ROMANTIC CHURCH WEDDING | SOFIA & MANUEL | MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | AMANDA MACPHEE STUDIOS
From Amanda: A Dream Come True
I met Sofia and Manuel for an AMAZING beach session and from there we just hit it off. I have been so excited to shoot their wedding and when the day finally came it did not disappoint. Sofia and Manuel had tried to get married back in 2020, but as we all know, those plans changed. They lost their venue and their photographer. While this may sound like a less than desirable situation, it is just more proof that God is always at work. I am so happy that their dream wedding was able to come to light for them.
A Hush Falls
Everyone is seated as the final bridesmaid flows down the aisle, all smiles and grins for her best friend. The doors open, and bathed in light stands Sofia. She looks to her father and his reassuring smile, takes a deep breath and walks forward. The guests watch in awe as she glides down the aisle. Manuel takes in a deep shaky breath as he watches her walk toward him, looking every so angelic. She reaches Manuel and after a tearful farewell, her father gives her away. Everyone watches, tears in their eyes, smiles on their faces, or in complete awe of the moment before them. Sofia and Manuel turn to the priest. “We are gathered here today…”
Since the previous venue did not work out, Sofia and Manuel had to make some lemonade out of the situation. When they chose the Portuguese Soccer Club, I imagine they had their doubts about transforming this space, but with help from Star planner, Oak and Poppy and a little creativity, they managed to make this soccer club look like a 5 star ballroom! It was truly an enchanting evening. Candles flickered on the tables creating a beautiful intimate atmosphere and the chandelier (don’t ask me why there was a chandelier at a soccer club) twinkled above as bride and groom twirled around to share their first dance.
Sofia and Manuel, I can not thank you enough for inviting me to be apart of this beautiful day with you! It was a wedding to remember and I am so happy for you both to finally be married! I wish you many dances in the kitchen, snuggles on the couch, and all the joy your family can handle. Thank you again.- Amanda
Photographer: Amanda MacPhee Studios
Venue: Portuguese Club of Manassas
Planner: Oak & Poppy Event Co.
Caterer: Columbus Grille
Cake/Dessert: Simply Desserts
Videographer: Ty the Knot
Makeup: MCM Beauty
Hair: Brushed Beauty
Rentals & Florals: Anna Farrays