Amanda & Stephen | Oxford Exchange | Tampa wedding photographer
You know, as time goes by I still do one thing after every single wedding, something that I have done for 7 years. After each wedding, I take a second and think… “What will I always remember about this wedding?” For Amanda & Stephen’s wedding, I’ll remember that because they are both such amazing people, they have surrounded themselves with the love and support of so many people. Life time friendships were on full display throughout their wedding day, and that to me is such a beautiful thing. Marriage is filled with both exciting and happy moments, but also with moments that are less easy, rough days, or bumpy roads. It’s during those times that having such an invaluable support system will prove to be such a blessing. In those times when you turn to your friends and family for support, they will build you back up and they will turn you back towards the one you love so much. This is something to be treasured!
Amanda & Stephen’s wedding day was beautiful. The Oxford exchange, a European-inspired venue was the perfect fit for their celebration. The wedding party filled the halls with the sound of laughter as they finished getting ready. Amanda & the bridal party got ready in a gorgeous room with exposed brick and stunning window light. This is always one of my favorite parts of the day, watching a bride enjoy these moments with her bridesmaids as they get ready, and watching her transform into a bride. There was so much laughter, a few sweet tears and a day full of memories. Next door the Groom and the groomsmen were up to their own shenanigans as they helped the groom get ready. I wasn’t there for that part, but I was with them all for portraits, and I’m sure they were having a great time!
The ceremony was so beautiful. It was an intimate ceremony, partially lit by candle light. Their officiant guided them through a beautiful ceremony. I loved listening to him as he spoke from his heart about what a marriage is, and will be. Uniting Amanda & Stephen together…forever!
The rest of the evening was filled with dancing, laughter, and an abundance of amazing food. DJ Jeff Tarquinto with Grant Hemond Associates kept the floor filled, as he always does! Everyone was having a great time, and dance moves were on full display! I honestly could talk about their wedding day forever, but I think I’ll let you take a look for yourselves!
But first, some vendor love!
Venue | The Oxford Exchange
Officiant | Married by Jason | Jason Sowells
Photographer | Essentia Photography | Jaimi Weatherspoon
DJ | Grant Hemond Associates | Jeff Tarquinto
Videographer | Petit Four Films| Jason Bradford
Catering | The Oxford Exchange
Cake | Chocolate Pi
Florist | 2 Birds Events