The Couple:  Amanda and Kenton Matchell
Wedding Date:  October 3, 2010
Photography by Shepard Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  We met at our friend’s Super Bowl Party and we hit it off right away. Kenton surprised me with a proposal at Apple Hill. It was a beautiful fall day I will never forget.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Saying, “I do!”
What else would you like to share about your big day?  We had our tables named after apples to represent our Apple Hill proposal. My niece was the flower girl and my nephew was the ring bearer. The guest book was a Fuji instax photo book. All of the guests could take their picture right then and put it into the book and write something special.

Ceremony and Reception Site:  Newcastle Wedding Gardens & The Red Horse Barn
Photographer:  Shepard Photography
Caterer:  Jackson Catering & Events
Cake:  Sweet Cakes by Rebecca
Flowers:  O’Shays Flowers and Antiques
Favors:  Purple kisses wrapped in organza and a tag with the saying, “Life, the gift of nature. Love, the gift of life. A kiss, the gift of love.”
Wedding Dress:  De La Rosa’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses:  I chose the color purple and wanted a satin fabric and the girls had their choice of style and brand.
Hair:  Sabrina Evans
Makeup: Elizabeth Matchell
Invitations:  We purchased the invitations at Target and did the printing ourselves.
DJ/Entertainment/Band:  DJ Huggy Patrick Hugunin
Honeymoon location:  Maui, Hawaii
First Dance Song:  “Only You Can Love Me This Way” by Keith Urban
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  I think you if you can find a venue that is all inclusive, it makes the planning and the day itself less stressful.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  No, it was a perfect day.
Photo courtesy of Shepard Photography.

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