{SBB Bride of the Week} Ashley

Guys. This wedding is seriously epic. From the insane Icelandic scenery to the gorgeous photography, you definitely don't want to miss it!

We are so excited to introduce you to Ashley!

 {Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

Ok, she's beautiful right? So stunning. Ashley wore this long-sleeved Stella York gown and we think she killed it! It was perfect for her! Amanda Rose, one half of the awesome photography team The Willows, flew to Iceland to capture their special day. The pictures speak for themselves...they're incredible!

I mean, so pretty. Ashley and her husband Dan were married in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Before the ceremony, Dan went out and handpicked wildflowers for Ashley's bouquet. Is that not so incredibly romantic?? Her bouquet ended up being not only special but beautiful!

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

Ashley knew she wanted to get married on the beach, but wanted it to be a secluded area. After doing her research, she stumbled on Hotel Budir { a 2 and a half hour drive from the capital of Reykjavik } and it was perfect. Surrounded by mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, Ashley and Dan were married. To make it even more special, Ashley's father officiated their wedding.

{Photos by: The Willows - Wedding Photography}

Ok, how do you choose which pictures to frame?? Because my walls would be COVERED if my wedding pics looked like this! SO gorg.

Let's get to know the couple a little better! How did Ashley and Dan meet?

"We became friends in 2001 through mutual friends. We both took different paths in our lives and then our paths eventually crossed again 10 1/2 years ago! Since then we have been together."

Fate works in mysterious ways. How did Dan pop the question?

"He proposed to me while we were vacationing with our family in New York City. He proposed at night with all of the lights of Time Square shining down on us! I had no idea it was coming, so it was a complete surprise!"

Ashley described what she loved best about the planning process and also how difficult it was to plan her big day in a place so far away.

"I would have to say my favorite part of planning the wedding was to see it all come together when we got to Iceland and seeing Dan's face as he saw where it was going to be. Planning wedding in another country is not easy!  Searching and searching for hotels and flights and praying that I was making the right decisions on which ones I chose."

Finally the day had come. Everyone had arrived safely and it was time to get hitched! Ashley's favorite moment centered around her new hubby.

"The whole day was absolutely amazing. It is hard to chose just one moment because every moment is perfect regardless of what is happening. The moment I would choose is the fact that my husband went out exploring and hand picked my bouquet the morning of."

That might be our favorite too. So special and sentimental!

Ashley has some great advice to brides currently planning their wedding.

"Start early definitely. There will always be odds and ends that need to be done but the earlier the better. Sometimes it is best just to go with the flow. Just know that not everything will be perfect and that is OKAY, because you're getting married and in that moment everything is exactly what and where it should be. You are about to be united with the partner of your dreams!"

We are SO happy we got to share this gorgeous wedding with you! Thank you so much, Ashley and Dan for allowing us to feature your big day! Be sure to check out the rest of their AMAZING pictures by The Willows in the gallery below!