The day was incredibly beautiful and chosen right from the fairy tale dream of Amanda Miller and Rick Williams. Rick and Amanda were married at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, April 2, 2011, on the front lawn of Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, GA, by the Reverend Jay Hanson.
Amanda’s wedding gown was a white strapless, ruched bodice, sweetheart neckline, and dropped waist. A bling gem studded belting was attached at the dropped waistline. The gown was a chic organza with the a-line skirt flaunting plentiful tiers of gathered ruffles. She wore a handmade waist length veil of white tulle and pearls. I thought she was Cinderella on her way to the ball!
Her bridal bouquet was made of white roses and white hydrangeas while the bridesmaids carried pink roses and pink hydrangeas and wore short navy blue bridesmaid dresses. The groom wore a khaki suit, white shirt, and navy blue tie with a white rose boutonniere while his groomsmen wore pink rose bouts with their matching khaki suits.
The 1940 Vintage Limo arrived at the church with Amanda, her parents, Denise and Kyle Roy, her father, Gary Miller, her brother, Kyler Roy, and her maid of honor, Lindsey Flexer, as the 200 member guests were being seated. The 6 honorary bridesmaids, dressed in bright pink dresses greeted the guests as they arrived and handed out program fans and fabric softener sheets to keep the gnats at bay.
As the prelude music began, the mothers and grandmothers were seated. The Minister and Rick, his best men and groomsmen walked to the front and stood in place as they waited for the procession to begin. Each of the bridesmaids proceeded down the aisle walkway and then finally…it was time for the bride to emerge from her carriage! Amanda was escorted by her father, Gary Miller and her step-father, Kyle Roy.
As she stepped from her carriage (the limo), and proceeded down the aisle walkway, her eyes met her handsome groom, Rick. Her beauty was in an aura all around her as she took her last walk as Amanda Miller. As she stood before her groom and both father’s gave her to her prince, the man of her dreams, the minister began the beautiful double ring ceremony. Amanda and Rick also chose to participate in a sand ceremony and each poured sand into one vase, signifying their lives as being single but now coming together as one.
Tears welled in my eyes, as I thought of the last year we had been planning for this day. Every “i” had been dotted and every “t” had been crossed. It all came down to this very moment…It was here. The fairy tale had come true for Rick and Amanda.
Many thanks to Luke Smith of Lone Pine Photography, Miriam of Miller Florist, Foy Stephenson for the reception décor, Gale Carter for Mary Kay makeup, Sharon Gray for hair styling, Justin Henshaw of Island Sound, Brian Justice of Tasteful Temptations, Jessica Owens of Halyard’s for the bartenders, Judy Knight for the Wedding Cakes, Gnats Landing for the rehearsal dinner, Dealven Martin of Martin Vintage Rides, The Casino Atrium, The Village Inn and Pub, Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by the Sea, Jay Hanson of The Chapel, and many others who helped make Amanda and Rick’s fairy tale come true.
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