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WEDDING DATE:

Jul 24, 2010

amandah24
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Please forgive the resizing. I'm not very good at it! haha.

Getting our pre-wedding drink on!:
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He loved his gift!:
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The rest will be copied from FB - I can't stand uploading each one individually! haha.

During his vows (he actually cried a little!!):
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During mine:
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Giving our moms their roses:
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Our first kiss!! Sweet and very "us"!
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Our second first kiss:
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Trying to recreate HolyMolyMatrimony's shot:
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My amazing mother and I:
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This was a reinactment of a moment that happened when we were alone. I love it! =):
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Our veil shot:
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Me and my big brother!:
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DH and his little sister:
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LOVE our bridal party shots!!!!:

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My absolute FAVORITE of us:
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The guys doing their thing:
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Intros (everyone came in to a different song):
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Haha!! I loved their slow motion running!!:
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I'm too sexy... for my shirt...:
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Our first dance:
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I believe at this moment we were singing to each other:
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Speech/Toast/Prayer:
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Yes, we did toast with water!
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Yeah, sometimes the camera loves me!:
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My make-believe TTD picture!:
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I knew it:
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CAKE FIGHT!!!:
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And this was right before I smushed that gob of cake in my right hand all over his cheek:
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VICTORY!:
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Daddy twirling his baby girl:
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I absolutely LOST IT during our dance:
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...and so did my brother!:
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DH with his momma:
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UNCLE KEVIN!!:
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I love my brother:
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A bunch of cutsie "Us" pictures:
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I love the long veil!:
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Twirling is just too fun!:
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My crazy... CRAZY... family! haha. I love them though!:
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Get ready ladies!:
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Aunt Nelly! aka Jenelle! aka Uncle Kevin's girlfriend!:
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I have noooo idea why I'm "bracing myself" haha:
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Brotherrr!!:
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I love it how the best garter placement happened at my wedding!
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and this is why - "Okay Jenelle, it's time for some revenge", says the DJ. haha:
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Our invite:
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Centerpieces:
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Mom and I doing our "Rock Around The Clock" dance! It's tradition:
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Trying to teach dad how to Cotton Eye-Joe!:
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=) The End!

  • Last updated on July 12, 2010 at 5:27 am
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On 7/11/10 I attended my first PW G2G and had so much fun! All of the ladies were/are amazing, and I'm so glad I decided to go even though I was very tired from my bachelorette party the night before. Here are some recap pictures:

P Dubb Lovin ♥ photo 1
-waiting in my car before walking in

P Dubb Lovin ♥ photo 2
-starting with me (front, left): amandah24, pinksanity, girlkin, ellenandleneal, October9_2011, SheenaD, Boricua_bride, zlie17, colorbride_aug07, and haleighb!!

P Dubb Lovin ♥ photo 3
-the infamous ring shot! (same lineup at the previous picture, starting with me - hand at the bottom with the bracelet, going clockwise)

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-Haleigh being freakin' awesome! haha.

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-my yummy fish sandiwch!

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-*typical* Facebook shot.

Group Shots:
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-It is so beautiful there!

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-teehee... she had no idea. This is haleighb leaving!

  • Last updated on June 17, 2010 at 3:28 am
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Message in a Bottle Events and Beyond photo 1

After our wedding (July 24th), I'm going to get all of the legal stuff out of the way, so I can get my business up and running! I'm going to start off by offering Day-Of and Month-Of coordinating services, along with my Etsy shop and online wedding shop. To get started, please visit me on Etsy.com where I'm selling my hand-painted parasols and will soon be adding additional handmade items. I did start a blog as well, so you can also check that out.

Etsy Shop

Blogspot

www.messageinabottleevents.com

If you interested in a day-of coordinator, please don't hesitate to contact me! We can talk about your needs and what I can do to make your day better!

Thank you!

Amanda

  • Last updated on June 13, 2010 at 10:02 am
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Sooo... I honestly thought it was going to happen NEXT weekend - which was their plan. Jerks. haha. Yesterday was supposed to be my dad's aunt's surprise 60th birthday party (or so I thought). My parents sent FI and I an invite to that, even sent themselves one so I'd see it when I went to their house, but had my grandmother fill it out and put her return address labels on them (she was one of the ones "throwing the surprise birthday party").

