When Amanda and AJ first started dating, their chemistry was undeniable….even though she is a Nole and he is a Gator! Their common interests overruled their loves for rival state universities; much like their common love for country music. In fact, they got engaged at a Brad Paisley concert (where Brad himself witnessed the proposal and asked them to come up on stage!) Check out some of my faves from their Tampa wedding! One of the first things I noticed when we arrived was Amanda’s FSU garter and the Gator cufflinks that she got for AJ. Being that their wedding was on the UF/FSU game, this was pretty appropriate (and yes…I TIVO’ed the game and was supposed to be in social media lock-down so I could be surprised when I got home. Needless to say, that did not happen- but I was more than thrilled with the outcome! AJ was thrilled, too….but Amanda….not so much!) Amanda’s beautiful wedding dress, that she “blinged” up a bit! The bride and her bridesmaids as they prepped! The stunning bride-to-be! The many faces of AJ…as he does some last minute preps before the ceremony. One of the unique personal touches that Amanda had planned for the wedding was this picture of her bridesmaids that she texted over to AJ. While I was capturing Amanda and the girls….. Patrick was capturing the guys’ reactions. The bride and her bridesmaids and groom and his groomsmen awaiting the ceremony….but we timed it perfectly so no one saw the other! Amanda’s bouquet, which had images of AJ’s mom and Dad to honor them, and her pretty bling! The wedding ceremony: The bride and groom with their crazy fun bridal party! And the guys, in complete jealousy over Amanda’s guns! (She is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleader, so the girl gets a workout!) The reception at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center: The bride and groom- an absolutely stunning couple!! The couple’s first dance was so sweet and heartfelt. The “house divided” Florida/Florida State groom’s cake made me smile. All the guests made sure to show which team they were rooting for as they danced the night away! And one more image to share of this wonderful wedding night!
Thank you Amanda and AJ for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding! We’re so glad we got to capture it for you, we had an amazing time photographing your special day. Make sure to share your love for the newlyweds by leaving a comment below.
Amanda and AJ’s wedding team: Wedding coordinator: Ann Bartlett – Bayanihan Arts Center, Reception venue and catering: Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, Wedding cake by Publix, Florist- Floral Events by Joanne, Linen- A2M, Makeup by Lace, Lashes artist-Lacey Howard, DJ- Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc., and of course, wedding photography by Andi Diamond Photography. To view all of the wedding images, click HERE to register and get notified once the gallery goes live.
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