amanda + ben :: a wonderful quincy, illinois wedding by silverbox

there was so much (so so much) annika and i loved about amanda + ben's wedding, that it's hard to know where to start...Photobucket

let's see....

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1. amanda's eyes and her darling dimple (and especially her sweet sweet unflappable soul!)

2. oh, and her wedding day HAIR:

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3. Amanda's girlfriends!

wow....could this be mckenzie's 1st time on the blog? -- mckenzie d has been married 5? (5!) years now, which qualifies her as a SilverBox original perhaps (?!)

and being a friend, a bridesmaid AND enthusiastic about her role with quincy chamber of commerce, mckenzie (thank you!!!!) volunteered to help us scout these FABULOUS shooting locations! which brings us to

4. shooting possibilities in quincy, illinois =seemingly endless!

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and look, here's a great wedding day picture setting (the illinois veterans' home) in action:

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5. such a kind and considerate wedding party

6. (and did you note those yummy green ties?)

and stop the presses, we haven't even mentioned LUCKY #7:

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7. BEN!!

8. OH and this amazing vintage stingray corvette he drove on their wedding day:

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9. (this car deserves TWO!!)

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10. the sweet and genuine smiles that filled the ceremony

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11. and remember that great shade of green?

Ta-Da: NATURAL beauty (just like amanda herself!) PLUS there were apple-tinis ~ LOVE a signature wedding drink!!!!

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12. the AMBIANCE is a most impressive reception site!  (oh how we hope to come back and document more weddings in this amazing facility!)

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13. but most of all, nothing beats being surrounded by love like this:

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14. and THIS:

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15. well, with the exception of dance moves like THIS that is:

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life is short.

dance happy!

dance with all your might!!!

amy (and annika, too)