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Amanda & Andy: a backyard victorian herb garden wedding

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Some of my favorite brides are moms. I think it has something to do with perspective. They’re just not into stressing out over details because ain’t nobody got time for that. Amanda & Andy had a beautiful wedding. In fact, their details were fantastic. They hired a super awesome wedding planner: the bride’s mom. She does great work, and has an awesome team of friends and family who all pitched in to make the day a fun family affair.

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Some of my favorite details: homemade herb-infused olive oil favors & family wedding photos sprinkled among the tables.

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The photo on the left cracks me up. I just love it. :) (by my 2nd, Rachel)

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You’re having a beautiful moment with your bride, and then… a bug lands on your nose. #classic

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Their baby girl’s toddler priorities were obvious. Run when you want her to stay. Drag her feet when you need her to walk. She has it down!

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We tried for a family photo after the ceremony, and it just wasn’t happening. I love it for it’s honesty.

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These next two (and a few others in this post) were by my 2nd photographer and friend, Rachel. I loved that they used oil lamps as a unity candle, and the family smiles in the background make the photo a favorite.

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Knowing their toddler would love it, not to mention cousins and friends’ kids who were invited, they had a bunch of baby bounce houses nearby to keep the kiddos happy. Brilliant.

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So when mom and dad get into a bit of a cake fight, it’s only natural for the little one to try it out herself!

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Anniversary dances are slowly becoming a wedding favorite. It’s a great time to celebrate long-lasting marriages. Besides, these couples usually know a thing or two about rocking the dance floor!

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I love when I say, “I know you’re having a great time and you might be done with photos, but would you want to come away for a few minutes for a few more portraits?” and the couple literally jumps at the chance. :)

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I hope you two are enjoying your happily ever after!

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