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Amanda + Derek Mann


We loved working with Amanda + Derek to make their Big Day as special as they've always dreamed. They were such a sweet, down-to-earth couple and were so amazing to work with during the entire planning process. Continue reading to see Amanda + Derek's story!

"We both happened to pick up serving jobs in college at the same restaurant, Raffertys. We got placed on the same weekly shift together and the rest was history -- we've been together for 4 1/2 years!"

"He planned a 'group trip' with some of our friends to see Zac Brown in West Palm Beach. One night we planned group pictures on the beach and he told me he wanted to go down early to get some pictures of just us two. I laughed because I didn’t know who would be there to take them for us, but went down anyways. Once on the beach he started walking to the left where there was no one to take a photo of us, and I tried pulling him the other way where I saw families who could do so. Finally, he got down on one knee and proposed! Shortly after a photographer came out of hiding who had captured the whole moment!"

"We gave ourselves a longer engagement which was so great for us. We knew we were in no hurry and wanted to really enjoy our engaged season of life together, rather than risking the stress planning a wedding could bring on us. Not to mention, Andrea was available from the very beginning and helped to answer all of our questions and provide recommendations backed by her many years of experience in wedding planning!"

"Can we do it all over?! It was so wonderful to have all of our favorite people in the same room for a day, all to celebrate our love. I laugh back at some of the small silly things that happened and how unbothered I was by them on our wedding day because all that mattered was that at 5pm I’d be walking down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams!"

"My favorite thing about being married is getting to call Derek my husband - it still feels unreal!"


Coordination - Soirees Southern Events - Andrea Barber

Florals + Decor - Soirees Southern Events

Photography - O'Bryant Photography

Videographer - Tyler Gay 

Hair and Make Up - Jes Gay

Cake - Sugartopia

Catering - Luna’s

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