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May 8, 2012

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The day was supposed to be a day worthy of a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony.  The clouds rolled in and the rain fell

This did not dampen the amazing spirits of Amanda and Celestino.  These two have a love of life that is totally contagious.  They were more worried about everyone else around them every moment leading up to the ceremony.  Celestino wrote words to Amanda AND her bridesmaids that brought everyone in the room to tears before the walk down the aisle.  There is not one ounce of selfishness in either of them.

It was an incredible honor for me and Claire to be there.  To witness an incredible start of a sweet marriage.  We had an amazing time with all the munchkins running around and both incredible families that were present.

Some of Amanda & Celestino’s memories from the day:

Q. What was your favorite part about the wedding?

A. Seeing 14 months of planning come together into our absolute dream wedding, and getting to spend the perfect night with all of our friends and family!

Q. What was one quirky of crazy thing that happened on your wedding day?

A I’m pretty sure the booty-shaking contest on the dance floor was not expected but so funny!

Also- Cele broke the rental car key on the morning of the wedding, and we had to get the car towed before our hair appointments! But, it all worked out and it gave us an excuse to talk to each other before the wedding

For the entire week before the wedding, I stalked all day, every day. We were supposed to have a beautiful outdoor sunset wedding, and the thought of taking it inside was definitely a last resort. At around 4:45 pm the day of the wedding, we had to make the call to move it inside… but I wouldn’t change a thing now.

It was absolutely the most amazing, gorgeous wedding I could have ever hoped for, and every quirk and mishap that happened that day just made it even more special- it was OUR day, and that’s all that could ever matter!

Q. What was the most special moment on your wedding day?

A. Seeing Cele at the other end of the aisle. I had imagined what his face would look like when we saw each other for the first time, but when we saw each other it was so much better than I could have imagined!

Saying our vows was also very special. I didn’t think I’d cry during the ceremony, but one line into our vows and I couldn’t help but get choked up.

Q.  Any special details you would like to tell us about?

A. Cele designed all of the save the dates, invitations, programs and table numbers. They were beautiful and he made sure it was exactly what we envisioned.

My mom, Maid of Honor and sister helped us put together the flip flop baskets, chalkboard signs and favors.

All of the centerpieces were wine bottles and corks that my Mom, MOH and bridesmaid had saved for us throughout our engagement.

One of my bridesmaids, Jess, helped me put together our guestbook and ring bearers’ boxes.

My cousin Rebecca helped us plan everything and was so super helpful as our coordinator throughout the whole process, since we were planning the wedding from Atlanta. I can’t thank her enough!

Q. Where will you be as a couple in five years? Hopes, dreams, kids, etc.?

A. Definitely at least one or two little ones! We both love kids and love spending time with our nephews, so it’s a pretty obvious next step for us.

Q. What do you look forward to the most about being married?

A. Just being us and growing as a family. As we said in our vows: promising to love each other more tomorrow than we do today. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!

In the words of the bride: -vendor love-

Venue: The Gallery

Dress designer: Winnie Couture

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Mens Warehouse

Flowers: Olive Tree Florists

Cake: Bride’s Aunt

DJ: JPL Entertainment

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