Just as with any wedding, Amanda and Don’s was filled with family, friends, tears of joy, …and a couple surprises. The way a couple handles those surprises says a lot about who they are and, I believe, how they will handle the ups and downs that life has in store for them up ahead. Amanda and Don handled them with easy and grace and even a little bit of humor.
As deeply religious people, it was important for them to be married in their own church, Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho. And what a gorgeous place for them to begin their lives together!
After the ceremony and some family portraits outside the church, we headed over to the Spurwing Golf Club. I have done several golf course weddings here in Boise Idaho, but this was my first time at Spurwing and what a treat! The clubhouse is spacious and beautiful on it’s own (even before wedding décor) and the grounds are delightful. They let us take a large cart and guided us to a tucked away section of the course that made for a fantastic background for more wedding party pictures…and we only got photo bombed a few times. And those photos are some of my favorites–I just had to include them! :)
Then just to make things more interesting, on our way back to the clubhouse the golf cart’s batteries ran out! And we were a good quarter mile away…going slightly uphill! Remember this is a large six person golf cart and it’s at least 80 degrees outside and the groom and his groomsmen are in full suits! Oh, and Amanda’s sister (and maid of honor) was 8 months pregnant so they certainly weren’t letting her get out and help either. It was quite an adventure, but they just laughed and laughed the whole way back.
I’m a believer that every wedding needs at least one good story. One story where something went completely wrong. Because on this, one of the most important days of your life you will most likely be tested. Will you let it stress you out? Will you throw a tantrum? Or will you take a deep breathe, let out a chuckle, and look into your love’s eyes knowing that this is just the first of many bumps in the long road ahead…and you two aren’t going to let a little thing like that stop you.