For some couples, love is instant. For others, it‚Äôs a slow, steady burn that develops over time. Such was the case for Ashley and Jim, good friends who realized they were something more on one fortuitous night in Maine, under a sky full of stars. Three and a half years later, Jim asked for Ashley's hand in marriage. And on the big day, they had their first dance beneath a constellation of glowing lanterns that was every bit as magical as the constellation that brought them together.
Here, Jim, in Express, whispered sweet nothings to his soon-to-be wife, in a Jenny Yoo gown, on their wedding day.
Jim paddles the new Mrs. O‚ÄôBrion from the ceremony to the cocktail hour. It was just down the shore, but the duo faced some pretty epic waves. ‚ÄúOur photographer, Daniel, and Jimmy both said, ‚ÄėNo way you can do this, you‚Äôre going to tip!‚Äô‚ÄĚ says Ashley, ‚ÄúBut I thought that even if we did, it would be such a great story.‚ÄĚ The couple arrived safe and dry to rounds of applause.