Ally & Sean | Simply Elegant Castle Hill Oxford Wedding

Ally and Sean's wedding has to be one of my favorites so far for 2018.  It was simply elegant.  Ally did such an amazing job planning her wedding on a budget.  She's a girl after my own heart.  She chose a venue which is beautiful in itself with no need to go overboard with decor, and even made decorations by hand from Goodwill finds. You will see from the images that everything turned out so perfect and amazingly beautiful, you would never know she had a budget!  

"Our wedding was so special because 90% of the guests that were there were from up north, (Ohio, New York, etc).  For some of them, it was there first time in Mississippi/the deep south.  It meant so much that they traveled so far to be a part of it." -Ally

"We met in college, but didn't start dating until years after we had graduated.  We were friends and had secret crushes on each other but both had people we were dating from back home so nothing came of it.  Sean reached out to me a few times after college but we were living in different cities and I didn't really entertain talking to him further than "hey how are you".  He finally reached out to me one final time and pretty much put it all out there.  Told me that he felt like "I was one that got away".  He asked me to meet him somewhere in between where we were living (he was in Arizona at the time and I was in Buffalo), I agreed.  Sean pulled out the big guns and booked a trip to the Cayman Islands. We were together ever since." -Ally

The bridal party consisted of Sean's two brothers, father, two sisters, Ally's sister and brother, and many more friends and family from all over.  I love it when a wedding feels more like a family reunion than a wedding!

Ally and Sean held their wedding in the beautiful back yard of Castle Hill at sunset.  

"My uncle married us which made everything so much more intimate and special." -Ally

"I love simplicity.  I wanted my wedding to be understated and light. I made all my decorations from good will finds, it was fun turning old trinkets into something special." -Ally

Ally and Sean, thank you so much for letting me be a part of such a special day.  You guys make a stunning couple and I am so honored you chose me to capture this beautiful moment. - Ann-Marie 

Dress:  Martina Liana - Bliss Bridal in Buffalo NY | Bridesmaids Dresses:  Vera Wang in biscotti - Davids  Bridal | Tux: Vera Wang - Jos A Bank | Cakes:  Lisa Whitehead | Venue & Catering: Castle Hill | Coordinator: Emily Burton | Flowers:  Mimosa | Invitations:  Callahans Quickprint | Rentals: Details | Music/Band:  Vault Entertainment | Rehearsal Venue:  Thacker 564 | Hair :  La Rousse - Dallas Nut | Makeup: La Rousse