Amanda & John | Then & Now

Amanda and John were so fun to work with, and they had the most beautiful Jr. Bridesmaid ever! I really loved doing their fall wedding at Byron Colby Barn a couple years ago. It was a fun “edible”  color palette of pomegranate and persimmon and we even included pomegranates in some of the pieces! I also made my first (and last) monogram out of carnations for their event. That was quite the undertaking! I was really excited to hear back from Amanda and John so here is their update…



Couple: Amanda and John
Wedding Date: October 19, 2008
Venue/s: Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, IL
Colors: Pomegranate and Persimmon
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How Long has it been since your wedding?
We just celebrated our 2 year anniversary

What is your best advice for brides-to-be?
Take some time away the day of the wedding for just the two of you to step away from it all and just admire from afar.

What is your best memory from your wedding?
Seeing John for the first time in my dress.  We took pictures before the wedding so we orchestrated a “meeting” for the big unveiling.  He was at the bottom of a set of stairs outside and the photographer had me walk to the top of the stairs where he turned around to see me.

How IS married life? Any Advice for surviving the first year?
Married life is fantastic. My best advice for the first year is to be flexible and remember that you are both still learning about each other. You are bound to find things that make you crazy, but just as likely to find things that make him more loveable!

Do you have any NEWS you want to share (pets, jobs, moves, babies, homes)?
We bought a new home in March of 2009 and got pregnant shortly thereafter.  We had our daughter, Halie Shae, this past January.  Currently we are busy keeping up with an 8 month old while attending many school events for our 12 year old daughter.  Most recently, we have kept busy with our upcoming adventure of moving to Singapore for the next two years!

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