Amy & Andrew
Amy and Andrew’s wedding was my favorite kind of wedding. I couldn’t put my camera down for one second without missing some sort of heartfelt embrace. The two of them were so overcome with emotion that they were basically crying from the time I showed up until the moment they made their way back down the aisle as a married couple. The two of them a planned a celebration that was exactly them with no compromises. It was the kind of feminist wedding that makes my heart sing. They chose the hashtag #amytakesahusband and Amy decided to keep her armpit hair for the day because she figured if she can’t have it on her wedding day what’s the point? If they weren’t crying they were laughing and it was perfect. Instead of a first look Andrew surprised Amy with the Chinese tradition of a “door game” where Andrew had to try to get to Amy through her bridesmaids by making her an offering that she deemed acceptable. The whole thing was pretty silly but it was a lot of fun. One of my favorite parts of the day was when the two of them lead their whole wedding down to their ceremony spot to the Dixie Cups’ “Chapel of Love”. It was Doo-Wop heaven. They also had one of the best speeches I have ever heard at wedding. A writer friend of theirs started his speech with “an ancient Chinese fable” which he claimed to come across that turned out to be a short story he wrote that cleverly told the story of Amy and Andrews relationship. Somewhere in the middle of the story a deer made it’s way across the field near the reception. It was wedding magic much like the rest of their day.