We’re not 100% certain we’ve ever met two people who are more joyful than Ken & Amanda! These two were just overflowing with laughter and smiles from the time we walked into Amanda’s grandmother’s house (which was seriously just SO gorgeous!), to the end of the night when we gave them hugs and said our “goodbyes.” They were so excited to get married and start this new chapter of their lives together, and that’s been evident since we initially met them. <3
And the people they surround themselves with is only a testament to their amazing character. Amanda’s maid of honor Sarah (who JUST happens to be one of our favorite florists!!!) was on it all day! She was constantly carrying Amanda’s dress, putting out fires before they even started, and generally running around asking what she could do to help. All of the bridesmaids were just SO sweet! And the groomsmen? Hilarious! They kept us laughing all day and were wonderful at calming Ken’s nerves and keeping things light hearted. When the ceremony at Mallard Lake started, Ken had his back turned to the congregation so he wouldn’t see Amanda coming up her long path to him. When Mike (the officiant) told him to turn around, the look on his face just about out-shined the sun! They giggled and hugged through their vows and had the most precious and romantic first kiss we think we’ve ever seen!
And that radiance didn’t die off when it came time for portraits. They were still as giddy and happy as ever! Amanda even braved it when the temperature started to drop and it looked like a rain front was about to come in. The joy in those portraits you guys…just wait until you see!
When we got to the reception, the hilarious entrances by the bridal party truly set the theme for the entire evening. Everyone had so much fun, and the speeches balanced it out with just the right amount of tissue wipes. 🙂
Congratulations Ken & Amanda! We can’t wait to have you guys back up here to show you everything!
Ceremony | Mallard Lake at Oak Openings
Reception | St. Joseph Sylvania Family Center
Flowers | Beautiful Blooms by Jen
DJ | Ultimate Nights DJ
Makeup | Jenelle Ahmad
Dress | Atlas Bridal
Bridesmaids | All Together Bride
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant | Ministers and More