Ashley and Clifton jumped headfirst into wedding planning soon after getting engaged in the Outer Banks in September 2013. Clifton wanted to marry by the water, so they choose Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Charles County and settled on a swan theme for their May 24, 2014, wedding. The couple decorated with swan ice sculptures, and they used Ashley’s parents’ swan wedding cake topper on their cake. They even got a visit from some real swans while taking pictures together on the pier.
Ashley and her mother made all of the centerpieces, and two of the bride’s most favorable moments involved two important men in her life: Her grandfather’s attendance at the wedding, despite recently undergoing surgery; and the first look photographs she took with her father to capture the moment he first saw his daughter in her wedding gown.
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
Photography: Jill Christine Design & Photography
Make Up: Dee Gentore, Bella Salon and Spa
Hair: Christa Liewald-Andrews, Waves Salon, Ocean City
DJ: Don Wilcox of DJ Bulldog
Dress/Veil: Serendipity’s Attic
Ice Scultpures: Hot Ice, Inc.
Flowers: Raimondi’s, Columbia
Jewelry: Mary Anne Nagle Weiss of Diamond Cutters of Maryland