Amanda and Shane’s simple and sweet resort wedding was so naturally beautiful and authentic. The details, images captured, and moments remembered were so unique to the couple and created the most perfect fall wedding. Adore vendor, Blue Mountain Resort made sure to create a day that the couple and their guests would never forget.
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How did you meet?
We met working at Modell’s Sporting Goods. I worked there as a senior in high school and Shane was in college. We became good friends while working there for a year. When I quit the job to attend college he asked me out on a date. We officially became a couple on October 19, 2012 and exactly 7 years later we got married.
What was your proposal like?
Every year we take a trip with our friends to Ocean City, Maryland. I thought that’s where we were going when we ended up in Baltimore, Maryland instead. I was told it was a surprise birthday trip for my best friend and I (it was her birthday weekend and we were both born in July). We went to dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and took a walk around the harbor after. It was there that Shane asked me to marry him and seconds later all of our closest family and friends came rushing toward me. They all surprised me in Baltimore, watched our proposal, and stayed to celebrate the rest of the weekend with us.
What was most helpful in the planning process?
I really loved the planner offered through The Knot app. It really helped me stick to a schedule. Also the online RSVP’s were awesome.
What was most helpful on the day of the wedding?
Our day-of coordinator through Blue Mountain was awesome. Shout out to Emily! She made sure everything was perfect.
What would you do differently?
I would delegate more. I am definitely Type A personality and “had” to handle everything myself. I ended up forgetting a few things.. for example my white robe to take getting ready pictures in. I might’ve just over-planned though.
What was something fun that you did with your wedding party?
I’m not sure that it was fun for them but we did a first look because they didn’t see my wedding dress before the wedding day and it was really fun to see their reactions!
What made you cry?
I don’t really cry often but I teared up a little bit during my first look with my Dad. It finally felt real then.
What surprised you?
Even though everyone says it, I was really surprised how fast the day went. We took mental pictures and tried to be in the moment but it really is over before you know it.
What was going through your mind when you saw your significant other for the first time that day?
I was running late and as I mentioned I’m very Type A so at first look I was focused on hurrying things along. I was still excited to see Shane though and kind of just in a whirlwind that all of this was really happening.
What moment was most important for you to have captured by the photographer?
All of them really – I’m obsessed with pictures.
What was your favorite moment of the wedding day (if you had to pick just one)?
Our ceremony was a dream come true. Walking down the aisle to the love of my life with all of our friends and family watching was an unforgettable feeling.
What was your favorite design detail?
I loved our ceremony site. The pergola was exactly how I envisioned it.
Leading up, what moment was most important to you?
I was looking forward to the first look the most, but my favorite moment ended up being our first kiss at the end of our ceremony.
What made you laugh? Did you have an unforgettable funny moment?
Our speeches from our best man and maid of honor made us laugh out loud. Our funny moment now is from our raw wedding day footage. Our conversation right after our ceremony when Shane still had a microphone on was so funny which is something we wouldn’t have remembered without the video. 100% hire a great videographer.
What was something unique that you did?
I don’t know that it was unique but we loved that our wedding day was an anniversary we already shared. We didn’t necessarily try for that but the timing just worked out that way. We also picked “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery as our first dance song. I first heard it on a new country playlist on Apple Music in 2018 and I knew it was the song for us. It’s about getting married on a mountain. By the time the wedding came we knew every word and sung it to each other during our dance. We just really felt that the day was meant to be ours.
What advice would you give to couples who are currently in the planning process?
I would try to get everything done as soon as you can. I mentioned above that The Knot planner was really helpful but I even finished most things on the list months before they were “due”. I didn’t want to be sorting out big decisions anywhere close to our wedding date. I also thought about things that could go wrong and tried to have back-up plans for them. For example, if the weather was bad we had a plan to move the ceremony indoors. We actually ended up moving cocktail hour inside an hour before our ceremony because it was slightly colder than we hoped.
What is something you wished someone would have told you in preparation for your wedding day?
I really think I heard it all. It’s true that things will go differently than you plan and the day does fly by so quickly. I probably would have designated someone to make sure I was drinking water. By the time the first dance came I was so dehydrated!
Do you have any additional thoughts or comments you would like to share?
The day is about celebrating your love. Invite who you want to, decorate how you want, pick food that you both enjoy, block out everyone else’s opinions and do what makes you both happy. It will be the best day no matter what.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? I am sure it was nice to relax after all your planning!
We went to Hawaii! We started out in Oahu and then traveled to Maui, The Big Island (Hilo and Kona) and Kauai. It was easily the best vacation of our lives and I can’t wait to go back. It was the perfect blend of adventurous and relaxing.
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|| Venue/Catering/Cake: Blue Mountain Resort ||
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|| Photography: Versano Photography || Videography: LoveStruck Pictures || Floral Design: Tunie’s Floral Expressions || Ceremony Band: Aviva Strings || DJ/Lighting: KM Productions || Photobooth: iLoveTeam || Invitations: Vistaprint || Transportation: George Leon II School Buses || Guest Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem || Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero from Bijou Bridal || Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal || Jewelry: Bijou Bridal, Olive & Piper, and Etsy || Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse ||