A week after they graduated, Mike proposed to Amanda. The setting was at Wrigley Field during the Cubs vs. Mets series in May of 2013 (their favorite teams), perfect weather, right behind home plate, and their friend Will (soon to be groomsman) came along with them.
Together Will and Mike went to "grab a hot dog". When they came back Mike offered Amanda some Cracker Jacks and she found her surprise! A wedding ring in the bag. Mike got down on one knee and officially asked for her hand in marriage, while Will recorded the whole thing on video.
When it came to planning the destination for their wedding day, they both decided together, that Key West would be the place. They shared the same dream since childhood of having a beach wedding, but they also valued a traditional Catholic wedding in a church, therefore they decided on having two wedding ceremonies.
They were married by a dear family friend who also married Amanda's mother and stepfather, and the rest of the family that were there, were able to enjoy the celebration as well as the vacation that came along with this tropical destination of their choice.
Amanda and Mike decided to go through with their beach ceremony although there was a chance of rain that day, and miraculously it held off for them. Amanda said the weather instead was perfect, which made the day that much sweeter. "We'll never forget what the sky looked like on our wedding day."
Their wedding inspiration was a vintage beach, elegant style with coral and gold tones and Amanda's wedding gown was just so lovely. A mermaid style with sweetheart neck line and cathedral veil! And I love photographing veils!
They bring so much magic into any wedding pictures.
Favorite moment for my lovely couple was stopping at Amanda's and Mike's cottage between the ceremonies to take pictures and spend time with their lovely dogs. Next would be dancing to their favorite song during reception which they picked first thing when they start planning their wedding after being engaged for 3 years.
Honeymon was sweet and playful in Orlando visiting Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios before saying I do, and romantic after the wedding for an extended vacation in Key West.
Congratulations Amanda and Mike!!! We wish you a long, playful, and beautiful life together!
Ceremony: St. Mary's Church, Fort Zachary Taylor
Reception: Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West
Wedding Coordinator : Kirsten Corpion
Wedding Videography: Mark J. Pierson Weddings
Key West Hair & Make Up: Lorri Bolander
Florist & Decor : Duarte Design
Catering : Catered Affairs ( Amy Lay )
Conch Train: Historic Tours of America
Cake: Key West Cakes
Cigars: Key West Cigar Club
Limo: Key West Limo
Dj/Music: Dj Buggy