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Real Wedding Wednesday: Amanda & Dan

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I know I can’t be the only one looking forward to fall. Today’s real wedding took place in October at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk and was flawless from start to end.
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This sweet woman in the flower crown is Amanda. Her love for art history and the Renaissance inspired her decor for her big day.
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The detail on her shear neckline gown has me in love! And don’t even get me started on the flower crowns #obsessed.
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The bridesmaids wore cranberry to stand by her side. Those fishtail braids are gorgeous ladies!
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Amanda’s groom’s name is Dan, seen here patiently awaiting her for their first look. The pair actually met on a plane and have now been together over six years.
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Look how excited he is! Ahhh goosebumps.
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So much love in his eyes. Oh and Amanda, your hair is EPIC! Look at those ribbons that are intertwined in her bun #goals.
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So much sweetness.
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Amanda and Dan choose to do a first look to help with not feeling rushed on their big day. I completely agree that a first look is the way to go! And look at the result…swoon worthy pics!
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Amanda also did a first look with her father before her walk down the aisle which, of course, had me crying like a baby.
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With their friends and family around, she walked down the aisle to matrimony.
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And with a kiss, the deal was sealed!
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The romantic theme continued into the reception with gorgeous floral centerpieces and dark chiavari chairs.
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Their simply decorated cake has my stomach growling.
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OH! And look at this impeccable seating chart! Look closely and you can see that the tables were assigned names of famous artists of the time periods they love! So cool.
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The reception was quite the party but the couple did get to sneak away to explore the museum…looks like a scene out of a movie! I am just waiting for one of the statues to offer it’s congratulations.
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They snapped a few pics while exploring like this gem (such a real expression of love and happiness).
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And they left as man and wife! Love the ribbon dancers! Congrats you two!
From the Bride:
What was your favorite detail of the day? “My favorite detail was the details. While these are not captured my photographs from the day, I was very purposeful to every single detail throughout the wedding. The stationary, the decor, the attire, everything had my personal touch on it – which made the whole wedding a representation of who I am as a person and as a lover. I loved wearing a flower crown instead of a veil, and I had “The Power of Love” by Gabriel Aplin play as my entrance song for both my bridesmaids and myself. That was a very powerful moment for me.”
What advice would you give to a bride to be? “Try not to get swept up by all of the vendors and what people tell you that you need for your big day. This is your wedding and the most important people on this day are you and your future spouse. Also, surround yourself by people who really love you. My whole wedding experience was wonderful because of the love and support I received along the way.”
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The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind TilleysThreads.com. Recently married, she found a love for all things wedding related! The little details from a big day are her favorite and she loves to share advice to help every bride in her journey of becoming a “Mrs.”! Tilley’s life motto is the same as her blood type: B+. Follow along to see more of her fun and sassy posts on things that make us swoon!
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