One of the best things in the world is getting to photograph past bridesmaids at their own weddings, and that is exactly what happened this weekend at Amalie’s wedding. Amalie was a bridesmaid earlier this year in #kdyebride Jordan’s (who was rocking the most ADORABLE baby bump this weekend) wedding, so I already had grown pretty close to her over the year. It wasn’t hard to fall in love with Amalie, so it doesn’t surprise me that I was looking forward to this one so much. And when the day was finally here, I have to say Amalie and her girls had just about the most fun getting ready room I have ever been a fly on the wall for. They were popping champagne, using the empty bottles as microphones for mock interviews that I believe ended up on instagram (as any good mock interview should), and dancing on the couches. These girls were there to have fun and I was there for it!!

Later on in the day when we were taking family photos at the venue a butterfly flew by and perched itself a few feet from where we were all standing. I didn’t think too much of it at the time, but a few minutes later Amalie’s mother remarked to me that her mother often comes to them during important family moments in the form of a butterfly. Cue the tears. It’s something my own mother often says about my grandmother whenever a cardinal shows up around us, so I knew just how important that moment was for their family.
Amalie and Justin were married by here maid of honor’s father, someone who is a second father to her, something that I am always always always a fan of. The more personal your officiant is to you, the more personal and meaningful your ceremony will be. And this ceremony was no exception. Amalie and Justin made each other both laugh and cry with their touching vows. I will never tire of hearing two people write their own vows to each other, and these were some of the most touching I’ve heard. And later on when it came time for the party to celebrate those vows that were made, all I can say was Amalie and Justin’s guest came to have a good time. There was not a moment that the dance floor wasn’t packed with their family and friends. Best case scenario!!!
Amalie and Justin, I am so so very thankful I was able to be the one behind the camera for your big day. The only thing that makes me sad is that it’s over. But I know this isn’t the end of our friendship, and of course I will be keeping up with your journey as husband and wife on instagram. The two of you are so very kind, so very caring, and just so much fun to be around. You are all the things I love about the couples I get to photograph. I know that you were put in my path for a reason, and I will always and forever be thankful for that! The wedding day may be over, but the two of you are my friends for life!
VENDOR LOVE:
VENUE: MANOR HOUSE AT PROPHECY CREEK PARK HAIR: IT’S ONLY HAIR BY CHRIS MAKEUP: UNDERGROUND ARTISTRY BRIDE’S DRESS: ISABELL’S BRIDAL AND EVENINGWEAR FLORALS: FLOWERS BY NICOLE CAKE: BREDENBECKS

AMALIE AND JUSTIN | THE MANOR HOUSE AT PROPHECY CREEK WEDDING

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