Monthly Archives: October 2012

Amanda + Brad Layman

We have had the opportunity to work with some amazing couples this year. As we all know, there is a lot of planning up to the wedding day. I am blessed to have the privilege of getting to know these couples up until the BIG day. Honestly sometimes I fall in love with these couples. Amanda and Brad were definitely one of those couples!

When I initially met with Amanda and Brad the year before, they had decided they wanted a unique video to share with their family and friends before the wedding. We decided to produce a story of how they met. Amanda and Brad met in New York but had moved to Wabash recently. So they had been through some big changes in life recently! Amanda’s family has owned a farm and property for many generations. In fact, she had never lived in Wabash up until their recent move. But she had been given the opportunity to live at the farm. Brad knew how important it was to Amanda so he agreed to the move. Take a look at their story…

Amanda + Brad: The Beginning. A story of how they met. from Tommy Vance Productions on Vimeo.

Then, there was the beautiful wedding at the Honeywell House in Wabash, Indiana. The Honeywell House is beautiful for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Amanda chose a rustic, historic theme for the wedding. Most importantly they had many personal touches throughout the ceremony and reception. I also loved that they did not have a large wedding party but instead chose to have their brothers stand with them. Take a look at their wedding day…

Brad + Amanda Layman: Short Film from Tommy Vance Productions on Vimeo.

Amanda and Brad, thank you for allowing us to be part of your day!


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