THE WEDDING PARTY
the bridal party
JENNIFER - MAID OF HONOR
Jen and Amanda have known each other since freshman year of high school - they actually met in line while waiting for orientation packets. Although Jen later attended college in San Fran, upon graduating, she moved back down to LA, then home to OC where she and Amanda became closer. They both enjoy attending blogger/influencer events together and also own a handcrafted accessories company called Whim Things. They share a love for good food, shopping and travel - having visited Seoul, Korea and Hong Kong together. Jen also got Amanda hooked on Korean skincare and beauty products. Jen currently resides in LA and is beauty blogger, as well as a creative recruiter for Aquent.
ANGEL - MATRON OF HONOR
Angel and Amanda met in French class during high school, and Angel was a big supporter of Amanda's dance career, attending many of her performances. Amanda and Angel both used to work at Hollister but maybe only worked 1 shift together. Angel currently splits her time between China and California, and also has a natural personal care line, (N)attitude, with her husband. Her daughter Olivia is the flower girl and her son is the ring bearer. Angel even witnessed the beginning courtship between Amanda and Scott. Scott had just left for the U.K. and Amanda was in Las Vegas with Angel and her family, so they heavily "facetimed" each other and Angel thought it was entertaining watching Amanda try to make herself "look good" for Scott.
MICHELLE - BRIDESMAID
Michelle and Amanda attended high school together. Amanda always admired Michelle for her edgy style, taste in music and fun attitude. She distinctly remembered visiting Michelle's home and being in awe of her punk/alternative rock cd collection. They had yearbook class together where they got to know each other better and worked on two issues together. They attended the same college, UCI, but became closer post college when everyone would get together for mutual friends' birthdays or special occasions. Amanda is also in Michelle's bridal party for her upcoming wedding in July. Michelle resides in LA with her fiancé and works in social services. Michelle is also a fantastic photographer and looking to get back into practicing her craft again soon.
KAISA - BRIDESMAID
Amanda and Kaisa met while riding the school bus from the Irvine Spectrum Center to their high school. Kaisa always had the most adventurous stories to tell, and Amanda always thought she was this blonde surfer goddess from Laguna Beach. Both got closer after college when everyone would get together to celebrate birthdays and holidays. Amanda was especially thrilled to get to travel to Carmel, CA to see Kaisa marry her best friend Brian. They now reside in South OC with their two cats and their first baby, daughter Evie! Amanda couldn't be more excited and over the moon for this next stage in her (and her husband's) lives. Amanda praises Kaisa for her cooking skills (she makes a mean zucchini spaghetti and bean/yam burger).
JACQUII - BRIDESMAID
Jacquii is from Sydney, Australia and first met Amanda virtually through blogging. Then they happen to be attending New York Fashion Week during the same season so they made plans to meet up. When they first met, it felt as if they had known each other for years - since then they have been inseparable (as much as possible). Both Jacquii and Amanda are obsessed with Disney, and even met in Orlando, FL to embark on a Walt Disney World adventure for the weekend. Jacquii studied abroad in the states during college and whenever she comes to visit her college friends now, she typically plans an extended layover in CA so that she can stay near and go to Disneyland. Amanda started 'staycationing' with Jacquii whenever she would come visit. Jacquii is the ultimate jetsetter and continues to write for various publications as well as her own blog Couture Caddy.
KELLY - BRIDESMAID
Kelly is Scott's younger sister. Amanda gets along well with Kelly because they can team up and tease Scott about all sorts of things. Kelly also digs up the best childhood photos of Scott (which is amusing). She is one of the hardest working and determined people that Amanda knows. In May, Kelly graduated from California Baptist University with a master's degree in Nursing and currently works as a R.N. at Saddleback Memorial. She loves the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and is quite the beer enthusiast (she knows all the best breweries to visit for tastings). Amanda is extremely excited to gain a sister and continuing to gang up on Scott with Kelly.
TRANG - BRIDESMAID
Amanda actually met Trang through a high school ex-boyfriend. They later became closer and good friends as they attended the same college, UCI. Trang and Amanda bonded over their love for yummy food, photographing pretty places and thrift shopping. They've even traveled to NYC together. Trang currently resides in LA and works for Trader Joes as a buyer. Amanda used to love coming over to Trang's house during college, as Trang always had the best Trade Joes groceries and was (well still is) a hell of a cook. One of Amanda's favorites dishes that Trang has made is a Thai soup dish, Khao Soi. They also enjoy going to beach and on hikes together.
olivia + Lila | Flowergirls
Olivia is Angel's 6 year old daughter (but somehow manages to have the maturity and logic of an adult at times). Amanda has loved and cherished this little girl since the day she was born and it means so much that she will be apart of the wedding as a flower girl - she has already been practicing her walk and flower tossing down the aisle. Olivia has the biggest imagination and always seems to make the world feel like a better place when you're with her.
Dearest Lila is Scott's Best Man Jason's soon to be 3-year-old. She has the biggest heart and she makes your own heart melt at first sight. She is adorable, fun and sassy; bringing so much joy to everyone's lives. Amanda can't wait to have Lila be apart of the wedding as a flower girl.
SNAPS WITH THE LADIES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
the groom's party
Jason | Best Man
Jason and Scott have known each other since the beginning of high school. They both share a love for poker, watching football, and enjoying craft beers (Jason even knows how to brew his own beer). In high school, they both played on the same soccer team and were inseparable outside of school ("IOTH" for life). Following high school, Jason and Scott attended Cal State Fullerton, lived together as college roomies and played basketball together. Jacon married the love of his life, Elyse; and Scott was honored to be apart of their wedding day. Even though Jason is now in Colorado, they continue to stay in touch and Scott is thrilled to have Jason as his Best Man. Jason's daughter Lila will also be apart of the wedding as a flower girl.
Scotty | Groomsman
Scotty is the second funniest guy in Scott's circle of friends....Scott is the first, obviously. Who are we kidding, Scotty is the funniest guy in the friend group. He always knows how to make Scott laugh, and has been doing so since high school. Their friendship continues to grow through their love of soccer; to this day Scotty is one of Scott's most loyal friends.
Kurt | Groomsman
If there's one word to describe Scott and Kurt's relationship...it's "Vegas". Their friendship flourished post high school, and leading into adulthood. They've spent many a trips to Las Vegas and other local casinos; and although Kurt now lives in Texas, they continually keep in touch through trip planning....usually to Vegas. Also, Scott now has a reason to travel to Texas and wrangle water "mocs" with Kurt.
Derek | Groomsman
Derek and Scott have really bonded throughout the years through playing soccer, video games and beer pong. Scott was very honored to be apart of Derek's wedding, and is excited that Derek can now be apart of his big day. Derek and his wife Melissa reside in Orange County and are expecting their first child together.
Brendan | Groomsman
Brendan is Amanda's younger brother. He expressed to Amanda that he actually never took a liking to any of Amanda's boyfriends until he met and got to know Scott. Although Scott and Brendan may not have many things in common, Scott can at least have a good conversation and engage with Brendan. He is thrilled to have Brendan in the wedding and also gain a brother.
Greg | GROOMSMEN
Greg and Scott were roommates in Newport Beach a few years back when Scott first started dating Amanda. They've also traveled together to places like England and Germany over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Greg is getting married to Laura this upcoming October and Scott is super excited to be apart of their special day.
This little handsome man is the newest addition to Angel's family. When he was an infant, Amanda would refer to him as a dinosaur because of the many sounds resembling the prehistoric creatures. Scott and Amanda can't wait to have his rambuctious personality walking down the aisle.