It was a Wednesday when I received the text...
(Totally dramatic hook sentence, but it got your attention didn't it? - it's also true haha)
Three days before Amanda and Jeffrey's wedding they got the news their photographer had a family emergency and wouldn't be able to attend. Through the grapevine and a mutual friend, Lynn, they received my information and contacted me. (Thanks for the name drop, Mrs. Lynn!)
Fortunately, I was available on such short notice and told them I would be there. I had no idea the awesome love story I was about to learn all about. After working out the details and verifying I would be there the only thing I knew about the couple was from the Bride when I asked her what her Fiancé's name was. Her response, "Jeffrey Janssen. He's from the Netherlands. Just so its not a shock. lol." I thought that was awesome and we ended our conversation there (because it's three days before her wedding - she was busy!)
I met Amanda and Jeffrey on their wedding day!
From the moment I met them I could tell they adored each other.
As we all got acquainted I quickly learned about their eight year, yes, 8 YEAR love story!
I met Amanda first and she began introducing me to her bridesmaids and family. All of them were super welcoming and buzzing around the house excited while getting everything ready for the intimate back yard wedding that would be taking place in a matter of hours.
Naturally, I couldn't wait to ask her, "how did you two meet?"
(by far my favorite part of this job - I'm a details girl, so tell me all the things!)
She proceeded to tell me they met when she was in high school through online gaming. That's right, you read correctly - they met through online gaming! They talked and developed a relationship over the course of eight years.
In fall of 2017 Amanda went to visit Jeffrey and they met each other face to face for the first time.
I believe she spent a month in the Netherlands and before she came back to the US of A,
Jeffrey proposed!! And here we are... :)
The First Look
Jeffrey looked at me right after this picture was taken and said
(in his awesome Netherland accent),
"You know the feeling you get when you're on a roller coaster
and you're excited and nervous? that is how this feels."
*insert all the heart eye emojis*
The first look had us all oohing and awing and left Jeffrey swooning over his Bride!
First Look with Brother
Fun Fact: Amanda and her brother are twins!
And when I thought I had seen it all,
Amanda then proceeded to transform into a winter queen, totally normal - right?!
G O R G E O U S
I love their story and the way they adore each other!
The Wedding ceremony began right after dusk and it was beautiful!
Introducing for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Janssen
Toasts, dancing and cake eating commenced all in celebration of these two!
Adventure awaits in the Netherlands for these two!
What a pleasure it was to meet you all.