Amanda and Paul’s

Wedding Team

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The Story

Amanda and Paul first met while they were sophomores at Loras College in the spring of 2012. For their first date they went to dinner at a restaurant in downtown Dubuque called Crust and then went out to a party

On a trip to Colorado, Paul proposed after they made it to the top of a mountain. Paul suggested they take one more photo with their Go-Pro, instead he started recording a video, capturing the entire proposal.

The moment they loved most from their wedding day was their first look; which was followed by an intimate letter reading to each other. It was a very important and meaningful part of the day.

Paul says, “There was never one defining moment that I knew Amanda was the one. I just knew from the moment we began dating that I never wanted to spend my life without her and I pictured her in every aspect of my future. She was always the one!”

Amanda says, “The moment that sticks out to me knowing that I loved Paul and that he was "the one" was when he first met my family. I remember walking outside and even though he had just met everyone, he was already talking, laughing, and fitting right in with my dad and grandpa. I was just hoping they'd all like each other, but it was so amazing seeing them mesh so well! I knew Paul was The One at that moment.”

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I'm not quite sure where to begin describing our love, gratitude, and admiration for Monawar Studios. When a friend passed along their name, I watched 1 wedding film of theirs and knew we had to book them. I've been watching (& crying at!) wedding films for quite awhile but there was something different about them that caught our eye, and my heart. We reached out and Arsalan made us feel excited and loved from the 1st email we received from him and we just knew this was going to be an amazing experience with them.. and boy we were right :) We booked Monawar Studios basically before we solidified our date and venue! Arsalan was fantastic with our engagement photos, communication, and him and Krystal did so well with creating our timeline for the day. Our wedding day was 100000% perfect and they played a huge role in making it go so smooth. Arsalan, Krystal, & Dan are so sweet, professional, creative, TALENTED(!!), and truly passionate about what they do. They made our dream wedding day come to life and we are going to treasure these photos and film for the rest of our lives. I feel so lucky that we have this friendship with them and I cannot wait to spread the word and love for them for years to come <3


the bride




five stars

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