When they approached Suncadia, they were in awe. The mountainous backdrop filled with cascading tree lines and sunshine…tons of sunshine! Nearby was a winery, Swiftwater Cellars. The ceremony site, overlooking the golf course, an outdoor cocktail area and a huge reception room with Amanda’s dream ambient lighting and wine barrels as additional décor. Amanda and Mitch were thrilled!
Having known each other since they were 12 their families are familiar and comfortable with each other. It was such a peaceful atmosphere and Amanda thought of every detail.
The girls got ready in a suite at Suncadia Lodge only minutes from Swiftwater Cellars. Wow what a property. Both the indoor and outdoor areas are so vast it’s hard to take it all in. Amanda and her mom had flown to New York to Kleinfeld Bridal (yes the ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ store) and Amanda said YES to a one of a kind, GORGEOUS…did I mention GORGEOUS Pnina Tornai gown. It hung beautifully from the chandelier in the middle of the Suncadia Lodge. The light sparkled off every gem from it’s jeweled bodice and almost everyone commented as they walked by. Amanda’s room echoed with laughs as her and her girls continued to beautify. Her mom helped her get into her dress and her friends took care of the final primping.
Renting an estate home down the street, the guys leisurely dressed and prepped for the day. Mitch was calm and cool but definitely had some emotion as he read Amanda’s letter to him. They both exchanged letters and took a moment to take it all in prior to their first look.
Each of the bridal parties took time to pray before the day got under way. It was touching to see that God is certainly a priority in their lives. On her way to the first look, we stopped to have a first look with her dad. They have a very special relationship and the look on his face when he saw his princess was pure pride. Both emotional they hugged and said ‘I Love you’ and she went on her way to meet up with Mitch.