Firestone Vineyard Wedding Vows

Firestone Vineyard Wedding Vows

     Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and bonded over their Southern California roots.  When your in the middle of nowhere, I’m pretty sure talking about SoCal’s best in the world sunsets and mind numbing traffic can really bring two people closer.
     After dating for about five years, Andrew wrapped up the most expensive Christmas present he’s ever bought.  There is no doubt about that, I saw the ring.  Damn!  I know what your thinking, Christmas morning…really?  He did it on Jesus’s birthday?  I’m sure Andrew had no intention of upstaging the sanctity of Christmas, he is just a thoughtful family man.  Christmas was the only time all the family members were together and consequently the most perfect time to pop the question!
     After she opened all her presents and said YES of course, Amanda began planning her wedding.  Forget New Years Eve, she had a wedding to plan and time was of the essence.  A natural DIY’er (not sure that’s a real word), Amanda began sourcing her wedding vendors and creating her decorations.  For the all important bridal beauty team Amanda knew there was only one choice, Samantha and the Veil Of Grace Team.  Full disclosure here, Amanda has known Samantha, the owner of Veil Of Grace, for a number of years so the choice was an absolute no brainer.
     The wedding day went off without a hitch;  all the services were completed ahead of schedule.  Nothing makes a bride more stressed than the all important wedding day timeline.  The timeline is to be respected, studied and executed with precision.  If Brittany’s eyelashes take 30 minutes when they were supposed to take 20, “Houston we have a problem.”  Relaxation is the name of the game and Samantha and her team have an undefeated record.
     When the room cleared of hairspray, Amanda and was ready to see her Andrew for the first time that day.  There are no words than can accurately describe the “first look” with your fiancé.  So I honestly can’t even try to explain how Amanda was feeling; that moment is something unsaid between them.  A moment just for them.
     A couple weeks later we asked Amanda if she had any advice for brides looking for wedding hair and makeup services and she was happy to share this, “For future Brides, I think the best advice I could give is hire a coordinator the day of, so you can just relax and not think about everything that needs to be done. Take 5 minutes at the beginning of the day to your self- get your mind cleared and just have fun. Veil of Grace is so professional and seriously were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes or more most of the day. Helps to relax when you have that kind of team around you.”
Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team
Airbrush Bridal Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali
Wedding Vendors
Photography: Katie Palin | Venue: Firestone Vineyard, Los Olivos, CA