May 27, 2017
For starters, Amanda and I have been around each other for years, but her wedding day was the most time we’d ever spent with one another. We’ve passed messages back and forth for some activities that we are both involved in but just never had the opportunity to really connect. I am so thankful that Tyler & Amanda made the call to have a videographer at their wedding (and that it was me!). I say this because now, I can truly see the passion that Amanda has in her heart and the natural joy that flows from her. I am so happy to know that she is one of the driving forces behind the District Youth group that she serves on and that my own kids might have the joy of being under her guidance.
The entirety of the day was exciting- walking in to meet all of the girls in their matching robes and with their hair all done, all full of excitement. Each girl was full smiles. They each had built relationships with Amanda from different paths and were all so proud and excited to stand with her. It was so fun to watch them see her in her wedding dress for the first time and to watch them adorn her with wedding day jewelry. The bridesmaids were in floor length plum dresses and they rocked it!
My very favorite part of the day was when Mr. Thomas came in to see his daughter. He was smiling from ear to ear before he even walked in the room. He embraced her with a hug when he first saw her and couldn’t stop saying how proud he was. Then he found his wife and they stood in the doorway holding on to each other, saying “Well, at least we know we did one thing right.” They were so stinkin’ cute, I couldn’t handle it. My favorite thing to see is seasoned love- from couples who have been together for years and still look at each other with the same dreamy eyes I imagine they looked at each other with when they were kids. I can’t help it. and I hope to be that when my husband and I have been together for 20 years!
I loved Tyler & Amanda’s first look- Tyler’s immediate reaction to hug his bride and how sweet they were when they finally got to chat. Their love is so pure- it’s sweet and genuine, it’s obvious that they were made for one another once you’ve talked to them for just a few minutes. The entire day, both bride and groom were ecstatic. Their smiles told their story- the way they’d each sneak glimpses of the other one. I am so grateful to have been a part of this day!
Congratulations, Tyler & Amanda- I wish you the best!
Vendors of Tyler & Amanda’s big day:
TAURI BAUM PHOTOGRAPHY
LAKE MICHIGAN DJ, AL URGYA
HAIR & MAKE UP BY: ASHLEIGH UDELL
EDDY K BECKER’S BRIDAL