Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Ashley Young & Aaron Rutlege
May 24, 2014 | Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Photography by Whitney Bower Imaging

Lifelong friends and high school sweethearts Ashley Young and Aaron Rutledge have been together ever since they started “going out” when she was 14. Both from the small Arkansan town of Portland, it was only a matter of time before these lovebirds finally tied the knot. By the time they said “I do,” they had been together for 10 years. Not many couples get to say that.

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

The Inspiration

Ashley knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding: to bring Morocco to Arkansas. With gold, ivory and a hint of peach, the ceremony was nothing short of luxurious. For the reception, however, the party was on with more of the traditional bright colors the Moroccan style is known for.

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

The Details

The couple’s monogram played a big role in the day. Their golden initials were displayed from rehearsal to reception—on the cups, napkins, drink stirrers, koozies and more. Ashley added touches of sparkle to the whole event with gold and sequins, including a confetti popper exit from the ceremony, letting her personal style flow. She even used some of the decorations in their new home, a happy reminder of the perfect day.

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Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

  The Professionals  
 ♥  Photographer Whitney Bower Imaging
   Wedding Stationery The Social Type in Little Rock
  Bouquets Sara Barnes
  Floral Décor Charlotte Lassiter & Rosa Bolin
  Other Décor Paul Michael Company in Lake Village
  Rentals/Lighting Taylor Rental in Greenville, Miss.
  Caterer & Drinks DeLinda Vaughn in Dumas
   Cakes, Macarons & Truffles Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes in Little Rock
  DJ/Band Tragikly White in Little Rock
  Photobooth Photobooth ETC. in Little Rock
   Wedding Gown Low’s Bridal & Formal in Brinkley
   Bridesmaids Dresses Proposals in Little Rock
  Groom & Groomsmen Attire Mansour’s in Greenville, Miss.
  Jeweler Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock
  Hair Karen Abraugh of Shear Style in Portland
  Transportation T&A Limousine Service in Leland, Miss.
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love

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Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot