“Love is the ‘why’ of life.. why we are functioning at all, what we are effective for, and I am convinced that love is the fundamental energy of the human spirit. Despite all our differences, love is what we all share. It’s the great unifier; our one universal truth. No matter who we are, where we come from, or what we believe, we know this one thing: love is what we’re doing right.”
This is an excerpt from the ceremony written and carried out by Amanda’s cousin Bethany, and a great way to introduce the mood of their day. We knew Amanda from working at the same portrait studio years ago. I like to think that when I invited her and Adam out to Western Mass for a “couples session” on a fall day two years ago, I got them thinking more about making their love official… and I was thrilled to find out the next year that he had proposed! Amanda came to me last summer for a rewilding session, and in the time we’ve spent together we’ve connected on so many levels. By the time her wedding came around I was so excited to be a part of this day. They went with a rustic fall theme at Hyland Orchard & Brewery- where we got married 10 years ago in August- and read their vows to each other in private, among the apple trees right after their “first look.” The Flower Shop provided all florals, including a set of stunning and unique hair combs for Amanda and her bridesmaids.
Amanda & Adam originally met on Match.com. Amanda “winked” at Adam but didn’t get a reply, so a few days later she “winked” again. Days and days went by… still nothing. So she winked again. Still, there were crickets. Unwilling to give up this chance, she sent him a message and he finally responded.
He ended his vow to her with a promise: “to never wait three winks and a message to come find you again.”
Congratulations Adam & Amanda, and thank you so much for having us be a part of your day!
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