Author Archives: Amanda Marie Goetz

About Amanda Marie Goetz

Growing up on a farm in Central Illinois, I always had a love for people and the outdoors. I dreamt of the day that I could build my life around helping others. I was lucky to meet my husband, Matthew, while getting my marketing degree at the University of Illinois. I was an ACE certified group fitness instructor during college and really found a passion in helping my clients achieve their fitness and weight goals, all while laughing at my corny jokes and just having fun! I knew that I would never be able to stray far from the fitness world. After years of planning corporate events in Chicago, I decided that a move to New York would truly allow me to dive in to the wedding industry. I currently plan weddings all over the US and abroad and am studying to get my ACE Personal Training certification so I can soon train couples and help them achieve their fitness goals while planning their special day. I love what I do and am blessed to meet such amazing people along the way. - Amanda Marie Goetz

Carb loading Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  I am heading to bed early tonight to catch some runner ZZZs before the 2011 More / Fitness Women’s Half Marathon this Sunday. I wish everyone the best of luck this weekend and maybe I will see … Continue reading

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A Superwoman and her superfoods

I hate to admit it but lately I feel like my energy has been zapped. From planning weddings, traveling home to see my new niece and keeping the house running, my workout routine has been struggling to stay a top … Continue reading

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It’s a piece of cake! Or is it?

Happy Monday! It is a rainy day in NYC and I have to confess, there has to be some type of correlation with rain and my sweet tooth. So when I woke up this morning and cuddled with Daisy, all … Continue reading

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Prepare the kilts…tomorrow is St. Patty’s day!

My mother is one of eleven. Nine girls and two boys were born to my Grandma and Grandpa O’Brien. They were your typical Midwest Irish Catholic family. There is even a stained glass window for ‘The O’Brien family’ at the … Continue reading

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Island time and welcome baskets..destination weddings

When it comes to planning a wedding, it may scare you to think about relinquishing all control to a far-away place, trusting a “wedding coordinator” who you have never met and, more importantly, has never met you and your fiance. … Continue reading

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Take a convertible to your wedding, and a limo too!

Last week I was asked to be a part of an amazing photo shoot at the W in Union Square. See pic below. It was surreal to put on another wedding dress 4 years after my wedding day and play the … Continue reading

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Bridal Acronym alert: SDE (same day edit)

I have had multiple brides ask me if they should produce a same day edit and what are their options. A same day edit is when a videographer takes video clips starting from either your rehearsal dinner or when you … Continue reading

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