How they met

Amanda and Robert met at a bar in Sunnyvale.  It’s funny because the bar was one that neither of them had ever been to before, even though they had requented Sunnyvale a ton with friends.  Especially since they both lived in San Jose (a stone’s throw away).

Rob was wingman for a friend of his that night.  Amanda and her shortest bridesmaid was playing my wingman.   I should note that both Rob and Amanda are very tall.

Rob was wearing his San Jose State University shirt and Amanda was currently attending the very same college.   Something that got them talking to eachother that night, an ice breaker, was that Amanda’s wing(wo)man was only 4’11” and Rob is 6’6″.  As you might guess, there was a lot of posing them together to view the major difference in height.

They all partied hard that evening and the rest is history!

Their Engagement Story

Rob proposed to Amanda at home after cooking a delicious steak dinner with a bottle of wine from a winery They weren’t able to visit while vacationing in Napa Valley (they couldn’t visit because they have a strict no children policy – so you know it’s fancy lol).

Amanda had a feeling something was up because when she got home he was wearing a shirt AND pants!! He typically only wears basketball shorts at home.  As They were enjoying dinner, he said, “well, you know, it’s like a bouquet of flowers – it’s whats on the inside that counts”…..

Amanda gave him the weirdest look, like he was making no sense. He reached for the beautiful bouquet centerpiece he had bought specially for the occasion and pulled out the rose in the middle. Attached to that rose was the ring! He got down on one knee and said he wanted to grow old with her and asked if she would be his wife forever & always. ♥️♥️

Best Date Night

Amanda and Rob has the hardest time picking just one as they do so many wonderful things!!!  The one that stands out when they filled out their questionairre is when they were vacationing on the island of Kauai. They had a ground level condo with a nearly beach front patio. Rob crushed up the left over corn flakes and used them to make a pan-fried crusted fish fillet meal. They ate a romantic sunset dinner on the patio complete with “home-cooked” meal, red wine, candles, and the ocean view!  That’s hard to beat!

Things they love to do with each other

  • Travel
  • Dine out
  • Watch Game of Thrones
  • Enjoy local sporting events

Jen’s favorite memory

A few of my favorite things at any wedding is photographing the details (her dress, shoes, rings, etc.), seeing the brides wedding dress, and seeing the groom face when he sees her at a first look.

Beyond those above, my favorite memory at Amanda and Rob’s wedding day was the fact that both Amanda and Rob were super easy going and very calm.  Amanda’s only outwardly facing nerves popped up just before their first look.  Amanda said, “oh my” while putting her hand on her heart.  She mentioned butterflies, which melted my heart.

The other thing I loved was their son Brennan who was running down a hill with his friends, getting served cake by his parents after they had their first bit after cutting the cake, and sitting with his parents at their sweatheart table.  As a mom, I absolutely loved seeing how attentive both Rob and Amanda were to him the whole evening even thought it was their special day.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer:  Jen Vazquez Photography

Venue:  Coyote Ranch, in Coyote, California (between San Jose & Morgan Hill)

Coordinator/Planner:  Liz Kim of Smitten Kiss Wedding and Events

Florals:  City Blossoms Floral Design

Hair & Makeup:  Charismatic Bride

Bride’s Dress:  Oleg Cassini at David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses:  David’s Bridal

Groom/Groomsmen Tux/Suit:  Men’s Wearhouse

Catering:  Coyote Ranch

Cake:   I Do Wedding Cakes

DJ:  Alvin of Soundworks

Wait staff:  Epicurean

Rentals:  Chairs by Williams Party Rentals and Dishes, glasses, stemware by Unica

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