Amanda and Jimmy have a fairy-tale love story over a decade in the making. Married on a dramatic August day, at Elm Bank Reservation, one of our favorite floral-focused venues, this wedding had it all – Pinterest-worthy decorations, a high energy band, delicious food, and, most importantly, heartfelt love that radiated from the couple and their loved ones. We are excited to present details from their big day, captured by the amazingly talented Dan Aguirre Photography.
While they both watched the radar for predicted impending thunderstorms, Amanda and Jimmy began the day separately. Amanda glammed up at her parent’s house with the help of Hairaholics and her three bridesmaids and family. Jimmy relaxed with his groomsmen at the couple’s house. Before heading over to the venue for the couple’s first look, Amanda surprised her dad with an emotional first look to be remembered.
Just before the ceremony, Amanda and Jimmy met in the children’s garden for a heartfelt first look. They explored the gardens hand in hand, before being joined by their families for a pre-ceremony photo session.
The clouds held back the rain as the ceremony promptly began in the Italian Garden. Guests were wooed by the personal ceremony, which the officiant (and friend of the couple) proudly stated was “less than seven minutes long!” to the amusement of the guests and couple alike.
Cocktail hour began outside the carriage house with delicious food, lawn games, and music from Groovin’ You. The couple and their bridal party danced their way into the reception in the Carriage House, which was decorated with delicate centerpieces on silver trays by Studio One Twenty Three West, and complementary drapery and lighting hung from the high ceilings by CJC Lighting. As a delicious summer dinner was served by Off The Vine, the couple was toasted by their family and friends. Amanda and Jimmy had a blast throughout the reception, and finished off dinner with a silly cake cutting, provided by Dessertworks.
The party roared through the night as guests danced away to classic and current hits and enjoyed taking snapshots of the night in the couple’s photobooth. The party didn’t stop as the lights came on, and guests boarded school buses waiting outside for them to head to an after-party.
Congratulations Amanda and Jimmy! May your marriage be as fun-filled and colorful as your wedding.
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