Ashley & Brent

Ashley and Brent's wedding day was a long time coming, and it truly was a day of celebration for everyone that was there! There was not a detail out of place, and everything went smoothly from start to finish. It was a tad bit chilly on their wedding day, but if that's the only downside on your wedding day, you are doing alright!

Number One Tip for Future Phocus Brides to Consider:

"Have Tim be your day of coordinator! He was such a life saver throughout the day, I really appreciated everything he did to make sure our day went seamlessly."-Ashley

There are many benefits to having a coordinator on your big day, but the biggest relief is knowing that you have someone doing everything they can to make sure your day goes flawless!


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Saber guard, and cutting the cake."-Brent

We were so excited when we heard that Brent and Ashley were having a saber guard exit! This was such an amazing moment to be apart of, and you could tell how much this meant to Brent and Ashley.


What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos?

"Prank first look, photos with our neon sign, intimate moments just the two of us."-Ashley

There's nothing we love more than when we get to be apart of what we call a "gag" first look! Brent had no idea that JC was going to be all dressed up pretending to be Ashley during their first look. Ashley was so excited that she was able to keep this secret from Brent for so long!


How did you two meet?

"First football game of college. All my friends from the summer semester, and all Brent’s new friends from his first few days of classes (all mutual friends of friends etc) met at our one friends dorm, and walked over together. At the game, I remember Brent insulted my wife feet calling them man-feet. I remember thinking to myself "I’m either gonna hate this guy or love this guy"! Looking back, it seemed like Brent was acting like a little boy who teases the girl he likes ! Walking back after we lost to FIU, Brent asked for my phone number, and he lied saying he heard that my dorm had a place to wash your car, just to get my number!"-Ashley

There is no denying that Brent and Ashley's relationship is full of laughter, and SO many memories! Just watching the way that these two love birds look at each other, you can tell that they genuinely just enjoy spending time with each other, and making each other laugh!


Tell us about THE dress!

"I loved this dress since the day I saw it yearssss ago on my Pinterest feed, right around the time Brent and I started dating. It was from David’s bridal, and my best friend/ MOH Nicole and I had gone dress shopping at a few bridal boutiques before getting an appointment at David’s Bridal, but none of those dresses were anything close to what I wanted. I always kinda knew I’d end up with the dress I saw all those years ago. When I finally tried it on, it just felt perfect. I even got it before I got my ring, but shhhh that’s a bit of a secret lol. Nicole was with me, but during the height of covid, I had to FaceTime my mom because I didn’t want her to travel to Orlando during the pandemic. Anyways, it’s crazy that dress I saw on Pinterest literally 6 years ago ended up being the dress for me, I even showed Brent it at the time, not that he’d remember it all this time later!LOL!."-Ashley

The odds of finding a dress you laid eyes on year prior is very unlikely, but Ashley knew in her heart from the moment she saw her dress that it was the one! It was exactly what we pictured her dress to look like, and it fit Ashley's personality to the tee!


Tell Us About Your First Dance!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DANCE SONG?:

"WELL...it was supposed to be Perfect Symphony with Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli, but the DJ played the regular version of Perfect. We panicked, and didn’t do our whole routine because the timing of everything was different."-Ashley

Even though there was a little mixup with the music, we would have never known! Ashley and Brent glided around the dance floor with ease! You could have fooled us that there was an issue going on! Like they always say, the show must go on!


WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT SONG?:

"We love the song. With how romantic it is with the Italian, plus Brent’s Italian! He took it in college and understands some of it."-Ashley

We always love to hear and good remix on a song that is already so special, but when you get to involve a part of who you are into that moment, it only makes it more special! Ashley and Brent truly were only existing in their own world during this moment.


Describe the BRIDE on your wedding day!

"Absolutely breathtaking!"-Brent

We couldn't agree more with Brent! Ashley truly looked like a Queen on her wedding day, and she was glowing from head to toe! For someone who doesn't believe they are photogenic, you could've fooled us! Ashley was a natural!


Describe the GROOM on your wedding day!

"Handsomer than ever, more relaxed than usual, I think all those amaretto sours helped haha!!"-Ashley

Brent was honestly one of the most relaxed grooms that we've come across in a while! You could tell he has been waiting for this day for a long time, but he was so happy the day was finally here!


What was the most EMOTIONAL part of the day and WHY?

"The toasts."-Ashley/Brent

Ashley and Brent's toasts were filled with so much laughter, and also so many tears! You could see just how special Ashley and Brent were to their best friends!


What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"Ashley almost falling during our first dance!"-Brent

In any mistakes that may happen, it's all about how you recover from it, and Ashley and Brent played it off very well! Brent was there to catch Ashley, and all they could do was just laugh!


What is ONE moment of your wedding you will always remember?

"My maids of honor toasts, and the first looks."-Ashley

Brent was asked moment before seeing Ashley for the first time on how he was feeling, and he smiled from ear to ear stating that he was beyond ready to see his bride! It was such a special moment to capture, because you could see the love they have for one another in their eyes.


Favorite Part of the Phocus Experience?

"Tim consistently saving the day, making the photos enjoyable with jokes and laughter!"-Ashley

We honestly could not have wished for a more perfect day for Ashley and Brent! Seeing the love that was shared for the Bushnell's from their family and friends truly reflected into every smile, and every laugh. Not to mention, this crew knew how to party! Not a seat was filled, because they were all dancing the night away!


Here are a few of our favorites from the day!

Vendors:

Ceremony | Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Venue | 5Eleven

Hair/MUA | Bride Guide Pros

Dress | Davids Bridal

DJ | BoogieInc

Catering | Culinary Productions, Inc.

Bakery | Bluejays Bakery

Florist | Fiore of Pensacola

Decor/Rentals | Hemstitch Vintage Rentals

Photography/Videography | Phocus & Company

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