Benjamin Mace and Ashley Williams met through a mutual friend one night in Dover, New Hampshire. After spending the entire night talking with each other they exchanged phone numbers and their love grew from there. Their first official date was a few weeks later at a sushi restaurant where they now go every year in honor of their first date. “Ben thought our first official date did not go well, and he went and told his parents he didn’t think I would want to go out again. Little did he know how wrong he was,” Ashley remembers.
Benjamin proposed to Ashley in Key West, Florida after a morning bike ride to Fort Zachary Taylor. Ashley was looking out at the water and when she turned around to walk back to Ben he asked, “Does this ring fit?” and put the ring on her finger. Ashley started to laugh and Ben asked if she would marry him. Ashley said, “I remember being in shock like is this really happening. Then I also remember thinking how did he get this on the plane as I am the one who packed everything.”
On February 27, 2016 the couple went back to Key West and were married. Benjamin picked Key West for the proposal because it was one of his favorite places to visit. The couple wanted to have the wedding there so their friends and family could experience the island and appreciate it as much as they did. Ashley noticed the Hemingway Home and almost booked the venue when they were at Key West for the proposal because she knew it was where she wanted them to get married.
The gorgeous Florida island shown with perfect weather the entire weekend. Their wedding day was relaxed from getting ready to the after wedding party, which continued on until early morning. Surrounded by the couple’s closest friends and family, their simple and elegant destination wedding was perfect.
Photographer | Rachel E. Ligon Photography
Rehearsal Dinner | Blue Heaven
Venue | Hemingway Home
Pies | Key Lime Pie Company
Flowers | Love in Bloom
Coordinator | Just Save the Date
Music | Visualize Entertainment
Rentals | Eventfully Yours Rentals
Videographer | Leah LaPlante