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Ok, so you’ll have to forgive me a little bit, I know my blog posts are already ridiculously long, but this one is a TAD bit longer.

Why you ask? Well because one of my absolute¬†favorite, bestest, friends in the whole wide world got marrried! Thats why!! So I have to gush just a little bit more than I usually would over how much I adore this couple! So you’ll just have to put up with my craziness for a little bit longer! haha!

Jordan and I have been friends for almost 6 years now. He’s been a constant strength in my life and I am so blessed to have him as a friend. He’s seen me through thick and thin, and he’s been there when few else have. I will always cherish the dinners, movie nights, conversations, wine tasting, game nights, and everything else that we have shared! I hope I am as lucky as he has been to find his absolute perfect match!

Oh Amanda, how much I love you too! As soon as you came into my life it was magic! We constantly laugh about how similar we are in every way, but I truely believe that God made you just for Jordan! You have also seen me through a lot since I met you, you’ve been wise counsel, you’ve been a smile that warms my heart, and you’ve been a belly laugh like no other. Those moments with pizza & wine, tv shows, and just good conversation will always be close to my heart!

I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the both of you and how absolutely wonderful your wedding day was! Though a hurricane threatened to ruin everything, God held his hand over the weather just for you! There were so many moments that I had to extend the photos to 47! I think you two now hold the record for how many blog photos i’ve put up! So many beautiful moments, I really wish I could share the whole wedding with the world! Thank you so much for asking me to be your photographer, it was an immense honor and blessing! I love you both!


The Details

Hair: Marnie Anderson – Creations Salon

Makeup Artist: Donna Cuoco

Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s

Tuxes: Suits owned by the guys

Venue: Syracuse Alliance Church, Syracuse NY and Gillie Lake at Veteran’s Park, Camillus NY

Florist: Flowers provided by The Wescott Florist and arranging by Patricia Manwaring

Transportation: Andrew Colicci – friend of the bride

DJ: Nathan Southwick and Richard Oberst

Caterer: Harbor Brook Catering

Cake: Lacey English

Wedding Planner: Amanda and Jordan Manwaring

Their Songs:

First Dance: Everything – Lifehouse

Father/Daughter: Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman

Introductions: James Bond Theme

About the day:

Bride & Groom:

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Our dance. It was as if it was just is and I almost forgot that we had a whole audience watch is move across the dance floor.

What was you favorite detail?

All of the origami at the reception on the tables.

Any advice for future bride & grooms?

You can plan a simple wedding in a short period of time (ours was three months) and still make it beautiful and an event your friends and family will enjoy.

Funniest memory from you wedding day?

How can we answer this? Jordan sweating profusely under the very hot lights and our flower girl being very thorough in her job and dumping the basket of flowers all at the end of the isle. Both of which got huge laughs from all of our attendants (and us).

If you had to do it all over, would you change anything?

Amanda: Make sure that all the dress details, like what was worn underneath was a bit more streamline and avoided a wardrobe malfunction!

Jordan: Make sure that the AC is on in the church. It gets hot in those suits.

What was your favorite wedding purchase?

The food.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

The Dane Emerson House, Ithaca NY

What is your favorite wedding photo and why?

The zombie wedding party photo. Hands down.

Meet one of my besties, Jordan!

1 & 2)

Tim was a pirate that day…Yarrrrr


Last single pee….yep his brother recorded it!



GQ anyone?


7 & 8)


10 & 11)

Isn’t she lovely? Stevie wrote that song for you!


13 & 14)

Nerves or hams before the wedding? I’m not sure which!


16 & 17)

Jordan’s Mom is in the background, this shot makes me tear up every time!


19 & 20)


It was a bit hot under those lights!


Typical them…I LOVE them!



Zombie attack!!!



27 & 28)

Amanda is so joyful! Alllllll theeeee time!


My 2 faves from the day!

30 & 31)

Can you believe they did the origami for every table themselves?!


They were oblivious to the world during their first dance. So in love!

33 & 34)


36 & 37)



The guys sang a song for them, it was fabulous! I was laughing the whole time!


sooooo sweet!

41 & 42)

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Amanda & Jordan’s Real Love Story : Syracuse, NY Wedding Photographer