ENGAGEMENT SESSION ALLENTOWN NJ
It felt so good to get back out there and shoot yesterday! When I emailed Ashley and David to say that we were good to go to shoot at the barn and her exact response was “[This is] the BEST quarantine news!” I was so eager to shoot with these two. Ashley and David entered into a contest that I ran and when I connected with them, we hit it off right away. I had never met David before this engagement session and we were instant friends when the engagement session started. The amount of times that David makes Ashley laugh truly shows the love that they have for each other.
THEIR LOVE STORY
Ashley and David met in high school in their sophomore history class. David sat behind her, and they became instant friends. David likes to say that it was love at first sight for her, but Ashley feels like it was true on both sides. They were both SO nervous to admit that they wanted to date each other and have more than just a friendship! They valued it so much that they didn’t want to ruin it. Having never officially “dating” in high school, David didn’t want to take Ashley to their senior prom because he didn’t want anyone to think that they were dating. The way that Ashley puts it “So, I think we fell in love with each other a lot sooner than either one of us will admit.” They decided to officially begin dating the summer before their sophomore year of college, and once they figured out they were meant to be together, no matter how much they tried to ignore it. The rest is history!
David and Ashley fell in love with Bonnaroo, a music festival in Manchester, TN, in 2015. In the summer of 2019, they headed back to the same festival with a bunch of friends in an RV. David had other plans on this trip than just attending the music festival. On the Friday of the festival “I woke up, got ready, and was anticipating heading out to go get a coffee. My friends had different plans. They were all waiting for me around different parts of the festival – different stages where David and I had seen a show, our favorite places to eat, the beer tent, etc.- and I was sent on a scavenger hunt around the festival to find them. Each of my friends handed me a clue to the next location and a white rose. The last clue led me to the Arch at the entrance of Centeroo, where David was waiting for me. He told me he loved me and this place and couldn’t imagine a better place to ask me to start the next chapter of our lives. In front of the entire line of people waiting to get into Bonnaroo, he got down on one knee, and the line exploded with applause.”
TALK ABOUT AN EPIC PROPOSAL! I love when proposals are so thought out and make the girl feel so special, especially in a place that means so much to both of them. Ugh, this sounds like an amazing proposal!
Before the engagement session, I asked Ashley what they are most excited about for their wedding, and she says, “We are most excited about just partying with all the people we care about. We want our wedding to be more laid back so that everyone can focus on having a good time, enjoying good food/music, and just celebrating our love with us.” There are so many times where couples go so above and beyond with everything at their wedding that they don’t get to enjoy the amazing parts of their day! I love when a couple keeps it simple and just wants to enjoy their day to it’s fullest!
Between David’s love for Pulp Fiction, Ashley’s love for Dirty Dancing, and their fur family of 2 golden retrievers and 4 cats, they are amazing people and I am so excited to have shared their story with you.
Ashley and David
I want to thank you so much for trusting me to capture your special day! I cannot wait to see you both grow as a couple! I know for sure I have gained two more friends and I am happy for the both of you. Enjoy being engaged, it is the best time of your life together and I cannot wait to rock your wedding day! Ashley and David will the knot on November 2021, at Perona Farms. Congratulations to the future Mr. and Mrs. Celano.
If your love story was made into a movie – What would you title it?
The Comfy Chaotic Celanos
Describe your relationship in 5 words
ADVENTUROUS, SARCASTIC, HONEST, COMFORTABLE, SUPPORTIVE
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