Ashley and Ricky met in Tucson, AZ. Ashley applied for the Executive Chef position at a health and wellness resort, while Ricky was the current Director of Food and Beverage. They worked together for 1.5 years being an unstoppable team and quickly grew a friendship. Ricky had left AZ leaving Ashley devastated. They would meet up here and there and then he invited her to visit for New Years one year. They danced the night away leaving them kissing at midnight and it was the start of the next phase of their relationship.
The Proposal – January 2021. They took a trip to Los Cabos for a long weekend and Rickys birthday. The last night of the trip they were walking down the beach at sunset. Ashley was casually taking pictures, while Ricky was quietly on one knee behind her, waiting for her to turn around.
In Ashleys words “It was so cute and completely caught me off guard and a beautiful surprise.”
Several months later they are now a beautiful married couple.
What are 3 of your favorite things to do together? (What activities do you like to do, where do you like to eat, your favorite ice cream shop, your favorite date night, etc.)
“We love to go to the beach and soak up the sun; cook together; travel and little quick weekend getaways and discovering new places, and sushi date nights”
Bride, what is one of your favorite things about the groom?
“Kind of hard to choose one. Love that he shares a healthy lifestyle with me, the love of being able to sit at the beach for a couple hours and soak up the sun, and currently tapping into being a softy while planning wedding details ..”
Groom, what is one of your favorite things about the bride?
“I love her quirkiness and the “isms” we are able to create with each other in good fun and games. I love that we both have many similar interests like food, vacationing, wellness, dogs, and work just to name a few. More than anything else I love to see her smile and be happy.”
This is no joke… I cried as I packed my gear up in the van that drove me off to my car. I remember hugging Ricky goodbye, but as I patiently waited for the song to end to say goodbye to Ashley I ran out of time. I wasn’t about to stop the fun that you were having out on the dance floor. I am floored that I was given the opportunity to capture your day. It was a blessing. It was an honor. And to this day, I am so grateful for the two of you!
Ashley and Ricky, you are a beautiful couple inside and out. I hope and pray for a long adventure ahead of you. Thank you for trusting me to capture your day. <3
Photography: @AlyssaBrookeFlores | AlyssaFloresPhoto.com
Videographer: @zelleolsonstudios | zelleolsonstudios.com
Venue: Villa De Lucca | villadelucca.com
Day of Coordinator: Vine Event Experts | vineeventexperts.com
DJ: DJ KSSSD
Florist: @byrequestus | byrequest.us
HMU: @twist_co | twistway.com
Bridal Dress: @moondancebridal | moondancebridal.com
Bridal Dress Designer: Marina Liana
Bridal Shoes: @shop.kaileep | kaileep.com
Bridal Jewelry: @sarahwalshbridal | sarahwalshbridal.ca
Cake: @christinescakecreations | christinescakecreations.com
Catering: @pasocatering | pasocatering.com
Grooms Attire: @indochino | indochino.com
Rentals: @taylor_rental | taylorrents.net