Amy & Dave
June 26, 2010 at the W Hotel in Seattle
When Amy's father unexpectedly passed away eight days before her wedding, focusing on her smiling groom at the end of the aisle carried her through the pain. "Just knowing I had the man of my dreams waiting for me was all I needed," Amy, 30, says. The couple's reception was relaxed and fun, with plenty of dancing, games and laughter from their guests. "I had people telling me how their husbands don't normally dance, but that night they were," Amy says. The couple both describe the affair as "surreal." Amy, a receptionist at a dentist office, and 32-year-old Dave, co-owner of Elite Fitness Training in Bellevue, live in the East Renton Highlands.
Favorite moment: Although neither is Jewish, Amy and Dave decided to do the traditional hora dance after witnessing the fun at a friend's wedding. "I was laughing so hard and trying to hold my chair so tight, so I wouldn't go flying off!" Amy says. "It was a fun surprise for our guests." Dave proudly adds, "That was my idea!"