DrakeAshlieDrake + Ashlie.

You know you’ve got an extraordinary wedding ceremony to look forward to when you receive a beautiful poem from the Groom the day before sharing his elation to marry his Sweetheart!

And marry well, they did!

With their beloved dog, Desiree, at their side and surrounded by an intimate group of family, Drake and Ashlie hosted a magical, whimsical and profound celebration of their love with a one-of-a-kind ceremony on Saturday morning, August 17th at Ft. Ward on Bainbridge Island.

Yes, we had personal vows that could have won an Oscar!

We had magical ballet dancers from a local troop.  We had a surprise musical piece by renowned musician Roger that made Drake cry.  And don’t get me started on CarolAnn Barrows (the singing Goddess of Bainbridge Island!) who delivered vocals to start and begin this beautiful experience, accompanied by musicians Roger and Kristen.

Oh, and then there was the email note (okay, reading) from the couple’s wedding dog, Desiree!

All of this and more celebrated the love and devotion shared by this remarkable couple.  And I was the lucky one to be a tiny part of this couple’s wedding day happiness.

Drake and Ashlie – so much happiness to you both!