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Ashley Ponce Weds Tim Polmateer At Resort Wedding

By Jake Gaines
Photography by Loft Photography

It was a stunning day to remember when Ashley Ponce of Sugar Land, daughter of Siobhan and Sergio Ponce, wed Tim Polmateer, son of Patty and Dale Polmateer of Poughkeepsie, New York. The bride and groom each graduated from Yale University. The groom popped the question when the couple vacationed in Merida, Mexico to visit Ashley’s extended family. In front of 30 family members, including Ashley’s parents, last Christmas Eve he made a speech and then turned to Ashley, dropped to one knee and proposed.

A destination Hill Country wedding at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs was the perfect choice for the couple and the service held at the venue’s Sacred Oaks. The bride wore a Vera Wang gown and the theme of the day was classic elegance with a southern twist embellished by the colors of gold, blush, and ivory details set amongst the lush organic greenery in the florals and natural venue landscape. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s cousin, Alekxey Sabido and the couple created their own vows. “To hear each other say those vows in front of our family and friends in the ceremony was a magical moment,” shared the bride Ashley Ponce Polmateer.

Allie Cassidy served as the bride’s matron of honor, along with Melanie Stein as the maid of honor. The other bridesmaids were Ashley Ammons, Ellie Rajcevich, Diana Bernal, Andriana Diez, Estelle Grasset, Indiana Porta, and the groom’s sister, Dana Rost. The groom’s best men were Antuan Cannon and Bryan Fulmer with groomsmen Michael White, David Krauss, and the bride’s brothers Bruce Ponce, Keith Ponce, Erickson Ponce, and Ryan Ponce.

Jessica Moore from Something to Celebrate was the day-of coordinator, along with the Camp Lucy team. For the floral décor, Verbena Florals beautifully incorporated peonies, garden roses and dahlias amongst the lush overflowing greenery. Sweet Treets Bakery designed the citrus-vanilla wedding cake that had Verbena-arranged florals cascading down around it, topped with a simple gold script topper that said, simply, “Love.” The bride’s signature drink was a “Bride’s Bouquet” of Champagne with St. Germaine and raspberries, while the groom’s specialty cocktail, since the wedding was on Derby Day, was a “Mint-To-Be” Julep.

The rehearsal dinner before the wedding was at the Rattle Inn Rooftop in downtown Austin while the Salt Lick catered the affair for out of state guests to enjoy Texas BBQ.

The couple now resides in New York where the bride is an Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley and the groom is a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. For their honeymoon, the duo traveled to Rio de Janeiro and Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, the first on their long list of sights to see together in the future.

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