Hi! I’m Ashley Friend, a Wedding + Family photographer based in West Virginia. I’m thrilled to join the collaboration series here at The Wild Revival. My husband, Josh, and I have two little girls that bring so much fun and joy into our lives! It wasn’t until I became a mother that I truly began to understand God’s unconditional love for us!
Outside of photography, I have a heart for design. I believe in the beauty of simplicity, and that the soft glow of sunlight makes everything magical! Ever since I was young, I have had an interest in design! “What Not To Wear” and home makeover shows were always my favorites!
I recently started sharing my home design adventures on Instagram! It’s so much fun bringing an old piece of furniture back to life or creating something new out of it. I also love sharing my personal style, my family, my love for photography, + DIY projects in our fixer upper!
Be sure to check back next week! I’ll be sharing a peek inside our happy home and tips for refreshing your style on a budget.You can visit me here + follow my day to day adventures on Instagram @alifewithfriends!
What did we do before Pinterest?! We’ve found so many great ideas, and that made us want to come up with an inspiration board! We want to bring our guests something special every time they attend a Wild Revival hosted event, and we have some fun things in store for this outdoor gathering! We had to give some credit below to the wonderful ladies who inspired our Backyard Bonfire. Check out these links to get a taste of what our gathering will be like! We’re looking forward to adding putting our own spin on what we feel makes the perfect fall gathering! Throw on your favorite plaid shirt and join in on the fun!
Our Saturday was filled with the all the things we enjoy most. We started the day off at a local antique shop
where we were on the hunt for cups + plates that would go well with our
whimsy, boho style for the upcoming |Flower Crowns + Food| gathering.
We loved so many things at the shop, but left with nothing
that morning for this particular event. (I’m sure we’ll be back!) Next stop was A.C. Moore to pick up the last of the supplies for our flower crowns. We found these great letters on sale while shopping!
So excited to dress these up… possibly using this ((tutorial)), but you will have to
stay tuned for the finished product! ; )
Can we take a second to appreciate Marrissa’s OOTD? This kimono received compliments at every stop during our outing. You can never go wrong with Forever 21!
RUGS.FOR.DAYS… What a find at Ollies!
We will be using these rugs at the gathering around our table along
with some neutrals. We had the aisle floor covered in them; it
was so hard to only pick a few! They were such a great purchase for only $8.00
and we will be using them post-event in our office space.
We stopped to grab mexican food for a quick lunch, and then got
back to work: DIYing + working on a mock table setup for the gathering.
Amanda was working on the last step of our table: applying Annie Sloan wax over the chalk paint that we used.
Prepping for this event has been a lot of fun. We still have to purchase our blooms for the flower crowns and buy the food. Other than that, we’re ready to go!
We can’t wait to see it all come together on Saturday. We’ve dreamed of doing this for such a long time. What we’re looking forward to the most is stepping back and watching you build relationships + enrich your life in the space we have created for you. It’s scary to put yourself out there…trust us, we know from experience. Meeting new people in a new setting or sharing a dream with a world of
strangers– it can be somewhat difficult and uncomfortable; but at the same time, it’s so life-giving when you finally do. We hope the low-key vibe we’re creating makes you feel at ease and ready to have some fun!
You were not meant to
walk this path alone and we’re really looking forward to walking alongside with you. We need people in our lives who help us come to love ourselves more. People matter. People doing life with other people matter.
Please register today and/or message us to arrange a small, private flower crown event. How fun would that be for a bridal shower or baby shower?
….Hey girl! Did you miss our #BTS on Instagram? Well, head over there to see some more photos from our day.