A little over nineteen years ago, I was seventeen years old and heading into my senior year of high school. It was on a warm summer evening that I ran into the boy I had thought about over the years and held onto as my first crush when I was a little girl. He was now all grown up, witty, sharp, and such a cutie. I knew he was different and wanted to know him more.
Fast forward four years later and we were married with three kiddos and living in Portland, OR where he was going to school. I had no idea all the hardships we'd have to endure together, but looking back it's because of those challenges that we are as strong as we are today. We've laughed and cried together. We've experienced loss and the joy of having our fourth child when we didn't think it was possible. I can't imagine a day without this man in my life, the father of my children. God knew exactly what he was doing when he put him deep inside my heart all those years ago.
One of the greatest gifts we ever received earlier on in our marriage was a trip to a marriage conference. It was then that our marriage changed. Because I was young (19) when we got married, I was a pretty selfish person. That conference taught me so much about love and what it meant to serve someone other than just myself. Since then we've continued to intentionally pour into our marriage and last spring after attending A Weekend to Remember, (the same conference we've been going to,) we decided to renew our vows for our fifteen year anniversary.
With our family and a few of our closest friends we renewed our vows once again and had an incredible night celebrating almost twenty years together. It was a night I will never forget and have to thank so many people for coming together to make it absolutely perfect. Amanda, you poured a lot of time and attention to detail to make it exactly how I imagined.
Venue: Blankspace, Kennewick WA
Photography: Shooter-Liz Robinson Editor-Terra Nyce Photography
Event Coordinator: Frankie Bea Events
Flowers: Simplified Celebrations
Dress Boutique: Amy's Bridal
Dress Designer: Lamour by Calla Blanche
MUA: Amy Rene MUA and Daniela Elizabeth MUA
Hair: Hair by Con, Michal Baysinger, Connie Delamora, and On the Mark
Video: Miller Media
Cake: Jamie Christensen
Paper design: Lindsey Stone
Live Music: Colin Dale
DJ: Platinum Events
Server: Molly Vendetti
Candles and tapers: Tin Sparrow Events
Caterer: Limba's Kitchen
(Scroll to the bottom to see the EPIC video Miller Media created.)