Rock Island Lake Club: Amanda and Dan’s Wedding

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Amanda and Dan’s love story began over a shared love for horses and the rodeo. Miss Rodeo New Jersey, Amanda, was doing a lap on her horse at the famous Cowtown Rodeo, when she was stopped by her boyfriend, Dan. Little did Amanda know that this would be the last time she would get off her horse as Dan’s girlfriend. After telling Amanda that she was his best friend (while down on one knee), Dan asked Amanda to marry him. The crowd at the Cowtown Rodeo cheered, and so began Amanda and Dan’s wedding planning.
Amanda and Dan planned a beautiful wedding, which was held at the Rock Island Lake Club. Nestled in Sparta, NJ, the Rock Island Lake Club is a beautiful rustic location perfect for this rodeo-loving bride and groom.

For the ceremony, the couple selected a variety of love songs that spanned across several musical genres, such as “At Last” by Etta James, “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, and “Makin Plans” by Miranda Lambert. The bride was soon escorted down the aisle by her father, Rick, to “She’s Got This Thing About Her” by Chris Young.
After the ceremony, Amanda and Dan’s parents kicked off the festivities and entered the ballroom to “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac. The bridal party followed their lead and made their grand entrance to Bruno Mars’ smash hit “Uptown Funk”. Guests then took their seats and enjoyed a delicious meal while a mix of country music played in the background.

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After dinner, it was Tush Push time (aka line dancing). Our country bride, Amanda opened the dance floor up and got everyone line dancing to Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night”. After a couple rounds of Tush Push and country grooving and shaking, it was time for the garter and bouquet toss. But instead of tossing the two, Amanda and Dan opted for something a little more heartfelt and a little less traditional.

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Amanda, stood center stage on the dance floor and gave a short heartfelt speech in honor of her and Dan’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were announced to the dance floor to celebrate and acknowledge their 35 years of marriage and Mr. and Mrs. Cipully to celebrate their 31 year. Both sets of parents were asked to share a dance to a custom mix of their wedding songs, “We’ve Only Just Begun” by the Carpenters and “Here, There, Everywhere” by the Beatles.


The night of country music and family celebrations soon came to an end, but this beautiful couple created memories that will last them lifetimes. Congratulations, Amanda and Dan! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!


Photos compliments of KSS Photography

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