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They waited 441 days for this day.

Amanda and Adam booked me March 2019 for their June 2020 wedding. I immediately felt excited with them and a friendship that formed quickly as we started working on their wedding and engagement session. I loved their energy and how effortless it was to laugh along with them and how laid back they were. If there’s one thing I can say about them, is that they are one of the most genuine people I’d ever met. So when I found out I was pregnant with my due date falling 3 days before their wedding date, they were excited for my newest addition and went with my plan B in the very likely case that I wouldn’t be able to make it.

And then 2020 happened. Their June wedding turned into November and it just wasn’t much better by then so November became August 2021.

They handled pregnancy news, changing the date several times and big last minute curveballs literally the week of their wedding with such grace and flexibility. So finally, August 28, 2021 these two amazing people shared heartfelt (and adorably funny) vows with each other and got married!

Amanda had a huge hand in planning the little details and I must have said at least a hundred times that day that I wished I could photograph their wedding day again and again because I absolutely couldn’t get enough!

Amanda custom designed her letterpress invitation suite on paper that when planted, would bloom wildflowers. She told me her color palette was very Rifle Paper Co-esque and she absolutely nailed it in every single way with colors throughout the day in shades of blue, corals, pinks and greenery.

The little things weren’t overlooked in the slightest with an heirloom ring from Adam’s family and recreated by a friend. A dragonfly embroidered into her dress made from the lace of her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s dress. Instead of cutting a cake, they cut their favorite pie (which was a very delicious raspberry peach pie!) and had a bunch of amazing flavors for guests to enjoy. I loved all the tiny details that added magic into their wedding day!

It was so evident on their wedding day just how loved they are by the people who know them and knowing them, you just can’t help it. I loved every minute of working with these two and it never even felt like work because it was just so much fun! It was truly my honor being their photographer and friend.

It’s bittersweet now that it’s over and I wish I could go back and relive it (although maybe 5-10 degrees cooler wouldn’t be bad ha!) but I know I’m going to be obsessed with their wedding forever and I have so many favorites from their day, I didn’t try to narrow it down! So enjoy scrolling through my favorites from this gorgeous whimsical and colorful summer Old Silk Mill wedding!

A huge thank you to the vendor team that made this day the most beautiful!

Venue: The Old Silk Mill

Florals: Monarch Flower Farm

Paper: Botanical Paperworks

Stationery: Custom designed by bride, Amanda + White Heart Design

Vow Booklets – Papel & Co 

DJ: Like Father Like Son Entertainment 

Catering: The Old Silk Mill

Hair & Make-Up: Bobby Pins & Blush

Baked Goods: Pies – Mom’s Apple Pie Company

Bridal Dress: Maggie Sottero

Bridal Salon: Irma’s Bridal 

Veil – Blanca Veils

Shoes – BHLDN

Reception shoes – Toms

Hairpiece – Dareth Colburn Designs 

Earrings – Grace and Hudson

Pajamas –Silk and More 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Attire: Jos. A Bank

Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux

Ties – The Belle and the Beau

Engagement ring – Family heirloom

Wedding rings – River Bourne Jewelry

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Amanda & Adam | A Whimsical & Colorful Summer Wedding at Old Silk Mill

© MJ MENDOZA PHOTOGRAPHY 2022

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