Ashley and Win Hilsman
1. How long have you dated your husband and how did you meet? What is his name and are you taking his?
We started dating in 2013. We met on his birthday in June, in Charleston, SC through my high school friend, of whom he had met while he was in school. We were at the Riverdogs baseball game and my friend said we had to stop by a birthday party on the way home. Talking all night turned into a July 4th beach date, which has happily turned into forever. My new husband’s name is Win Hilsman and yes, I will be taking his name! Now Ashley Hilsman
2. Tell me about your wedding. Location, dress, etc.
It was my dream. We were married in Charleston, SC. We had our wedding at Summerall Chapel, located at the Citadel and our reception at No 5 Faber. Couldn’t have asked for more – except there was a blown transformer, but we hardly noticed. My inspiration came from a picture I saw of beautiful teal lace under a silver pitcher with white & real flowers, succulents, etc. I recreated it with teal & champagne table cloths, beautiful silver vases, succulents, floating candles, submerged lilies, vintage votives, etc. It looked like a dream! Just like my Lazaro dress! The gown made everything come together. It was the missing piece in my vision until I found it last Christmas, at London and Lace Bridal Boutique. The perfect amount of elegance, poise, sexy & fun. The bridesmaids wore a variety of Adriana Papell nude, sparkly dresses and our groomsmen wore tails from Menguin. They were accented with teal pocket squares & socks!
Catering: Jim ‘N Nick’s Charleston
Floral & decor: Branch Design Studio
Rentals: Snyder & Event Haus
Wedding Planner: Meredith & Cory from Sage Innovations (they’re amazing!!!!)