Happy Wednesday! We’ve got a lovely e-session to share today of Ashely and Eric, a young, vibrant, and stylish couple with a well executed e-session theme. They chose the airport as their setting because their relationship has been a long distance one. The gorgeous images were brilliantly captured by Kirth Bobb of Kbobb Photography. He does a great job of telling a story through his artistry. Let’s take a look!
Ashley and Eric met during homecoming weekend at North Carolina A&T in 2007. She was on a road trip with her sorority sisters while he was hanging out with his fraternity brothers. While getting a breath of fresh air, they stumbled upon one another. Eric remembers, “The minute I saw her I knew that I would have to gather the courage to approach her.” A little bit of small talk led to numbers being exchanged…and…like the saying goes, the rest is history.
“This was a case of careful planning that still produced unexpected results. The plan was to propose to her during the wedding of my very close friend and fraternity brother. We planned it so that when it was time to toss the garter I would catch it and she would catch the bouquet. Then when I get down on one knee to put the garter on the DJ would play “Unthinkable” by Alicia Keys, the groom would hand me the microphone and I would sneak the ring out and take advantage of a perfect moment. Well…. when the garter was tossed it came directly towards me with the accuracy of a pass from Peyton Manning. When the bouquet was tossed by the bride it was intercepted by a very athletic and overeager 16 year old which totally foiled the whole plan. Now I’m standing in the middle of the dance floor baffled and the DJ begins to play the song and the groom is holding the microphone and he says “You’re just going to have to go to plan B”. Even though at the time there was no plan B, I simply had to gather up the same amount of courage needed to approach her when we first met and create plan B on the spot Gorilla style. I grabbed the microphone and let everyone know that I had an announcement and walked over to her table and took a knee. This literally melted the entire reception room bringing everyone to their feet and a literal camera spot light on me. After I proceeded with the speech and the big question and our unforgettable warm embrace we were given almost as many compliments as the bride and groom of the day.” -Eric
The theme of the wedding is Travel and titled, “Distance Means So Little When Someone Means So Much.” For the past 4 years, Ashley and Eric have endured a long distance relationship. They have taken advantage of every possible form of transportation…except Cargo Ship and Greyhound…and want to share their travel experiences with their guests by incorporating some travel elements into their wedding.
On the most challenging aspect of planning the wedding thus far…
“The most challenging aspect thus far for planning our wedding is the fact that we are in a long distance relationship, (Ashley lives in Baltimore, MD and Eric lives in Greensboro, NC), work full time, are involved in various service projects and are also part-time graduate students. We chose to have a 22 month long engagement so that we could take our time and plan every single detail of our big day carefully.” -Ashley+Eric
How did you go about picking your photographer?
“We knew we wanted a phenomenal photographer. One who would give us exactly what we were looking for. Someone who was trustworthy, personable, creative, original, easygoing, pleasant, and considerate. After running into Kirth at a café in Baltimore and viewing one of his sample albums we were SOLD. The added bonus is that I’ve known Kirth since freshman year of college and felt totally comfortable with giving him this HUGE task.” -Ashley
Ashley wanted to enter our Grand Giveaway by incorporating Munaluchi Bridal into her e-session. Genius!! This is one of our favorites pictures….
On what they look forward to most on the wedding day…
“Bringing our families together. Since we have been in a long distance relationship for four years, our wedding will act as a family reunion for both sides. We will finally have a chance to meet family members we’ve heard nothing but good things about. Having the opportunity to share and celebrate with close friends and family the love and great connection that we have. Also sharing another frozen moment in time similar to the moment we met and the proposal that will add to the collection of memories that we share and are priceless.” -Ashley+Eric
We wish Ashley and Eric the best on their upcoming wedding. Thanks to Kirth for submitting these gorgeous images. If you haven’t already, head over to his blog to see more brilliance in imagery. Check out more engagement sessions on the Munaluchi blog.
Also, brides-to-be, today is the last day to enter our “Jumping the Broom” giveaway, where you can win a FREE Anjolique gown of your choice. Enter here.
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