Real RVA Wedding: Amanda & Denny
November 1, 2013
How They Met
The two met in Daytona Beach Florida where Denny was working for the summer and Amanda was vacationing with two of her friends. As fate would have it, Denny was their server at dinner one evening. Amanda says, “We asked him if he lived nearby and what things were fun to do in the area since we hadn’t been there before. He replied, “˜Well, I don’t really live here anymore — I actually live in Virginia.”™ My next words were, “˜Shut up! I live in Virginia! We should be best friends!”™ We realized that we were living about 15 minutes away from each other in Virginia and that Denny happened to be home for the summer working. I left a phone number on a $1 bill for Denny and told him to call me and the girls so we could hang out while we were on vacation and the rest is history. Needless to say, we did end up being best friends!”
How He Asked
Denny took Amanda to a seafood restaurant with his parents in Daytona one night and led her to a pier where they had spent some time first getting to know each other. Amanda says, “It was so romantic. The sun was setting, and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We went back over to our table where his parents were and I couldn’t wait to break the news! It was the best dinner!”
Amanda & Denny opted for a First Look, which let them get their nerves calm and take plenty of photos before the ceremony.
The Perfect Place
Being a wedding professional herself (Amanda is the director of bridal services for Lou Stevens Glam Squad and a master stylist), she had plenty of vendors to choose from. She settled on The Mill at Fine Creek because it feels like home to her. She says, “The views, the staff and the food are amazing, and I just knew they would take care of every last detail, and they did!” She and Denny knew their ceremony in the beautiful ruins at the Mill would wow their guests, and it certainly did!
The Best Part
Amanda says, “My absolute favorite part of the day was taking all the pictures! It was super important to me to have great documentation of the day, and we did! Looking back and seeing how nice everyone looked and that they all came together for us was just so special. My husband would say that his favorite memory is when our puppy showed up during photos. He was pulling for her to be there, so I arranged for a friend to bring her and then walk her down the aisle. I know nothing brightened his day like seeing her little face!”
We always love seeing fur stoles at chilly Fall weddings! So classic AND practical.
From the Other Side
After being a bride herself, Amanda now has a new perspective on what it’s like to be one of the brides she beautifies on their wedding days! She says, “I just have such a heart now for all our brides and what they go through. Our day was so special and perfect, and I see now that choosing quality vendors is what made that happen! I chose professionals who knew their jobs and as a result, I couldn’t have had a more perfect day!”
The ruins at the Mill at Fine Creek are even more beautiful at night!
Congratulations, Amanda & Denny! We love you!
Participating RW Vendors
Photography/Videography: Mike Topham Photography & Ginger Topham Videography
Ceremony & Reception Site, Rentals, & Catering: The Mill at Fine Creek
Wedding Coordinator: Make it Posh Events, Sarah Ntouskas
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Bridal Shower Venue: The Jefferson Hotel