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Matt and Amber’s Big Fat Backyard Wedding! {Private Residence}

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Matt and Amber by Cynthia Ahr Photography

Matt and Amber are the most down to earth, spiritual people we have had the opportunity to work with. Plus they are just too cute! We just adore them and their love and commitment to each other and to God. I’m not going to lie, we got teary eyed during the ceremony. They are humble, kind, passionate and full of love. Their wedding took place last August in a family friends backyard, it was such a beautiful home. The Ceremony took place in the backyard, the Cocktail Hour in the front yard (while the back was being flipped for the Reception) and then the Reception back in the backyard.

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Matt and his groomsmen by Cynthia Ahr Photography

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Amber and her bridesmaids by Cynthia Ahr Photography

Amber and Matt wanted to include everyone in their wedding. To date, they have had the largest ceremony processional we have ever seen. When couples tell us their wedding party is big, we always ask how big because no one has beat their wedding yet. Totally: 36. We had 8 family members to be seated, 28 wedding party members (5 Junior Bridesmaids, 10 Bridesmaids, 10 Groomsmen, 2 Flower girls and 1 Ring bearer) and then the two of them. What we loved about this wedding was how in depth the ceremony was. It wasn’t just “let’s get it over with”, it was intimate, meaningful and spiritual. They didn’t want to exclude anyone, hence the larger wedding party. Anyone and everyone they loved they wanted there and a part of it all. During the Ceremony they had 4 friends (who have amazing talents and voices) sing and play music for different parts of the ceremony. They had a reading and then communion for everyone, not just the two of them. It was one of the nicest Ceremonies we have been a part of.

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Matt and Amber by Cynthia Ahr Photography

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Matt, Amber and all their wedding party by Cynthia Ahr Photography

Did we mention how awesome their family and guests were?? Both sets of parents were so incredibly nice and accommodating. They have raised some amazing children. They are so close and caring of each other, it was just nice to see.

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Matt and Amber by Cynthia Ahr Photography

These pictures in the post were by Cynthia of Cynthia Ahr Photography. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. The pictures totally captured the essence of Matt and Amber. The picture with her walking barefoot and Matt holding her train described them perfectly in my opinion. He is very caring and loving of her and she is free spirited (I don’t think she wore shoes the whole night). Love it! Oh and the sunflowers, lots of sunflowers which were very fitting of them.

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Man down! Man down! Who care's I caught it! by Cynthia Ahr Photography

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Matt and his winning groomsmen! by Cynthia Ahr Photography

Overall we just loved being a part of their wedding and so grateful we had some time to get to know them and their family. I wanted to end the post and thank them for letting us be a part of their special day and with some really fun pictures!

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Dancing! by Cynthia Ahr Photography

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Dancing! by Cynthia Ahr Photography

Wedding Song Choices:

Seating of Family: Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by the Vitamin String Quartet
Wedding Party: Same
Bridal Processional: Unchained Melody by Romantic Strings
Communion: Song performed by band (Come, Thou Fount of Every BLessing
Recessional: Accidentally in Love by the Counting Crows
Wedding Party Intros: Best of My Love by the Emotions
Bride and Groom Intro: Love Like This by Natasha Beddingfeild and Sean Kingston
Cake Cutting: Falling for You by Colbie Caillat
First Dance: Crazy Love by Michael Buble
Father/Daughter: If you Want to Sing, Sing Out by Cat Stevens
Mother/Son: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Money Dance: Money Talks by AC/DC, If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies
Garter Removal: Can’t Get Enough of Your Love by Barry White
Garter Toss: You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
Bouquet Toss: Somebody to Love by the Glee Cast
Last Dance: A Whole New World from Aladdin

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

How did you Light It Up Blue yesterday? This is how Sound Image Entertainment did…

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Just a few pictures from National Autism Awareness Day!

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

Light it up BLUE! April is Autism Awareness Month. The kids helping out.

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April is Autism Awareness Month – Tweet it, Share it, (+) it, Pin it!

Sound Image Entertainment - Autism AwarenessAutism is something near and dear to our hearts here at Sound Image Entertainment. We have many friends and even family members that are affected by Autism. For those of you that don’t know what Autism is, here is a wonderful description from Autismspeaks.org:

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.”

Some scary stats show how that in the 1970’s Autism was 1 in 10,000 children and now it’s 1 in 88 children. That is terrifying. AutismSpeaks.com reports, “By comparison, this is more children than are affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.”

We here at Sound Image Entertainment want to give back and bring awareness to Autism. It may not be much but every effort counts. For all of our events we book in the month of April we will be giving 10% of our booking fees to AutismSpeaks.org. We hope to bring more education and support in fighting Autism. Please join us in the fight for Autism! If you are not needing to book a DJ, you can always donate your time or money directly to AutismSpeaks.org here.

Help spread the word also: Tweet it, Share it, Like it, (+) it and Pin this post to help to spread the word about Autism Awareness month!