This couple took rustic-glam to new heights [Ashley & Ethan]

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Ashley Hall & Ethan Icard
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Wedding date 5.7.2016
Occupations She’s the marketing manager of EDU Healthcare in Huntersville; he’s a UPS driver.
Ages She’s 27; he’s 25.
Hometowns She’s from North Wilkesboro, N.C.; he’s from Hildebran, N.C.
Where they live now Charlotte.
How they met While attending Wilkes Community College. Ethan was the star pitcher on the baseball team.

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Where they got engaged Bride’s great aunt’s and uncle’s beautiful home in the mountains of Creston, N.C., surrounded by family and friends.
Wedding in three words Rustic, glamorous, fun.
Color palette Blush, pink, gold.

First dance song “You Had Me at Hello” by Keith Urban.
Favors A photo booth gave each guest a print-out of the photos they took with the couple’s names and wedding date at the bottom.
What made the wedding special “Right before it was time to walk down the aisle, my mother gave me a diamond bracelet that my dad had given her,” Ashley says. “Something extra: every time we see a cardinal, we say it’s like my (deceased) grandfather is looking over us. As we were looking at some of the pictures from the wedding, we’re positive we can see a cardinal high up, in one of the trees. We like to think that meant he was there with us.”

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Best part of the wedding day “Walking down the aisle, seeing Ethan, and knowing that the moment I had waited for since I was a little girl was finally here,” Ashley says. “And I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect guy or day to celebrate.”

Honeymoon A week in Key West.
Favorite date night Ordering takeout or going to a nice dinner, then getting a movie to watch at home.
Advice for brides-to-be “When your wedding day arrives, relax and have fun,” Ashley says.
Advice for grooms-to-be “Just enjoy yourself,” Ethan says.


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Music, photo booth
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Engagement ring, wedding bands
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Vendors: Ceremony, reception: The Arbors Events / Caterer: LKN Wedding and Events / Cake: Karen’s Cakes and Cafe Pharr / Flowers: Lily Greenthumb’s Wedding & Event Design / Hairstylist: Carly Sheets of Beauty Asylum / Makeup artist: Lauren Cirillo /Gown designer: Casablanca /  Veil designer: Pronovias / Bride’s shoes: Dillard’s / Shoe designer: Gianni Bini / Bridesmaid dresses: Badgley Michska from Rent the Runway / Tuxedos: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse / Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations / Cinematography: Skip Erdman Events / Rentals: The Arbors Events / Portrait location: The Arbors Events / Clergy: Mike Hamby / Rehearsal dinner: The Arbors Events, LKN Wedding and Events / Wedding night hotel: a home on The Arbors property / Bridal registry: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target 


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