If I had to choose, I’d have to say that my favorite thing about Amanda and Javier’s wedding was that they made it their own.
Sure, they had some typical traditional stuff in there, but it was mixed in with just the perfect amount of personal flair to make it classy, yet fun and unique. In fact, I’ll call all the details in this wedding that show off their unique style, “Amandiers”!
The traditional part consisted of having the wedding in a BEEEAUTIFUL location at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort!
The only thing that ALMOST ruined it was the dust storm that tore through right after the ceremony (narrow miss… phew!).
(The sunset through the dust and the mountains half hidden by the dust rolling through… crazy!)
The location was a stunning venue with equally magnificent views to go along with it (when it wasn’t covered with dust that is!).
As far as the unique parts (Amandiers) in this wedding go… let’s start with the groomsmen’s shoes!
Javier comes from a wrestling sort of lifestyle.
He lives and breathes it in fact. And his shoe choice for the guys made that plain and clear! Definitely some of the most unique man shoes we’ve seen at a wedding yet, I loved it!
Not to be outdone, the girls put their own spin on their bridesmaid gear by throwing in a little parasol action to brighten up the photos. Love!
(Amanda and Javier also handed out parasols and sunglasses to the guests to protect them from the burning AZ sun during the ceremony!
Another of my favorite Amandiers was a photo idea that Amanda emailed me about weeks before the wedding so I could plan it into our photo time and that was this bar photo with all the girls taking shots!
What better way to showcase you hanging out with all your friends on your wedding day than to show you living life and having fun together?!
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Some of the Amandiers were incredibly sweet and sentimental.
For example, the activity left on the guests tables was a great idea! Each table number represented a year in the couple’s marriage and each guest at the table was to fill out a letter that the couple would read on the anniversary year that corresponded to their table number!
So on Amanda and Javier’s 5th anniversary they would read all the letters written by table 5! Such a great idea and I’m jealous that I’m not reading letters every year from my own wedding guests!
On top of the table activity, the guests had another fun thing to play with and that was the Wedding Snap app. Have you seen this? Basically, instead of having little disposable cameras at every table, there’s a card with instructions to download an app so that all the wedding pics you take on your smart phone, can be added to the app so the couple can have them all. So genius!
This little clever wedding day find was courtesy of Shannon Smith with Sassy Soirees Wedding and Event Planning. Shannon was the mastermind that brought all these little Amandiers together into one smoothly running wedding day.
She did such a great job enacting the couple’s vision while adding in her own expertise and ideas (like the app). Shannon, you’re a pro and I can’t believe how perfectly you coordinated this wedding while being six and a half months pregnant! SUCH talent… and stamina!
And about the reception… oh the reception! Talk about an incredible party! Drinks were flowing, the band was rocking, the dance floor was full, and both the couple and their guests were having the time of their lives!
And in typical Amandier style, the fun was mixed in perfectly with the sentimental.
(I LOVE this photo of Amanda and her dad dancing while her mom and company are huddled together watching through tears!).
(Another great daddy/daughter moment was when he looked high and low to find her after the ceremony so he could give her this hug).
Midway through the reception, Amanda and Javier presented Amanda’s parents with a very special gift that had been planned long ago. In honor of her parent’s wedding anniversary, the bride and groom presented them with an exact replica of the top layer of their own wedding cake!
It was such a special moment filled with tears and heart felt speeches. After that perfect moment, the dancing resumed and the joyful celebration continued on and on as the couple’s happiness grew with every moment that passed. What an amazing day!
Amanda and Javier… what a WONDERFUL wedding you had! We had so much fun and were incredibly happy to get to be a part of it all! Congratulations and may your celebrations together always be as happy as this one was!
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