Amanda & Brent

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Excitement filled the air as the gals prepared for the upcoming ceremony. Hair pieces were pinned, outfits were zipped, and accessories were donned. Amanda chose a gorgeous long-sleeved lace gown from Modcloth, and I might have squealed a little when I saw it. With the dress, Amanda paired beautiful scalloped Betsy Johnson flats complete her elegant and vintage style. I was IN LOVE!

I think something which made this whole process extra special for Amanda was her being able to wear grandmother's wrist cuff, which accounted for her "something old." What a beautiful way for her to honor her grandmother and wear it on such a special day in their lives.

Amanda was all smiles as she added the finishing touches during the getting-ready portion of her day.

Something I love about Amanda is that she is so down-to-earth and genuine. She's extremely passionate about food and is a blogger herself. She publishes her own paleo recipes on her super-cute blog called "The Mayor of Yumtown." 

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Prior to the wedding, Amanda and Brent opted to exchange hand written letters. Since they were unable to see each other before the ceremony, it was even more special and only added to the anticipation of seeing one another. 

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Amanda and Brent's reception at The Henry Smith House could not have been more memorable. This portion of the day was packed with exciting things, including mingling, meaningful toasts, and first dances. Amanda and Brent shared their first dance together as husband and wife swaying to the tune of "That's the Way of the World" by Kim Pensyl.

Bridesmaid (and makeup artist), Emily Smith, sang a song and played her guitar during the reception, which I know Amanda and Brent were looking forward to and meant a lot to the both of them.

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The family and friends of the couple were overjoyed and full of love during this special time. As for the other guests, the DJ's killer music choices allowed for dancing the night away.

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vendors

VENUE: THE HENRY SMITH HOUSE • ON-SITE COORDINATOR: JEANETTE ENGOLIA • DJ: NIGHTSHIFT SOUNDS • WEDDING DRESS: MODCLOTH • BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: MODCLOTH • GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE: KENNETH COLE, PURCHASED AT BELK • FLORALS: DIY • RINGS: PAV AND BROOME • OFFICIANT: RYAN RUCKEL • MAKEUP: EMILY SHOLES SMITH • CAKE: NITA LEE • PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: CLARA GALLARDO

Macaila Britton

I am a Chicago beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Join me on my adventures as I explore the ins and outs of this beautiful city, and the cities I have yet to travel.