Real Wedding Feature: Amanda & Cal

It’s Monday and it’s time to get this week started. Hope you all had an awesome weekend. Today, we are featuring another “real” wedding. Thank you to all the positive feedback I received on our first real wedding feature. I really enjoy showcasing creativity, what better way than a wedding, right?

I recently reached out to Amanda when I visited her blog and read some great wedding planning tips she was sharing. She agreed to share her wedding day on the blog so without further ado, here is the real wedding of Amanda & Cal which took place on June 8, 2013 at the St. John’s Church at Bonanzaville, West Fargo ND.

We met in college in early 2005. My roommate’s boyfriend was on his floor and convinced us to meet based on things we had in common. Neither of us were “looking” at the time, so ignored him for awhile, then finally gave in … and the rest is history

We got engaged in March 2012. He proposed in our apartment shortly before a jewelry party I was hosting. He had initially planned to do it during the party and had this whole scheme, but earlier in the day he told my best friend his plans and she advised against that since I’m not much for a lot of attention or making a scene (she was right!). He later told me that made him panic, and he already had the ring and didn’t think he could wait any longer, so he did it on the spot when I got home from work that day. I was so happy when it happened, but then got anxious because I had guests coming over soon, so we both were crying and talking about it while we cut up veggies and cleaned up! Haha.

Favorite part of your wedding planning process: Making our special day unique and fun and reflective of our personalities.

Most stressful part of planning your wedding: So much, lol! I’m an overplanner and overanalyzer to begin with, so I had a lot of emotional breakdowns during the process, worrying and obsessing over every detail. I lost sight of the big picture frequently.

Wedding theme: Simple, classic and fun.

How did your wedding differ from other weddings you’ve been to?
For one, our music selection was very reflective of our personalities and styles rather than the “traditional” ceremony and reception music. I walked down the aisle to Beyoncé’s “Halo”, our recessional was “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, our grand entrance was to “Shot Through the Heart” by Bon Jovi, and our first dance was to the Disney version of “A Whole New World.” Oh, and we skipped down the aisle after the ceremony!

Best advice for future brides: Don’t worry, and don’t lose sight of the big picture. In the end, all that matters is that you marry the love of your life, so don’t get too caught up in the small details. Ask for lots of help and make sure to make time for you and your fiancée. Remember – invest in your marriage, not your wedding day.

Thank you Amanda and Cal for sharing your wedding day with us. You can visit Amanda on her blog at where she shares amazing things about her life as a new wife.


Photo Credit: Lori Anne Photography


4 thoughts on “Real Wedding Feature: Amanda & Cal

  1. They look like a super sweet couple. What a fun wedding! I love all of the unique songs they chose. I feel like their wedding definitely displayed their personalities, and that’s such an inspiration!

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