Amanda and Aaron are married!
Ceremony: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Reception Venue: The Ice House
Photographer: Amanda Donaho Photography
Florist: Country Squire
Dress designer: Mori lee
"Aaron is originally from New York and had just recently moved to Northern Kentucky for work. I am from Southern Indiana and I'm a teacher. Aaron and I met online and after we started talking, we soon found we had a lot in common. Our emails back and forth through the site soon maxed out the limit of characters and we were forced to take our communication to the next level. We became Facebook friends. We exchanged phone numbers, talked for hours on end, and finally decided it was time to meet in real life! On our first date we met to go ice skating! Aaron played hockey growing up and was excited to show off his skills. Aaron offered to tie my skates to make sure my ankles were protected. From that moment, I had a comforting feeling Aaron would always be there to take care of me!
We continued to live long distance, taking turns driving to spend time together on the weekends. After 2 years of long distance and lots of prayers, we made the decision that I would move closer to Aaron. It was a difficult decision to leave my school, friends, and family, but I had faith this was a step in the right direction as Aaron and I continued our adventure together. Finally, Aaron proposed on October 30, 2015 by sending me on a scavenger hunt! Along the way I collected puzzle pieces and sweet notes. As we assembled the puzzle together I saw Aaron had hand-painted the words "Will You Marry Me?" on the puzzle. It was so creative and thoughtful!"
Amanda and Aaron got married on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and it was the beautiful fall day! Amanda loved everything about her Mori Lee gown and the accessories she paired with it as well! Even though they both were living in the Northern Kentucky, they decided to get married in the church Amanda grew up in! It was a dream come true for Amanda to walk down the aisle as a bride in a place so special to her. They chose the Ice House as their reception venue. The reception venue was perfect for them because it was located in the downtown Louisville area and was big enough to hold all of their guests. They had fire pits and a S'mores station to help add to the cozy fall feel to the celebration.
Amanda had always wanted a sunflower and love bird themed wedding. Sunflowers were her grandpa's favorite flower and grew them on his property. It was a way Amanda could honor him on their special day since he meant a lot to her. In an effort to be unique, there were birdcages throughout the decor to tie in the love bird theme. A fall wedding was very important to them and their fall flowers of sunflowers, orange and burgundy colors fit the theme perfectly! They even had an adorable cake topper custom made to look just like them on top of their cake made by Cake Flour!
Her favorite part of her wedding was finally walking down the aisle toward Aaron and being able to hold his hand when she got to the end. "I was so anxious and he is/was my comfort!" They also really enjoyed their reception and being able to see everyone they love all in one room,especially the ones who had traveled far distances to be with them.
Amanda gives advice to brides looking for their gown:
"Take your mom and best friend. Enjoy every minute of the process! You'll know when you find the perfect dress. It's a great feeling!"
We are so incredibly happy for you guys! You will forever and always a part of the Rebecca's family!