A Letter to My Love

Love. Always a constant in my life. No matter the changes, seasons, hobbies or passions that come my way personally; love is my anchor. My love has a name. Theodore. My love is patient. My love is oh, so kind. My love is handsome. Logical. Rational. Vulnerable. Brilliant. Soft. Humble. He is who keeps me grounded while lifting me up. He is my very best friend. Theodore has been my best friend since 9th grade. My confidant. My person. My other half. I feel so lucky to have a love like this. I don’t remember life without him, nor do I ever want to be reminded. The secret to our connection is that we care about ‘us’ above all else. We tell each other everything. He is the person I can’t wait to tell about my most exciting and boring moments to. My person that I would do anything for. I feel so grateful to have a love like ours for over a decade. Unwavering. Always strong. It still blows my mind that we have been so deeply connected from such a young age. If you are in love at an age that people think is too young but you…
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show you care

There are so many small moments to show the one you love that you care. Whether it is simply telling them how much you love them or getting them a gift to show how much you appreciate them, there are so many ways to be there for the one you love. With Valentine’s Day approaching, everyone is talking about love. And I am all about it. For me, my love has changed my life. My love is my life. My love weaves through each and every moment. I have loved Teddy so deeply for what feels like my entire life. Pouring love from your heart is a powerful force. Being there for your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. can be done in so many different ways. When I am feeling anxious, Teddy listens. He wraps his arms around me and just listens to what is going through my brain at the moment. When I am feeling inspired, he lifts me up. He encourages me, understands and shows me that he believes in me. He is my biggest supporter and that means more to me than anything money could buy. When he talks to me about his research, I listen (even if…
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wedding day// part three

I thought today would be the PERFECT day to finish up this little series about our wedding. Why? Because it is Teddy and I’s TEN year anniversary of dating today! Holy smokes. This one is a milestone! I am so excited to put together a full post on this day filled with pictures of tiny Ashley and Teddy but for today I thought I would finish up recapping our most love-filled day. All of these pictures, just like with the other 2 posts, were taken by our amazing photographer Sam Hugh. He is a photographer in the Austin, TX area and I highly (HIGHLY) recommend! Our venue was Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX and had the most perfect boho/rustic vibe. Especially for the reception which was filled with dancing, speeches, donuts and S’mores! A few things you’ll notice while browsing the pictures below: We had Urban Cowboy cater our food.  It was buffet style and included a Queso bar for the guests to enjoy during cocktail hour (yum). One thing that was so amazing that I would suggest to anyone would be to eat dinner away from the guests before everyone else. Our coordinator set us a whole dinner tucked away…
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wedding day// part two

Our wedding day was beyond our wildest dreams, it was our version of perfect. Here you will find out more about our ceremony, read our vows to each other and get all the little details. All pictures taken by our amazing photographer: Sam Hugh. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Once we were all done getting ready the girls and everyone went outside to start lining up. My dad and I stayed inside and we could watch through the windows and glass doors on the side! It was one of my favorite moments, and I’ll explain why after you check out how beautiful Vista West Ranch is. Our guests started to find their seats and the nerves heightened to the max. I remember my heart continuously fluttering and trying to take deep breaths but was filled with so much excitement. We only ended up having around 70 guests (our wedding was a destination for everyone but about 10 people) and honestly I wouldn’t change that for the world. Teddy and I are pretty calm people and don’t party often so we wanted an intimate/romantic feeling wedding. I was so thankful for the ability to talk to everyone and didn’t for a second feel overwhelmed. My bridesmaid Brooke…
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wedding day // part one

Our wedding day was everything that we could have dreamed of, and more. It was the best celebration of our love and we wouldn’t change a thing! I broke up the day into 3 different blog posts since it got a bit lengthy. Part one is us starting the day and getting ready, enjoy! The night before the wedding, while most couples would separate and stay in a hotel with their close friends and families, Teddy and I decided to stay in our apartment. It ended up being so perfect because we stayed up until 1 am finishing our vows and writing letters to our parents thanking them for everything they have done to help us get to this monumental moment in our lives. In the morning Teddy left early but not without crying (actually sobbing) at least once before walking out the door. I posted a cute old picture of us on instagram and as I read the caption out loud to him as we were saying goodbye he couldn’t pull it together. It was clear that the day was going to be a beautiful mess of emotion!    So Teddy set off to pick up his brother and…
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