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Amanda + Sam // September 16, 2016
Amanda Fisher met Sam Miller in the grocery store of all places, where he helped Amanda reach something on the top shelf. Being 6’ 7’’ has its benefits! Little did they know, that tall order was the beginning of true love.
Amanda and Sam dated for two years and bonded over their love of Disneyland and Rockwell Ice Cream. When the time came for Sam to propose, he invited Amanda to go stargazing in Hobble Creek Canyon. When they got there, he had a romantic setup prepared and he dropped to one knee.
After the proposal, Amanda and her mom got to work planning the big day. Amanda, who grew up in Draper, chose The Gardens at Dry Creek for its abundance of tall trees and twinkling lights. And she picked Rockwell Ice Cream Co. to cater their reception — making sure her husband’s favorite flavor “The Snicker to My Doodle” was served.
The wedding festivities started with a rehearsal dinner in the evening, followed by a sealing the next morning at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. After an afternoon break and a ring ceremony, the reception began and the dance floor went nuts.
“I was so worried it was going to be one of those weddings where everyone was just standing around, but boy was I wrong,” Amanda says. “We had a blast dancing the night away with friends and family. My mom was showing everyone up!”
GET THE PICTURE Amanda and Sam’s outdoor reception had it all: glowing lanterns, barn tables, flowers galore and a VW bus photo booth. Amanda loved all of her vendors but says Mandy from The Potted Pansy was her MVP. “She went above and beyond what we expected and helped create my entire vision for the wedding.” Even Amanda’s signage was beautiful! She won the menu sign from an Instagram giveaway and then used it as inspiration to craft the rest of the signage on her own. She cut, sanded, stained and lettered her heart out. But that wasn’t the only hand-crafted decor piece. Sam’s grandfather created the wooden arch the couple stood under for the ring ceremony, and Amanda’s grandfather performed the ceremony. Today the arch is sitting pretty in Amanda and Sam’s Bluffdale backyard where it is affectionately called the “Grandpa Arch.”
Photography Tyler Rye Photography (a #UVBvendor!)
Floral The Potted Pansy (a #UVBvendor!)
Venue The Gardens at Dry Creek
Ceremony Salt Lake LDS Temple
Gown Maggie Sottero at Fantasy Bridal (a #UVBvendor!)
Catering Rockwell Ice Cream Co.
Groom’s Attire Bar III, Banana Republic, FirstLookFashions, Stacy Adams, Dazi
Wedding Party Attire Nordstrom, FirstLookFashions, ArtByMorgie
Photo Printing Bay Photo
Selected Signage Writing On The Wall Co.
Videography Moonstruck Pictures
Makeup Vivian Johnson
Hair Jordan Shipley
Paper Suite She Coder Designs
Rings The Shane Company
Photo Booth The Photo Booth Bus