So, if you know much about me, you may know that my love affair with weddings began when I was planning my own a few years ago. I started reading wedding blogs, and one in particular caught my eye. The girls who blogged there just seemed so REAL. It was like they were your best friends who would always listen to you and would talk about flower arrangements and music and dresses forever and ever and never get bored. All my bridesmaids were out of town for the six months before my wedding, so it seemed like the perfect outlet.
I started to blog and eventually got accepted as a featured blogger only 38 days before my wedding. Little did I know that the fun was just beginning…
To tell the long version of this story would take another post entirely, but I’ll skip ahead to the good part. About 10 months later, I flew to Las Vegas for a wedding photography conference — oh yeah, and a giant meet up with about 50 of the Weddingbee bloggers! We had a blast.
Amy, aka Mrs. Pretzel, was the first of the bloggers I met that trip. We shared a cab on the way from the airport and became fast friends. She is one of the most positive, friendly, fun people you will ever meet!
Those blue chucks are her dancing shoes.When we figured out that I live only a few hours away from her “hometown” reception location in Ft. Wayne, I practically begged her to let me shoot it. Just kidding, of course … but if she hadn’t asked before we left Vegas I might have resorted to begging …
Speaking of begging, these were tiny boxes of maple sugar candies, Amy’s favorites when she was growing up in New Hampshire (Ft. Wayne is actually Matt’s hometown). They fit in perfectly as double-duty favors and escort cards at their Thanksgiving-weekend reception.
That’s Matt in the middle with Amy’s Dad. What handsome fellas!
The fully-stocked bar led to some of the most awesome dance floor pictures I’ve ever taken (sorry to brag, but it’s true! Amy and Matt and their guests are wicked dancers!). I’ll shut up now and let the photos do the talking.
Just gotta interject for a second — here they’re playing the shoe game where they have to answer questions like “Who is the better cook?” or “Who is better with money?” For a fun spin, they had guests hand in questions to the DJ beforehand.
The last question? Who is ready to dance?! MEMEMEMEME!
Electric slide, anyone?
Sing us a song; you’re the piano man!
So. Much. Energy. How does she do it?
Ah yes, fueled by love.
Matt’s brother bears an uncanny resemblance to Andy Samberg, so we had to jam out to I’m On a Boat (uncensored version, FYI). He rocked it.
Need more Amy and Matt? Check the slideshow!
I should mention that inquiries and bookings for 2011 are picking up, so if you are interested in a particular date for your wedding (or birth), you should contact me as soon as possible. In addition to the weddings I’m shooting, I’m also a bridesmaid in a wedding one weekend and attending my brother’s wedding another weekend! The deposit to hold your wedding date is $500 toward your balance and is non-refundable. Give me a call at 614.507.1135 or drop a line to email@example.com.