I love a coastal beach wedding and tattooed bride Amanda and husband Alex’s is no exception. From Tampa wedding photographer We Are The Portos comes their gorgeous day, filled with family and friends. I had the chance to speak to Phil of We Are The Portos about Amanda and Alex’s day..
I, Phil, have known Alex for years through the hardcore music scene. In a scene full of guys with chips on their shoulders or just sketchy, Alex has always been one of the most sincere dudes I know. He is a stand up guy and when I started to see from a far his love for Amanda, I couldn’t help being excited for him. Speaking to Amanda over text and phone calls from the time we got hired to the day of the wedding, proved that Alex found the perfect bride for himself.
The atmosphere of the day was great. Alex was nervous as he was getting ready, but in a middle school boy asking a girl to the dance kind of nervous. Amanda and her girls were having a great time at the hotel listening to early 2000’s rap and popping bottles.
The family and friends truly made it a really fun atmosphere. Everyone was easy to get a long with and when one bottle is being passed around for everyone to drink, you know they are enjoying themselves.
Our advice to all our couples is make the day about you guys. Details, decorations, dresses, etc… are all great, but the most important thing is to remember who you get to marry. Just enjoy the day above all things. Celebrate with friends and family but do not alter your day to please others. It is about the bride and groom, everyone else should be honored to be invited to be part of something so amazing.
I love Amanda and Alex’s wedding, especially the pastel coral and turquoise cakes and sweets! Thank you to them both and to Phil of We Are The Portos for sharing with Marry Me Ink today.