Amanda & Brett
Wedding Photos - Sioux City, Iowa
Amanda and Brett are two incredible people and I absolutely misread them. Becca and I photograph a lot of weddings. I feel like I've gotten to a point where I can kind of sense if a couple is going to show a lot of emotion and how the family will react, etc. Every family is different and shows their emotions in different ways. Some just show less outward emotions than others. Nothing wrong with that. Being a photographer, I love it when people are more outward expressing with their feelings. It photographs well. :)
That said, for whatever reason, I did not expect Amanda and Brett's wedding to have as many amazing emotional moments as it did. Shame on me for thinking like that. Their wedding was beautiful. They told me Amanda's father was not very emotional and that he wouldn't cry. I'll give him this, I don't think I would use the term cry for him either, but I'm pretty sure his eyes looked a little glassy when he saw Amanda for the first time. He said he had actually practiced his speech and various other moments the night before so he would maintain his composure. He even came prepared to the first look with Amanda and had a hanky for her. For those of you who know me, I've told you this before. Since my daughter was born, I have a soft spot for Dad's on the wedding day now. Later that night, he gave one of the most beautiful toasts I've heard at a wedding as well. Considering this man was not supposed to be someone who was very emotional, he had me in tears and probably a good number of guests as well. He also received a standing ovation after his toast to Amanda and Brett which I feel may also be a first for a wedding I've shot. It was pretty awesome.
But that wasn't the only moment. Brett was amazing during his first look with Amanda! It was a great moment and almost nothing makes me happier than seeing a groom tear up the first time he sees his bride. Brett did not disappoint and it was obvious to me right then and there just how much these two really love each other. It was a beautiful moment to say the least.
I could go on and on about the numerous moments and people that made their wedding as wonderful as it was. Amanda's vows, Brett's dance with his Mom, all of the amazing music they were jamming to all day, etc. It was so good! These two have wonderful parents and an amazing group of family and friends in their lives. The wedding was an outdoor wedding at the Anderson Dance Pavillion on the Sioux City waterfront. The reception that followed was at the Stoney Creek Inn. Both locations were perfect for their wedding. It was a great day and we are so thankful we were asked to be a part of it. Thanks again! May you both have many years of happiness!
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Authored by: SHANE Photographed by: SHANE & BECCA Category: WEDDINGS Venue: ANDERSON DANCE PAVILLION & STONEY CREEK INN; SIOUX CITY, IOWA Destination: SIOUX CITY, IOWA