Ashe B & Co-Manayunk Bridal Shop

I visited Brittany of Ashe B & Co a couple weeks ago to see what she was up to! I haven’t seen her in probably a year and it was great to see the new additions to her boutique! Ashe B & Co is a southern inspired, off beat bridal shop full of vintage pieces and insanely stunning dresses! She carries everything from belts and hair pieces, to lingerie and bridesmaid dresses to complete your entire vision!

The first dress we shot in was amazing, it had an ombre skirt that faded to a beautiful blush color. Brittany added a simple gold belt to complete the look.

Brittany prides herself on using independent designers that you may not have heard of! With her using these designers it makes her store even more special. You’ll find different dresses and maybe try something new that you never thought of trying out in the first place! She says the #AsheBbride is low key, laid back, fun, personable and looking for something that’s one of a kind. She is modern, sexy, cool, and romantic; traditional or offbeat-she is whatever she wants to be.

To make her little shop even more quaint, she decorates the space with vintage gold mirrors (my fave) antique couches and plants! Her little pup makes an appearance as well by guarding the front windows of the store and barking at every pup that walks by! I asked her what drew her to Manayunk as opposed to a different location. She said it was definitely her number one choice for her store. She shopped around different spots including West Chester and Phoenixville. Rent was actually comparable in the suburbs as it was in Manayunk, so she thought it was a no-brainer to open up shop in this vibrant and creative town.

I of course fell in love with the second dress by the designer Olia Zavozina, who is from Nashville TN (it seems like all my blog posts have a running theme featuring TN lately). The corset top with the lace detail and keyhole is just so unique and I feel as if this dress really encompasses what you’ll find in the store! Something totally different but still elegant!

Brittany says she her family is what helps her in this business, her mom is actually her business partner! She’s so lucky to have such a supportive group helping her fulfill her dream, she said she wouldn’t be where she is today with out their support! If you’re ever in the Manayunk area, definitely take a stroll by Ashe B & Co and see what’s in store! You might just find your dream wedding dress!

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To make her little shop even more quaint, she decorates the space with vintage gold mirrors (my fave) antique couches and plants! Her little pup makes an appearance as well by guarding the front windows of the store and barking at every pup that walks by! I asked her what drew her to Manayunk as opposed to a different location. She said it was definitely her number one choice for her store. She shopped around different spots including West Chester and Phoenixville. Rent was actually comparable in the suburbs as it was in Manayunk, so she thought it was a no-brainer to open up shop in this vibrant and creative town.



 



Tyler&Kaitie-Nashville Backyard Picnic

I know, I know…It’s been a few months since Nashville and I’m JUST getting to writing this post about Kaitie and Tyler…I’ve just had so many different things to blog about in my queue, but I’m so excited that I’ve finally caught up to this post!

Mark and I took a trip down to Nashville this summer and stayed in an Airbnb that had the best hosts. Mark encouraged me to reach out and see if they’d want to be photographed! I was so excited when Kaitie said yes! We decided on a picnic in the back of Tyler’s truck at their own home. Their two pups joined them as Kaitie and Tyler enjoyed each other’s company while snacking.

The two of them aren’t Nashville natives…which I found to be pretty common there! Almost everyone is from a different state and moved to the beautiful city! Kaitie and Tyler are from California and have known each other since Kaitie was 15 and Tyler was 21! She said that Tyler was in a band with a guy she had a crush on, and Tyler actually gave her guy advice! Things never worked out with the other guy and her and Tyler reconnected on good old MySpace a few years later!

After being together for 9 years, There are so many things that they know about each other and love about each other. Kaitie said that “My favorite thing about Tyler is how loving, patient and forgiving he is. Three things he has passed on to me over the years and I am forever grateful. I’ve always been a little bit on the rougher side and he has softened me up quite a bit and taught me so much about love.” Tyler said “My favorite thing about Kaitie is how much she loves me. I can see it in the way she looks at me. I love her eyes and how they can tell me exactly what she is feeling.”

I’m so happy I got to photograph these two together. Their love is contagious and I couldn’t help but notice how in love they are. You’d think they were newlyweds and not married for over 7 years! Kaitie and Tyler, you two are the best, thank you for letting me capture your love in your cozy little home with your fur babies (and the chickens!) Hopefully we get to see you again this summer!

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23rd Birthday Party

For the past three years, I’ve been having a little get together with some of my favorite people for my birthday. I’m not the type of person to be overly expressive that it’s my birthday when it comes around, but I’ve really enjoyed having these little dinner parties the past couple of years. Honestly, it’s just an excuse for me to set up a little backyard oasis with all of my vintage furniture and knick knacks. I love styling and this is the one time a year when I can really go crazy with putting together a setup!

Each year, I have my friends bring food and we just all sit around the bonfire (this year is was 90 degrees so that didn’t happen) eating yummy food and enjoying each other’s company!

My amazing friend Maggie hand painted everyone’s place card and my wonderful friend Colin got the cutest cake from Factory Girl Bake Shop!

Thanks to all my friends who made this happen and brought tasty food for us all to enjoy! Can’t wait for next year!

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