Ashley & Joshua’s “Sweet Home Alabama in Florida” Wedding With a Touch of Duck Dynasty


Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Happy Friday! You guys, when I saw this wedding in my inbox I instantly knew it was a keeper. A quirky theme that completely reflected the bride & groom’s interests and personalities? Check. Handmade decor they made themselves? Check. Genuine happy and loving moments captured in gorgeous detail? Check, check, check!

We have Christy Whitehead Photography to thank for this beautiful submission and here she is to tell you more about Ashley and Joshua’s big day:

Duck Dynasty wedding but classy? Yep, this wedding was gorgeous. Covered bridge ceremony, big red barn reception and little details filled with country class and Duck Dynasty sayings. They even had cut outs of the Duck Dynasty characters with props for everyone to wear and get their photos with. And to top it off, the couple’s yellow labrador played ring bearer and played around the dance floor.

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

About the couple:

Joshua is an Alabama native who moved to Florida about 3 years ago to work alongside his cousin Matt in the Pool cleaning business.  That was when he met the beautiful Ashley one early morning while he was cleaning her parent’s pool and she was letting her dog outside.  He then tried to play it cool by asking her to “hang out” since he had no friends here.  After his desperate Facebook attempts she invited him to the Global Day of Prayer with a huge group of friends. After they made it official and started dating Ashley started the BSN Nursing Program at UNF.  Ashley and Josh loved doing the same things. Being outdoors, camping, hiking, going scalloping in Steinhatchee, shrimping in the St. Johns River, going 4-wheeling at her grandfather’s farm are just a few of their favorites.  In fact Joshua being the redneck that he is claims that the first time he knew Ashley was the one was when she picked him up with no shoes on.

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

The lovely Ashley on their wedding + how they made it their own:

Our wedding was a “Sweet Home Alabama” style wedding in my opinion.  It was country with a little bit of redneck style yet still very classy and elegant.  We went with a Duck Dynasty theme because we are huge fans of the show and they do “redneck classy” perfectly with their camouflage suits and Rolls Royce.  We chose the vintage rolls Royce as our getaway car for this reason as well.  The Keeler Property was the perfect location for us because of its rustic feel.  Joshua’s longtime mentor and friend Rusty Davidson became ordained to marry us there (he heads up compass ministries in Alabama but was not officially ordained) so that was extremely special. Also the cross Joshua built with my grandfather’s wood was another unique touch to our wedding.

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

I think our wedding was unique because we made a lot of the décor and so it was entirely “us”. Everything from the 10-foot tall cross Joshua constructed by hand, to the wedding signs featured with our favorite footballs teams, even the bar was named after our dog Bear “Bear Dog Saloon” who was also a ring bearer in the wedding. The table numbers we made out of old books, and of course who could forget the Duck Dynasty photo booth with shot gun shell lighting and all the dress up accessories you could need.   We also used deer heads that Ashley’s grandfather had shot and many more unique hand made items.

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Advice from the newlyweds:

Take it all in, every second, and try to stop and pause throughout the night to just look around and do so. The wedding day/night goes by so quickly so enjoy every second!

Duck Dynasty themed wedding

Huge thanks to Christy for sending her beautiful images my way, and congratulations to Ashley and Joshua! I wish you a lifetime of married bliss! 🙂

Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography
Venue: The Keeler Property
Floral Designer: Blossoms & Accents, Inc.
Cake Designer: Metro Custom Cakes, Inc.
DJ: D’Land Entertainment
Event Planner: Tanya, Southern Charm Events
Videographer: Visual Power Cinema
Caterer: Bridget – Biscotti’s Catering
DJ: Jeff Bell with D’land Entertainment

Image submission via Two Bright Lights

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