


Back in the fall of 2003, I decided, along with the counsel and support of my parents, to major in Dance Education.  I can honestly say it was top 3 best decisions of my entire life.  I had every dance opportunity, (dance classes every day, along with tons of performing and teaching opportunities), AND I got a bonus of all the education courses.

This degree led me to an incredible teaching job at a high school.  I loved being a high school teacher, and loved teaching dance there.  Along with being able to do what I love all day, every day, the most amazing people came into my life.  They started out as students, and now I call them great friends.

One of these ladies, Jillian, got married this past weekend, and it was a pleasure attending her wedding.  Everything was beautiful....her dress, her bridesmaids and their dresses, the cake (!), the food, the decor...everything!  2 of her bridesmaids, Mary Beth and Kayla are also on the list of amazing people that are still a big part of my life.

What a special day!  So glad we were able to be part of it.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!  

17 comments :

Courtney B said...

What a beautiful wedding! The cake looks delish and your bump is looking cute as ever ;)

Monica Siembieda said...

Oh my gosh your bump is so adorable!!! I think I say that every time I comment but it really is adorable.

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Helene in Between said...

Wow, this is truly stunning! you and the bride look gorgeous!!

Darcy said...

Wow, that is so cool! I danced all growing up and it has been so hard to give it up. I still mess around in the studio every now and again, but there is nothing like dancing every day!
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Fairy Princess Jord said...

Her dress is stunning and as always you look radiant! I bet you were such an amazing teacher, you clearly impacted these girls' lives so much!

Emily said...

First of all, I needed to read this sweet post today! I've been struggling in the teacher aspect of my life recently and this was a sweet reminder that what we do as dance teachers really is impactful on one's life. How wonderful you were there to celebrate with Jillian!!

Erin LFF said...

Your bump... her wedding dress... ugh! Too much pretty stuff in one post! :) So awesome that you've maintained friendships with students-turned-friends!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

How special to have followed your heart and get to do what you love! And make great friend! What's better than that? Congrats to your beautiful friend!

Kayla MKOY said...

I am sorry I'm too distracted by your AMAZING BABY BUMP to notice anything else in this post. Ashley, you're the most gorgeous pregnant gal ever. Like, hands down. I love ya!!

But ps- the bride and her gown? Seriously stunning.

Because of Jackie said...

Oh, I love weddings! They always put me in a good mood and are the best time. Plus, CAKE! Love your stripes and pearls;)

Caroline said...

Oh my, how gorgeous!! And I want a piece of that cake please!! :)

Laura B said...

That is so wonderful you keep in contact with your students! The wedding looks gorgeous and I love your cute striped dress!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!! I'm so sad to say that of all the student's weddings I get invited to, I never seem to make it. Eek, I just now realized that!

the oxford blonde said...

looks like it was such a great event! love the striped dress you wore - you looked great! now following :) xx sylvie

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

Such a beautiful wedding dress!!! Wow!

Because Shanna Said So said...

There is a reason God helps us choose our path and lead us down certain roads...one being the amazing people that come into our life along the way. So happy you got to celebrate her special day. It looked like a gorg wedding. xoxo

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

She made a gorgeous bride! Love her dress! And love your baby bump! :)

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