FI and I RSVPed yes, and I automatically told him that I think his party might just be a way to get me somewhere for my surprise bridal shower! He told mom this and that's when they devised probably the worse/best plan ever. Ask me if I'd make the cake for my dad's aunt's party!! JERKS! I felt obligated to make it, so I agreed. Now the whole thought of the bridal shower was out the window. I was back to thinking it might happen on the 19th.

Last Friday came along and I started getting really REALLY anxious about this whole cake thing - "what if they don't like it" "what if they make fun of it" "what if it's not good enough". I was getting so upset because I knew it wouldn't look professional. I was so worked up I couldn't sleep well Friday night. I got up early Saturday to start decorating. Worked for hours to get done what I did and the finished product looked something like this:

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Not too bad I guess for someone who doesn't make cakes for a living.

ANYwhoo... I went up to get ready and, the whole time, was thinking in the back of my mind - what if. What if they were being sneakier than I ever thought possible? What if it really was today? Just in case, I did my make up more than I would have and made sure my hair was dried and everything. Just in case. The more the day went on though, the more I thought it wasn't possible - all because of that cake. Why on EARTH would they have me make a cake for Aunt Joy's birthday if it was my bridal shower?? Again - their plan allll along - just to throw me off.

Well, it worked. We drove up to the fire company, which is less than a half mile from my parents' house, and I spotted my first clue - a vehicle that I recognized that wouldn't be there for Joy's party. I thought - Hmm... maybe, but maybe someone else has the exact same license place as this person I know. After spotting that vehicle, I spotted another that also wouldn't have been there. I still wasn't 100% conviced - only about 99%. We parked right in front of the door, and there were table cloths over the windows (didn't think too much of that because it was a surprise party for Joy!). My parents went in first and I had the cake I made in my hands. As I walked closer to the open door, I saw some balloons at the doorway, inside, that said "Bridal Shower". Well, if that wasn't the biggest 100% giveaway then I don't know what was!

Even though I knew a few seconds before everyone else saw me, it was still completely awesome. I'll tell the rest in mostly pictures:

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The famous UGLY Amanda cry. Oh what I have to look forward to at the wedding. haha!

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Heather, Nicole, me, Jenelle, and Denise - my Bridal Party.

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Playing with my cousin's little girl - was going to be our flower girl.

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My favor heart.

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Presents galore!

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My FSIL, me and FI! =)

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It's a little blurry, but if you look closely, you can see my cheek all puffed out like a chipmunk. This is why:

We played a game - how well do you know FI? Sigh. I knew the important questions like "How many kids does he want?", "Where would he move if he could move anywhere?", and "What's his ideal career?", but when it came to "When did he have his first kiss?" BAH... For every wrong answer, I was given a gumball to start chewing. I couldn't spit them out - just had to keep chewing. OMG it was sooo gross!! haha. I had about 9 in my mouth by the end of it. The wad of gum was so big I could barely talk. I was glad when that was over. haha.

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I loved our cake. That picture was taken the day after we got engaged, in our hotel room, and was put on our STDs and in our newspaper engagement announcement.

Some presents:
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an ice cream maker!!

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haha - please excuse the stupid face. I got a lot of picture frames, which I love!

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MY GRIDDLER!!!! I've only been telling FI I wanted one of these for like... a year.

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Silicone bakewear!!

The most touching moment of my day:
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Snowglobe from my grandmother that says
"He asked and she said yes.
Amanda and Robert
July 24, 2010"
and plays the wedding march.

and then, also from my grandmother:
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I'm her only granddaughter, and she always calls me her "favorite", because I'm the only one!

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From my girls - haha - knew it was coming!

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They are just too good at this bow hat making thing!

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With a veil and all!

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Back home, looking through our wishing well goodies!

Everything was just amazing! I'm so glad they snuck around for months to keep this a secret from me because it's so much better that way! =) Yayy!! I'm marrying my BEST FRIEND in just over a month!!!

