Thursday, March 8, 2007

Chris and Amanda, One Final Thought: Perfection

We loved our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and we would never had haven it any other way, starting it off in the temple was perfect! Having the ring ceremony was perfect! The poems our sisters (Chris' sisters Kelcey and Sam) read were perfect! The song our brother in-law (Raymond) wrote and sang with his wife (Amanda's sister Jamie) was perfect! The food, which was our favorite pumpkin pie, cheese cake, and a chocolate fountain were perfect! The cake that Amanda's sisters' made was absolutely beautiful and perfect and we never could have bought a better one! It was so different and ours and perfect! Getting to have that special day with my special someone was absolutely PERFECT!
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Love,
Amanda

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21 Comments:

At March 8, 2007 at 12:02 PM , Anonymous Anita said...

I'm glad you're happy about it..you seemed kinda stressed out before hand..hope all is well!! Oh and by the way..I'm 20 and have almost been married two years..and I'm so glad there's a show like this..because it shows people that teenagers can make a marriage work. It's definitely a different kind of marriage than adults but it's wonderful all the same!

 
At March 9, 2007 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Chantelle said...

My husband and I are LDS. My father’s parents are not LDS. When we got married in the Fresno temple, they had a fit. They couldn't understand the importance of the covenants that are made only in the temple. Here we are four years later never happier. I am glad you both stood your ground through such a hard situation. Your wedding was beautiful. Congrats to you both!

 
At March 10, 2007 at 2:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm from Belgium. I saw your show on the MTV site and I thought it was really special and unique. I can feel your love from across the ocean!
S. xxx

 
At March 10, 2007 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello i respect your wishes with chris your so beatuful and i think you should'nt let anyone get in your way

 
At March 10, 2007 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello

 
At March 12, 2007 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

your wedding was beautiful and you 2 never looked any happier. im 2o and getting married in august to the man i love. i hope you have a wounderful life together
ashlee

 
At March 12, 2007 at 5:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched your wedding, and ceremony on t.v and I thought that they we wonderful ideas. Although both of your families have different religions, you made it work. You should have kept in mind though that it was YOUR wedding, but chris is part of your life too, and that his family would be yours too. I'm glad you decided to have the ring ceremony :)

 
At March 13, 2007 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

My husband and I were married in the Nauvoo, IL temple. It was so beautiful and it was wonderful having my brother and sister there with their spouses, and my parents and his parents. It was hard not having my other two sisters there and my husbands brother not there, because of the decisions that they made in their life. It made it better seeing them at the reception and know that they were still happy, even though they couldn't be there for the wedding.

 
At March 13, 2007 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all i want to say congrats!! hey yall i just wanted to tell you that ive watched every episode but yalls is my favorite! people are always telling me and my fiance' that we're too young, its so irritating. i'm 18 and hes about to be 18! anyway yall are so amazing and just so WOW!! yalls ring ceremony was beautiful, and your dress was beautiful too! anyway yall are inspiring and amazing people! stay strong!

~Rachael

 
At March 13, 2007 at 9:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys were my favorite couple by far!!! and your wedding was just lovely (i loved your flowers :) it is clear to the whole world how much you love each other! you are such an amazing and inspiring couple!!!! good luck!

ps. your husband's lisp is adorable! ;)

 
At March 14, 2007 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome update! Very mature. I am a Memeber of the LDS faith too. My twin had to marry in the temple with the same problem of the inlaws not being happy about not being allowed inthe temple 25 years ago. Some things never change. :) I think 25 years later they adore their daughter in law and understand now the faith they felt was rude was really jsut sacred. Good luck.

 
At March 14, 2007 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

U guys r sooooo cute!!! i respect ur wishes and i think its wonderful tht chris converted to be with u amanda. im catholic and any guy that would convert to be with me is the guy i would definately want 2 be with him!!!!!!!

 
At March 14, 2007 at 2:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense but you were the most whying bride I've seen u didnt even know any of the questions about chris. it seems like you guys just wanted to get married to get married.

 
At March 15, 2007 at 3:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, I don't think you were whining at all, these shorts clips into the planning don't account for unknown stresses and wants of the couples.

Second, The person who commented on your Husband's so called "lisp" obviously has no class, like the two of you.

 
At March 16, 2007 at 3:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris and Amanda, why wern't you on the follow up episode??? It seemed like every other MTV couple was! Are you still together? You both are by far my favorite couple and I am so sad I didn't get so see how your marriage was going!!

 
At March 17, 2007 at 1:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your wedding was simply adorable! Seeing all of the pictures you took made me very happy. Also, I am very glad that you guys chose to stick with your faith! Good for you....

 
At March 19, 2007 at 12:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was 19 when I got married and my husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in December. I think one advantage of marrying young is that you can grow and mature TOGETHER.

I think the two of you can make it work if you remember that marriage is give and take. I was a little put off by Amanda's callousness towards Chris' family and the fact that she didn't seem to care about their feelings and the fact that they weren't welcome in the temple to see the ceremony. If the shoe was on the other foot, I bet your attitude would have been different.

Amanda cried over having to do the ring ceremony. Why? Then she was upset when Chris' sisters wanted to read a poem. Why again? That's all these people asked for since they weren't welcome in the temple, I don't think that was too much to ask. I'll chalk it up to immaturity.

I do wonder about future conflicts when children are in the picture. Will there be future ceremonies where Chris' family won't be welcome again?

I commend Chris' mom for being a real trooper. I have three sons and I would be crushed if I were ever to find myself in her position.

You two looked very happy on the show and I hope your marriage makes the long haul. Just remember that there is always room for compromise, don't be afraid to say you are sorry and never go to bed mad. :-)

Good Luck!

 
At March 26, 2007 at 9:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think what the post before this doesn't take into consideration that a wedding is about the bride and the groom and not the extended families. The ceremony marks the begin of there life together not the beging of there life together with the in-law's. Otherwise, we should probably get the in-laws rings and have them take the wedding vow's as well.

Listen, I have 3 kids that mean the world to me and I would love to be a part of their wedding but that's not my choice. My wants and needs are not what is important when my kids get married. It's their day not mine. I've alreay had my wedding.

Bottom line is this, you two have your own identy now. Base your marriage on how you see fit because if you spend all your time trying to please other, you won't have any time to please each other.

Best of luck!

 
At March 28, 2007 at 2:14 PM , Anonymous Joana said...

Amanda I just wanted to say that I thought your dress was beautiful! Its a good example of the dress I want when I get married.
God bless you both!

 
At April 25, 2007 at 4:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to say that you two are troopers. My mother's grandparents are not members and they are not happy about the temple thing, but I say... let em throw fits! They'll understand later! Your wedding was beautiful! And I can totally see you frustration! I sincerely hope you two have an amazing life and eternity!

 
At June 18, 2007 at 3:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I first wanted to say that you guys are so cute together and your wedding was so beautiful! Second I would like to tell you that I am also LDS and t othe lady who was talking about you to getting married in the temple without his parents was none of her business and the covents that you make in the temple are sacred and if you are not worhty you shouldn't be there! And at least you had the ring ceremony to for them to come to. She dosen't know the whole situation so she should not be saying anything!! Keep strong with your religon and don't worry what other people think, it is all about you and your husband! Good luck in the future

 

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