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Albany State University Romance at its Best

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Ashley and Wade probably never expected to fall in love after taking one class. But that’s all it took for these college sweethearts to find the love of a lifetime. Four years later, this summer, this HBCU couple married each other with highlights of mint and touches of gray. Fall in love with this Albany State romance and the ceremony that sealed the deal.

Bride Name

Ashley Sloan

Groom Name

Wade Sloan

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Wedding Location

Flint Hill

Wedding Date

June 12, 2016

Alma Mater of Bride

Albany State University

Alma Mater of Groom

Albany State University

Current City Where You Live

Atlanta, Georgia



How did you meet?

We met at Albany State University in Financial Management class.

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How long did you date?

We dated 4 years before Wade proposed.

How did he propose?

At the end of 2 thoughtful weeks filled with different acts of love Wade proposed at the Sun Dial restaurant on our 4 year anniversary. He also surprised me by having photographers (This Is You) capture the special moment.   

When did you know he was the one?

I knew he was the one early in our relationship, about 3 months. Wade treated me differently than any other guy I’ve dated. He’s a true gentleman, that is one of the things I love most about him.

What is the cutest thing he has done for you without you asking?

When I graduated from Albany State University Wade offered to pick up my grandmother and drive her all the way down to Albany for my graduation. He is willing to do anything to make me smile.

What is something you love about him that has completely changed your life?

I love the way he sees positivity in every situation, helping me view things from a different perspective.

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What part of wedding planning made you crazy?

The part of the wedding planning that made me crazy was putting together favors and invitations!

What part of wedding planning could you not live without?

I could not live without my notebook. The notebook is where I stored all of my wedding ideas for our special day.

What was your first thought the day after your engagement?

I can’t believe I’m engaged! I love my ring!

What was your favorite part about the ceremony?

My favorite part of the ceremony was walking down the aisle seeing Wade shed a tear.

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What was your favorite part about the wedding?

My favorite part was seeing the horse and carriage at the end. The carriage ride was a complete surprise from my parents.

Did you do any DIY? If so, what?

Yes, my sister and I made the signage for the frames.

    Who were your wedding vendors?  

    Invites: Wedding Paper Divas

    Flowers: Flint Hill

    Catering: Flint Hill

    DJ/Entertainment: DJ Dre 1800

    Dress: Alfred Angelo

    Rentals: Savvi Formal Wear

      Wedding Planner: Flint Hill

      Transportation: Carriage for Hire

      Photography: This Is You

      What were your wedding colors?

      Our wedding colors were mint, champagne, and ivory

      What was your wedding theme?

      The theme of the wedding was an elegant garden setting.

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      What is your favorite part about being married to each other?

      My favorite part about being married is having my spouse by my side no matter what, and building a daily foundation of love.

      What did you learn about each other through the wedding planning process?

      Through the wedding process we learned to have patience with each other.

      Did you have any southern food on your menu? If so what and why?

      We had deviled eggs for one of the appetizers because that’s one my favorites!

      What did you love about being a southern bride?

      Receiving love and support from family and friends.

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