Rain clouds, lightening, and a downpour could not keep Amanda & Hunter down on their big day. The clouds rolled in and rained on their ceremony site but cleared up just in time for them to walk down the aisle. The weather had been off & on but towards the end of the night, they got lucky with a double rainbow!
These two met through a mutual friends at a party - "Nothing fancy", Amanda states. They had known each other for a few years and then lost touch. But as fate would have it, they ran into one another and rekindled their friendship. Amanda said "After seeing each other for the first time after a couple of years it was all she wrote! We have been inseparable ever since!"
Their first date consisted of Sushi. Hunter is a relax laid back type of guy whose ideal date night would be snacks and snuggling, while Amanda would love a planned out night from Hunter FULL of surprises. Little did she know the most important question she would have to answer was going to be a complete surprise!
Here is Amanda's version of their proposal story.
"It was My grandma’s 70th birthday (also our annual Christmas party) with both Hunter and I’s ENTIRE family (like 85 people!). Of course it wouldn’t have been a Christmas party without Santa and Mrs. Claus in attendance. Santa pulled a box out of his big red bag after reading stories to the kids. Santa pulled out an ornament from his bag and inside that magical gift, was Hunters wedding proposal, asking me to marry him. When I turned around Hunter was down on one knee with our whole family and friends standing around! He somehow managed to keep the secret from me along with my entire family for THREE weeks! Biggest surprise EVER!"
Virginia beach National was a great backdrop for their wedding. Lush green grass, a rainbow & cotton candy clouds that lit up the sky. Perfect ending to a perfect day!
Ceremony: Virginia Beach National On The Green
Reception: Virginia Beach National On The Green
Florist: Sherry Grothman, The Flower Events & Gal
Cake: GiGi's Cupcakes at Hilltop
DJ: Bill Hale with Hale Entertainment VA Beach
Dress: Studio I DO
Tuxedos: Philip Michael Fashion For Men
Hair: Stacy Nemes with Shear It Up & Haleigh Bailey with Chop the Locks
Makeup: Tamara Owens
Ice Sculpture: Ice Art
Violins: And I Love Her Violins