Ashley & Chase

Real Engaged Wedding

Ashley & Chase

  Du Castel Photography

Ashley Constance & Chase Thigpen said their I do's on May 5, 2018, at Mathews Manor. Although it was hard to pick, Ashley describes her favorite moment of the day like this: “One of the most memorable moments was definitely our first look. There is no feeling quite like the one you experience during the hours, minutes, and seconds leading up to seeing your future husband’s reaction when he sees his bride for the first time. So many emotions were running through me, mostly fueled by nervous anticipation, but it was magical.”

If you haven’t noticed, a couple of our favorite colors here at Engaged are white & blush pink, so it would be safe to say that we immediately fell in love with Ashley’s vision for her wedding day when we had the privilege of helping her with her vendor selections.

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Be present in the moment throughout your wedding day because it will go by so quickly. Also, make sure you take AT LEAST 15 minutes to be alone with your hubby right after the ceremony. This will give you both a chance to eat (because you probably haven’t all day) and to soak in the first few moments as husband and wife.
— Ashley

Vendor Love

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Mathews Manor

Photographer: Katie & Alec Photography

Dress, Alterations, & Veil: Bella’s Bridal and Formal

Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids

Transportation: Coats Classic Cars

Invitations: Fine Paperwork

Bridal Wedding Bang: Diamonds Direct

Bridal Earrings: Kendra Scott

Music (ceremony & reception): Derek Sellers Music

Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Ashley Vines

Save-the-Dates: Shutterfly

Honeymoon (destination/travel agent): Dominican Republic

Hotel Room Block for Guests: Hilton and Hampton

Wedding Night Suite: The Redmont Hotel

Catering, Florals, & Cake: Mathews Manor

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Rentals: PropHouse Birmingham

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Mathews Manor

Favors:  lightsabers and s’mores - “My husband is a big Sci-Fi fan so I thought the best way to incorporate a little piece of that into our wedding was to have a lightsabers send-off! I kept this huge surprise secret from Chase for the last four months before the big day. To say he was excited is an understatement—more like ecstatic! And the s’mores are sentimental to us because it was a fun dessert we would always make together when we were dating/engaged. It sort of just became our thing.”

Bridesmaids' Gifts: “My mom and I created gift boxes that I gave my bridesmaids and MOH when I ask them to be in my wedding. The gift box included a monogrammed champagne glass, small bottle of champagne, a Mississippi & Alabama shaped sugar cookie with a heart over our hometowns, and a bridesmaid candle. On the day of the wedding, I pampered the girls by paying for their hair and makeup. This was one less thing they had to worry about, and plus, it was fun to all get ready together the morning of the wedding.”