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Real Wedding: Amanda Jones & Reed Rosenberg

Idyllic Heart | Wed on August 24, 2013 | Photographs by Jay Eads Photography

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NAMES Amanda Jones & Reed Rosenberg LIVE IN Los Angeles OCCUPATIONS She’s an executive assistant; he’s a government employee HOW THEY MET At a mutual friend’s birthday party in their hometown of Eugene HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED On a trip back to Eugene, Reed pulled off a surprise proposal with both families and a photographer hidden in nearby bushes REHEARSAL DINNER Feasting with family, the wedding party, and out-of-town guests followed by some “rough around the edges” karaoke WEDDING WEATHER 75 degrees and sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 180 COLORS Blush and other muted tones THEME Rustic chic FLOWERS Dahlias, English roses, hydrangea, butterfly milkweed, cosmos, and pincushion protea DIY HIGHLIGHTS Burlap table runners and the vintage décor on the guest book table, which also had cards for sharing musings on marriage MENU STANDOUT Their country barbecue’s mac and cheese DESSERT A two-tier lemon cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting, plus mini treats like lemon bars, red velvet cupcakes, cobblers, and sugar cookies made from Amanda’s family recipe FAVORITE DETAILS The Polaroid photo booth, 1960s convertible VW Bug used to hold wedding gifts, and dressing the ring bearers as secret agents, with tuxedos, earpieces, and a safe for the rings FAMILY TOUCH Reed’s great uncle led the couple in the Jewish ritual of breaking a glass at the end of the ceremony FIRST DANCE SONG “Mean to Me” by Brett Eldredge IF THEY HAD TO DO IT OVER They would have rented more seating so that the guests didn’t have to carry their chairs from ceremony to reception. They also would have made the weekend longer with a Sunday brunch. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Carefree, calm, magical HONEYMOON Italy

The day goes so quickly….  Ask someone to tell you what time it is every so often during the reception to help you take it all in. –Amanda Jones

 

Vendor List

CEREMONY, RECEPTION & FLOWERS  Jasper House Farm

CATERING Philyaw’s Cookout & Catering

RENTALS AE CreativeAction Rent-All & Party Time

OFFICIANT Pastor Tony Crank with OneLove Church

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO BOOTH Jay Eads Photography, second shooter Brie Mullin

CAKE Via Dolce at Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria

GOWN Winnie Couture in Beverly Hills

ALTERATIONS Beausoleil Bridal Boutique

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Nordstromthetiebar.com

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Allure from Blush Bridal Boutique

GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE Jos. A. Bank

RINGS 23rd Street Jewelers in Santa Monica

HAIR & MAKEUP Stefani Newman in Los Angeles

MUSIC Team Casino

REHEARSAL DINNER Lewis & Clark Catering Company

HOTELS FOR GUESTS Valley River InnHilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield

PAPER GOODS Paper Source

REGISTRY Pottery BarnMacy’s

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