{SBB Bride of the Week} Amanda

A M A N D A + J E R E M Y

{June 29th, 2019}

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

We are so excited to introduce you to our lovely bride, Amanda!!

For her June wedding, Amanda chose a stunning fitted, strapless Stella York gown and it looked SO GOOD on her! Obsessed!

She decided to incorporate her “something blue” by adding a super cute hair clip that was gifted to her by her now sister-in-law!

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

For flowers, Amanda went two different routes.

Her close friend and bridesmaid, Cindy, made Amanda’s bouquet out of faux flowers and broaches so they would last forever.

For the other bouquets and arrangements, Amanda hired Kroger!

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{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

Amanda and her husband Jeremy were married at the Red Barn Experience in LaPorte!

Amanda walked down the aisle with both her father and stepfather - so sweet!

The newlyweds also chose to plant a tree as part of the ceremony to signify their growing relationship.

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

For the reception decor, Amanda pretty much DIY’d everything!

She used her silhouette machine to create all of the signs and also made her adorable photo booth “guestbook”!

The newlyweds finished the evening with one of our faves - a sparkler send off!

{Photos by: Forever Faithful Photography}

Let’s get to know the newlyweds a little better!

How’d they meet?

“We went to the same high school. We “talked” a few times, I even asked him to Turnabout and he told me “no”! It wasn’t our time, we dated other people until after high school we were both at a mutual friend’s party and were reunited and have been together for 6 years!”

How did Jeremy propose?

“He took me to dinner at Cité Chicago for our 4 year anniversary. It’s on the 70th floor of The Lake Point Tower with beautiful views of the city and Lake Michigan.”

Was it a surprise or did Amanda know it was coming?

“I had a feeling because we had never been somewhere so extravagant. But we ate our whole dinner, dessert, and had multiple glasses of wine, even paid the bill. I was getting antsy and was certain that it wasn’t going to happen so I was ready to go home because we had been there for like 3 hours but he kept saying “let’s just stay for a little bit longer”- (he was trying to work up the courage I guess) and then he finally asked me!”

Now comes the part where we got to meet Amanda!

How did she like dress shopping??

“My dress buying experience could not have been better! I went in not really knowing what style I wanted. Shannon and Sandy are just the sweetest and made me feel like a princess in every dress that I tried on, which was about 15! I was there past closing and they never tried to rush me into a decision to get me out the door. I was very apologetic by keeping them and narrowed it down to 2 dresses but left because I had to think about it.”

How did she know her dress was "the one"?

“I came back to retry on the 2 that I had chosen. Sandy had pulled some veils to try with the dresses. I knew I had “the one” when I saw it with a veil and started crying!”

I’m telling you, a veil makes all the difference!

Moving on to wedding planning - what was Amanda’s fave part?

“I’m a DIY kind of person. My favorite part was my new husband and I working together to make some of our decorations.”

What about her least favorite?

“Dealing with a certain 2 vendors. They were really hard to work with and to get ahold of to get answers to some of our questions and concerns. Sometimes we even received bad attitudes from them. And one of them almost didn’t show for the wedding day.”

What’s Amanda’s favorite memory from her big day?

“That’s hard to say! The whole day was just amazing. It was definitely the best day of my life so far! But if I had to pick, I think it would be the closing song. My husband and I have a wide range of music that we like. For the closing song, we chose Bodies by Drowning Pool. It definitely threw everyone for a loop and we basically had a mosh pit on the dance floor. It was hilarious and so much fun! It’s something that our friends and us are still laughing and talking about almost every day. Definitely a great memory!”

Any advice for brides-to-be who are currently planning their own wedding?

“Try your best to enjoy the process. Yes, you’re going to argue and have different opinions about silly things. But in the end, it’s all about you and your future husband/wife truly starting your life together. It’s about celebrating 2 families becoming one and that’s a beautiful thing!”

Congrats, Amanda and Jeremy!! Wishing you nothing but love and happiness in your future together!

Before you go, check out more of their gorgeous wedding pics by Forever Faithful Photography in the gallery below!