Ashton and Alex’s Unique Two-Day Wedding

A Summer Family Wedding

Sometimes weddings are so much fun that you just want to do it again the next day! Thankfully with Ashton and Alex’s wedding that’s exactly what we got to do.

Ashton and Alex decided to split their wedding “day” into two days to savor the occasion, stay true to their vision for a small ceremony, and spend as much quality time with their family and friends as possible. The couple decided to keep the wedding traditions that were important to them and ditch the rest! The result was a unique celebration over two days that were different-as-can-be but equally memorable. 

On Friday, May 12 they had a cozy, intimate, rainy ceremony at The Thacker Residence (Ashton’s grandparent’s house) in the same gazebo where Ashton’s parents and two aunts were married. The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing. 

On Saturday, May 13 – after a rainy few days – the weather cleared up for a sunshine-filled backyard celebration at Westfield Farm (Ashton’s parent’s house). The reception was a fun, laid-back occasion with food trucks, an incredible live band, and surprise fireworks!

I can’t think of a better couple or better families that I’d want to spend the weekend with! Here are a few of our favorites…


Venues : The Thacker Residence (May 12), Westfield Farm; The Stinson Residence (May 13th)

Wedding Coordinator : XOXO Weddings and Events

Florist: Carbon + Salt

Hair: Serendipity Hair Studio

Band : Mark Troxwell Trio (May 12th) Soul Expressions, Sam Hill Bands (May 13th)

Pie: Family Ties and Pies

Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir (May 12th) Arroz RVA, Blue Ridge Pizza Co. (May 13th)

Bride’s Dress: BHLDN Calla Gown; Topper: Lace from Ashton’s Mother’s wedding gown (Design by Pleiades Bridal Design Studio; Belt: Happily Ever Borrowed

2nd Photographers: Meghan McSweeney and Alex Tenser