Ashley Myers met Ronnie Franklin on base ~ And quickly realized that he was The One!

Ashley Myers met Ronnie Franklin on base ~ And quickly realized that he was The One!

Ashley has just been released from the US Air Force Academy's basketball team.  Laronce has just stopped playing football.  They ended up in the same squadron and began spending all of their free time together bowling, kayaking, working out and bonding over their shared love of competition in all forms.  It wasn't long before "Ronnie" declared that he had to have her, and cemented their relationship - as many couples do today - with an updated status on Facebook.

That was in September of 2008.  A surprise engagement came just before their graduation on a celebratory night out.

Wedding plans are in full swing, and the two will marry at Aliante Station Resort this November.

From the moment Ashley called me she expressed her desire to have a fun party filled with color, lights, dancing and chocolate...But also with meaning the expressed their commitment to each other, to sports, to competition, and to the military.  I asked Ronnie ~ who is currently out on assignment ~ what kind of wedding he would like to have, and his only request was that I make her happy.

Join me in congratulating the amazing Ashley and Ronnie!  Leave your messages of celebrating their engagement, your wishes for their wedding, and any special ideas you may have for these two brave and dedicated members of our Armed Forces as we plan the wedding of their dreams!

Ashley is petite, but feisty!!! And Laronce “Ronnie” Franklin is her match in every way!

Ashley is petite, but feisty!!! And Laronce “Ronnie” Franklin is her match in every way!

Congratulations Ashley and Laronce! These two people are very much in love ~ November cannot come soon enough!

Congratulations Ashley and Laronce! These two people are very much in love ~ November cannot come soon enough!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love! Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.