Ashley met Kevin the day she moved into her college dorm. He was the charming Resident Assistant who helped her and soon won her heart.
Bride: Ashley Marie Arrington, 24, Master of Social Work Student at the University of Michigan
Groom: Kevin Gerard Blas, 27, Physician
Married On: May 12, 2012
Wedding Location: Ann Arbor Polo Fields, Ann Arbor, MI
Ashley met Kevin the day she moved into her dormitory on the University of Michigan Campus. He was the charming Resident Assistant with a killer smile, and she was the new girl who needed help moving her stuff in. They struck up a conversation and he shared with her that he is from Guam. “Though I had to leave to say goodbye to my parents, I told him he had to tell me more about his island when I came back,” Ashley recalls. “I followed up on the conversation and we quickly became friends. Little did I know that the helpful RA would turn out to be my Mr. Right.” They remained close for four years, and then things between them took a romantic turn.
The Perfect Morning
It was a beautiful Sunday morning, and Ashley awoke to sunshine and a warm spring breeze. It was almost a year to the day that she and Kevin began dating. The happy couple shared a laugh and their dreams about their future together, then Kevin told Ashley he was leaving to run an errand. She decided to take a nap until he returned. “The next thing I saw when I opened my eyes was a little blue box on my pillow and Kevin kneeling beside me,” says Ashley. “After delivering a heart-melting speech, he waited for my response.” Only, he had forgotten to ask, “Will you marry me?” Instead, he nervously said, “Take the ring!” Though he was a man of few words, Ashley says he still left her speechless. The couple began planning a spring wedding near the place where they first fell in love. Share their wedded bliss!
Photos: Silver Thumb Photography