Many of our couples have something in common that initially brought them together, whether it be mutual friends or mutual interests. After meeting Amanda and Matt, we realized how perfectly they saw eye to eye— figuratively and literally. Both have a passion to help people, which led Amanda to pursue her bachelors and masters degrees in visual impairment while Matt became an optometrist. After they each spent time pursuing their own careers in helping the visually impaired, they finally met on one fateful day at Crossfit. According to Amanda’s dad, “Somebody approached her and said, ‘You know, there’s a guy over there who’s an optometrist. You have something in common.” After spending some time talking about their career related passions, they quickly got onto other subjects and within a couple weeks Amanda was telling her dad that she was already “crazy about this guy!” From there, the rest is history. They got engaged and chose July 25, 2015 at The Old Cigar Warehouse to celebrate a love they could see lasting forever.
The bride and groom chose to highlight their shared passion to make their wedding day an intimate celebration. Their handwritten invitations were fittingly sealed in envelopes marked in braille – how special! Leading up to and – most importantly – on the big day, Jennifer Dennis of Love This Little City was at their sides making sure that every detail of their wedding was picture perfect. The day began beautifully with Wirewood providing the music as Amanda’s father walked her down the aisle to meet Matt under the beautifully constructed Chuppah by Renee Burroughs Designs. They held hands as Danielle Baker officiated the ceremony until that moment when the groom kissed his bride.
After a cocktail hour with music provided by Wirewood, Amanda and Matt’s guests made their way into The Cellar for dinner. We loved their creative centerpiece collaboration with Good Life Catering, which consisted of a editable items rather than the traditional floral centerpiece – YUM. They looked just as good and of course tasted delicious. Though they weren’t featured as table centerpieces, the flower arrangements were anything, but lacking! Renee Burroughs Designs provided gorgeous bouquets filled with shades of red, green and white, the perfect complement to the bridesmaids’ gorgeous black dresses. Who can say no to flowers AND food? Certainly, our kind of power couple.
Dessert followed dinner, and like the edible centerpieces, there was a fun twist. Neither Matt nor Amanda are huge cake fans so they decided on pie rather than a traditional wedding cake. As the cherry on top, Amanda surprised Matt with an ice cream bar! After dessert provided by Good Life Catering, guests made their way into The Main Hall to enjoy music provided by The Erica Berg Collective. Everyone danced through the night, especially the moment when Amanda and Matt were hoisted into the air for the traditional, yet always exciting Hora. Ryan and Alyssa Photography stayed close to the action throughout the night and of course, caught these spectacular moments for us to share.
While the bride got her pie and the groom got his ice cream, the guests were sent home with cookies from Good Life Catering’s cookie bar. It was a night in which no one was forgotten as everyone gathered to celebrate this thoughtful and sweet bride and groom.
Congratulations Amanda and Matt! We are so happy that we were part of your special day!
Amanda + Matt | Vendors
Bartending Company: Liquid Catering
Caterer: Good Life Catering
Florist: Renee Burroughs Design
Photographer: Ryan & Alyssa Photography
Venue: The Old Cigar Warehouse