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Warm Fall November Historic Ashland Wedding

Nov 16, 2022

What a magical day it was!

My celebrations with Alison and Aaron actually start the night before their wedding day. I had the honor of capturing their rehearsal dinner at the beautiful Rockfish Grill. I absolutely love when my couples have me because it gives everyone a chance to get to know me, and for me to get to know them. So then on the wedding day, we literally feel like friends catching up.

It just gives an ease to the wedding day!

At one point throughout the dinner, Alison mentioned that she just wanted to have a magical wedding day and for it to feel comfy and cozy. She visualized it as a fun day relaxing on the couch with all of their friends and family with them. As a photographer, you can get a nervous hearing that because sometimes brides can get pretty stressed once the day comes around, especially if something doesn’t go as planned.

Not the case at all for Alison!

She was calm the ENTIRE DAY! Just soaking it all in and enjoying every moment with the people by her side. Plus, I don’t know if I have ever seen a wedding run so smoothly in my life. At the end of the night, I was joking with her dad, and we couldn’t think of one thing that went out of wack. 70-degree weather in November! Seriously! We were in short sleeves. Beautiful fall leaves covered the ground. Sun shining the entire day. The timeline stayed on track.

A truly magical day for their warm fall November Historic Ashland wedding!

It was straight out of a fairy tale. Plus, with no hiccups, the cozy feeling that Alison and Aaron were hoping for shined through. From the night before all the way through the wedding day. People just enjoyed each other’s company. The two of them were able to chat with every guest. The dance floor was filled with non-stop dance moves. We were even able to crack a few laughs with guests while taking photos. It just felt like a big fun reunion! Alison and Aaron nailed the vibe they were hoping for!

I would redo this wedding day over and over!

Alison posted on her Instagram the day after asking who would be up for doing it all over again next weekend! I responded back instantly with a count me in! It was so much fun! My team and I felt all the love throughout every moment. That’s all we can ever ask for. The best part though is that now Aaron can officially say, “That’s my wife”!

I think that says it all!

A cozy day. A fun day. For these two, the only thing that truly mattered was saying I do to each other and officially being husband and wife. Everything else just fell into place! Alison and Aaron, you two are incredible! You have been so easy to work with throughout this entire process. I am going to miss Wedding Wednesday with you too. I think you may still have to email me on Wednesday just to say hi so I know what day of the week it is! Thank you for everything. It was an honor and absolute joy to capture your wedding day! I hope you enjoy some of my absolute favorites!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

couples' wedding rings in boxes surrounded by white roses and white and black anemone flowers at historic ashland
bride looking away from camera as she puts in her left earring while wearing white wedding gown in bridal suite at historic ashland
black and white photo of bridesmaids and flower girls reacting with joy to first look with bride at historic ashland
closeup photo of groom holding edges of his navy blue suit coat with a tight grip at historic ashland
bride and groom share a kiss after first look moment by white brick building in wrightsville pennsylvania
engaged couple sitting side-by-side on swing hanging from tree while kissing at historic ashland
groom resting his forehead down on bride's forehead on fall day with colorful tree leaves in york county pennsylvania
groom standing in a "v" with his five groomsmen all wearing navy blue suits with colorful fall leaves on trees at historic ashland
bride standing in middle of her six bridesmaids in a row all wearing trendy earthy brown gowns at historic ashland
groom wearing navy blue suit standing with left hand in his pocket by colorful fall trees in wrightsville pennsylvania
black and white photo of bride looking off over right shoulder holding beautiful bouquet of flowers at historic ashland in york pennsylvania
bride and groom holding hands and smiling as they walk slightly in front of their bridal party outdoors at historic ashland
groom dipping his bride back as they kiss in front of white and gray farmhouse at historic ashland
bride and groom kiss in front of porch of white and gray farmhouse at historic ashland in wrightsville pennsylvania
couple kissing while standing on paved path that leads to reception with their backs toward camera at historic ashland
black and white photo of couple with backs toward camera as bride looks back on front porch at historic ashland
bride holding onto groom's right arm as he smiles and looks at her by farmhouse at historic ashland in pennsylvania
closeup photo of framed art of specialty cocktails drinks at reception at historic ashland featuring couples' cats
couple sharing their first dance as guests watch inside beautiful barn at historic ashland with glowing string lights
black and white photo of bride's father hugging her tightly during their father-daughter dance inside barn at historic ashland
black and white photo of groom twirling his bride under rows of glowing string lights outside barn at historic ashland

The Amazing Vendor Team:

Wedding Dress | Blush Bridal

Wedding Dress Designer | House of Wu

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Revelry

Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Groomsmen’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Florist | Everyone Deserves Flowers

DJ | Cutting Edge Event Production

Videographer | SU Weddings

Hair Stylist | MKUP The Beauty Studio

Makeup Artist | MKUP The Beauty Studio

Invitations | Zola

Caterer | Simply from Scratch

Wedding Cake | Simply from Scratch

Venue | Historic Ashland

Wedding Planner | Historic Ashland

Linens | Special Occasions & Queen Street Linens

Live Artist | Steph Moraca Fine Artist

Veil | Maritza Bridal Veils

Bouquet Preservation | The Wildest Flowers

More HMP Weddings:

Sunny Folino Estate Wedding

Summer Historic Ashland Wedding


  1. Alison Higgins says:

    Oh my goodness this is just so special! These pictures are just incredible! Thank you forever!

  2. […] was actually a groomsmen in one of my weddings last year. (You can check that wedding out here). It was so great getting to know him and Andi on that day, and then when they reached out about […]

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Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania