I grew up playing dress up and putting on plays with Amanda and her sister Angie while our parents got together on weekends. We hadn’t seen each other for over 10 years, when I ran into her on the Plaza last summer, after just finding out I was pregnant. I said, “I’m pregnant”, and she said “I just got engaged!”. Ben had literally JUST proposed.
On the wedding day I found myself either laughing or tearing up behind the camera all day. Amanda has the same best friends that she did in elementary and high school. I know from my own experience that the oldest friends tend to make me laugh the hardest, and, man, Amanda and her friends are hilarious. I cried seeing Susan (mom) love on her grandkids, and seeing Stan’s awesome reaction when he first saw his daughter. I welled up to see Ben and Amanda together because they are such a blessing to one another, and it seems that they each compliment the other so well.
The reception started off with one of the best wedding party introductions I’ve seen, and the energy continued with a surprise bridesmaid’s dance and a kids dance party on the big red-curtained stage. Thank you Ben and Amanda for allowing me to capture your day. I was blessed by it.
Amanda’s mom decorated the bridal room with decor used at their 25th wedding anniversary party.
This sweet girl’s favorite doll was bride for the day too
the bridesmaids reaction to Amanda’s dress
I am such a sap now that I’m a mom. When I saw this moment unfold between this mom and her son…yes, that’s right, I almost cried.