Now this is the kind of news I like to report. One of my fave things to do on a Saturday afternoon is to read wedding announcements in the local newspaper. They are the single girl’s sports page, ya know. :)

Scott & Amanda Speed's wedding, 7.18.09, (c) Pixelcrisp (Courtesy of Red Bull Racing Team)You’ll notice that I haven’t said boo about Jeremy Mayfield’s drug test issues, mostly because it’s so freaking depressing.

Weddings and babies are so much more positive and hopeful. Hearing some dude call his stepmother a whore is not.

Congratulations to Scott and Amanda Speed who were married this past Saturday, July 18th in North Carolina. I love the wedding photo, don’t you? :)

Scott Andrew Speed, 26, said “I do” on Saturday as he tied the knot with Amanda Smith Mathis during a black-and-white ceremony and reception at the 55-acre Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The couple got engaged in November 2008 and made it official, even writing their own vows, in front of 120 of their closest family and friends.

“Scott was really excited to have all his friends and family there from all over the world,” Amanda Speed said. “We had a ton of fun. I don’t think he was ever nervous, though. He got a little choked up during the vows and the first dance.”

As for the first dance, it came to Jordin Sparks’ “No Air.” As for the honeymoon, the Speeds will travel to the Caribbean during the off week in August.

(photo credit: (c) Pixelcrisp (Courtesy of Red Bull Racing Team)