REAL WEDDING [ENVY] ❦ ashley + derek ❦ Photos by Stephanie Williams

There are no words.

But I’m gonna try.

-♡-

Listen, if there’s one thing you all know about me, it’s that I’m never, ever, eeeeverrrrr at a loss for words.  I’m a writer; words are my friends.  But with this wedding, I’m struggling to keep my jaw off the floor long enough to form a coherent sentence.

Jewelry-wise, bouquet-wise, dress-wise, tan-wise, everything-wise.  It’s all chanting my name.  Alison.  Alison.  Seriously, if you were sitting next to me right now, you’d think I was touching myself, what with the oooohhs and aaaahhhs that are pouring out of my mouth.

I’m truly in awe of every last bit of this affair, and I will still be in awe in the days and weeks that follow this single post.  Because this is one of those rare moments when something that’s just too good to be true… is actually a real wedding.

I’m gonna say it – if I had to choose only ten weddings to take with me to a deserted island, I dare say with real conviction that this chic, stunning affair would be among them.  The design touches – and, more importantly, the brilliance that Stephanie Williams employs in documenting them – just straight up take my breath away.  This wedding turns the volume up to eeeleven.  It’s just that good.

Here are some words from Stephanie:

Ashley + Derek are two wonderful people!  They were married at the lovely Mary Star of the Sea church in La Jolla with reception at the Darlington House.  We had so much fun documenting their wedding day, which was filled with family + friends – lots of dancing and a little Southern flare! Stephanie + Heather from Amorology did an amazing job coordinating the days events and all the lovely decor! Amazing cakes + desserts by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company.  Gorgeous wedding dress by Anne Barge.  Flowers by KLF FloralBlue Breeze Band kept all the guests dancing! Delicious food by Tapendade.

You MUST head over to Stephanie Williamsblog to check out the rest of this wow factor wedding.  MUST.

I truly hope you love this one as much as I do!  But seriously, do you love?  I’m dying to know how you guys are feeling about this wedding.

Ooh, and quick note: doesn’t her dress look a bit like the white version of the Romona Keveza stunner I featured here (tippity top) and (OMG) here?  *Sigh.*  Totally obsessed.

xoxo!  -Alison

Label(s): {Real Weddings}

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22 comments

  1. brancoprata on May 19, 2010

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG … {i hope this sums up my reaction to this wedding } OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

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  2. brancoprata on May 19, 2010

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG … {i hope this sums up my reaction to this wedding } OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

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  3. Super Burbs on May 19, 2010

    I'm not worthy!!! Literally speechless.

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  4. Yonara on May 19, 2010

    Gorgeous wedding! ;D

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  5. weddingsnpretty on May 19, 2010

    I can see why you're at a loss! This is BEEEEEAUTIFUL!!

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  6. dognbird on May 19, 2010

    wowie wow wow! one of the most gorgeous weddings I've ever seen! I'm all buzzing!

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  7. Lizzie on May 19, 2010

    That is a beautiful wedding…I understand your swooning!

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  8. ErraticBride on May 19, 2010

    Well, forget it – I'm going to the city hall 'cause idk HOW to DIY such beauty!!!! lol <3 Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  9. goodlifeevents on May 19, 2010

    Totally lovely! What a beautiful bride!

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  10. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on May 19, 2010

    I am SO with you! This wedding is totally obsession-worthy! Love, love, love it!

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  11. Kim @BrideGoggles on May 19, 2010

    Jealous! Plus I love her dress (among all the other things I love about these pictures :)

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  12. AbiQ on May 19, 2010

    You are one of my favorite blogs to check each morning!! I love it all.

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  13. postcards and pretties on May 19, 2010

    omg love everything – the dress, flowers, cake ,the invitaions.. i love it all

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  14. erin @ chatty brides on May 19, 2010

    I think that dress was MADE for this bride and for this wedding!

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  15. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on May 25, 2010

    Love her gown and her shoes, and this entire wedding! Great details!

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  16. Brit @ Landlocked Bride on May 25, 2010

    Love her gown and her shoes, and this entire wedding! Great details!

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  17. Alicia @CharityWedding on September 23, 2010

    I’ll die on that island with you if this wedding is there. Every bit is too perfect for words. Is the bride a model or what? She is seriously gorgeous and the bouquet, omg. In addition does Stephanie (photog) only shoot amazing weddings? Bc I went to her blog and got stuck there (in a good way) drooling over gorgeous weddings.

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  18. Susan Gruenling on September 23, 2010

    Gorgeous! The bouquet is dreamy and the bride is the perfect model!

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  19. Alice Dwight on April 13, 2011

    Who is her dress by??? It’s beautiful

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  20. Shelby on March 12, 2013

    That dress is to die for! If you are as in love with Anne Barge gowns as I am, you have to visit Solutions Bridal this weekend with me! Anne Barge’s entire collection will be there!

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