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Amanda’s Antics – The Tattooed Bride Journal

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Remember the Facebook competition where I got you wonderful readers to choose the next tattooed bride blogger? Well your voting did not go amiss! Today I get to introduce you (properly) to Amanda – Marry Me Ink’s bride-to-be. 

I’m excited that Amanda will be writing her monthly wedding related antics for you all to journey through with her! Therefore – I’m going to hand over to the beautiful Amanda straight away!

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Reyna and from now until October 18th I will be wowing you with my dream wedding ideas! Hopefully I’ll be executing on some of those ideas too ;). I’m 24 years old and come from a rather large family. My parents have been split up since I was about 3 so I do not remember them being together. I have one sister with my mom and 3 brothers with my dad. I love my family more than anything and in my spare time I like hanging out with them and helping run our non-profit called Zac’s Friendship House. ZFH is something my dad and stepmom started after my little brother Zac passed away last year. ZFH keeps me pretty busy but I love it. My most recent tattoo is one just for Zac. Love you buddy. Wish you were here to share this experience with our family but I know you are with us in spirit every day. 


I have been out in the “real world” for about a year now. I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in December of 2012 with a degree in Communications, concentrating in public relations. I also have minors in advertising and marketing. Shortly after graduating I started working for an IT research and advisory company in Fort Myers, FL and just absolutely love it. I am a very competitive and goal-oriented individual who is driven by results. I really have found a great place that challenges me and lets me be myself all while have fun. That’s me at work. At home on the other hand…I can sort of be all over the place lol. I’m extremely organized with most things, but others like my closet, directions, laundry, remembering name…eh, not so much. I’m hoping wedding planning is one of the areas I can stay organized with. If not, oh well it will still be a fun ride. Glad you have all decided to join me on my journey!

My fiancé Jared and I met while working together at Best Buy back in 2008. We were both in relationships at the time and nothing happened right away. We became really good friends for a couple years and then one day everything just changed. Long story short in 2010 our friendship turned into more and on Christmas Eve of 2013 he proposed!

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A Huge Family Wedding In Florida – Fontes & Tony


I didn’t really think too much about my tattoos actually. What did keep going through my head was something my Mom said to me when I got my chest tattooed:
“I wish you would slow down a little, imagine what it will all look like in a wedding dress”


How gorgeous is tattooed bride Fontes? I love the wedding of her and husband Tony which took place at the Legacy Harbour and Marina in Fort Myers, Florida with photography from NikkiMayDay.

“The highlight for both of us was not so much the day, as the whole week.”


Neither of us are from Florida, so both sides of our family came and stayed with us in a beach house on Captiva Island. Fourteen “strangers” lived together in for a week, and became one big family. It made our wedding day incredibly special because there were no “sides”. Everyone was already so comfortable with one another that they were free to have a great time. The staff at the marina commented that they couldn’t tell our families apart. It was exactly what we wanted, not so much the “look” as much as the energy we created.


The most common themed detail of our wedding was the Frangipani flower. Tony brought me one off the tree from the back yard on our first date ( I still have it). Its a very sentimental tree for Tony and his family. When we started planning, I dried the flowers that were falling off the tree. I really had no idea what I was going to do with them. Last minute I glued some to bobbi pins and had them put in my hair. We also had them put on our wedding cake.

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A Graffiti, Rock and Roll Wedding in Pennsylvania – Meghann & Rick


Today’s wedding takes places in both a theatre and a lighthouse! It’s super awesome, also there’s a bespoke graffiti piece that was designed for Meghann & Rick. With photography from NikkiMayDay Photography, I’m excited to share with you Meghann & Rick’s story!


I met Rick on my first day when I started working at a local Juvenile Detention Facility. We worked with teenage boys and girls who had mental health and drug and alcohol issues. We stayed friends for a few years, and then when we were out with co-workers one night, we started hitting it off and realized that there was some attraction. We dated for about 3 years, and then he proposed on my birthday! 


“Having a whole room of friends and family and people who care about you is an amazing rush!”


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