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**Coming Soon**

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Bios I Love

smooreswifey
GoingtobeGoff
its.nicsknack
beatie
kohler44
HolyMolyMatrimony
*mrs.napton*
theprincessbride
misshammy
al0626
CandiceTheTattooist
ovt22
GatorBride
moonlitheart
midnyteblue110609
ajfisher
crystaljomo

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Wedding Pictures I Love

(all found through google image search unless otherwise noted):
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GoingtobeGoff:
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its.nicsknack:
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beatie:
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kohler44:
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HolyMolyMatrimony:
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*mrs.napton*:
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theprincessbride:
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CandiceTheTattooist:
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ovt22:
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GatorBride:
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midnyteblue110609:
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**I could go on and on forever!!**

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Must Have Photos

GETTING READY
Bride's dress on the hanger or over a chair
Close-up of bride's shoes
Close-up of bride's bouquet
Bride in curlers or having makeup applied
Bridesmaids applying their makeup
Bride putting on garter
Mom and/or bridesmaids helping the bride arrange her dress, bustle the train, etc.
Close-up of dress details
Bride together with bridesmaids
Bride hugging mom
Mom or bridesmaids putting finishing touches on bride, adding the veil, etc.
Bride spending moment alone, thinking quietly, praying or looking out the window
Full-length shot of bride all dressed and ready to go
Groom putting on tie
Groom with groomsmen
Groom with dad, hugging or whispering advice
Bride and groom separately getting in the car, limo or cab

CEREMONY
Groom looking out the window, waiting for the bride to arrive
Car arriving with bride
Bride stepping out of the car
Wide shot of ceremony space from the back
Guests arriving
Ushers helping grandparents and special guests to their seats
Close up of details (guest book, pew decorations, etc.)
Groom and groomsmen waiting nervously for bride to walk down aisle
Guests sitting down, waiting for ceremony to start
Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
Wedding party standing at the altar
Bride just before walking down the aisle
Back shot of bride (and escort) beginning to walk down the aisle
Full-frontal shot of bride (and escort) walking down the aisle
Close-up of groom's face when he sees bride for the first time
Back shot of bride and groom together at the altar with officiant between them
Shot focusing on bridesmaids' bouquets, lined up as they hold them at the altar
Close-up of each hand as the rings are exchanged
Close-up of bride's face, as seen over the groom's shoulder
Close-up of groom's face, as seen over the bride's shoulder
Shot of both sets of parents' faces as they witness ceremony
The kiss
Happy couple walking back down the aisle together, as married couple
Guests getting ready to shower the couple with well wishes (and bubbles) as they leave
Bride and groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand

BEFORE THE RECEPTION
Full shot of bride and groom together, smiling
Full shot of bride and groom hugging
Full shot of bride and groom kissing
Bride being lifted or carried by groom or sitting on groom's lap
Close-up of couples' faces as bride is lifted, carried or sitting on groom's lap
Bride with her parents
Groom with his parents
Bride with groom's parents
Groom with bride's parents
Bride with bridesmaids
Groom with groomsmen
Bride with groomsmen
Groom with bridesmaids
Group shot of bride, groom, family and wedding party
Groom leaning up against a wall with bride in front of him, kissing
Bride and groom walking toward the camera, holding hands
Bride and groom walking away from camera, holding hands
Bride and groom looking off in the same direction together

RECEPTION
Close-up of details (place settings, name cards, etc.)
Close-up of centerpieces
Wide shot of entire room before everyone arrives, even better if taken from above
Any special moments
Bride and groom's first dance
Groom dipping bride
Bride dancing with her dad -- close-up of her face as seen over his shoulder
Groom dancing with his mom
Close-up of cake
Bride showing her new ring to the guests
Bride and groom hugging guests, close-ups of faces
Best man (or other guests) making a toast to the couple
Bride and groom's faces as they listen to the toast(s)
Guests smiling and clapping
Guests dancing and cutting loose on the dance floor. (Tip: Ask for a slow shutter speed to get a blurry/focused effect)
Wide shot of entire room after guests arrive, even better if taken from above
Close-ups of guests' faces, laughing and having a great time -- lots of these
Groups of friends sitting together at their table or dancing
Bride and groom whispering to each other
Parents (or even better, grandparents) dancing
Kids dancing or playing around
Close-up of band or DJ
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Bride and groom feeding each other
Bride and groom in back seat of getaway car
Back of car as it drives away