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!