Ultimate Black Sheep Bride

So grateful for our network of vendors that share stories of selfless love, like the one below! Thank you Lauren Lindley Photography for submitting this gorgeous wedding story to Black Sheep Bride!

‘When a life threatening disease dashed her sister’s Olympic Dreams as a competitive figure skater while in college, Amanda Sanchez saved her best friend’s life by donating a kidney.  This is the kind of person that Amanda is: the ultimate giver.  She is the person that donates her kidneys, her time and her love endlessly to others.  A local Reno news anchor,  Amanda is a strong supporter  of organ donation and animal/veterinary causes.

Years after donating a kidney, Amanda herself found herself in chronic pain.  Frustrated, Amanda saw a number of doctors who were unable to diagnose her problem correctly, until she met Dr. Bruce Crawford.   She was diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful, chronic disease that affects 5 1/2 million women and girls in the USA and Canada, and millions more worldwide.   Bruce referred her to a specialist and to this day, Amanda credits Dr. Peter Lim with saving her life.

There was magic in the silver lining of Amanda’s journey: she fell in love with her doctor.  Amanda and Dr. Bruce Crawford were married in August at the breathtaking Rancharrah in Reno, NV amidst family and friends.’

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They also had more than just a wedding to celebrate this fall: Amanda’s sister, Hillary, was just elected as the Mayor of Reno, NV!

Photographer:  Lauren Lindley Photography//Dress Store:Blue Garter Bridal and Tux//Cake Designer:Delicious Designs Cakes//DJ:Dick Stoddard//Floral Designer:Petal to the Metal//Event Venue:Rancharrah//Caterer:SoDo//

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