Amanda comes from what always seemed to me like a magical family. Four sisters! Who all look alike! Who are all creative and fun, athletic and artistic. All very talented and amazing ladies. I ran cross country and track with two of them wayyyy back when, and shared some of my favorite high school memories in their company. Amanda, youngest of the sisters, is a treasure. She has the sunniest personality, and it showed through in all aspects of this celebration. I didn't meet Matt until their wedding day. But I was immediately blown away by how crazy perfect they are for each other. His nickname is "Sunshine" for God's sake! I actually regretted that I hadn't known him as long as I'd known Amanda because he's one of the sweetest, most thoughtful guys I've ever met. During the father-daughter dance, he surprised her by performing the song himself. Damn, he's good.
I could go on forever about how I loved this wedding. Amanda's mother made her wedding dress and embroidered initials of all the bridesmaids among the leaves on the back. She also made Amanda's hairpiece, incorporating buttons from her own mother's old wedding gown.
So much love, attention to detail and hard work went into this cheery backyard wedding. Enjoy!