what a stunning wedding to be apart of. amanda and kush had their big day at the casa monica hotel in downtown st. augustine. amanda, gotta love her, definitely has a thing for shoes (which i totally documented). she and her bridesmaids got ready in a lovely suite, while the groom and groomsmen got dressed at a house on the island. i loved capturing their big day because they’re such a unique couple that you can tell are so in love, happy, and are going to last (am i allowed to say that?). either way, it’s true. kush is from albania, so a lot of his family flew in for the big day. what i loved is that amanda surprised everyone, including kush, by learning albanian just so she could give a toast at the reception in her husband’s native language! although i couldn’t understand a word of what she said, you could tell his family was moved (especially by all the cheering and tears!). the reception was one of the more energetic dance parties i’ve shot. the dj played a variety of american / albanian music, i told one of the bridesmaids she should be on dancing with the stars (she was amazing!), and kush was even lifted up on a chair for a dance! i could go on and on about this beautiful wedding. congratulations, amanda and kush! enjoy the photos!