Ashley, the bride, grew up in Minnesota and her groom, Cody, grew up in Illinois/Iowa. The two have supportive and accepting families both with great senses of humor. The newlyweds met online while they were attending college across the river from one another. Ashley was in Winona and Cody in LaCrosse. Currently the two are still students, Cody for nursing while also working at a long-term care facility, and Ashley is going for her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
The new happy couple like to spend their free time outdoors hiking, biking, walking the dogs, exploring new state parks, going to the beach, fishing, gardening, and really anything on the adventurous side. Cody actually proposed to Ashley on one of these adventures in a state park after dating for five and a half years. Honeymoon is to be determined but Cody says Europe. 🙂 The two plan to finish school, buy a home, start a family and to never stop new adventures together. 🙂
On their special day, they had Kendra Hoehn w/ Infinity Catering provide the food
Andi Zimmerman captured the photos
Decorations were DIY decor and Flowers by Stephanie Van Roekel, at Basic Blooms Des Moines.
Craig Simmons, Simo, kept everyone entertained.
Why They Chose The Mill
“Rustic atmosphere, large space, lots of decoration options, easy going and great ownership/team.”
The bride’s favorite part of the special day, “Walking down the aisle.” The groom’s favorite, “the first dance.”
Congrats to Ashley and Cody on their special day. We hope it was all you could dream of!