Justin was home playing in his band over the Thanksgiving break when he met Ashley in the crowd. The couple wed on Oct. 28, 2022, at Five Bridge Inn in Rehoboth, Mass.
The Meet Cute
I played in a cover band, and I met Ashley at the Thanksgiving show through a mutual friend. — Justin
It was a long time coming. We bought a house during COVID; it was the best time to do it. We had a Disney engagement, and I don’t think she had any idea it was coming that trip. I bought a smaller, slim ring box to conceal it and I had it in my pocket for the first three days of the trip. She actually patted me down and thought it was a pack of gum! We went to dinner at Magic Kingdom and ended up back in front of the castle. We asked a couple to take a regular photo of us, and when I asked to take one more, I got down on one knee. — Justin
I was very surprised and excited, and I didn’t say much until we were walking away. I was sobbing on the tram home! — Ashley
Our planner, Shannon St.Ours from SES Events, was phenomenal. She has been a guide, counselor, connector and soundboard for ideas. Whenever we hit a snag, we knew we could count on her. — Ashley
Something unique about our wedding is that we used names of adoptable dogs as our table numbers/designations. Each table was named after an adoptable dog and had a QR code to the Always Adopt website. We lost our rescue, Hercules, unexpectedly just before our engagement and thought this would be a great way to honor him (he was a crowd favorite). We also donated to Always Adopt and Angell Animal Medical Center in lieu of favors. — Justin