{SBB Bride of the Week} Amanda

A M A N D A  +  S T E V E

{June 1st, 2018}

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

Oh, hey there supermodel!

Guys, can you even handle how gorgeous Amanda is?? Because she is pretty dang stunning!

Amanda chose one of our favorite Stella York gowns ever for her June wedding. The illusion top, the romantic, moscato colored tulle skirt...sigh. We love!

Know what else we love? Amanda's adorable daughter, Olivia, who stole the show as a flower girl and could not be more precious if she tried!

Even her dad, the groom Steve, had to get a sneak peek of his little girl once she was done with hair and makeup...

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

I mean for real how attractive is this family??

For her flowers, Amanda decided to go with Forget Me Not out of Demotte.

They created such a gorgeous bridal bouquet {y'all already know how much we love our  greenery}.

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

Amanda and her husband Steve were married at Sandy Pines.

If you're looking for the perfect place to hold an outdoor ceremony and reception, look no further!

This venue is gorgeous!

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

After the ceremony, guests were treated to dinner and dancing, delicious cake and even a s'mores bar.

How fun is that?!

{Photos by: Loryn Eaton Photography}

We just love this couple! How did they meet?

"Through mutual friends at a party, We flirted with each other for a long time before we actually started dating. We were together for 6 years before we were married! He's my best friend."

Tell us about the big proposal!

A proposal to remember

A proposal to remember

"Steve has always played music, so he told me one day that he wanted to have an acoustic house show in our sun room with all of our family and friends.

When the day came we had around 30 of our close family and friends there. Our Friends from a band called Families played the last set. We were all standing around listening and I noticed they started to play a song that Steve wrote for me. All of our friends and family started lighting candles they were holding (this part was from one of our favorite shows "the office"). Steve got down on one knee with my song playing quietly in the background, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! I was completely oblivious the whole night. I still feel so lucky to this day that someone planned something so beautiful for me."

That might be the sweetest thing EVER!

Once the ring was on her finger, Amanda was ready to start looking for her gown. I asked her to fill us in on her experience...

"My dress buying experience was amazing! I was very nervous coming in because I tend to be a pretty awkward person. The bridal stylist I had was so kind and personable. Anything I needed she was there to help with."

How did she choose "the one"??

"I actually saw my dress online first on Something Blue's Wedding Gown Wednesday. I was scrolling through my phone and I saw it on Facebook. I remember my stomach dropping and thinking oh my gosh I LOVE THAT. It was everything I wanted. It had lace and tulle and was sexy but not too revealing. I looked like I could "float" down the aisle.

I tried on a couple other dresses in store that I thought looked very pretty but this one made myself and my bridesmaid/family members cry. It was perfect."

When it came time to plan, what was Amanda's favorite part?

"My favorite part of the planning process was definitely picking out all of the details for the wedding and having my whole vision for my day come together."

What about her least favorite part?

"All the endless things to do, as soon as I checked something off my list there was always something to do next. I am a full time working mom so this got overwhelming especially towards the end when the wedding was so close."

What was her favorite moment of the wedding?

"Seeing my husband after our ceremony, we hadn't seen each other since the night before. We just took such a huge leap forward in our lives and I couldn't wait to spend the rest of the night with him."

Now that the cake has been cut and the marriage license signed, what is Amanda's biggest takeaway from the planning process?

"Invest in your vendors.

My make up, hair and photographer were SO important to me and everything I imagined came together perfectly because of them. Choose wisely!"

Any final advice for brides currently planning their big day?

"Remember to enjoy your partner through every small thing possible. The time and planning goes so quickly and so many people get caught up in all the small stuff. Try to remember why you are here in the first place!"

Great advice!! Thank you so much to Amanda and Steve {and Olivia!} for letting us share your special day! Check out more of their gorgeous pictures by Loryn Eaton Photography in the gallery below!