Amanda Hudson Beck &
Stephen Smith Cody
September 4, 2016 ● Sacramento, Calif. ● Photographed by Julie Skarratt
Though most couples go on their honeymoon after the wedding, sometimes things happen in reverse. Such was the case for Amanda and Stephen, who traveled in September 2015 to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for a combined wedding and honeymoon in the South Pacific. One year later, the couple celebrated their nuptials before friends and family at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. The bride, in a dress by designer Amy Kuschel, was walked down the aisle by her father, Dr. William Reynolds Beck. She carried a bouquet of hydrangea, ginger, bougainvillea, Aranda orchids, spray and garden roses, stock, and Italian ruscus. The bridesmaids wore Ralph Lauren. The journalist and news anchor Elizabeth Farnsworth, a close friend, delivered heartfelt remarks during the ceremony and broke the news that Amanda was 20 weeks pregnant—with a girl. The couple delighted guests with a first dance to Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl” before dinner and dancing.